- Six months free access to the BT Sport app for new and existing EE pay monthly mobile handset, tablet and SIM only customers
- Access to the BT Sport App is the first of a series of BT benefits to be made available to EE customers
- Offer will be supported by a multi-million pound advertising campaign featuring Kevin Bacon, Rio Ferdinand, José Mourinho and Harry Redknapp
EE today announced an exclusive BT Sport App offer for new and existing EE pay monthly customers, providing them with six months free access to all the live sporting action available on BT Sport channels.
From 27 July, EE customers on consumer and small business pay monthly handset, tablet and SIM only plans* will be able to access to all the BT Sport channels on their smartphone or tablet. Sports fans can stream the most anticipated action live, or watch highlights over EE's award-winning 4G network as well as WiFi whenever they choose.
The BT Sport offer is the first of a series of benefits to be made available to EE customers now that EE is part of BT Group, and the first time that a BT service will be promoted through EE's retail stores nationwide.
BT Sport on EE
EE pay monthly mobile customers will have access to the full line-up of BT Sport channels: BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport Europe and ESPN on BT Sport. BT Sport coverage includes:
- Every match in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League
- 42 Premier League matches
- The Emirates FA Cup
- Aviva Premiership Rugby
- European Rugby Champions Cup
- America's Cup
- MotoGP, UFC and more
As well as live and on-demand catch-up, the BT Sport App provides an array of additional video clips including highlights, interviews, video diaries, fixtures, results and league tables.
All UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches are available live on the App. The video player has an interactive timeline which plots every significant moment of the game. Goal alerts mean that you'll have the latest information and you can switch games easily, plus a stats overlay provides team and player statistics without interrupting viewing. Customers can re-watch any of the games in full or check out highlights at any time after the final whistle is blown.
Premium content on the UK's best 4G network
Smartphone and tablet users are viewing an increasing amount of content on the move - with mobile fast becoming one of the most popular viewing platforms for sport. During the England vs Wales match at the European Championship, EE saw data usage surge 50% higher than any previous network peak.
EE's award-winning 4G network is designed for the delivery of high quality video. Not only does EE's 4G network cover more than 60% of the geography of the UK (more than any other), it has the most 4G capacity and the fastest network speeds, boosted by 4G+ in the UK's busiest towns and cities. EE has also integrated BT's content delivery into the EE network, providing a great BT Sport viewing experience on the move.
EE has committed to expanding 4G coverage to reach 95% of the UK landmass by 2020 – further than any mobile network has ever gone.
Marc Allera, CEO, EE, said:
"Our customers have been telling us for a long time that they are watching more and more sport on the go, and this summer's European Championship football tournament has driven traffic peaks that we've never seen before.
"Now, as part of BT Group, we are able to offer customers the chance to watch the very best in live domestic and European sport when out and about. With our ambition to reach 95% of the geography of the UK by 2020, EE customers will be able to watch Premier League football while on Hackney Marshes, or the America's Cup in the middle of Lake Windermere."
The BT Sport offer will be supported by a multi-channel, multi-million pound advertising campaign, which will feature Kevin Bacon as well as BT Sport pundits and ambassadors, Rio Ferdinand, José Mourinho and Harry Redknapp, in a forthcoming TV advert.
The BT Sport App offer will be available initially to EE customers on pay monthly handset, tablet and SIM only plans, using iOS, Android and Windows devices. The app will be available for free for the first six months and then as a 30 day rolling add-on that costs £5/month. Customers can cancel the service at any time. To be the first to find out how to sign up for the offer, and for further information, customers should register their interest at: ee.co.uk/btsportoffer
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