BT Sport Box Office

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BT Sport Box Office
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Ireland
NetworkBT Sport
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format1080i HDTV
Ownership
OwnerBT
Sister channelsAMC from BT
BoxNation
BT Sport
BT Sport ESPN
Amazon Premier League Pass
BT Sport Box Office 2
History
Launched15 September 2018 (2018-09-15)
Availability
Satellite
SkyChannel 490 (BT Sp. BO HD)
Channel 494 (BT Sp. BO 2 HD)
IPTV
BTChannel 494 (BT Sp. BO HD)
Channel 495 (BT Sp. BO 2 HD)

BT Sport Box Office is a pay-per-view channel from BT Sport. The channel is available in HD on BT TV and Sky.

History[edit]

In April 2018, BT Sport revealed its intention to launch a pay-per-view channel to show live boxing[1] and it launched on 15 September 2018 when it showed the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez.[2] Further boxing events, including both Tyson Fury bouts versus Deontay Wilder, along with Fury versus Wallin and Schwarz, in addition to Amir Khan v Terrence Crawford,have also been shown on BT Sport Box Office.

Since UFC 239, selected UFC pay-per-view events have been carried on Box Office, including UFC 242, UFC 246, UFC 254 and UFC 257 [3][4]

From January 2020, WWE pay-per-views are sold via BT Sport Box Office.[5]

Amazon Premier League Pass[edit]

In November 2019 to early January 2020, BT Sport Box Office 2 was launched on Sky in the UK and Ireland on channel 494. BT Sport Box Office on channel 490 was temporarily removed from residential set-top boxes to facilitate the 2019–20 Premier League being broadcast to licensed premises only. On the EPG, BT Sport Box Office was renamed Amazon Premier League Pass during this time. These channels were provided by Amazon. 6 channels were broadcast via the red button on selected dates. It is assumed that BT Sport Box Office 2 was launched so Sky would suffice their contract with BT. It returned on July 2020 for the final month of the premier league 2019–20 season.

Premier League[edit]

In October 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic forbidding spectators to attend football matches, select Premier League matches were allowed to be broadcast on a PPV basis which would have typically been affected by the Saturday 3pm blackout.[6] The first game available to the general public on the channel was Chelsea versus Southampton on 17 October.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BT Sport to launch pay-per-view Box Office channel". sport-onthebox.com. 17 April 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Canelo v GGG rematch to launch BT Sport Box Office". sport-onthebox.com. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "International Incident: UFC PPV Move Tests UK Fans' Resolve". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  4. ^ "BT Sport Subscribers Test Pirate Sites After UFC PPV Decision". TorrentFreak. 2019-07-08. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  5. ^ Morgan, Tom (2019-05-16). "Exclusive: WWE UK TV rights heading for BT Sport". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  6. ^ Kelner, Martha (9 October 2020). "Premier League pay-per-view plan will see fans have to pay £15 to watch some games in October". Sky News. Sky UK. Retrieved 20 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "What channel is Chelsea v Southampton on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news". Radio Times. Immediate Media Company. 17 October 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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