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BT broadband customers may no longer receive the company's own sport channels for free, after plans emerged to begin charging £5 a month for the service.

Following the recent round of auctions for Premier League rights, which resulted in Sky committing to pay £1.4 billion per year and BT spending £320 million per season, Sky revealed that its Sky Sports packages would be subject to a price rise, and BT appears to be following suit.

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Currently, all BT internet customers receive BT Sport free of charge, while Sky customers are forced to pay £13.50 for the privilege, in addition to their regular subscription.

However, plans leaked by the Daily Mail reveal that BT customers may soon need to pay £5 for BT Sport access - or at least for coverage of premium competitions for the Uefa Champions League and Europa League, for which BT won the rights last year.

BT has refused to comment on the rumours, instead saying it will be revealing its plans "in due course" - but this suggests an announcement is indeed imminent.

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