Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

UPDATE EE Offers 6 Months FREE BT Sport TV to UK 4G Mobile Customers

Monday, July 11th, 2016 (9:38 am) - Score 1,211

New and existing customers of EE’s pay monthly and SIM-only mobile plans can now benefit from 6 months of free access to the BTSport TV app (£5 a month thereafter), which is no doubt a benefit that has been extracted from the recent £12.5bn merger between the two. Just watch your data usage.

Apparently the new feature will be made available to related consumer and small business customers from 27th July 2016, although not all pay monthly handset, tablet and SIM-only plans will be able to benefit. The offer excludes 4GEE Wi-Fi / Mobile Broadband and Large Business customers.

We should also point out that this appears to be the full BTSport TV content and NOT the ‘Lite’ package, including channels BTSport 1, BTSport 2, BTSport Europe and ESPN. Customers of BT’s own broadband and mobile plans also receive BTSport content for free, albeit the ‘Lite’ package rather than the ‘Pack’ above.

Marc Allera, CEO of EE, said:

“Our customers have been telling us for a long time that they are watching more and more sport on the go, and this summer’s European Championship football tournament has driven traffic peaks that we’ve never seen before.

Now, as part of BT Group, we are able to offer customers the chance to watch the very best in live domestic and European sport when out and about. With our ambition to reach 95% of the geography of the UK by 2020, EE customers will be able to watch Premier League football while on Hackney Marshes, or the America’s Cup in the middle of Lake Windermere.”

All this extra data usage could put a strain on EE’s 4G network, although they’ve managed to cope with surges from recent sporting events and have also now integrated BT’s content delivery platform into their network to help manage such issues.

However EE doesn’t clarify whether usage of the BTSport app will count towards a customer’s usage allowance, although we have asked and will report back once they reply.

PS – Expect one of those big TV advertising campaigns with actor Kevin Bacon, as well as BT Sport pundits Rio Ferdinand, José Mourinho and Harry Redknapp, to start annoying you again in the very near future.

UPDATE 10:52am

Sadly EE has confirmed that streaming on BTSport “will count” towards a customers’ 4G data usage allowance, although you can avoid this by trying to use the app over WiFi instead whenever possible. In saying that, with the BT Sport app, customers don’t have to live-stream entire games as the app offers a number of features including replays, text commentary should users wish to conserve their data allowance.

Share with Twitter
Share with Linkedin
Share with Facebook
Share with Reddit
Share with Pinterest
By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
Leave a Comment
1 Response
  1. Phil Coates says:

    Just as well it doesn’t include me. I dumped Sat BB for their 4GEE/Mobile Broadband as with an external aerial I can get about 10Mbps down reliably.

    The 50Gb monthly limit would not survive BT Sport for long.

Comments are closed.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Ultrafast ISPs
  • Vodafone £23.50 (*26.50)
    Speed: 100Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Gigaclear £24.00 (*49.00)
    Speed: 300Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £25.00 (*35.00)
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo Code: ROKUGIFT
  • Community Fibre £27.50 (*32.50)
    Speed: 200Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: First 6 Months Free
  • Virgin Media £28.00 (*52.00)
    Speed: 108Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
New Forum Topics
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Vodafone £19.50 (*22.50)
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • NOW £20.00 (*32.00)
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £20.00 (*25.00)
    Speed 50Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo Code: ROKUGIFT
  • TalkTalk £21.00 (*29.95)
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Shell Energy £21.99 (*30.99)
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (3667)
  2. BT (3044)
  3. Politics (1975)
  4. Building Digital UK (1945)
  5. FTTC (1897)
  6. Openreach (1862)
  7. Business (1717)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1501)
  9. Statistics (1430)
  10. FTTH (1367)
  11. 4G (1295)
  12. Virgin Media (1196)
  13. Fibre Optic (1184)
  14. Wireless Internet (1176)
  15. Ofcom Regulation (1167)
  16. Vodafone (859)
  17. EE (845)
  18. 5G (792)
  19. TalkTalk (781)
  20. Sky Broadband (757)
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact