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How can I get 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship and League football on TV?

Sky Sports has exclusive coverage of the Football League Championship, also known as the Sky Bet Championship, for the 2014/15 season. 

This coverage includes 90 live matches, all the play off games, 15 Carling Cup games (including the semi-finals and the final) and the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and at least two matches from the previous rounds. Match highlights will also be shown by Sky. 

We show you how you can get Sky Sports for the least amount of money from each of the UK pay TV providers. 

Blackburn Rovers will kick off the Sky Bet Championship when they host Cardiff on August 8
Blackburn Rovers will kick off the Sky Bet Championship when they host Cardiff on August 8

How can I find out which games are on Sky Sports?

The Football League hosts a list of which matches are on Sky Sports. The current list of available fixtures can be found here

Can I watch the Sky Bet Championship in HD or 3D?

Sky Sports shows all of their games in high definition, which can be seen on Sky and Virgin Media. 
Sky viewers will need a £5.25/month HD subscription to watch high definition on any channel. Virgin charges £7/month extra for Sky’s premium HD channels. 

Sky Sports isn’t available in HD on BT TV or TalkTalk TV.

None of the Sky Bet Championship matches will be shown in 3D.

How can I watch the Sky Bet Championship on Sky?

For the full season of games, you’ll need a Sky Sports subscription, with most of the action carried on Sky Sports 1 and 2. 

Sky Sports 1 or 2 cost £13/month each on top of a required bundle of Sky entertainment channels. The cheapest of these is the £21.50/month Sky Original Bundle pack. Taking Sky Sports 1 or 2 with the Original Bundle works out at £34.50/month. 

The six-channel Sky Sports pack – including Sky Sports 1-5 and Sky Sports F1 – costs £24.50/month. Combined with the requisite Original Bundle this works out at £46/month. 

To get games in HD, you’ll also need to pay an extra £5.25/month on top of your Sky TV subscription. 
With the single Sky Sports channel deal, this total works out at £39.75/month. 

All Sky Sports channels in HD taken with the Original Bundle works out at £51.25/month. 

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Original Bundle (£21.50) + Sky Sports 1 or 2 (£13) £34.50/month
Original Bundle (£21.50) + Sky Sports 1 or 2 (£13) + HD (£5.25) £39.75/month
Original Bundle (£21.50) + Sky Sports Pack (£24.50) £46/month
Original Bundle (£21.50) + Sky Sports Pack (£24.50) + HD (£5.25) £51.25/month

How can I watch the Sky Bet Championship on Virgin Media?

Virgin TV customers can sign up for Sky Sports 1 and 2 on their own (£17) or take out all Sky Sports channels – Sky Sports 1-5 plus Sky Sports F1 – with the Sky Sports Collection bundle. 

The cheapest Virgin TV package you can take on its own, not as part of a bundle, is Virgin More TV. This costs £16/month. There’s no phone calls or broadband bundled with this, so there’s no extra cost for line rental or anything extra. 

Sky Sports 1 or 2 on their own cost £17/month with Virgin TV. Combined with More TV, this works out at £33/month. 

The Sky Sports Collection costs £29.25/month. Along with Virgin More TV, this works out at £45.25/month. 

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Virgin More TV (£16) + Sky Sports 1 or 2 (£17) £33/month
Virgin More TV (£16) + Sky Sports 1 or 2 (£17) + HD (£7) £40/month
Virgin More TV (£16) + Sky Sports Collection (£29.25) £45.25/month
Virgin More TV (£16) + Sky Sports Collection (£29.25) + HD (£7) £52.25/month

How can I watch the Sky Bet Championship on BT TV (BT Vision+)?

BT TV customers with a BT Vision+ box and BT Infinity broadband can get Sky Sports 1 and 2 for £21/month which will give you all of the Sky Bet Championship games. 

You’ll also need the Essential TV channel pack (£5) and at least BT Infinity 1, which costs £30.99/month (£15/month plus £15.99/month line rental). In total, this work out at £56.99/month. 

You can’t get Sky Sports on BT TV unless you’ve got a BT Vision+ box and Infinity broadband. BT’s FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) footprint now covers 3 million premises across the UK, but if you can only get BT Broadband, then you won’t be able to get Sky Sports with BT TV. 

Sky Sports is currently not available in HD on BT TV. 

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
TV Essential (£5) + BT Infinity 1 (£30.99) + Sky Sports 1 or 2 (£15.50) £51.49/month
TV Essential (£5) + BT Infinity 1 (£30.99) + Sky Sports 1 & 2 (£21) £56.99/month

How can I watch the Sky Bet Championship on BT TV (YouView+)?

You currently can’t get Sky Sports through a BT TV-branded YouView+ box, so you won’t be able to watch any SKy Bet Championship games.  

How can I watch the Sky Bet Championship on TalkTalk TV?

TalkTalk’s YouView-based TV services start at £8.50/month, plus line rental which works out at £15.95/month for a grand total of £24.45/month. The Sky Sports Boost costs £30/month and gives you access to Sky Sports 1-5 plus Sky Sports F1. In total, this works out at £54.45/month. 

Sky Sports channels aren’t currently available in HD on TalkTalk TV. 

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
TalkTalk Essentials TV (£24.45), Sky Sports (£30) £54.45/month

How can I watch the Sky Bet Championship on Freeview, YouView and Freesat?

As you can’t get Sky Sports on any of these platforms – unless you’ve got a TalkTalk TV-branded YouView box – you won’t be able to watch any Sky Bet Championship games on Freeview, YouView or Freesat. 

How can I watch the Sky Bet Championship online?

Sky TV customers can watch Sky Bet matches online through the Sky Go app, available online (PC and Mac) on selected iOS and Android devices and Xbox 360. 

Non-Sky TV subscribers can watch the action on Now TV. This will cost £9.99/day for a Sky Sports Day Pass which will give you access to live streams and content from all of the Sky Sports channels for 24 hours. 

Now TV is available online (PC and Mac) on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, iOS, Android on LG smart TVs. You can also access Sky Sports through the Now TV Box or Apple TV.

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