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How to keep BT Sport

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in TV MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in TV MoneySaving
Hi

Looking to ditch SKY TV but keep BT Sport

We have SKY BB , and Phone , and pay BT directly and watch via the sky box

What set up can i achieve where i can keep BT Sport but get rid of sky and move over to freesat ?

any advice welcome

thanks
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  • poppasmurf_bewdleypoppasmurf_bewdley Forumite
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    If you are keeping the Sky box, then you don't need to do anything.

    If you are getting a new Freesat box, then you can't receive the BT Sport Channels.
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  • Dan-DanDan-Dan Forumite
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    So basically , BT Sport isnt available to anyone with a freesat/freeview box who doesnt have BT broadband?
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  • poppasmurf_bewdleypoppasmurf_bewdley Forumite
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    To get BT Sport via satellite, you need a Sky card.
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  • Dan-DanDan-Dan Forumite
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    so post #3 is correct?
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  • VisionManVisionMan Forumite
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    If you ditch SKY TV and have a BT Sport subscription the BT Sport sub will continue. No one needs a Sky sub to view BT Sport, you only need an active Sky viewing card.
  • Dan-DanDan-Dan Forumite
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    But if i ditch SKY , my viewing card wont be active ? (or will it?) and if im not using a sky box , does a free sat box take a sky card?
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    Yes it will. Sky don't deactivate the card when someone cancels.

    BT Sport is not available on Freesat, only on Sky or Freesat from Sky.
  • Dan-DanDan-Dan Forumite
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    Im confused , if i have cancelled SKY and got myself a freesat box , my sky card wont work in it = no BT Sports , but if i get freesat from SKY (£175 for a box?!) my viewing card will work = i still get BT sports?

    I must be misunderstanding?
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  • andrewmpandrewmp Forumite
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    Dan-Dan wrote: »
    Im confused , if i have cancelled SKY and got myself a freesat box , my sky card wont work in it = no BT Sports , but if i get freesat from SKY (£175 for a box?!) my viewing card will work = i still get BT sports?

    I must be misunderstanding?

    You don't need a freesat from Sky box, your current box becomes a freesat from Sky box the moment they turn your channels off.

    You will get all the free channels plus BT Sports as soon as Sky turn your TV off. You'll no longer be able to record though.
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    I canceled sky subscription but kept the box as a free view , I can see channel 414 bt sport Europe,but not 413 bt sport1.
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