What channels are on BT TV?

Are you a movie buff, football nut or US drama fan? BT’s flexible TV packages allow you to watch world-class sport, entertainment and streaming services, with the option to chop and change what you pay for each month. Read our guide to what channels you can get with BT TV, plus how it all works.

Are you a movie buff, football nut or US drama fan? BT’s flexible TV packages allow you to watch world-class sport, entertainment and streaming services, with the option to chop and change what you pay for each month. Read our guide to what channels you can get with BT TV, plus how it all works.

Holly Niblett
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Posted 12 MAY 2021

What is BT TV?

BT TV is a subscription service where you pay for TV channels, including premium sports and entertainment. It’s best known for its BT Sports channels, which let you watch live Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup football, as well as rugby union, MotoGP, cricket, boxing and hockey. It extended its service in February 2020 to include Sky channels and more. 

Find out more about BT

How does BT TV work?

BT TV has five flexible packages to choose from. By partnering with Sky’s streaming service NOW TV, it’s been able to give customers access to many more channels than before. So you can now watch BT Sport channels alongside Sky’s entertainment, film and Sky sports channels through NOW TV passes.  

BT TV packages are available with BT broadband on a 24-month contract, but you can customise your bundle every month. For instance, you could pay to add BT Sport and Sky Sports to your package while the football season is on, opt out when there aren’t any matches, then start again when the next season begins.  

BT TV also lets you access streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video that you can either add or remove from your package each month. The idea is that you’re only paying for what you want to watch. 

You don’t need a satellite dish to watch BT TV, but you will need a rooftop aerial, a BT TV box and a BT Hub with working broadband. 

What do you get on BT TV?

Whether you’re a sports fan, film buff or want to watch anything and everything on TV, BT has a TV package to suit you.  

Alongside its sports service, most TV content is accessed through NOW TV passes. Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, Sky Atlantic, Sky One and Sky Comedy are just some of the channels now offered. Every bundle also includes access to US network AMC, which is only available to UK customers via BT. It’s the studio behind hit American dramas Fear the Walking Dead, Mad Men and Breaking Bad. 

The BT packages you can choose from are called Sport, Big Sport, Entertainment, Big Entertainment and VIP. Plus, you can add monthly bolt-ons. All packages can be upgraded or downgraded on a monthly basis to suit your viewing habits. 

Here’s a list of some of the channels you can get with BT TV: 

Freeview channels available on BT TV

All BT’s TV packages come with Freeview channels, including: 

  • BBC (BBC One, Two and Four, plus BBC News and HD channels) 
  • ITV (including ITV2, ITV3, ITVBe and +1) 
  • Channel 4 (including HD and +1) 
  • Channel 5 
  • Dave 
  • E4 
  • 4Music 
  • 5USA 
  • Quest 
  • Pick 
  • Sky News 
  • Sky Arts 
  • Al Jazeera  
  • QVC 
  • CBBC 
  • CBeebies 
  • Challenge 
  • S4C 
  • Really 
  • Yesterday 

Find out more about what you can get with Freeview 

Entertainment channels available on BT TV

BT’s Entertainment package lets you watch Sky channels via the NOW TV Entertainment pass. It includes the following channels, plus Freeview:  

  • Sky Atlantic 
  • Sky One 
  • Sky Witness 
  • Sky Crime 
  • Sky Comedy 
  • Sky Documentaries 
  • Sky History 
  • Sky Nature 
  • Gold 
  • Comedy Central 
  • Syfy 
  • Fox 
  • Discovery 
  • MTV 
  • National Geographic 
  • AMC 

Movie channels available on BT TV 

Film fans can watch the latest releases, classic movies and the Oscars. BT’s Big Entertainment package lets you watch Sky Cinema channels. It includes the following channels plus Freeview and Sky entertainment channels: 

  • Sky Cinema 
  • Sky Cinema Greats 
  • Sky Cinema Family 
  • Sky Cinema Action 
  • Sky Cinema Comedy 
  • Sky Cinema Thriller 
  • Sky Cinema Drama 
  • Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror 
  • Sky Cinema Premiere 
  • Sky Cinema Select 
  • Sky Cinema Hits 
  • Sky Cinema Animation 

Sports channels available on BT TV

If you love watching sport, you won’t have to miss any live action with BT Sport packages. Watch the Premier League, Champions League, golf majors, Formula One and more. You’ll also be able to get BoxNation, which offers boxing fans exclusive access to live fights. 

You can choose from three packages that include various sports channels, whether you just want BT Sport or a bundle that includes Sky Sports. With the all-singing, all-dancing VIP package, you can get every BT Sport and Sky Sports channel offered, plus entertainment and film channels.  

Sports channels available on BT TV include: 

  • BT Sport 
  • BT Sport ESPN HD 
  • BT Sport Ultimate (in Ultra HD) 
  • Sky Sports 
  • Sky Sports Main Event 
  • Sky Sports Premier League 
  • Sky Sports Football 
  • Sky Sports Cricket 
  • Sky Sports Golf 
  • Sky Sports Racing 
  • Sky Sports F1 
  • Sky Sports News 
  • Sky Sports Action 
  • Sky Sports Arena 
  • Sky Sports Mix 

What add-ons are available with BT TV?

Alongside your packaged BT TV channels, you also have the flexibility to add extra services for a further charge. These are all on one-month rolling contracts and can be cancelled whenever you want. They include: 

  • Netflix 
  • Amazon Prime Video 
  • BT Kids 
  • NOW TV hayu 
  • NOW TV Kids 

You can also add BT Sport, NOW TV Entertainment, Cinema and Sky Sports if you don’t already have them as part of your BT package. 

You might be able to find a great deal on BT TV by combining your TV and broadband packages. Simply enter your postcode, and we’ll show you your options, allowing you to choose a bundle that works for you. 

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