Yes, you did read that right! We’re excited to announce that BT Sport will soon be available to our existing customers From 5th November all residential Plusnet customers that also have a Sky digital Satellite receiver will be able to sign up for a package that includes BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN. There’s no activation fee to pay and there’s a minimum one month contract (which becomes a rolling contract thereafter). The package will be available for just £5.99 per month or £7.49 per month for high definition. Following on from successful trials of the service we’re delighted to be able to bring BT Sport to our residential customers. Our Commercial and Marketing Director Nick Rawlings had this to say:
“We’re really proud to be able to offer this exciting new sporting content to our loyal, existing customers. “Our phone and broadband services are recommended by Which? and we strive to be the best in the industry on customer service, but we are aware customers are looking for additional services from their telecoms provider. We believe this is a very attractive deal for customers who want to view top sports action such as the Barclays Premier League and Aviva Premiership Rugby, especially given the exciting line-up of December football fixtures BT Sport has recently announced.”
So how do I sign up?
From 5th November all you’ll need to do to get going is either log in to your account at our online member centre at Plus.net or if you prefer you can fill out a form at our BT Sport page.
What do I need?
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.
Anything else I need to know?
Once you’ve applied you should be able to start watching the channels within 48 hours of us acknowledging your order. All the content we’ve mentioned will then be available through your normal Sky TV EPG (electronic programme guide) through these channels:
Sky Guide Channel 413/426 for BT Sport 1/HD
Sky Guide Channel 414/427 for BT Sport 2/HD
Sky Guide Channel 417/433 for ESPN/HD
What can I look forward to?
Apart from covering a plethora of major sporting events, BT Sport’s live football through December is set to include:
Tottenham v Manchester United – Sunday 1st December, 12.00pm
Crystal Palace v West Ham United – Tuesday 3rd December, 8pm
Swansea City v Newcastle United – Wednesday 4th December, 7.45pm
Manchester United v Newcastle - Saturday 7th December, 12.45pm
Manchester City v Arsenal - Saturday 14th December, 12.45pm
Liverpool v Cardiff – Saturday 21st December, 12.45pm
West Ham United v Arsenal – Boxing Day, 3pm
Manchester City v Liverpool - Boxing Day, 5.30pm
Southampton v Chelsea – New Year’s Day, 3pm
Manchester United v Tottenham - New Year's Day, 5.30pm
Plusnet intends to offer access to the BT Sport online player available via www.btsport.com or via the BT Sport App in 2014. In addition to offering BT Sport content, Plusnet is looking to launch YouView next year with trials set to begin before the end of 2013.