August 15, 2013

BT Sport and ESPN confirmed and free for XL TV customers (press release)

Virgin Media scores the winner with BT Sport
·         Virgin TV, the only place for every major UK sports channel in one subscription
·         BT Sport at no extra cost for millions more sports fans thanks to Virgin Media

Virgin Media today scored the winner as BT Sport arrives on Virgin TV.

The landmark deal means millions of sports fans1 will get BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN at no extra cost and every channel in glorious HD.

Virgin Media already offers all the Sky Sports channels, with Sky Sports 1 and 2 in HD, making Virgin TV the only place sports fans can enjoy every goal, try, penalty and heart-stopping sporting moment with one, great value subscription. 

Dana Strong, Virgin Media’s chief operating officer, said: “Virgin Media homes are kicking-off the new season with the most complete sporting line-up around in one simple subscription, from Barclays Premier League football and Aviva Premiership rugby to F1, live golf and the culmination of a great Ashes series. We’re excited to announce our deal with BT, making these fantastic new channels available at no extra cost to millions of Virgin TV viewers and in HD as standard.”

BT Sport will be available at no extra cost to sports fans in every Virgin XL TV home. Other customers will be able to either upgrade to Virgin XL TV, with over 200 fantastic channels or, for £15 a month, add BT Sport – BT Sport 1, 2 and ESPN and all HD variants – to their existing TV package.

BT Sport will also be made available on Virgin TV Anywhere, the award-winning cloud-based entertainment service for mobiles, tablets and online so Virgin TV fans can follow their team in the pub, at the shops and even at the in-laws. BT Sport on Virgin TV Anywhere is coming soon.

BT Sport joins Virgin Media’s outstanding sporting line-up of Sky Sports 1, 2 (currently Sky Sports Ashes), 3, 4, Sky Sports 1 and 2 in HD, Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports News. All Virgin Media pay-TV subscribers can enjoy the British Eurosport and Sky Sports News channels as part of their TV package.

BT Sport adds 38 Barclays Premier League matches and Aviva Premiership rugby coverage to Virgin TV alongside:

  • Hundreds of top-flight football matches from Italy, France and Brazil
  • Women's Tennis Association matches from 21 tournaments
  • 2013/14 FA Cup
  • Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League
  • UEFA Europa League
  • German Bundesliga
1 From today, Virgin XL TV subscribers will be able to watch BT Sport at no extra cost. Other Virgin TV customers can upgrade to Virgin XL TV or subscribe for £15 per month. For the full line-up of Virgin TV channels, please visit


Splatz said...

Excellent news!



Square eyes said...

Told you wait & see

properrlfan said...

Wish was Premier sports. Love Aussie rugby

BK said...

so M+ is £13
L is £21.50
XL is £29.50

how does it make any sense to add BT sport separately for £15??

topoff said...

That's great news...very happy now!

Splatz said...

You need to update your HD channel list now on your blog ;-)

MCB Portraits said...

Great News

Stephen Jackson said...

Well done Virgin Media, I was on the verge of leaving VM but me now happy.