Watching Sky Sports channels with NOW TV, on BT TV

In February 2020 we introduced flexible BT TV packages where you can upgrade, downgrade and add add-ons. These packages are available to new customers and existing customers who choose to re-contract.

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This means there could be some changes to the way you watch Sky Sports channels including Sky Sports Main Event with a NOW TV Sky Sports Pass on BT TV.

If you joined us for BT TV after 21 February 2020

To watch Sky Sports channels you’ll need to have a NOW TV Sky Sports Pass to be on one of our flexible BT TV packages, it’s included with VIP and Big Sport.

If you are on one of our other flexible fibre packages, you can add the NOW TV Sky Sports Pass, which is available for a month, week or 24 hours.

Copper customers on one of our new flexible packages can add on the NOW TV Sports Pass and watch via the NOW TV app. You won’t be able to watch via the TV Guide on your BT TV box and can’t record shows.

Bonus streams with Sky Sports on NOW TV

If you are a monthly Sky Sports pass customer watching on NOW TV via BT TV, you will be able to watch extra streams when two matches are on at the same time.

When there’s an extra game on, you’ll be able to find the bonus streams on NOW TV app homepage. You won’t see it as an option if there are no extra streams on or if you are not eligible.

This service is currently available to Monthly Sky Sports pass customers watching on the NOW TV app through YouView, Samsung, LG, Xbox One or PS4 device.

This service is not available to Day, Week or Mobile Sky Sports pass customers.

Watching in HD and via an extra box

Fibre customers can watch in high definition with one of our HD add-ons if the NOW TV Sky Sports Pass is part of your overall TV package.

  • HD: Watch channels included with your NOW TV Passes in full HD with NOW TV Boost, BT Sport in full HD, and up to 4K HDR in the BT Sport app (if you’ve added BT Sport), AMC in full HD.
  • HD + 4K: Watch channels included with your NOW TV Passes in full HD with NOW TV Boost, BT Sport in full HD, access to BT Sport Ultimate for stunning picture quality up to 4K (4K TV and 4K recordable TV box required), HDR in the BT Sport app (if you’ve added BT Sport), AMC in full HD.
  • NOW TV Boost: Watch selected channels and content included with your NOW TV Passes in full HD and stream on three devices at the same time.

Add the Extra Box add-on to watch in another room using a second BT TV box.

If you were a BT TV customer before 21 February 2020

If Sky Sports Main Event is part of your existing package, you’ll be able to continue watching. It’s available in Standard Definition (SD) or High Definition (HD), but isn’t compatible with Extra Box.

Is there any difference watching Sky Sports Main Event through BT TV instead of SkyNOW TV?

Sky Sports Main Event shows the same content whether you're watching on Sky NOW TV or BT TV.

Sky do reserve the right to move content between their channels.

Can I get Sky Sports Pay Per View?

Sky Sports Box Office events are available on your BT TV box, via either channel 496 or the BT Player (only for fibre customers). Please go to bt.com/skysportsboxoffice for more information on upcoming events.

Removing Sky Sports during the summer when there’s no football on

If you are on one of our new flexible BT TV packages you can upgrade or downgrade your flexible package each month as long as you are in contract.

NOW TV Sky Sports Passes are monthly, weekly and 24-hour add-ons you can add and remove.

If you were a BT TV customer before 21 February 2020 and Sky Sports Main Event is part of your existing package, if you remove it, you won’t be able to add it again. You’ll need to move to one of our new flexible plans by logging-into my BT  or calling us on 0800 100 400.


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