BT Sport to launch pay-per-view channel

Pay-TV broadcaster reveals plans for new offering.

BT Sport to launch pay-per-view channel

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BT Sport has announced plans to launch a pay-per-view channel.

The UK sports pay-TV network said in a statement that its ‘BT Sport Box Office’ channel will be introduced later this year, and will be available via BT TV and rival pay-TV operator Sky.

BT said that further details regarding the new pay-view channel will be made soon.

Sky and BT TV reached an agreement in December to sell their titled channels on each other's platforms from the start of 2019. BT has agreed to wholesale its BT Sport channels to Sky, while Sky’s Now TV OTT service will be available on BT TV.

As a result, Sky viewers will have access to BT Sport content - which includes Premier League games as well as the Uefa club competitions, the Champions League and Europa League - with a single Sky subscription.

BT TV customers will be able to watch all 11 Sky Sports channels, as well as its rival’s entertainment channels.

In February, Sky Sports and BT Sport acquired live domestic rights to the Premier League until 2022, with BT paying UK£295 million (US$409.3 million) per season for 32 matches played on Saturdays, and Sky winning four packages worth UK£3.579 billion (US$4.97 billion) overall for 128 matches per season.