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BT Sport
BT Sport logo
Launched1 August 2013
Owned byBT Group
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share0.2% (1)
0.1% (2) (April 2014 (2014-04), BARB)
SloganGreat Sport Happens Here
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Ireland
HeadquartersQueen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
ReplacedSailing 1
Sailing 2
Sister channel(s)ESPN
Websitesport.bt.com
Availability
Satellite
SkyChannel 413 (1 SD/HD)
Channel 414 (2 SD/HD)
Channel 426 (1 SD)
Channel 427 (2 SD)
Cable
Virgin MediaChannel 547 (1)
Channel 548 (2)
Channel 549 (1 HD)
Channel 550 (2 HD)
UPC IrelandChannel 409 (1)
Channel 410 (2)
Channel 439 (1 HD)
Channel 440 (2 HD)
IPTV
BTChannel 507 (1)
Channel 508 (2)
Channel 510 (1 HD)
Channel 511 (2 HD)
Streaming media
BT Sport PlayerWatch live (1, UK only)
Watch live (2, UK only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (1, UK only)
Watch live (2, UK only)
 
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BT Sport
BT Sport logo
Launched1 August 2013
Owned byBT Group
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share0.2% (1)
0.1% (2) (April 2014 (2014-04), BARB)
SloganGreat Sport Happens Here
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Ireland
HeadquartersQueen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
ReplacedSailing 1
Sailing 2
Sister channel(s)ESPN
Websitesport.bt.com
Availability
Satellite
SkyChannel 413 (1 SD/HD)
Channel 414 (2 SD/HD)
Channel 426 (1 SD)
Channel 427 (2 SD)
Cable
Virgin MediaChannel 547 (1)
Channel 548 (2)
Channel 549 (1 HD)
Channel 550 (2 HD)
UPC IrelandChannel 409 (1)
Channel 410 (2)
Channel 439 (1 HD)
Channel 440 (2 HD)
IPTV
BTChannel 507 (1)
Channel 508 (2)
Channel 510 (1 HD)
Channel 511 (2 HD)
Streaming media
BT Sport PlayerWatch live (1, UK only)
Watch live (2, UK only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (1, UK only)
Watch live (2, UK only)

BT Sport is a group of sports television channels in the United Kingdom and in Ireland, owned by BT Retail part of BT Group, which launched on 1 August 2013. The channels are based at the former International Broadcast Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.[1][2] BT Sport is available on the BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media television platforms in the UK, and also for UPC Ireland in the Republic of Ireland.

BT Sport holds exclusive live UK TV rights to top pick Premier League as well as exclusive or shared rights to the FA Cup, UEFA Europa League, Scottish Premiership, Scottish League, Conference, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 football matches. They also hold the exclusive UK TV rights to Moto GP, The FA Community Shield, The FA Trophy, Aviva Premiership Rugby and all European club rugby from 2014 and from 2015 BT Sport will have the exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

Plans for the channels' launch came about when it was announced in June 2012 that the broadcast rights to the Premier League from the 2013–14 to 2015–16 season were awarded to BT and BSkyB, outbidding current broadcaster ESPN for the rights.[3] On 25 February 2013, BT announced that it had acquired ESPN's UK channels and their sports broadcasting rights.[4] The deal closed on 31 July 2013, when BT continued to operate ESPN as part of BT Sport.

Availability[edit]

On 2 May 2013, BT Sport 1 and 2 were added to the BT Vision EPG, followed by Sky the next day along with an on-screen message that the channel was coming soon. On Sky, the channels replaced BT's placeholders, Sailing 1 and 2.[5] The BT owned terrestrial feeds of Sky Sports 1 and 2, which were also used for Top Up TV, were dropped on 1 July in favour of BT Sport 1 and 2.[6] The terrestrial feeds are only available to BT TV subscribers in non-BT Infinity enabled areas. BT signed a wholesale deal with Virgin Media on 15 August bringing the channels free of charge to customers in the TV XL package.[7]

BT Sport is also offered online, via the BT Sport online player and a mobile app.[8] BT Sport is offered for free to BT's broadband subscribers, who may elect to view the channels via Sky digital satellite, whether or not they have a Sky subscription, by having their viewing card activated.[9]

In Ireland BT Sport is bundled with Setanta Sports subscriptions.[10][11]

Programming[edit]

Plans for the channels launch came about when it was announced in June 2012 that the broadcast rights to the Premier League from the 2013–14 to 2015–16 season were awarded to BT and BSkyB, outbidding current broadcaster ESPN for the rights.[3] BT will show 38 live matches from the Premier League each season, including 18 first pick matches.

In October 2012 BT announced it had also agreed deals to air Serie A, Ligue 1, Brasileirão and Major League Soccer, all of which were previously broadcast on ESPN,[12] as well as Premiership Rugby.[13] In January 2013 BT announced they will also broadcast Women's Tennis Association matches from 21 tournaments.[14]

On 25 February 2013, BT announced that it had acquired ESPN's UK channels and their sports broadcasting rights, including rights to the FA Cup, UEFA Europa League, Scottish Premier League, Bundesliga and NASCAR.[4] This led to the shutting down of ESPN Classic and ESPN America in favour of the BT Sport channels.

Former BBC Sport presenter Jake Humphrey presents their Premier League coverage.[15] Owen Hargreaves, Steve McManaman and David James serve as pundits while Ian Darke or Darren Fletcher commentate alongside Michael Owen. Rio Ferdinand also acts as an interviewer, programme-maker and football expert and Ray Stubbs serves as chief football reporter.[16] Darrell Currie is currently the main touchline reporter and presents live Scottish football with Derek Rae and Gary McAllister as commentators. Stephen Craigan and Emma Dodds complete the Scottish football coverage line-up. Danny Baker and Danny Kelly host a Friday evening show about Football.[17] Helen Skelton presents the live coverage of the FA WSL & Football Conference along with Mark Clemmit

Paul Dempsey is being linked with hosting BT's foreign football coverage,[18] while James Richardson hosts Sunday Night Football, covering live European football and reviewing the action and discussing the news from the continent with a panel of experts.

Craig Doyle presents Premiership Rugby coverage, with Martin Bayfield and Sarra Elgan as match reporters. Nick Mullins and Alastair Eykyn commentate, with former England internationals Lawrence Dallaglio, Austin Healey, Ben Kay and Matt Dawson sharing co-commentary and punditry duties.[16][19] The team also present Rugby Tonight on Wednesday evenings - a mid-week evening show offering rugby analysis, debate and lively entertainment. BT's Top 14 coverage is presented by Jill Douglas, with commentary from Martin Gillingham.

WTA coverage is presented by Lynsey Hipgrave and Martina Navratilova, with Nick Mullins and Alastair Eykyn as commentators.[16]

Clare Balding hosts a weekly sports talk show The Clare Balding Show assisted by Christian Howes,[20] Tim Lovejoy hosts BTSP (BT Sports Panel) - a Saturday morning sports magazine show with Matt Dawson and Christian Howes - and journalist Des Kelly presents magazine programme Life’s a Pitch.[16] SportsHUB (formerly BT Sport Live) is the nightly news, debate and information show from BT Sport bringing viewers the latest news and debate from the world of sport. Broadcast live from the new BT Sport studio, the show reviews the best action and sporting news of the past 24 hours and looks ahead to the upcoming line-up on BT Sport. The show features news reports and reaction from around the UK and beyond. Neil Warnock will be a regular contributor with Fletcher, Vassos Alexander, Lynsey Hipgrave and Caroline de Moraes part of the reporting team.

On 7 May 2013, BT Sport acquired the rights to air Ultimate Fighting Championship events and taped programming in the UK and Ireland for three years, from 1 August.[21] Two days later it was announced that BT Sport had acquired an exclusive five-year deal to broadcast MotoGP races from the 2014 season, including free practices and qualifying as well as full coverage of Moto2 and Moto3.[22] BT Sport also broadcasts the FA WSL, A-League and programming from Red Bull Media House.[6][16]

Later in May BT Sport acquired rights to the Football Conference for two years with 25-30 live games a season, including the end-of-season play offs. The coverage takes viewers behind-the-scenes of non-league football. Mark Clemment is the main host along with Helen Skelton who presents little segment and reports. The main pundits are Mark Craighton, Martin Allen & Neil Warnock. Steve Bower commentates and when available the Accrington Stanley Manager James Beatie is co-commentator. Neil Warnock will fill and pundits associated with the home clubs commentate from time to time. In November 2013 BT Signed former Brighton Midfielder Adam Virgo to co commentate on Saturday matches due to Beattie's Accrington commitments.[23]

BT Sport also broadcasts England's under-21 side and the first match shown was the friendly against Scotland under-21s on 13 August 2013.

On 9 November 2013, BT announced a £897 million deal with UEFA to broadcast the Champions League and Europa League exclusively on BT Sport from the 2015–16 season for three years. The deal will end two decades of the competition being broadcast free-to-air on ITV, although BT stated that the finals of both competitions and at least one match per season involving each participating British team would still be broadcast free-to-air.[24]

In January 2014, it was reported that BT Sport had acquired the rights to broadcast the World Rally Championship for the 2014 season.[25]

Football coverage[edit]

BT Sport has the rights to multiple football leagues from around the world including the Premier League, FA Cup, Italy's Serie A, Germany's Bundesliga and from 2015, the UEFA Champions League.

On 18 September 2012, Jake Humphrey was announced as host of the Premier League coverage along with the broadcaster's coverage of the FA Cup and Europa League. Owen Hargreaves, David James, David Ginola and Steve McManaman act as pundits with commentary from Ian Darke, Darren Fletcher and Michael Owen. Ray Stubbs acts as BT Sport's chief football reporter.

Paul Dempsey and James Richardson are hosts of foreign football coverage on BT Sport with the former generally fronting coverage of live Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 games and the latter the weekly magazine show, Sunday Night Football. Pundits and commentators for European football on BT Sport have included Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Andy Brassel and Joe Cole.

Coverage of Scottish football is fronted by Darrell Currie with commentary an games provided by Derek Rae and Gary McAllister. Stephen Craigan and Emma Dodds complete BT Sport's Scottish football coverage.

FA WSL and Football Conference is hosted by Helen Skelton and Mark Clemmit. Regular pundits include Mark Craighton, Martin Allen and Neil Warnock. Steve Bower leads the commentary with Accrington Stanley manager, James Beatie acting as co-commentator whe available. When managing, Neil Warnock steps up to the mark. In November 2013, BT Sport signed up Brighton midfielder, Adam Virgo as a commentator.

Danny Baker and Danny Kelly present a weekly football magazine show called Baker and Kelly's V.S.P.O where they attempt to celebrate all they love about sport.

A list of on-air football personalities on BT Sport:

NameRoleAdditional Info
Jake HumphreyPresenterPresenter of Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Europa League
Darrell CurriePresenterScottish football presenter
Emma DoddsPresenterScottish football presenter
Mark ClemmitPresenterPresenter of FA WSL and Football Conference
James RichardsonPresenterHost of Sunday Night Football
Danny BakerPresenterHost of Baker and Kelly's V.S.P.O
Danny KellyPresenterHost of Baker and Kelly's V.S.P.O
Paul DempseyPresenterPresenter of foreign football coverage
David JamesPunditPundit for Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Europa League coverage
Steve McManamanPunditPundit for Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Europa League coverage
David GinolaPunditPundit for Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Europa League coverage
Owen HargreavesPunditPundit for Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Europa League coverage
Rio FerdinandPunditPundit for Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Europa League coverage
Stephen CraiganPunditScottish football pundit
Mark CraightonPunditFootball Conference pundit
Martin AllenPunditFootball Conference pundit
Neil WarnockPunditFootball Conference pundit
Julien LaurensPunditSunday Night Football pundit
James HorncastlePunditSunday Night Football pundit
Raphael HonigsteinPunditSunday Night Football pundit
Joe ColePunditSunday Night Football pundit
Andy BrassellPunditSunday Night Football pundit
Ray StubbsReporterChief football reporter
Mark HalseyCommentatorPremier League co-commentator
Gary McAllisterCommentatorScottish football co-commentator
Michael OwenCommentatorPremier League and FA Cup co-commentator
Ian DarkeCommentatorPremier League and FA Cup commentator
Derek RaeCommentatorScottish football commentator
Darren FletcherCommentatorPremier League and FA Cup commentator
Steve BowerCommentatorFootball Conference commentator
James BeattieCommentatorFootball Conference commentator
Adam VirgoCommentatorFootball Conference commentator
Peter DruryCommentatorSerie A commentator

Live Premier League fixtures[edit]

The following is the list of Premier League fixtures that BT Sport has picked for live broadcasting. All live matches broadcast on BT Sport kickoff at 12:45 on a Saturday unless otherwise stated.

    : Match that isn't a Saturday, 12:45 kick off

Notes:
^1 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United was switched from 30 November due to the home team's Europa League commitments.

Rugby Union coverage[edit]

BT Sport has the rights to Aviva Premiership, France's Top 14 along with coverage of various Sevens Rugby. Aviva Premiership coverage runs until the 2016/17 season and sees BT Sport broadcast up to 69 games per season with the broadcaster aiming to show three live games per weekend. This coverage is presented by Craig Doyle and Jill Douglas with a vast aray of former English rugby union player acting as pundits and commentators. Full-time pundits are Lawrence Dallaglio and Austin Healy while Nick Mullins, Alistair Eykyn and Martin Gillingham acting as full-time commentators.

Matt Dawson and Ben Kay alternate between commentary and punditry duties with Martin Bayfield and Sarra Elgan filling the roles or presenters, pundits and reporters. The entire team also feature on a magazine show called Rugby Tonight. This is a weekly occurrence which sees rugby news, views and lively debate presented in front of a live TV audience.

A list of on-air rugby union personalities on BT Sport:

NameRoleAdditional Info
Craig DoylePresenterPresenter of Premiership Rugby and Rugby Tonight
Jill DouglasPresenterPresenter of Top 14 coverage
Sarra ElganPresenterPresenter of Rugby Tonight and live match reporter
Martin BayfieldPresenterPresenter of Rugby Tonight and live match reporter
Lawrence DallaglioPunditAlso provides commentary
Austin HealyPunditAlso provides commentary
Matt DawsonPunditAlso provides commentary
Ben KayPunditAlso provides commentary
Nick MullinsCommentatorPremiership Rugby commentator
Alistair EykynCommentatorPremiership Rugby commentator
Martin GillinghamCommentatorTop 14 commentator
Andrew CotterCommentatorTop 14 commentator

MotoGP coverage[edit]

On 9 May 2013, BT announced that they had acquired the exclusive UK TV rights to MotoGP along with the Moto2 and Moto3 championships. On 14 February 2014, BT Sport officially announced their on-screen coverage team. Melanie Sykes was announced as main host with the punditry provided by former World Superbike champions, James Toseland and Neil Hodgson. The commentary duo of Keith Huewen and Julian Ryder from the 1990s would be reunited on-air, with additional voicing from Motor Cycle News chief Grand Prix correspondent, Matt Birt.

Gavin Emmett, former World Feed commentator would take up the role of BT Sport's MotoGP reporter. BT Sport's rugby host, Craig Doyle will host a weekly magazine show called MotoGP Tonight, cohosted by former Olympic athlete and bike fanatic, Iwan Thomas. The first show, marking the start of BT's MotoGP coverage aired on 18 March 2014, which previewed the start of the 2014 season.

The opening round of the 2014 season saw all members of the team onsite in Qatar but the coverage now follows this following routine. Friday practice sessions will be covered through commentary alone, as will FP3 sessions on Saturday morning. A qualifying show will then start, presented by Melanie Sykes and pundits in the BT Sport studio in London and by Gavin Emmett and Neil Hodgson onsite. Full qualifying sessions will be shown, interluded by rider interviews and studio pieces to allow the pundits to analyse the coverage. Race days will start with a full build up, followed by live and interrupted races from Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP. The same routine as qualifying shows will be followed.

Additional MotoGP coverage on BT Sport includes MotoGP Classics, an occasional programme which shows, in full, historic races from the MotoGP archives.

They also produce highlights of MotoGP for free to air television viewers on ITV4.

On 30 May 2014, BT Sport announced that they and Melanie Sykes had parted company, with Craig Doyle being chosen to take the helm of qualifying and race shows whenever rugby union coverage doesn't clash.

A list of on-air MotoGP personalities on BT Sport:

NameRoleAdditional Info
Melanie SykesPresenterHost of qualifying and race shows
Chris HollinsPresenterGuest presenter when Sykes is not available
Craig DoylePresenterHost of MotoGP Tonight and guest presenter of racing weekends
Iwan ThomasPresenterCo-host of MotoGP Tonight
James ToselandPunditRegularly, but not always present
Steve ParrishPunditRegularly, but not always present
Troy CorserPunditOnly featured at Grand Prix of the Americas
Jeremy McWilliamsPunditOnly featured at Spanish Grand Prix
James HaydonPundit
Scott SmartPundit
Neil HodgsonReporterAlso works as commentator during practice
Gavin EmmettReporterAlso works as commentator during practice
Keith HuewenCommentator
Julian RyderCommentator
Matt BirtCommentatorAlso works as reporter and MCN
Ben SpiesCommentatorOnly featured at Grand Prix of the Americas

Bold indicates original member of the team.

Tennis coverage[edit]

In January 2013, BT Sport signed a deal with the WTA to show 21 live tournaments from the women's tennis tour. The coverage can consist of up to 800 live hours of coverage every year until 2016, each season ending with the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships.

A list of on-air tennis personalities on BT Sport:

NameRoleAdditional Info
Lynsey HipgravePresenter
Martina NavratalovaPundit
Anne KeothavongPundit
Alastair EykynCommentator
Nick MullinsCommentator

UFC coverage[edit]

A list of on-air UFC personalities on BT Sport:

NameRoleAdditional Info
Caroline PearcePresenterAlso acts as a reporter
Gareth A DaviesPundit
Christian O'ConnellPundit
James HaskellReporter

Motorsport coverage[edit]

BT Sport has rights to numerous British, European, American and global motorsport series both in live and highlights form. MotoGP is the biggest series for BT Sport with them being the exclusive live rights holders in the UK. For World Series by Renault, BT Sport take world feed images but produce their own commentary, usually from Ben Evans and a journalist or racing driver.

IndyCar coverage on BT Sport is usually just world feed pictures and commentary but for the blue ribbon event, the Indianapolis 500, BT had a studio based build up including one presenter and five pundits.

Other live series include the World Rally Championship, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and V8 Supercars where the world feed is taken directly from the host broadcaster.

Highlights packages are also shown on BT Sport for series such as BRDC Formula 4 Championship, FIA European Formula Three Championship and the British Formula Three Championship.

Additional motorsport coverage on BT Sport is the regular magazine programme, Motorsport Tonight. This airs every Tuesday whenever MotoGP Tonight is not on and reviews the world of motorsport including many highlights of events on BT Sport and guests from the world of motor racing.

A list of on-air motorsport personalities on BT Sport:

NameRoleAdditional Info
Abi GriffithsPresenterPresenter of Motorsport Tonight
Ben EvansCommentatorCommentator on World Series by Renault
Keith CollantineCommentatorCommentator on World Series by Renault

This list does not include those from world feed productions shown on BT Sport

Magazine shows[edit]

Sports rights[edit]

Here is a list of the major sports rights BT Sport has announced to date.[27]

Football
League NameNationalityBroadcast Details
Premier LeagueEngland Wales38 live games per season until 2016
FA CupEngland Wales25 live games per season until 2014
Football ConferenceEngland Wales30 live games per season until 2015
FA TrophyEngland Walesfrom 2014–15 season
FA Community ShieldEngland WalesLive until 2018
England national under-21 football teamEngland
Serie AItalyUp to 380 live games per season
BundesligaGermany115 live games per season until 2017
German CupGermany
Ligue 1FranceUp to 380 live games per season
Coupe de FranceFrance
BrasileirãoBrazilUp to 100 live games per season
PaulistãoBrazilUp to 100 live games per season
Major League SoccerUnited States CanadaUp to 99 live games per season
UEFA Champions LeagueEuropeExclusive live rights from 2015–16 season
UEFA Europa LeagueEurope25 live games per season until 2015, exclusive live rights from 2015–16 season
Copa LibertadoresSouth America
A-LeagueAustralia New Zealand
Scottish Professional Football LeagueScotland30 live games until 2017
FA WSLEngland12 live games per season
Rugby Union
League NameNationalityBroadcast Details
Aviva PremiershipEnglandUp to 69 live games per season until 2016–17
Top 14France
Sevens RugbyUnited Nations
European Rugby Champions CupEuropeJoint deal with Sky Sports starting 2014–15
Motorsport
Series NameNationalityBroadcast Details
MotoGPUnited NationsLive until 2018
World Rally ChampionshipUnited NationsLive in 2014
IndyCarUnited StatesLive in 2014
V8 SupercarsAustraliaLive in 2014
World Series by RenaultUnited NationsLive in 2014
Deutsche Tourenwagen MastersGermanyLive in 2014
Blancpain Endurance SeriesUnited NationsLive in 2014
Blancpain Sprint SeriesUnited NationsLive in 2014
International GT OpenUnited NationsLive in 2014
British Formula Three ChampionshipUnited KingdomHighlights in 2014
BRDC Formula 4 ChampionshipUnited KingdomHighlights in 2014
European Le Mans SeriesEuropeHighlights in 2014
NASCARUnited StatesHighlights in 2014
FIA European Formula Three ChampionshipEuropeHighlights in 2014
EuroV8 SeriesEuropeHighlights in 2014
United SportsCar ChampionshipUnited States
NHRAUnited States
Other sports
League NameSportNationalityBroadcast Details
Major League BaseballBaseballUnited States Canada
National Basketball AssociationBasketballUnited States
Major League LacrosseLacrosseUnited States Canada
X GamesMulti-sport eventUnited States
WTATennisUnited NationsLive until 2016
Queen's Club ChampionshipsTennisUnited Kingdom
UFCMixed martial artsUnited States
GloryKickboxingSingapore
Friday Night FightsBoxingUnited States
World Series BoxingBoxingUnited Nations
Caribbean Premier LeagueCricketWest Indies Cricket Board
RevolutionCyclingEngland
Australian Football LeagueAustralian rules footballAustralia
Euroleague BasketballBasketballEurope

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