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BT TV subscribers are now able to sign up for Sky Sports 1 and 2, and access the premium channels through their YouView boxes.

The Competition Appeal Tribunal recently ruled that Sky Sports must make its main sports channels available on BT's television platform.

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Previously BT customers who wanted to take Sky Sports needed to subscribe to the channel pack through a Vision+ set-top box.

BT will offer Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 for £22 a month or £16.50 a month for one or the other of the channels.

Customers will have the flexibility to opt in and out of the Sky Sports channels with 30 days' notice, meaning no long-term commitment is necessary.

With Sky Sports 1 and 2 now available on BT TV, the firm's television subscribers will be able to enjoy the full range of live Barclays Premier League football matches.

Sky Sports currently airs 116 games from English football's top flight each season, while BT Sport holds the rights to a further 38.

The channel launch means BT TV customers will now be able to enjoy live action on BT Sport, ESPN, Eurosport and Sky Sports.

Delia Bushell, Managing Director of BT TV and BT Sport, said the launch of Sky Sports 1 and 2 is "a pivotal moment" for the company's ambitions in TV.

"We are delighted to now be able to offer a stronger range of premium sports programming on our YouView boxes, adding to the recent launch of Netflix," she stated.

"The ability to bundle together great content on our most advanced set-top box will underpin our aim to sell BT TV to more of our broadband customers and to accelerate the number of our customers who take a triple-play bundle from us."

Ms Bushell claimed that BT is currently running its best-ever broadband offer: BT Infinity, BT TV with YouView, BT Sport and Netflix for £5.99 for the first six months.

"Customers who want to add Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 can now add that option, whereas previously they would have had to take the Vision+ box and a different deal," she explained.

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