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Hatton Cross2,177 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
It is a cumbersome name, but BT are only licencing the name off ABC/Disney - so within reason, they can do what they want. And there is a ESPN Star Sports out in Asia so adding a local names to the brand isn't unpresidented.
ITV "Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.
rdd2,580 posts since 21 Jun 2001
I think it's the eight syllables it takes to say that's the worst bit, we haven't seen the likes since UKTVG2.

Still I can see the logic of it from BT's point of view, they can now use the normal BT Sport presentation instead of the by now ancient ESPN graphics.
bilky asko4,546 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I think it's the eight syllables it takes to say that's the worst bit, we haven't seen the likes since UKTVG2.

Still I can see the logic of it from BT's point of view, they can now use the normal BT Sport presentation instead of the by now ancient ESPN graphics.


It's just as many syllables as Sky Sports News HQ HD (7).

EDIT: Though, I presume, there will be a BT Sport ESPN HD.
rdd2,580 posts since 21 Jun 2001


It's just as many syllables as Sky Sports News HQ HD


I don't think anyone's ever argued that was a brilliant call either! And nobody who isn't employed by Sky ever uses the "HQ HD" casually, it's always just Sky Sports News.
DVB Cornwall6,654 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
BT has revealed that all 351 matches from the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League next season will be free for customers who take BT TV.

BT TV customers will be able to receive the full BT Sport Pack for free – comprising BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, ESPN on BT Sport and the new BT Sport Europe channel, which launches on August 1 as the new home of top European football.

BT Broadband customers who choose to watch on their Sky service, via the BT Sport App or on BT Mobile, will be able to add the BT Sport Pack for a small charge of £5 a month.

BT also announced it will be launching a new Ultra HD channel in August, giving fans an outstanding viewing experience on BT Sport.


see here ……..

SPORT.BT.COM
09-Jun-2015 @ 10:46
Jake454 posts since 10 Jan 2006
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Quote:
Keeping its promise to make televised sport more accessible to more people, BT will give its broadband customers the option of receiving BT Sport 1 for free for a third season.

This channel will show all 38 live Barclays Premier League matches as well as the Aviva Premiership and SPFL.


So no more free BT Sport 2 and ESPN without BT TV?