Hopefully BT and Sky can now get together and resolve this issue on commercial terms as Talk Talk and Virgin Media have, leading to the other five Sky Sports channels appearing. At least there's the backstop of NowTV if the channels are removed. Ofcom have clearly stated ....
Sky Sports on BT YouView
The only supply arrangement for Sky Sports 1 and 2 under Ofcom's wholesale must-offer regulation is with BT for its YouView service. Ofcom expects all providers to engage willingly, constructively and in a timely manner to ensure sports continues to be made widely available to viewers.
Ofcom continues to monitor the pay TV market closely. Should evidence emerge of practices which we consider to be prejudicial to fair and effective competition, we will quickly reassess the need for regulation. In particular, Ofcom wants to be sure that consumers continue to have access to, and a choice of, packages and services containing Sky Sports 1 and 2.
so at least the status quo should continue.
Once again a post in a wholly relevant forum, i.e. the continuance of services gets moved into a wholly irrelevant one.