BT Vision To Offer Sky Sports From August

Broadcaster BSkyB has agreed a deal with BT to provide its Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 channels to customers of the company's BT Vision on-demand TV service.

The BBC reports that the channels will be available for BT Vision customers from 1 August - just in time for the start of the domestic football season.

In March, Ofcom ruled that Sky would have to sell its premium sports channels for £10.63 per channel per month to rival broadcasters, 23.4 per cent less than it had previously charged.

The regulator also ruled that the two channels sold together could cost no more than £17.14 per month, 10.5 per cent less than before.

BT has not yet announced the final subscription fee for consumers, but had previously said that it would charge £15 per month for Sky Sports 1.

Speaking to the BBC, Michael Phillips of digital TV comparison web site Digitalchoices.co.uk said: “This is another exciting development for football fans which has also recently seen Virgin Media lower the pricing of its Sky Sports packages ahead of the new season.”

"Once BT's pricing is announced we would urge football fans to compare the Sky Sports options available in their area, ahead of the new season," he added.