BT Visions Premier League football coverage costs and prices have now been announced, and it doesn’t make pleasant reading for Sky.
BT will now be offering its TV coverage of the 2013/14 Premier League season for FREE to all of their broadband customers.
Though when you look closely at the package it isn’t totally free, compared to Sky’s subscription prices BT still seems to offer football fans excellent value for money. BT broadband prices start from around £10 per month plus you will need their basic television package which will cost you a further £5 each month.
Anyone who wishes to subscribe to the new BT Sport channels without switching their broadband provider, can watch simply by paying £15 a month.
BT’s contract with the English Premier League will allow them to broadcast 38 matches each season compared to Sky’s 116. This may not seem like much of a contest but out of BT’s 38 games, 18 of them were “first pick” matches.
It should also be noted though that many of the games being covered on BT Sport will be early kick off matches on Saturday afternoons.
Presenting the new channels Premier League action will be the former BBC F1 host Jake Humphrey. Filling the various commentating and analytical roles will be such names as Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand, David James, Owen Hargreaves and Steve McManaman.
So whichever package footie fans end up choosing, the key thing is they do now have a genuine choice. From the fans perspective a little competition can only be a good thing, especially now it appears to have triggered a price war.