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Final Call as the UK BT Sport TV App to Shut Down This Week

Tuesday, Oct 10th, 2023 (5:02 pm) - Score 1,976

People who are still using the BT Sport TV App have today been given a final warning about its imminent shut down, which is due to occur on the 12th October 2023. Customers who wish to keep accessing the same content (now re-branded as TNT Sports) will instead need to download the Discovery+ App.

The expected move follows last year’s deal between broadband giant BT and Warner Bros. Discovery, which resulted in a 50:50 Joint Venture (JV) company between BT Sport and Eurosport UK. The deal has since resulted in BTSport’s Pay TV service being rebranded to TNT Sports throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland, with discovery+ becoming the new streaming destination for TNT Sports in the UK (full details).

As part of that deal, the discovery+ platform also launched a new Premium plan that combined their TV sport and wider entertainment content for £29.99 per month (i.e. roughly the same price as was previously charged for a BT Sport Monthly Pass).

Existing customers who have been watching via the BT Sport App can simply activate their discovery+ account via BT or EE for no extra cost. The process to activate can be started at www.bt.com/activate. Once a customer has created their discovery+ account, they can download the discovery+ app to login and continue watching all their favourite sport plus more.

On the 12th October 2023, when the BT Sport App finally closes, the app will be updated (changed) to become the TNT Sports App, which is to be a free news and results service available for anyone to access (this won’t have all the live-streaming content etc.).

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By Mark Jackson
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9 Responses
  1. Avatar photo Sid says:

    It may have been a 50:50 venture but there is nothing left of BT Sports, seems more like a take over.

    RIP BT Sports.

    1. Avatar photo Jamie Simms says:

      That’s kind of confirmed by EE broadband not now even an option to be a subscriber of taking out a EE contract and considering BT Consumer will be disappearing soon another sales avenue gone.

    2. Avatar photo Scott says:

      @Jamie Simms – It’ll all return in the shakedown when they relaunch the TV offering and align it with the EE brand

  2. Avatar photo Mark says:

    All very well but Discovery plus app is awfully unstable often unwatchable for live sports. A massive backwards step from the excellent BT sport app.

    1. Avatar photo Ian says:

      You can also subscribe via Amazon Prime which is a much better experience than the awful d+ app.

    2. Avatar photo Bedbod says:

      As a Discovery+ user for Eurosport before TNT came along, I can confirm the app / platform is awful. It is as bad if not worse using D+ on Chromecast or Firestick. App navigation is slow and buggy, playback is rarely properly smooth (without the odd dropped frame). All used to be fine back in the day when Eurosport had its own dedicated app / platform before D+. I’m wondering if more TNT users are going to think the same given their forced migration.

  3. Avatar photo Mr D says:

    Both the BT and EE websites are down now so guessing changes are coming…

    Could it be they’re finally moving their re-brand forward…

  4. Avatar photo Big Dave says:

    £29.99 seems quite expensive seeing as I’m getting the Sky Sports package on Now TV for £20 a month considering (in my opinion) Sky Sports has the lions share of content.

  5. Avatar photo Lee says:

    TNT Ultimate doesn’t appear when i use the discovery app? anyone else have this issue?

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