BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month

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PostBT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by KK » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:48 pm

Digital Spy wrote:BT Sport is opening up its services to all Freeview, BT TV, Sky and Virgin viewers in October.

The broadcaster will take over the BT TV, Freeview channel 57 during the weeks of October 7 and 14 from 7pm on Monday to Friday. It will round off 'Open October' with BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN becoming available for all viewers on October 26 and 27.

The 'Open October' weekend includes live rugby from the Aviva Premiership, including Bath v Gloucester, Northampton v Saracens and Wasps v Leicester and coverage of Crystal Palace taking on Arsenal in the Premier League.

Entertainment shows The Clare Balding Show and Baker and Kelly's VSPO, Beyond the Octagon, Rugby Tonight and Life's a Pitch are among the highlights across the week.

Other sporting events airing across the two weeks include the FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier between Spain and Belarus, the UEFA U21 Qualifier between England and Lithuania, the Skrill Premier match between Macclesfield Town and Southport and Bundesliga action between 1899 Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen.

BT Sport's Simon Green said: "We want to give even more viewers the chance to see the new programmes and live sporting action happening on BT Sport during October.

"Making the channels open to all allows us to show how we are offering something for everyone, from sports entertainment shows through to exclusive live sporting action."

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a52 ... tober.html

Desperate times call for desperate measures? LOL at anyone who has actually paid for a subscription this month.

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by Mafro » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:53 pm

Love how they are making it free on Freeview when there's no way of subscribing to it on Freeview.

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by Floex » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:02 pm

There had better be a UFC event during this time.

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by Skippy » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:04 pm

Nope, Dos Santos/Valasquez III takes place on the 20th

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by Mafro » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:04 pm

Floex wrote:There had better be a UFC event during this time.

Exactly what I was thinking :lol: I remember ESPN was free one weekend when (I think) the Diaz vs Condit fight took place.

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by Scotticus Erroticus » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:07 pm

Sky Sports did this a few times - was pretty neat.

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by Fatal Exception » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:24 pm

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by abcd » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:40 pm

Thanks for the update.

Without this thread I would have never known about it.

I'll be tuning in on the 26th October.

Once again, thank you for letting me and other know. :D

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by SchminkyPinky » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:13 pm

I quite like their coverage of Scottish football but I don't watch much else on it.

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by Suffocate Peon » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:18 pm

Scotty wrote:Sky Sports did this a few times - was pretty neat.

The opening day of the season with matches and Jamie Redknapp sat on a large sofa surrounded by people. At least I could access it, no luck with Bt. They're my internet provider as well.

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by Scotticus Erroticus » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:07 pm

Suffocate Peon wrote:
Scotty wrote:Sky Sports did this a few times - was pretty neat.

The opening day of the season with matches and Jamie Redknapp sat on a large sofa surrounded by people. At least I could access it, no luck with Bt. They're my internet provider as well.


Do BT not provide free-legit streaming services of football? I know they do with SPFL matches.

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by Minto » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:49 pm

Scotty wrote:
Suffocate Peon wrote:
Scotty wrote:Sky Sports did this a few times - was pretty neat.

The opening day of the season with matches and Jamie Redknapp sat on a large sofa surrounded by people. At least I could access it, no luck with Bt. They're my internet provider as well.


Do BT not provide free-legit streaming services of football? I know they do with SPFL matches.

Yeah they do. You can watch the matches on their online app.

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by Scotticus Erroticus » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:52 pm

I wonder how long that will last... Maybe when Rangers are back in the top flight they'll take it down and try to milk as much as possible from the Old Firm match audience? Actually no, they signed a 5 year deal a few years back, so it'll be around for a while, I assume.

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by Johnny Ryall » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:49 pm

There is a ufc fight night on 10/10 FYI.

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by PaperMacheMario » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:46 pm

Just tried to switch on to the Everton v City game and it's saying I need to subscribe to it :? anyone else on Sky getting the same thing?

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by Johnny Ryall » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:50 pm

Read the op properly.

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PostRe: BT Sport goes free-to-air for 12 days this month
by PaperMacheMario » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:23 pm

Oh.

Why start it on a Monday? People are hardly going to buy it just for this weekend, and they'd get loads of people wanting to purchase the package after watching a whole weekend of sport.

Think we're adding BT Sport to our package soon anyway.

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