What has Amazon got to do with Sport in Pubs?
Amazon Prime Video own the exclusive rights to 20 Premier League games in December, including the early midweek games and the Boxing Day games. BT Sport have partnered with Amazon as the sole distributor of these games for Commercial premises. Pubs will need to buy an Amazon Premier League Pass from BT Sport to access these games.
What games do they have and when are they?
All early midweek Premier League games across the 3rd, 4th and 5th of December and all Premier League games on Boxing day and 27th December. This includes Man Utd v Spurs and the Merseyside derby.
Who do I buy these from?
In order to watch these games in Commercial premises, you will need to purchase the Amazon Premier League Pass from BT Sport.
How do I access the games?
The games can be accessed on the BT Sport Box Office channel (Channel 490) on the Sky platform. When games are on at the same time, you will be able to access the games via the red button.
Will the games be in HD?
Yes, all 20 games will be in HD, including those shown on the red button. If you don’t have a HD box, you will not be able to see any of the games. In this instance, please call BT Sport on 0800 678 1957 to arrange an upgrade.
What extra equipment will I need?
The games will be shown via the Sky satellite platform so all you need to access the games is a Sky satellite box and Sky viewing card. Existing BT Sport customers will already have everything they need to watch the games.
How can I get this extra equipment?
You will need to let an agent know that you require a Sky Satellite box and/or viewing card when purchasing your Amazon Premier League Pass. They will be able to order this for you and it will take up to 7 working days to arrive.
How do I watch other games on at the same time?
These can be accessed on the BT Sport Box office channel via the red button.
Can I watch more than one game at a time?
Yes, if you have more than one television, more than one Sky satellite box and have an additional viewing card – available at no extra cost from BT Sport if you are an existing customer – you can show two games at once.
Am I able to use my Amazon Prime subscription which I use for online shopping & TV to show these games in my premises?
Am I able to use my Amazon Prime Video Service via a Fire Stick to show these games in my premises?
Will you be checking commercial premises to make sure commercial premises are not using their Amazon Prime Video to show these games in their premises?
We treat compliance very seriously in order to protect both our customers’ and our own investment in sports rights and we will be checking on thousands of pubs and other commercial premises during December to check that they are compliant. Matches shown using a legitimate subscription will display specific marks and coded information to enable inspectors to sport foul play.
How much will it cost?
Pricing will be dependent on your premise type and rateable value. New and Existing BT Sport customers will be eligible for a discount and the ability to pay for their Pass in monthly instalments.
Do I need to be a BT Sport Customer?
No, you do not have to be a BT Sport customer to purchase the Amazon Premier League Pass.
Do I get a discount on the Amazon Premier League pass if I am an existing BT Sport customer?
Yes. If you are an existing BT Sport customer you will get a 20% discount.
Can I add my Amazon Premier League pass to my BT Sport subscription?
Yes, existing BT Sport customers can choose to add this to their BT Sport bill as a one-off cost or split across multiple bills and pay in monthly instalments.
Can I pay up front?
Yes you can purchase the Pass via credit card as a one-off purchase.
Will I get Point of sale?
Yes, branded POS will be dispatched from the 18th November. If you order on or after the 11th November please allow up to 7 working days for this to arrive.
If I am an existing BT Sport customer when do I need to sign up by?
You will need to purchase 4 hours before the first game on the 3rd December to ensure you will have service in time for the first game. If purchased any later you may miss some of the content. However, if you don’t purchase before Saturday 21st December you will not be eligible for your customer discount.
If I am not an existing BT Sport customer when do I need to sign up by?
If you already have a working Sky satellite box and active viewing card you will need to sign up 4 hours before the first game. If you do not have a Sky satellite box you will need to order 7 working days before the game to ensure your box can be delivered in time and for you to receive your Viewing Card.
If I purchase after the first round of games will I get a discount?
No, your Amazon Premier League Pass will remain the same price after the first round of games.