Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 16 Jun 2015
Customers currently enjoying BT Sport free of charge as a BT broadband customer will now face a charge of £5 per month as the broadcasting firm backtracks on their opening deal.
From August this year, the BT Sport package will only be free for customers subscribed to a BT TV service.
BT TV starter packages are available without a monthly fee (but a £14 activation charge) and existing BT broadband customers can switch to these services as well as those looking for new deals.
Those without BT TV will have to pay for a BT Sport package along with their broadband, starting at £5 per month.
The move will anger customers who switched to BT Broadband especially to get free access to BT Sport, which acquired exclusive rights to show MotoGP live in the UK in 2013.
BT have not currently released details regarding how the new ‘BT Sport Package’ will be available without BT TV or BT broadband. Customers watching via Sky and Virgin without BT Broadband have already seen a £3 per month price hike in the last 12 months. ‘More information will be available soon’, the firm says on their website.
The only free-to-air coverage of MotoGP in the UK is shown on a Monday evening after the race weekend on ITV4.