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What is the best way to watch sport in the UK?


Calling all you sport fanatics out there! What’s better than watching the biggest sporting events each and every week all from the comfort of your own sofa?

You’ll be able to watch certain events with a standard TV that by law must be shown in full and live on non-subscription national UK channels. These include the Olympics, football and rugby World Cups, Wimbledon, the Grand National, and others. However, the rights to all other sporting events are sold off to the highest bidder, which generally means that the deep pockets of the TV providers have monopolised the market.

Here’s our guide to making sure you find the best package for you.


Sky Sports vs BT Sport

For years Sky Sports was the place to go to watch live sport. However, in recent years the huge investment by BT Sport has produced a worthy competitor. So who should you go with when you set up your pay TV subscription and which is better; Sky Sports or BT Sport? Here’s a rundown of the sports and events that each channel offers.



–  Sky has 126 live Premier League games over the course of the 2017-8 season.

–  Every Formula 1 race live.

–  Every England cricket home test match.

–  All the golf majors.




–  42 live Premier League games over the course of the 2017-8 season.

–  Every UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League game.

–  Exclusive coverage of the Aviva Rugby Premiership.


How do I get these packages?

There’s a variety of different packages and bundles on offer. With Sky you can choose to receive only the channels for the sports you love, or get the complete sports pack including every Sky Sports channel. BT Sport comes with all their channels included in the package as standard.

You can either order a TV package with Sky and BT sport, or choose to bundle this with their respective broadband packages. Also, with a Virgin Media bundle you can select either Sky Sports and/or BT sport.


Sounds good, how do I sign up?

Talk to us today to find out how you can get up and running. Just send us through your details and we’ll do the legwork for you. Our experienced team will talk you through the latest deals to find the best package for you.

Using our service is absolutely free and you will get straight through to one of our advisors who could have you all set up in one quick call.



Images taken from Sky and BT.