BT Sport will disappear from tv screens within the United Kingdom July because the channel rebrands to TNT Sports, with Premier League soccer subsequent season to be proven on the brand new channel.
The renaming follows the acquisition of BT Sport by Warner Bros Discovery, which additionally owns Eurosport.
In time, the 2 channels shall be introduced collectively below the TNT Sports model, with followers in a position to watch high soccer, rugby, tennis and Olympic sport motion all below one banner.
For now, although, Eurosport will stay distinct – the channel is the lead rightsholder for the Paris 2024 Olympics within the UK and Ireland.
But what does this imply for subscribers, and what’s TNT Sports?
What is BT Sport and what sports activities does the channel present?
Launched in August 2013, BT Sport is a bunch of paid tv sports activities channels out there within the UK and Republic of Ireland. It reveals sports activities together with Premier League and Champions League soccer, Premiership and Champions Cup rugby, cricket from Australia and New Zealand and MotoGP.
What is Warner Bros Discovery and when was a merger agreed?
Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) and BT Group introduced final yr that they’d reached an settlement to type a three way partnership that may ultimately merge the Eurosport and BT Sport channels and portfolios. Warner Bros Discovery is a multinational mass media conglomerate that operates most of the world’s greatest tv manufacturers, together with CNN and HBO.
What is TNT Sports?
TNT Sports shall be a well-recognized model to these in Latin America, the place it’s the residence of top-level home and European soccer. From July 2023, the channel will now have a devoted model within the UK and Ireland forward of the beginning of the 2023/24 soccer season.
“The TNT Sports name is already synonymous with premium live sports in a number of countries around the world and a further sign of the global scale and expertise that WBD brings to the partnership with BT,” Andrew Georgiou, managing director of WBD Sports Europe, defined of the choice to rebrand.
What does this imply for BT Sport subscribers?
No worth adjustments have but been flagged for present subscribers to BT Sport, however nor have they been dominated out forward of the rebrand. For tv viewers, BT Sport is anticipated to easily grow to be TNT Sports, with no new channel to tune in to.
For those that watch often by way of the BT Sport app, discovery+ would be the new reside streaming residence of the rebranded channel. BT Sport subscribers already take pleasure in complimentary entry to discovery+ which incorporates Eurosport’s streaming supply and big selection of leisure programming.
What sports activities will I be capable to watch on the brand new channel after the merger is full?
The merger will enable sports activities followers to observe most of the world’s greatest sporting occasions all below one channel banner. These embody: the Olympic Games, the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, Premiership Rugby, MotoGP, UFC, Boxing, WWE, tennis Grand Slams, biking Grand Tours and the winter sports activities season.