Dave, i know you have a bee in your bonnet about this, so here's my tuppenceworth.
Well, no, I don't have a bee in my bonnet. This doesm't affect me in the slightest as I have a sky subscription and happily watch BT through my sky box with no additional costs. I am just giving my opinion, like you are. It happens to differ from yours. i hope you can deal with that without having to start using phrases like "you have a bee in your bonnet."
BT say Sport is free with BT Broadband, and IT IS.
Actually it is inclusive, But yes it costs nothing to watch online, but I don't think that is made clear enough.
If someone chooses to join BT TV for all the other services it offers, as well as sports, you cant expect that to be free as well.
What if they just want sports?
You dont "pay" for the box. You pay a one off activation fee of £49, a one off delivery charge of £6.95 (mine was anyway a year ago) and the box becomes your property as long as you fulfil the 12 month contract you willingly entered into.
£49 plus potentially £10 for a card plus £5 per month is not free. Especially if someone only wants the sport.
Ok i agree, if we're being pedantic, its not absolutely free to watch on tv, but i joined BT 1 year ago, i have 2 sports channels i didn't have before, i can watch ESPN on my laptop, which i couldn't do before, and my bill has not gone up by 1 penny.
I'm happy with that.
I am happy too. Some people aren't. I respect their views.
Interestingly I see Sky are now offering free broadband to new Sky Sports subscribers. So they have certainly taken notice of BT's sport launch.
2READ THE HEADLINE VERY CAREFULLY---NO MENTION OF ON LINE .......IT SAYS "BT SPORT IS FREE WITH BT BROADBAND AND BT INFINITY BROADBAND"--------AND AS I HAVE BT BROADBAND (CANT GET INFINITY DUE TO LACK OF IT IN AREA)--I EXPECT IT TO BE FREE...VERY MISLEADING ..
OK! The way i see it is,that BT Sports isnt free,you still have to pay,line rental,and broadband fee,so technically that doesnt make it free,also i have a Sky box,but i cant get BT Sports,i take it i have to have BT broadband for that,and anyone that has BT Sports are gonna be in for a surprise,if not by the start of the next football season,then certainly by the starty of 2015-16,when BT will no longer be offering BT Sports for free if you have broadband,how else are they gonna get their money back for the Champions League,and Europa League.
Its all very saying they are having things online for free,but once the Champions League/Europa League starts,BT will find a way of getting money for that by making it,a Premium Channel,not just on PC,but also TV only accessible if you make a card payment,so by this,anyone who has BT will be paying for the Sports channels,plus broadband,add to that Champions League football,and with the line rentals.......Rather you than me,i'll stick with Sky you know where you are with them,just saying!!!
I have not seen anything in press that says BT are going to charge for BT sports - if you have something then can you posta link please - or is it pure guesswork?