BT Sport opens up programme access for two weeks in October
BT Sport is making its magazine and live sport programming available to anyone with Freeview, BT TV, Sky or Virgin TV during October. Viewers will be able to watch BT Sport’s entertainment and chat shows and live sport on BT TV, Freeview channel 57 during the weeks of 7th and 14th October.
The channel will be on air from 7pm Monday to Friday during those weeks. It will give viewers a chance to catch sports entertainment shows The Clare Balding Show and Baker and Kelly’s VSPO. Viewers will also be able to catch up on the latest from the worlds of UFC, rugby and football with discussion programmes, Beyond the Octagon, Rugby Tonight and Life’s a Pitch.
BT Sport will also be showing live sporting action on the channel during these two weeks, including the FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier between Spain and Belarus, the UEFA U21 Qualifier between England and Lithuania, the Skrill Premier match between Macclesfield Town and Southport, and Bundesliga action between 1899 Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen.
To round off ‘Open October’ BT Sport will also be making BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN open during the weekend of the 26th – 27th October. The BT Sport weekend runs from 6pm Friday to 6am Monday, and any Freeview, Sky or Virgin viewer will be able watch live rugby from the Aviva Premiership, including Bath v Gloucester, Northampton v Saracens and Wasps v Leicester. The weekend will also see Crystal Palace take on Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League.
“We want to give even more viewers the chance to see the new programmes and live sporting action happening on BT Sport during October,” says Simon Green, head of BT Sport. “Making the channels open to all allows us to show how we are offering something for everyone, from sports entertainment shows through to exclusive live sporting action.”