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What channels are on BT TV?

What channels are on BT TV?

Before signing up for a long-term contract, make sure you're getting the series, sports and films you want to watch. Here’s a rundown of the channels across BT TV’s packages.

Before signing up for a TV package for a year, you want to make sure you’re getting the content and channels you want.

BT’s TV packages are low-priced and come with the bonus of BT Sport, but they don’t offer the same channel selection as some other providers do. Here’s what you can expect out of each package.

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Starter + BT Sport

Freeview channels UK

The Starter + BT Sport package comes with all four BT Sport channels in standard definition, plus 85 Freeview channels, including:

  • BBC (plus HD channels)
  • ITV (plus HD channels)
  • Channel 4 (plus HD and timeshift channels)
  • Channel 5
  • Dave
  • E4
  • Five USA
  • Quest
  • Sky News
  • Aljazeera (plus HD channel)
  • Food Network
  • QVC
  • CBBC
  • CBeebies

Not sure what you can watch on Freeview? Read our guide to Freeview TV to find out what series and sports you can watch outside of pay TV.

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Entertainment + BT Sport

Nat Geo Wild on BT

BT’s Entertainment comes with all of the above channels — except BT Sport — plus an additional 30 channels, including:

  • Alibi
  • Animal Planet
  • Comedy Central
  • Crime and Investigation
  • Discovery
  • E!
  • Eurosport (1 and 2)
  • Gold
  • H2
  • History
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • MTV
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Sony
  • Syfy
  • TLC
  • Universal
  • TCM

If you subscribe to this package, you'll be able to add BT Sport on a rolling monthly basis for a small fee. So if you only want BT Sport for UEFA games, you can subscribe during the season, cancel when there aren't any matches, and then add it back again once new matches are announced.

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Max + BT Sport

UEFA Champions League on BT Sport

BT’s top-tier package includes 150 channels. In addition to the above, it also offers:

  • BT Sport in HD and 4K UHD
  • HD versions of the channels in the Entertainment + BT Sport package
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nicktoons
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cartoonito

If you subscribe to this package, BT Sport is free.

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BT TV add-ons

BT lets you customise your TV package if these channels aren’t enough for you. No matter what package you’re on, you can add:

  • BT Sport: Unless it's already included in your package, BT Sport is now a monthly add-on for a small fee.
  • AMC: BT TV subscribers can add AMC to their packages for free.
  • HD add-on: For a monthly fee, you can upgrade to get BT Sport and AMC in HD. If you subscribe to the Max + BT Sport package, you already get these channels in HD, so you don’t need to pay extra.
  • Netflix: If you’re not already a Netflix subscriber, BT lets you bundle your Netflix subscription together with your monthly BT bill.
  • Sky Sports: Add Sky Sports Main Event and Main Event Extra in either standard or high definition for a monthly fee. Note: To get Sky Sports, you must have a BT Infinity fibre broadband package.
  • Sky Cinema: You can add all 11 Sky Cinema channels for a monthly fee.
  • Kids TV on-demand: BT offers thousands of shows on-demand for kids for a monthly fee.
  • Music: You can stream additional music and karaoke channels for a monthly fee.

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