BT is really taking the fight to Sky when it comes to sport coverage with a new channel dedicated to 4K Ultra HD content and a new 4K set-top box to go with it. It's also managed to bag plenty of European football so here are all the details including price, new channels, and how to get BT Sport.

John Petter, chief executive of BT Consumer, said: "This is a new chapter for European football on TV. BT Sport will show hundreds of live matches throughout the tournament using the very latest technology. Our presenters and experts will also provide the smartest insight and analysis."

Read: BT Sport now available for Virgin Media customers.

BT Sport Europe: Champions League and Europa League

As part of its big announcement for 2015 sports coverage, BT Sport has confirmed it is the 'new home' of European football with 351 matches from the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

The new BT Sport Europe channel will be the place to catch all the action with Gary Lineker, Jake Humphrey and Rio Ferdinand presenting the live Champions League coverage. New signings include Steven Gerrard, Harry Redknapp, Glenn Hoddle and Howard Webb plus there will be a new ‘Goals’ show presented by James Richardson which will provide news and action across all eight Champions League games as they happens.

BT Sport said it new "Connected Red Button service will allow BT TV viewers to switch between matches and track the action with a new 'Goal Alert' function which will let the viewer know when a goal is scored in any of the games and check all the latest stats."

BT Sport Ultra HD Europe

BT Sport Ultra HD (4K) channel and UHD YouView set-top box

There's even more good news as BT Sport announced it will launch a dedicated 4K channel in August called BT Sport Ultra HD. The higher quality channel will be the first in Europe with The Community Shield scheduled as the first 4K event followed by selected games from the UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, FA Cup and Aviva Premiership Rugby.

BT will also launch a new BT TV Ultra HD set-top box to go with it although there are few details on this at the moment. It will, of course, provide a 4K resolution and come with 1TB of storage. You'll need BT Infinity to watch BT Sport Ultra HD. We'll update this when more info is available but you can register your interest here.

See also: BT YouView+ box review.

BT Sport Showcase free channel

As well as the above channels, BT has announced a new free-to-air digital TV channel where anyone can catch some sport for nothing. BT Sport Showcase will broadcast a minimum of 12 Champions League matches and 14 Europa League matches with each participating British team shown at least once.

BT Sport 2015 price

For starters it's worth noting that BT Sport 1 is free for broadband customers for a third season and will once again be showing 38 live Barclays Premier League matches as well as the Aviva Premiership and SPFL.

BT TV customers (YouView) will get the BT Sport Pack for free while broadband customers will have to £5 per month to watch via the BT Sport app or via Sky. Full pricing is detailed below including having the channel only on Sky and watching via mobile only.

See below for what's included in the BT Sport Pack and BT Sport Lite.


BT Sport Pack

BT Sport Lite




BT broadband (via app)



BT broadband on Sky



Channel only on Sky

£13.50 (15/16 price TBC)


Mobile only



BT Sport Pack vs BT Sport Lite: What's the difference?

The BT Sport Pack, as it's now known, includes BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, ESPN and the new BT Sport Europe channel.

BT Sport Lite is effectively just BT Sport 1 which as mentioned remains free.

How to get BT Sport

•    BT will be contacting its BT Sport customers over the coming weeks to advise them about their options and how to get the stunning new content.  
•    The BT Sport Pack is free for customers who take both BT Broadband and BT TV
•    New and existing BT Broadband customers without BT TV can get the BT Sport Pack for £5 a month and watch via their satellite service or via the BT Sport App.
•    Customers who do not want to have the BT Sport Pack can opt to have BT Sport Lite, which will remain free with BT Broadband, and they’ll still be able to enjoy exclusively live Barclays Premier League football, the Scottish Professional Football League and Aviva Premiership rugby union. However, most BT Sport customers will be given access to European content via their existing BT Sport Pack
•    All BT Sport channels will be available in standard definition and in HD for an extra £4 a month
•    The BT Sport channels are currently available for non-BT Broadband customers via satellite for £13.50 per month.

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