BT Sport viewers are set to benefit from more top flight TV programming following the launch of its BT Sport Extra ‘red button’ service in the UK and Ireland, this weekend. BT Sport Extra will be on air at selected times, providing viewers with additional content alongside the already strong line-up on BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN.
Launching on September 19 on BT TV (except to those receiving the service via a TV aerial) and on the Sky Digital Satellite Platform, with the live broadcast of the Ligue 1 French football clash between Bordeaux v Evian (kick off 7.30pm), BT Sport Extra further extends the broadcaster’s multi-platform offering, adding to the app and website, btsport.com.
To access BT Sport Extra viewers simply press the red button on their remote (on the Sky Digital Satellite Platform) or switch to BT Sport Extra on channel 527 (on BT TV). BT Sport Extra is included automatically within viewers’ existing BT Sport pack, and as of September 25, is also available on Virgin Media.
Virgin Media TiVo customers can simply press the red button on their remotes while watching any BT Sport channel (BT Sport 1 on channel 547, BT Sport 2 on channel 548, BT Sport 1 HD on channel 549 and BT Sport 2 HD on channel 550) to access additional content to the line-up on BT Sport and ESPN.
Viewers can access the BT Sport website for the BT Sport Extra line-up while customers using BT TV can look ahead using the EPG. Additionally, BT Sport Extra will carry information relating to upcoming events.