BT Sport ready for free-to-view launch

BT Sport is ready go live – and the launch will be free to view for anyone with Freeview, TV from BT or Sky.
 
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    Becky Gamester
    Last updated: 28 August 2013, 08:39 BST

    The action kicks off at 6pm tonight with a first night special live show featuring most of the channels’ new presenters, experts and commentators, including Jake Humphrey, Clare Balding, Michael Owen and Matt Dawson.

    The live programme will be broadcast from the new BT Sport studios - the biggest purpose-built sports studios in Europe - and will be shown on both BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 2.

    Jake will then signal the start of the two BT Sport channels by heading over to the football studio for the Audi Cup on BT Sport 1, while Craig Doyle will cover the JP Morgan Asset Management 7s in the rugby studio on BT Sport 2.

    BT Sport online

    The new BT Sport website, www.btsport.com, is now live with a wealth of free sports content, including news, features, full channel listings and much more.

    If you're a BT Broadband customer with BT Sport, you can stream the  BT Sport channels to your PC or Mac and watch shows and matches again, while the #BTS section of the website lets you interact with BT Sport via social media and polls.

    You can also download the new BT Sport app for selected Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, which can be used over 3G, 4G and wi-fi connections and lets you watch live streams, highlights, news and features.  

    Live football, tennis and more

    BT Sport will show 38 exclusively live football matches from the Barclays English Premier League – including 18 of the “top picks” from August 2013 for three seasons. The channels will also show live FA Cup with Budweiser, Uefa Europa League, top tier live football from Germany, Italy, France and Scotland with a further 10 Rangers matches, and action from the FA Women’s Super League and 30 exclusively live football Conference matches.

    The channels will also feature WTA women’s tennis, action from the UFC, and Moto GP from 2014.

    BT Sport is free with BT Broadband and BT Infinity fibre optic broadband. To watch, you'll need a set top box - either a YouView or Vision+ box for BT TV customers, or a Sky box if you take the channels via Sky’s digital satellite platform.

    To order BT Sport

    For more information or to order BT Sport, call 0800 400 440 or visit: bt.com/sport

    To watch BT Sport online

    To watch live streaming, video on demand content, the full range of video clips, the second-screen BT Sport’s live Premier League companion service and exclusive streaming of events on the BT Sport website, you'll need to log in with your BT ID. You'll also need a BT ID to access the BT Sport app. 

    If you haven't set up a BT ID or can't remember your password, visit the My BT section of bt.com for help.

    Help with BT Sport

    For help with BT Sport, please go to www.bt.com/help/btsport

     

    Becky Gamester
    Last updated: 28 August 2013, 08:39 BST

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