BT offers flexible TV packages including Entertainment, Big Entertainment, Sport & Big Sport. See the channels included in each BT TV plan.

In the UK, BT offers a flexible television service with a range of BT TV plans that you can change every month. Depending on the BT TV package you choose, you can watch Sky TV channels such as Sky Atlantic, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports. You can also watch the BT Sport channels on BT TV.

In this article, we’ll look at BT’s television packages in the UK. We’ll look at their Entertainment, Big Entertainment, Sport and Big Sport packages, along with the television channels you’ll get included on each one. We’ll also compare what’s available on each package so you can choose the best plan for you.

Which BT TV Package Do I Need?

In the UK, BT currently offers a choice of the five following TV packages:

  • Entertainment: For £16 per month, this gives you access to Sky’s entertainment channels such as Sky Atlantic. You’ll also get National Geographic, Comedy Central, Syfy, AMC and a range of children’s TV channels. This is in addition to a Netflix Basic subscription, along your Freeview TV channels.
  • Big Entertainment: For £26 per month, this gives you access to everything on the Entertainment package, plus the Sky Cinema channels.
  • Sport: For £15 per month, this gives you access to all four BT Sport channels and BoxNation. You’ll also be able to watch Freeview channels with your BT TV box.
  • Big Sport: For £40 per month, this gives you access to all of the Sky Sports channels as well as Eurosport and BT Sport.
  • VIP: Costing £72 per month, this is BT’s ultimate television package. It includes everything in the Big Entertainment and Big Sport plans. You’ll also get HD included.

The following table summarises what you’ll get on each BT TV package:

Channels Entertainment Big Entertainment Sport Big Sport VIP
Total Channels 110+ 120+ 95+ 105+ 140+
Free-to-air channels
(e.g. BBC, ITV & C4)
Sky Showcase & Sky Max HD
Sky Atlantic HD
National Geographic HD
Comedy Central HD
Kids TV
(e.g. Cartoon Network & Nickelodeon)
HD
Sky Cinema HD
BT Sport HD
Eurosport HD
Sky Sports HD
Other Inclusive Features
Netflix Basic (SD) Basic (SD) Standard (HD)
NOW Membership Entertainment Entertainment
Cinema
Sports Entertainment
Cinema
Sports
High Definition £5/month £5/month £5/month £5/month Included

† The total number of channels includes 90+ Freeview channels (subject to Freeview coverage where you live).

For more information, you can compare the BT TV packages on BT’s website.

List of BT TV Channels: By Package

Entertainment

If you choose BT’s Entertainment package, you’ll get access to a NOW Entertainment membership. This gives you access to Sky TV channels such as Sky Atlantic along with other channels such as Gold, Comedy Central, Syfy and National Geographic.

On Entertainment, you’ll also get a range of children’s TV channels along with AMC and the Freeview channels for your area.

The following table shows a list of the channels you’ll get included on the Entertainment package:

All of the channels included on Freeview, plus the following channels:

Entertainment Channels:

  • AMC (332, 381 HD)
  • Sky Nature (335, 372 HD)
  • Sky Showcase (340, 355 HD)
  • Sky Witness (341, 356 HD)
  • Sky Atlantic (342, 357 HD)
  • GOLD (343, 358 HD)
  • Comedy Central (344, 359 HD)
  • Sky Max (345, 360 HD)
  • Sky Comedy (346, 361 HD)
  • Syfy (347, 362 HD)
  • Sky Crime (348, 363 HD)
  • Sky Arts (349, 364 HD)
  • MTV (351, 366 HD)
  • National Geographic (352, 367 HD)
  • Sky Documentaries (353, 368 HD)
  • Sky History (354, 369 HD)

Children's TV:

  • Cartoon Network (466, 473 HD)
  • Boomerang (467, 474 HD)
  • Nickelodeon (468, 475 HD)
  • NickToons (469)
  • Nick Jr (470, 476 HD)
  • Cartoonito (471)

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The BT TV Entertainment package includes a NOW Entertainment membership (worth £9.99 per month). You can use this to watch the NOW channels on another device (e.g. on your smartphone, laptop or tablet).

Big Entertainment

If you upgrade to the Big Entertainment package, you’ll get the Sky Cinema channels included on BT TV. In addition, you’ll get all of the channels that are included on the basic Entertainment package.

The following table shows a list of the channels included on Big Entertainment:

All of the channels included on the Entertainment package, plus the following channels:

Films:

  • Sky Cinema Animation (500, 514 HD)
  • Sky Cinema Premier (501, 515 HD)
  • Sky Cinema Select (502, 516 HD)
  • Sky Cinema Hits (503, 517 HD)
  • Sky Cinema Greats (504, 518 HD)
  • Sky Cinema Family (505, 520 HD)
  • Sky Cinema Action (506, 521 HD)
  • Sky Cinema Comedy (507, 522 HD)
  • Sky Cinema Mystery (508, 523 HD)
  • Sky Cinema Drama (509, 524 HD)
  • Sky Cinema Sci-Fi Horror (510, 525 HD)

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The Big Entertainment package includes both a NOW Entertainment membership and a NOW Cinema membership (each one is worth £9.99 per month). You can also use your NOW TV membership to watch your NOW TV channels on another device.

Sport

On BT TV, the Sport package gives you access to all four BT Sport channels and BoxNation.

Apart from that, you’ll also have access to more than 90 channels from Freeview along with the AMC channel which is exclusive to BT TV customers.

All of the channels included on Freeview, plus the following channels:

Sports:

  • BT Sport 1 (408, 430 HD)
  • BT Sport 2 (409, 431 HD)
  • BT Sport 3 (410, 432 HD)
  • BT Sport ESPN (411, 433 HD)
  • BoxNation (415)

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Big Sport

The Big Sport package gives you access to all of the Sky Sports and Eurosport channels, along with BT Sport and BoxNation.

The following table shows a list of the channels included on Big Sport:

All of the channels included on the Sport package, plus the following channels:

Sports:

  • Eurosport 1 (412, 434 HD)
  • Eurosport 2 (413, 435 HD)
  • Sky Sports News (419, 439 HD)
  • Sky Sports Main Event (420, 440 HD)
  • Sky Sports Premier League (421, 441 HD)
  • Sky Sports Football (422, 442 HD)
  • Sky Sports Cricket (423, 443 HD)
  • Sky Sports Gold (424, 444 HD)
  • Sky Sports F1 (425, 445 HD)
  • Sky Sports Action (426, 446 HD)
  • Sky Sports Arena (427, 447 HD)
  • Sky Sports Racing (428, 448 HD)
  • Sky Sports Mix (429, 449 HD)

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The Big Sport package includes a NOW Sports membership. This is worth £33.99 per month.

VIP

For the ultimate television experience, you can choose BT’s VIP TV package. The VIP package combines everything that’s available in the Big Entertainment and Big Sport packages. You’ll also get the HD & 4K add-on included so you can watch your BT TV channels in high-definition, where available.

If you choose the VIP TV package, you’ll get a NOW Entertainment membership, NOW Cinema membership, NOW Sports membership and NOW Boost included in the price.

Freeview Channels

As a BT TV customer, you’ll also have access to more than 90 channels on Freeview. The Freeview channels are in addition to the premium channels available through your BT TV subscription.

It’s worth noting that you’ll need to use an aerial to receive channels from Freeview. For this reason, availability of channels may be subject to the coverage in your area as well as the quality of wiring in your home.

The following table shows the channels available on Freeview:

Entertainment Channels:

  • BBC ONE (1)
  • BBC TWO (2)
  • ITV (3)
  • Channel 4 (4)
  • Channel 5 (5)
  • ITV 2 (6)
  • BBC FOUR (9)
  • ITV3 (10)
  • Sky Arts (11)
  • QUEST (12)
  • E4 (13)
  • Film4 (14)
  • Channel 4+1 (15)
  • QVC (16)
  • Really (17)
  • More 4 (18)
  • Dave (19)
  • Drama (20)
  • 5 USA (21)
  • Ideal World (22)
  • Dave ja vu (23)
  • ITV4 (25)
  • Yesterday (26)
  • ITVBe (27)
  • ITV2 +1 (28)
  • E4+1 (29)
  • 4Music (30)
  • 5STAR (31)
  • Paramount Network (32)
  • GREAT! movies (33)
  • ITV +1 (34)
  • Pick (35)
  • QVC Beauty (36)
  • QVC Style (37)
  • DMAX (38)
  • Quest Red (39)
  • CBS Justice (40)
  • GREAT! movies action (41)
  • Food Network (42)
  • HGTV (43)
  • Gems TV (44)
  • Channel 5+1 (45)
  • Film4+1 (46)
  • Challenge (47)
  • 4seven (48)
  • GREAT! tv (49)
  • TJC (50)
  • GREAT! movies classic (51)
  • 5SELECT (55)
  • Smithsonian Channel (56)
  • ITVBe+1 (57)
  • ITV3+1 (58)
  • ITV4+1 (59)
  • GREAT! movies +1 (60)
  • GREAT! tv +1 (61)
  • GREAT! movies classic +1 (62)
  • Blaze (63)
  • FreeSports (64)
  • TBN UK (65)
  • CBS Reality (66)
  • CBS Drama (67)
  • Horror Channel (68)
  • QUEST+1 (69)
  • Quest Red+1 (70)
  • Jewellery Maker (71)
  • Shopping Quarter (72)
  • Drama +1 (73)
  • Yesterday+1 (74)
  • NOW 80s (75)
  • NOW 70s (76)
  • TCC (77)
  • NOW 90s (78)
  • Clubland TV (79)
  • Blaze+1 (80)
  • TalkingPictures TV (81)
  • Together TV (82)
  • PBS America (84)
  • Craft Store TV (85)
  • More4+1 (86)
  • PBS America +1 (87)
  • Country Music Entertainment (88)
  • TV Warehouse (90)
  • That's TV Gold (91)
  • Ideal Extra (94)
  • Create & Craft (95)
  • Forces TV (96)

Children's TV:

  • CBBC (201)
  • CBeebies (202)
  • CITV (203)
  • CBBC HD (204)
  • CBeebies HD (205)
  • POP (206)
  • Tiny Pop (207)
  • POP Max (208)
  • Ketchup TV (211)
  • YAAAS! (212)

News:

  • BBC NEWS (231)
  • BBC Parliament (232)
  • Sky News (233)
  • RT (234)
  • Al Jazeera Eng (235)
  • GB News (236)

Radio:

  • BBC Radio 1 (700)
  • BBC R1X (701)
  • BBC Radio 2 (702)
  • BBC Radio 3 (703)
  • BBC Radio 4 (704)
  • BBC R5L (705)
  • BBC 5SX (706)
  • BBC 6 Music (707)
  • BBC Radio 4 Ex (708)
  • BBC Asian Net. (709)
  • BBC World Sv. (710)
  • Hits Radio (711)
  • KISS FRESH (712)
  • KISS (713)
  • KISSTORY (714)
  • Magic (715)
  • Greatest Hits Radio (716)
  • Kerrang! (717)
  • Smooth Radio (718)
  • BBC Local Radio (719)
  • BBC Local Radio (720)
  • BBC Local Radio (721)
  • BBC Local Radio (722)
  • talkSPORT (723)
  • Capital (724)
  • Premier Radio (725)
  • BBC Solent Dorset (726)
  • BBC Stoke (726)
  • Absolute Radio (727)
  • Heart (728)
  • RNIB Connect (730)
  • Classic FM (731)
  • LBC (732)
  • Trans World Radio (733)
  • BBC Local Radio (734)
  • BBC Local Radio (735)

You can use your BT TV box to pause, rewind and record live TV with 300 hours of storage built in to the box. You can also use applications like BBC iPlayer to catch up on shows that you’ve missed using your BT TV box.

For more information about Freeview channels on BT TV, see the BT website.

More Information

For more information about the channels available on BT TV, please see BT’s official website. You can also read our BT TV review.

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