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BT Sport gives viewers more content with new ‘red button’ service

Press Release   •   Sep 19, 2014 00:00 BST

BT Sport viewers are set to benefit from even more top flight TV programming following the launch of its BT Sport Extra ‘red button’ service in the UK and Ireland, this weekend. BT Sport Extra will be on air at selected times, providing viewers with additional content alongside the already strong line-up on BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN. 

Launching on September 19 on BT TV (except to those receiving the service via a TV aerial) and on the Sky Digital Satellite Platform, with the live broadcast of the Ligue 1 French football clash between Bordeaux v Evian (kick off 7.30pm), BT Sport Extra further extends the broadcaster’s multi-platform offering, adding to the app and website, btsport.com. 

To access BT Sport Extra viewers simply press the red button on their remote (on the Sky Digital Satellite Platform) or switch to BT Sport Extra on channel 527 (on BT TV). BT 

Sport Extra is included automatically within viewers’ existing BT Sport pack and will also be available on Virgin Media in the coming weeks. 

Viewers can access the BT Sport website for the BT Sport Extra line-up while customers using BT TV can look ahead using the EPG. Additionally, BT Sport Extra will carry information relating to upcoming events. 

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “Reach is at the heart of BT Sport and we are continually looking at new ways to enhance our viewers’ experience. 

“BT Sport Extra provides sports fans with access to even more live sporting action whether that’s on TV, via the red button, app or online.” 

Selected upcoming BT Sport Extra events include (on air times listed): 

French Ligue 1 Bordeaux v Evian 19 September 7.30pm 
French Ligue 1 Lille v Montpellier 21 September 1pm 
Portuguese Primera  Liga Porto v Boavista 21 September  8.15pm 
French Ligue 1 Caen v PSG 24 September 8pm 
German Bundesliga Augsburg v Hertha Berlin 28 September 2.30pm 
Brasileirao Atletico Paranaense v Corinthians 28 September 8pm 

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