TNT Sports has appeared on television across the UK with the channel being rebranded as BT Sport complete with new Premier League and Champions League football season as well as Premier League rugby to be shown on the channel.
The renaming follows the purchase of BT Sport by Warner Bros. Discovery, which also owns Eurosport. Over time, the two channels will be combined under the TNT Sports brand, where fans will be able to watch football, rugby, tennis and Olympic sports under one banner.
For now, though, Eurosport will remain premium — the channel is the master rights holder for the 2024 Paris Olympics in the UK and Ireland.
But what does this mean for subscribers and what is TNT Sports?
What is BT Sport and what sports did the channel show?
Launched in August 2013, BT Sport is a collection of pay-TV sports channels available in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It shows sports including Premier League and Champions League football, Premier League and Champions Cup rugby, Australian and New Zealand cricket, and motorcycling.
What was the discovery of Warner Bros. and when was the merger agreed upon?
Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) and BT Group announced last year that they had reached an agreement to form a joint venture that would eventually merge the Eurosport and BT Sport channels and portfolios. Warner Bros Discovery is a multinational media conglomerate that operates many of the world’s largest television brands, including CNN and HBO.
What is TNT sport?
TNT Sports will be a familiar brand to those in Latin America, as it is the home of top-level domestic and European soccer. From July 2023, the channel will be dedicated to being branded in the UK and Ireland ahead of the start of the 2023/24 football season.
“The TNT Sports name is already synonymous with premium live sports in many countries around the world and is another sign of the global reach and expertise WBD brings to the partnership with BT,” explained Andrew Georgiou, General Manager, WBD Sports Europe. The decision to change the brand.
What does this mean for former BT Sport subscribers?
For viewers, BT Sport has become TNT Sports, with no new channels to tune in to.
For those who watch regularly via the BT Sport app, Discovery+ will be the new live stream from the rebranded channel. Fans looking to sign up for TNT Sports directly through Discovery+ will have to pay £29.99 a month, the same amount previously charged for the BT Sport Monthly Pass – and that will include access to Eurosport and the platform’s entertainment offerings.
What sports will I watch on the new channel after the merger is complete?
The merger will allow sports fans to watch many of the world’s biggest sporting events, all under one channel banner. These include: Olympic Games, Premier League, Champions League, European League, Super League Rugby, MotoGP, UFC, Boxing, WWE, Tennis Grand Slams, Cycling Grand Tours and Winter Sports Season.
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