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BT Sport and ESPN now on Virgin TV

Great News. BT have now launched their BT Sport channels on the Virgin Media TV Service. If you’re a TV XL customer, this means you can now watch BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN in SD and HD at no additional cost, see our TV packages for more information.

Not on TV XL and want to watch BT Sport? You can either upgrade to TV XL or add BT Sport to your existing TV package and get your sports fix. Simply order online and tick the box called BT Sport & ESPN under 'Add other extra channels' when you're checking out. Or you can call our team on 150 from your Virgin Media phone or mobile, or 0345 045 0588* from any other phone and choose option 4.

For more information about BT Sport click here or to view our TV packages click here.

If I don't get BT Sport, what are my options for watching sports programmes with Virgin Media?

Virgin Media is the only provider other than Sky to offer all six Sky Sports channels, as well as Sky Sports 1 and 2 in HD. Sky Sports will feature 116 live English Premier League matches this season – more than three times as many as BT Sport offers. Sky also offers coverage of F1, Champions League Football, Football League, Scottish Premier League, Cricket and PGA Tour Golf. Virgin Media also offers both Eurosport channels in TV M+.

What will happen to recordings I've made from the ESPN channels?

Anything you’ve recorded from the ESPN HD/America/Classic channels will be there to enjoy until 1 November 2013.

Watching BT Sport through TV Anywhere?

BT Sport channels are now available to watch online and through an iOS device on Virgin TV Anywhere. To find more about Virgin TV Anywhere head over to

*For details about how much it costs to call our team from a Virgin Media home phone, visit Call costs from other networks and mobiles vary.