BT Sport

BT Sport
BT Sport logo 2019.svg
CountryUnited Kingdom, Ireland
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
HeadquartersHere East, Hackney Wick, London
Picture format2160p UHDTV
(downscaled to 1080i and 16:9 576i for the HDTV and SDTV feeds, respectively)
OwnerBT Group
Sister channelsAMC from BT
BT Sport Box Office
BT Sport Extra
Launched1 August 2013
Virgin Media (UK)Channels 527–531 (HD)
SkyChannels 413–414, 417, 423 (SD)
Channels 490, 494, 870–871, 874, 876 (HD)
BTChannels 408–411, 450–455 (SD)
Channels 430–434, 458–463, 494–495 (HD)
PlusnetChannels 408–411, 450–455 (SD)
Channels 430–432, 434 (HD)
TalkTalk TVChannels 408–411, 450–455
Eir VisionChannels 407–410 (SD/HD)
Vodafone IrelandBT Sport 1, 2, 3 and ESPN
Streaming media
BT Sport PlayerWatch live (1, UK only)
Watch live (2, UK only)
Virgin TV GoWatch live
Now TVWatch live (Ireland only)

BT Sport is a group of pay television sports channels provided by BT Consumer; a division of BT Group in the United Kingdom and Ireland that was launched on 1 August 2013. The channels are based at the former International Broadcast Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.[1] BT Sport is available on the BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media television platforms in the UK and Sky, Eir TV and Vodafone TV in the Republic of Ireland.

BT Sport holds exclusive live UK and Republic of Ireland TV rights to 52 Premier League matches per season, the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UFC, National League, Ligue 1, Serie A, the European Rugby Challenge Cup, the Premiership Rugby Cup, MotoGP, the FIH Hockey World League and WWE. They are also the official broadcast partner of the European Rugby Champions Cup and Premiership Rugby. BT Sport also holds shared rights to the Scottish Professional Football League with Sky Sports and BBC Alba. In 2015, BT Sport launched their showcase service in SD and in HD in 2017. The SD service closed on 9 May 2017 and the HD service in 2018.

  1. ^ "BT Sport to make iCity and the Olympic Broadcast Centre its production home" (Press release). BT Group. 29 November 2012. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013.

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