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Question about the BT Sport free weekend

BT have made great fanfare about allowing free access to BT Sport this weekend starting from 6pm today.

See http://sport.bt.com/watchnow/programmes/free-access-this-weekend-S11363841724478

 

The way I read the announcement, all three channels would be available to those on the Sky platform. I mentioned this to someone I know who has Sky and they have told me that they can view BT Sport 1 (413 or 426) but not BT Sport 2 or ESPN. 

 

So my question is this ...

Is the announcement a bit confusing and only BT Sport 1 is available for free, or does the Sky customer have to do anything to watch BT Sport 2 and ESPN, or have BT not set things up correctly?

 

Can anybody who is not subscribed to BT Sport verify the situation on Sky?

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Re: Question about the BT Sport free weekend

BT Sport 1 & 2 aswell as ESPN are fre to view on Sky. Meaning you need an active viewing card to watch them but you do not have to be a Sky subscriber.

I have one Sky sub box ad another thats used only for the free channels in my house, Freesat From Sky and i can view the BT Sport & ESPN channels on that and in HD aswell. 

Only BT Sport 1 is available on Freeview, so check your friend didn't by accident check a Freeview box.

But you do not need to do anything to be able to watch them on Sky. They will simply become available for the duration of BT's free period.

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Re: Question about the BT Sport free weekend

Thanks for the info.

 

Definitely not Freeview. They are a full Sky TV with Sky Sports subscriber (Sky Broadband, not BT Broadband). They told me that on their Sky box they could view BT Sport 1 in SD and HD but not the other two channels. Normally they can't view any of them as they don't subscribe to BT Sport.

 

Strange.

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Re: Question about the BT Sport free weekend

Update.

 

I just texted them and they tried again and can now view the other two channels. I don't know why they weren't working yesterday evening but are working now.

 

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Question about the BT Sport free weekend

I guess it was just one of them weird things. Glad they can watch now anyway. 

Have a goodun