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BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

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BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

I just received this notification http://community.plus.net/blog/2013/10/25/bt-sport-comes-to-plusnet/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_mediu...
Personally it has no interest for me but I am sure some of you will want it
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

It's free to watch this weekend 25-27 Oct on the Sky platform (and probably FreeSat too if you manually add it) if anyone is interested in seeing what it is like.
The free hours are:
Friday – 6pm – 4am
Saturday – 11.30am – 4am
Sunday – 11.30am – 6am
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

How do you manually add BT sport to freest?
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

I don't believe you can.
On my Humax Foxsat-HDR I can switch to 'non-freesat mode' and scan all available channels from the satellite my dish is aimed at but in 'Freesat mode' I am restricted to the Freesat channels.
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

Correct , you need a Sky Viewing card.
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As we’ve covered already you’ll need a Sky digital Satellite receiver, apart from this all you’ll need is your Sky viewing card number.
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

£25 from Sky.

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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

Anybody know how to volunteer for the Youview Trial
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

hg144, that was the bit that interested me as well!
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

There will be a separate announcement about that in due course - until then you can't
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

The YouView part of this announcement is only part that is remotely interesting to me. Do we have any idea what the likely costs will be?
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

I can already get BT Sport free as part of my Virgin tv package, a lot of people are going to be disappointed after all the hype made about BT Sport  Lips_are_sealed
Shame it's also locked down to customers with a Sky viewing card, be more of an announcement if smart TV's & pvr's could get connected to BT Sport via Plusnet.
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

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The YouView part of this announcement is only part that is remotely interesting to me.

Two different things all together really.  I've no particular interest in sport so I would have missed the tiny mention of You View in the BT Sport announcement.
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

Given they are two totally different things I'm surprised we've been told we must discuss them in the same topic - but there you go!
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

It just keeps things tidy
What does surprise me is the apparent lack of interest/comment on the BT Sport bit and I have to admit I have no idea what You View is  Embarrassed
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Re: BT Sport - available from Nov 5th

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I have to admit I have no idea what You View is  Embarrassed

Well that explains why you thought it appropriate to restrict us to one topic! I suggest you go to http://www.youview.com/ and find out what it's about!
The range of content on BT Sport looks pretty pathetic and you can only get it from Plusnet if you have a Sky receiver. Well sorry, if you have to have Sky doesn't that somewhat negate the point of BT Sport? That's what make that announcement a non-event.
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It just keeps things tidy

Normally, when people go off topic and start discussing something totally different you split topics - so the more I think about this the more perverse it seems!
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