The BT Sport standard definition channels will remain free to customers taking BT Broadband for another season.
The live sports channels which launched in the UK in August 2013 is now enjoyed by five million viewers on Sky TV, BT TV and Virgin TV.
The standard price for the BT Sport channels, which include live and exclusive coverage of Premier League football games, is £12/month for BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN, or £15/month if you want all those channels in HD.
If you’re a Sky or BT TV customer you can currently pick up the BT Sport channels for free in SD (in addition to other TV costs) if you take BT Broadband and line rental. The HD channels can be added on top of your package for an extra £3/month.
Sky customers with a Sky+HD box also have the option of getting BT Sport at the standard prices if they don’t want to take out BT Broadband.
BT TV customers with traditional ADSL-based BT Broadband can watch online or with the BT Sport mobile apps. But if you want to watch on the box and in HD, you’ll need an FTTC-based BT Infinity service to go with your BT TV.
Alternatively, if you’ve shelled out £30 for Google Chromecast you can watch BT Sport for no extra cost on your TV with the iOS and Android apps.
Virgin Media customers with the Virgin TV XL package can get BT Sport in HD for free. BT Sport is available in HD only to other Virgin TV customers, for the standard price of £15/month.