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BT Sport changes

On 1st Aug the following channels name changes will happen: 

BT Sport ESPN becomes BT Sport 4

BT Sport Extra 1 becomes BT Sport 5

BT Sport Extra 2 becomes BT Sport 6

BT Sport Extra 3 becomes BT Sport 7

BT Sport Extra 4 becomes BT Sport  8

BT Sport Extra 5 becomes BT Sport 9

BT Sport Extra 6 becomes BT Sport 10

 

No indication if there is any expansion of availability beyond the BTtv EPG.

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No change other than names and logos.
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So will still be Red Button access for Virgin and Sky?


@DarrenDevwrote:
No change other than names and logos.

 

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If that's what you have now, then that's what will continue.

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Woud it not make sense to renumber the channels in the BT TV/Youview EPG guide so that the channels are grouped together ?

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BT signed a 7 year deal with ESPN in 2015 to supply up to 5000 hours of content per year. The name change from BT Sport ESPN to BT Sport 4 suggests to me that BT Sport  will no longer have access to as much content as before, although Jamie Hindhaugh did say that there will be a ‘continued relationship’. It will be interesting to see whether Disney+ starts to show some of the sport that was previously on BT Sport under the contract with ESPN.

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ESPN do have their own streaming service for the UK. Perhaps they intend to beef that up.


@Brucemeister5wrote:

BT signed a 7 year deal with ESPN in 2015 to supply up to 5000 hours of content per year. The name change from BT Sport ESPN to BT Sport 4 suggests to me that BT Sport  will no longer have access to as much content as before, although Jamie Hindhaugh did say that there will be a ‘continued relationship’. It will be interesting to see whether Disney+ starts to show some of the sport that was previously on BT Sport under the contract with ESPN.


 

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@ozsatwrote:

On 1st Aug the following channels name changes will happen: 

BT Sport ESPN becomes BT Sport 4

BT Sport Extra 1 becomes BT Sport 5

BT Sport Extra 2 becomes BT Sport 6

BT Sport Extra 3 becomes BT Sport 7

BT Sport Extra 4 becomes BT Sport  8

BT Sport Extra 5 becomes BT Sport 9

BT Sport Extra 6 becomes BT Sport 10


I see this list of new names and can't get Dodgeball out of my head.

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@ozsat Good point about the ESPN streaming service. I’d completely forgotten about that.

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As all the Extra channels are being renamed, and they are so far down the EPG I sometimes forget to look to see if anything is on, why can’t we have a red button prompt with a list of what’s on what channel when there is extra sport on one of them.  Just a thought. 

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