I am not 100% certain that BT Sport will be part of Now TV. I think BT Sport would do great business with the Now TV model of day/week/month passes especially on champions league weeks but still stick stubbornly to a very restrictive distribution.
@ClockEnd according to the official statement when the deal was announced BT Sport will become available on Now TV.
That being said it might be bundled into the Sports month pass which is a rip off at full price. It might be a separate pass sold by Sky like Hayu. Or the app will allow you to login with your BT account and access it that way.
Either way my EE mobile contract the old Max Plan I can get it for £10 a month on the range of available devices the app is on, so currently I can use it on my Samsung TV. With my mobile I can cancel whenever I want, so effectively I have a month pass for £10 without tying into any long term deals.
The official statement from Sky below. For us in Now TV we are hoping that Sky do something with the Sports passes, so you don't have to get BT Sport through BT in order to view it when it eventually arrives.
Notes to editors
- BT TV customers will be able to access the NOW TV service on their box
- Customers will be able to watch a wide variety of Entertainment, films, kids and sports including shows on Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Sky Living and Sky Cinema
- Shows on Sky’s channels include Sky Original Productions:, Britannia, Save Me, Melrose and Bounty Hunters and the best of the US including West World Series 2 and the Good Doctor
- NOW TV subscribers also have access to over 250 box sets, 1000 movies and a new premiere every day
- BT TV customers will be able to buy NOW TV passes to access great content on their BT TV box
- For Sky customers, they’ll be able to include BT Sport as part of their overall Sky subscription for the first time
- BT customers will be able to access BT Sport on NOW TV boxes and Sky customers will be able to access BT Sport through Sky Go
@robert1997 took some digging but found this comment from a Sky staff member
If you are an existing Sky Customer it would require a 12 month contract to avail of the Sky Sports Extra at €10 euro for 6 months and €20 for the remaining 6 months. If you do not wish to go into to contract for your Base TV pack you can avail of the Sky Sports Extra offer of €17 per month for 6 months and then it will revert back to full price at €34 per month.
So I am assuming there are 2 options, one for the typical Sky 12 month contract and another for not being tied into a contract. Or have I picked this up wrong?
You would be reading that right re contract and contractless. A bit steep though for anyone wanting to avoid going into a contract.
Unlike you guys it's NowTV on BT Youview I'm waiting on. I'm liking the idea of being able to record the Sports channels as I currently do with BT Sport. I would normally record live football and join it 15 minutes late so I can jump directly to the live action in the 2nd half without having to sit through the half time punditry 😉
However, it states here https://www.skygroup.sky/corporate/media-centre/articles/en-gb/sky-and-bt-agree-cross-supply-of-tv-c... BT Sport will also be available as an app on NOW TV boxes.
Fair point @ClockEnd I'd never thought of it that way before.
@ken242Simple answer. No one knows and that includes people higher up the food chain than anyone on here. They've run into issues, which have been reported elsewhere as including the lack of 1080p etc for NowTV on BTTV.
The latest comments from moderators on the BT and Sky forum pages were shared on page 8 of this thread where BT have said
Sky and BT are working together so that Sky will be available through NOW TV on BT TV later this year. We’ve not released any specific dates yet and when we do our existing customers will be the first to know
and Sky have said
It's expected that these new services will be available by the end of 2019 - with further announcements expected nearer the time.
So to answer your question, it MIGHT happen before the end of this year, although I wouldn't be holding my breath that will be the case.