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BT scores Sky Sports 5 on BT Vision+ in 89th minute deal

BT TV customers with a BT Vision+ box can now get Sky Sports 5 along with Sky Sports 1 and 2. 

A last minute deal with Sky sees the new European football channel arriving on BT just as the new channel launches today. 

Previously it looked like BT TV customers weren’t going to be able to get the new channel – Sky, Virgin Media and Now TV customers were all in line to get Sky Sports 5 from launch when it was announced. A little after that, TalkTalk announced that it would be getting the new channel. 

BT TV viewers will now be able to see Arsenal do their thing in the 2014/15 Champions League
BT TV viewers will now be able to see Arsenal do their thing in the 2014/15 Champions League

Read our guide ‘How can I get Sky Sports 5?Sky Sports 5 is available to new customers if they take Sky Sports 1 and 2 for £21/month.

While you can get Sky Sports 1 and 2 on their own for £15.50/month on BT TV, there’s currently no way to get Sky Sports 5 individually – you have to get it as part of the £21 bundle – but there’s no extra cost for the new channel. 

New customers can only get Sky Sports on BT TV with a BT Vision+ box and a fibre-based BT Infinity broadband service. 

Existing subscribers who are already getting Sky Sports 1 and 2 and have an ADSL broadband service will also get Sky Sports 5 bundled in for free. The channel won’t go live until September 5. 

BT isn’t offering Sky Sports 5 with ADSL broadband to new customers, so if you’re not already getting this, you’ll have to fork out for Infinity if you want Sky Sports 5. 

BT Infinity is now available to over 20 million premises, so there’s a good chance your home is covered. BT’s new superfast postcode checker will be able to give you a vague idea if you can get Infinity. While it’s not perfect at the moment, BT has promised to let you search on a door-to-door basis. Eventually. 

While the new deal sees BT TV customers able to get Sky Sports 5, Sky Sports 3, 4, F1 and the new News HQ channel are still unavailable. 

Sky and ITV have exclusive broadcast rights for all of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League games. 

BT Sport has exclusive live broadcast rights to all 350 matches from the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football from 2015/16 for three seasons. 

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