BT Sport is a collection of TV channels that BT airs dedicated to sports coverage in the UK. It is similar to Sky Sports, but shows different matches and sports thanks to different broadcast rights.

When it was launched in August 2013, BT Sport had three channels, which were free to watch for BT broadband customers either on their TVs via Sky (even if not a Sky subscriber), online or via the BT Sport mobile app.

Since then things have a changed, so here’s an overview of the BT Sport channels and how to get BT Sport.

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BT Sport: what channels are in the BT Sport Pack?

BT Sport has a total of four channels that broadcast in standard definition (SD), with each version having a HD option as well: 

  • BT Sport 1
  • BT Sport 2
  • BT Sport 3
  • BT Sport ESPEN
  • BT Sport 1HD
  • BT Sport 2HD
  • BT Sport 3HD
  • BT Sport ESPN HD

BT Sport: what sports does BT Sport show?

In the UK, BT Sport’s biggest draw is its Premier League coverage as well as its exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. 

BT also holds exclusive rights to all the Australian home cricket matches, the UFC, National League, Ligue 1, the Bundesliga, the FA Community Shield, the FA Trophy and the European Rugby Challenge Cup, the Premiership Rugby Cup, MotoGP, the FIH Hockey World League and WWE.

As well as English and European football, BT Sport shows an enormous range of sports including rugby, Moto GP, baseball and basketball. For more information, visit BT Sport’s breakdown of its sports.

BT Sport: how do I get BT Sport?

There are a number of ways to feast your eyes on BT Sport’s riches. The easiest way is probably if you are already a BT customer.

Here’s how to get BT Sport with BT.

BT Sport: EE BT Sport offer in the UK

BT is also running a promotional offer for new and existing EE customers. Every pay monthly customer (new and existing) on the UK's EE network will get three months free subscription to every BT Sport channel on their tablet or smartphone via the BT Sport app. 

For the first three months this will be a free package, and after that will cost a still reasonable £5 per month. You can view the full details and sign up here. Or, you can sign up for the offer which also registers you for a BT ID number by texting 'SPORT' to 150 from any EE handset. 

BT Sport: how much does BT Sport cost?

How much does it cost if I have BT Broadband?

Unfortunately, BT Sport is no longer free for BT Broadband customers. If you want access to BT Sport then you'll have to take out one of the packages that has BT TV included. Take a look at what you can get on the BT packages website

How much does it cost if I have BT TV?

If you are subscribed to BT TV, BT Sport is completely free.

BT Sport: is there a BT Sport app?

Of course there is! You can watch BT Sport on the go with your subscription on smartphones and tablets.

Click here to download the BT Sport app for iOS

Click here to download the BT Sport app for Android

BT Sport: how do I get BT Sport with Sky, Virgin Media or Plusnet?

If you don’t want to sign up with BT, its channels are also available through Sky, Virgin Media and Plusnet as part of individual wholesale deals with these companies.

The add-ons can be from as little as £5 with Plusnet.

Here’s how to get BT Sport with Sky

Here’s how to get BT Sport with Virgin Media

Here’s how to get BT Sport with Plusnet

BT Sport: how do I get BT Sport?

For all the options to get BT Sport direct from BT, visit its website here.