BT Sport set for £90 per year price hike

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 22 Jun 2015

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BT Sport customers without BT broadband will face price hikes of up to £7.49 per month to continue watching MotoGP from August.

The news comes just days after the telecoms giant announced the service would no longer be free for their broadband customers, with the new price for those watching BT Sport with BT Broadband set at £5 per month.

We can now reveal that from August 1st, it will cost £19.99 per month to watch BT Sport on Sky without BT Broadband, an increase of £6.49 on the previous monthly bill and those wanting to watch in HD will be stung for a further £4, meaning customers could be paying up to £23.99 per month to watch MotoGP.

The price increases come after BT paid £897 million to secure exclusive rights to show Champions League football from this summer. A cheaper, ‘BT Sport Lite’ package is available but this only includes the BT Sport 1 channel, which means no MotoGP.

When BT Sport bought the rights to show MotoGP in the UK, the service was free to BT Broadband customers and cost £12 per month for those without BT Broadband. This increased by £1.50 at the end of 2014 meaning the total increase from the original price sits at a whopping £7.99 for standard definition and £8.99 for the HD package.

The new pricing means customers could be paying up to £290 per year, which is £16.11 per MotoGP race. In contrast, the MotoGP.com MultiScreen Video Pass costs just £99 for the entire season, including behind the scenes content and more.

Bike Social contacted BT to ask whether it’s fair to charge MotoGP fans who don’t watch football £7.49 more per month because of the Champions League, but nobody was available for comment at the time. 

A full time-table of the BT Sport price increases can be seen below.

BT SPORT PRICE HIKES

 

Standard Definition

High Definition

Initial 2013 Price

£12

£15

2014 Price

£13.50

£16.50

August 2015 Price

£19.99

£23.99

 

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