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BT Sport to launch pay-per-view channel

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has revealed plans to launch a pay-per-view channel.

In a brief statement, BT Sport said BT Sport Box Office will be launched later this year and will be available via BT TV and rival pay-television operator Sky.

In December, BT and Sky sealed a landmark multi-year deal to make channels available on each other’s platforms. BT TV customers will be able to sign up for all content available via Sky’s Now TV platform, including Sky Sports channels. BT will also be able to sell subscriptions to Now TV’s passes directly to BT customers.

At the same time, BT agreed to wholesale its BT Sport channels to Sky, allowing Sky to sell these channels directly to its satellite customers. The BT Sport channels include exclusive live coverage of football’s Uefa Champions League. Both broadcasters provide live coverage of football’s English Premier League.

It is expected that these new services will be available to customers from early 2019. BT added that further announcements regarding BT Sport Box Office will be made soon.