With so many of the best live sporting events disappearing from free to view channels, sports fans are subscribing to digital TV services. This guide gives you the low down on what exactly digital television offers to sports fans, and what is the best value way to get it.
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Unfortunately, few of the best live sporting events are shown on the free to view tv
channels these days. If you’re a sports fanatic you will want a digital TV service that offers the best coverage of the sports you are interested in. Which sports channels do digital TV providers offer and which is best value for you?
Sky Sports offers 4 channels – Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4, give live coverage of some of the biggest and best sporting events from around the world. Over 100 sports are covered, including Grand Slam Tennis, the European Golf Tour, Motor Sports, live International Cricket, Premiership Rugby and of course, Premier League Football.
So which providers offer which Sports Channels?
The sports channels you can access depend on which provider you choose to get your service with. Most do offer you the option to add on either Sky Sports or ESPN, or even both, if you want complete sports coverage. Below is a summary of which services each provider offers, and how much it could cost you.
Sky offers the Sky Sports pack which includes the 4 Sky Sports channels. If you do have high definition TV and want to subscribe to Sky’s HD programming, then you will also get access to all four of Sky Sports HD channels.
This year Sky have also launched the Sky Sports F1 channel which is the UK’s first sports channel available in the UK which is dedicated to Formula 1.
Virgin Media has access to all of the Sky Sports channels including Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Virgin Media is also able to offer you access to Sky Sports F1 which is the UK’s first channel dedicated to Formula 1. ESPN is also available on all Virgin Media TV packages.
Virgin Media also has high definition sports channels in Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky Sports 2 HD.
With BT Vision you can get Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, and ESPN. There is currently no access to Sky Sports 1, and 2 in high definition on BT.
BT also gives you access to BT Vision Sport on the BT Vision service. BT Vision Sport is the video on demand sports service from BT, which allows you to access a wide archive of classic sports, daily sports news, TNA Wrestling, boxing and a wide range of other content. You can get BT Vision sport either as part of your package or on a pay per view basis.
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