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Cheapest Way To Watch BT Sport And Sky Sports

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With the relative newcomer BT Sport and the more established Sky Sports battling it out for exclusive UK sports rights, we list some of the key sports each will be broadcasting this 2016/2017 season and uncover the cheapest ways to watch both BT Sport and Sky Sports.

BT Sport

Despite being a relatively new sports broadcaster, the BT Sport portfolio of events is expanding rapidly and it is now the new home of European football.

The BT Sport Pack, available from £5 a month for existing BT Broadband customers has 8 channels (4 in HD) and will be broadcasting all 351 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches live and exclusive on the new BT Sport Europe channel.

The BT Sport Pack also has 42 Barclays Premier League football matches, 30 Scottish Premier League matches, 24 FA Cup matches, plus hundreds of live football fixtures from top leagues in France, Germany, Italy, Brazil and the USA.

Others live sports coverage available on the BT Sport Pack includes all 69 Aviva Premiership Rugby matches, action from 21 global Womens Tennis Association tournaments, all of the MotoGP races during the season and more than 30 live Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events.

BT Sport Lite

BT Sport Lite is a thinned-down version of the BT Sport Pack and is free for BT Broadband customers.

BT Sport Lite gives access to the BT Sport 1 channel only and will show all 42 Barclays Premier League football matches, 30 Scottish Premier League matches, plus all 69 Aviva Premiership Rugby games.

Sky Sports

Sky Sports has been the dominant pay TV sports broadcaster for many years now and as such, offers a more comprehensive range of key live sporting events across its 7 channels.

Football coverage includes 126 live Barclays Premier League matches, plus action from the Football League, Capital One Cup, the Spanish La Liga and MLS from the US. There are also the World Cup 2018 qualifiers, plus home internationals covering all the home nations except England.

Other key sporting events include every Formula 1 Grand Prix race, International Test Cricket including the Ashes, rugby coverage including England and British Lions matches, plus extensive golf coverage like the Ryder Cup, The Masters, The US Open and the World Tour Masters events.

Prices start from £27.50 a month for existing Sky TV customers adding the Sky Sports pack in standard definition (3D and HD channels are available for an extra monthly charge).

New customers switching to Sky will need to pay £59.40 a month for the Sky Sports bundle that includes Sky TV, Sky Broadband, Sky phone line rental, pay as you go calls and the Sky Sports Pack.

NOW TV

NOW TV, wholly owned by Sky, offers a more flexible, cheaper way to watch all 7 Sky Sports channels and is available without a lengthy contract.

Viewable pretty much on any device like a smartphone, tablet, PC & Xbox, or via a streaming stick (Chromecast) or the NOW TV set top box (£9.99), users can simply add or remove Sky Sports Day, Week or Month passes - with prices set at £6.99, £10.99 and £33.99 per pass respectively.

NOW TV Sky Sports passes are fast and easy to set up, meaning you can dip in and out without missing any of the key sporting events.

What Is The Cheapest Way To Watch BT Sport And Sky Sports?

This is likely to depend upon whether you are an existing BT Broadband or Sky TV customer, so take a look at the options below:

If You Are An Existing BT Broadband Customer

You can pay an extra £5 a month for the BT Sport Pack or have it for £3.50 a month if you take the BT TV Starter package. BT TV packages have a one-off £59.99 activation fee.

If you already have BT TV, you will most likely have to pay £3.50 a month for the BT Sport Pack when you re-contract with BT for another 12 or 18 months.

As for Sky Sports access, simply use the NOW TV Sky Sports day, week or month pass at £6.99, £10.99 & £33.99 respectively.

If You Are An Existing Sky TV Customer With Sky Sports

If your broadband is still with BT, you will be able to watch the BT Sport Pack on Sky TV for an extra £5 a month.

If your broadband is with Sky or another provider, the cheapest way to watch the BT Sport Pack is to take a BT SIM only plan with prices starting from £10 a month. However, you will only be able to watch BT Sport on your mobile as this app is not compatible with the likes of the Google Chromecast streaming stick or Apple TV.

An alternative to the above is to pay BT £19.99 a month to watch the BT Sport Pack on Sky TV.

If You Are Considering Switching To BT Or Sky

The cheapest route is to switch to the BT Broadband and BT TV Starter package which costs £27.49 a month. This price includes BT phone line rental and weekend calls to UK landlines, while a one-off £59.99 set up fees applies. Compare this package further below.

The BT Sport Pack would be included, while you could access the NOW TV Sky Sports day, week or month pass as and when required for £6.99, £10.99 and £33.99 respectively.

Compare BT Broadband & TV Packages With FREE BT Sport Pack

Provider Package Details Speed (up to) Download Limit Contract Period Costs More Info
TV Starter, Unlimited BT Broadband, Weekend Calls, Plus FREE BT Sport Pack

Speed (up to): 17Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£59.99 setup,
1st year cost £389.87,
£27.49* per month
5 Star Rating
Unlimited BT Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines + TV Starter Package (Over 80 Freeview channels (12 in HD), Pause, Rewind & Catch-Up TV With YouView Box, Personalise With Bolt Ons Like Netflix) + Weekend Calls + BT Sport Pack
*For 18 months. Includes BT phone line rental
17Mb Unlimited 18 months Monthly cost £27.49* 1st year cost: £389.87
£59.99 setup
100GB BT Cloud

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Includes BT Sport Pack Containing BT Sport 3 - The Home Of Live European Football
TV Starter, Unlimited BT Infinity 1, Weekend Calls, Plus FREE BT Sport Pack

Speed (up to): 52Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£69.99 setup,
1st year cost £471.87,
£33.49* per month
5 Star Rating
Unlimited BT Infinity 1 + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines + TV Starter Package (Over 80 Freeview channels (12 in HD), Pause, Rewind & Catch-Up TV With YouView Box, Personalise With Bolt Ons Like Netflix) + Weekend Calls + BT Sport Pack
*For 18 months. Includes BT phone line rental
52Mb Unlimited 18 months Monthly cost £33.49* 1st year cost: £471.87
£69.99 setup
FREE £75 BT Reward Card - Hurry! Ends 21st December

Visit BT

Includes BT Sport Pack Containing BT Sport 3 - The Home Of Live European Football
TV Entertainment, Unlimited BT Infinity 1 Broadband + Weekend Calls + BT Sport Pack

Speed (up to): 52Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£59.99 setup,
1st year cost £539.87,
£39.99* per month
5 Star Rating
Unlimited BT Infinity 1 Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines + TV Entertainment Package (Over 80 Freeview channels (12 in HD), 27 Premium TV channels, Pause, Rewind, Record & Catch-Up TV With YouView+ Box, Personalise With Bolt Ons Like Sky Movies & Sky Sports) + Chargeable BT Sport Pack
*For 18 months. Includes BT phone line rental
52Mb Unlimited 18 months Monthly cost £39.99* 1st year cost: £539.87
£59.99 setup
FREE £75 BT Reward Card - Hurry! Ends 21st December

Visit BT

Add BT Sport Pack For £3.50p/m
TV Max, Unlimited BT Infinity 1 Broadband + Weekend Calls + FREE BT Sport Pack

Speed (up to): 52Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£59.99 setup,
1st year cost £659.87,
£49.99* per month
5 Star Rating
Unlimited BT Infinity 1 Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines + TV Max Package (Over 80 Freeview channels (12 in HD), 52 Premium TV channels (13 in HD), Pause, Rewind, Record & Catch-Up TV With 1TB YouView Ultra HD Box, Personalise With Bolt Ons Like Sky Movies & Sky Sports) + FREE BT Sport Pack
*For 18 months. Includes BT phone line rental
52Mb Unlimited 18 months Monthly cost £49.99* 1st year cost: £659.87
£59.99 setup
FREE £75 BT Reward Card - Hurry! Ends 21st December

Visit BT

FREE BT Sport Pack Containing BT Sport 3 - The Home Of Live European Football
TV Max, Unlimited BT Infinity 2 Broadband + Weekend Calls + FREE BT Sport Pack

Speed (up to): 76Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£9.99 setup,
1st year cost £729.87,
£59.99* per month
5 Star Rating
Unlimited BT Infinity 2 Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines + TV Max Package (Over 80 Freeview channels (12 in HD), 52 Premium TV channels (13 in HD), Pause, Rewind, Record & Catch-Up TV With 1TB YouView Ultra HD Box, Personalise With Bolt Ons Like Sky Movies & Sky Sports) + FREE BT Sport Pack
*For 18 months. Includes BT phone line rental
76Mb Unlimited 18 months Monthly cost £59.99* 1st year cost: £729.87
£9.99 setup
FREE £100 BT Reward Card - Hurry! Ends 21st December

Visit BT

FREE BT Sport Pack Containing BT Sport 3 - The Home Of Live European Football

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