TNT SPORTS has officially launched, which means there are big changes for BT Sport and Eurosport.
The two television networks are merging into one, in a joint venture between two massive broadcasters, BT Group and Warner Bros. Discovery.
The merger has been in the pipeline for quite some time and could mean more competition for Sky Sports and Dazn, especially as more users move towards subscription-only streaming platforms.
Fans of a certain generation will be saddened to see the end of Eurosport, which has long come with the most basic cable and satellite subscriptions in the UK.
What is TNT Sports?
TNT Sports is the new name of the merger between BT Sport and Eurosport, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.
The merger is intended to allow BT Sport to become efficient and offer a more premium product.
Currently, BT Sport has the rights to some of the biggest football competitions in Europe, the Premier League and the UFC.
Meanwhile, Discovery has tennis grand slams, the Tour de France and the Olympics.
According to Eurosport: “Eurosport, UK and Ireland only, will become part of this new brand at some point in the future.
“There are no plans to rebrand Eurosport in markets where it is available outside of the UK and Ireland.”
How much will TNT Sports cost?
Consumer chief and BT chairman Marc Allera revealed there were no plans to change prices but “it is impossible to give any guarantees.”
Allera said: “This market is moving at a fast pace. The evolution of the portfolio determines the price of the product and how much we charge.”
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What sporting events could they stream?
Both broadcasters have a number of existing sports to which they have rights.
Here are a few that the new TNT Sports could broadcast when it goes live.
BT sport: Soccer Premier League, Uefa Champions League, Uefa Europa League, Premiership Rugby, Moto GP, UFC, Boxing and WWE.
Eurosport: The Olympic Games, the four grand slams of tennis, skiing, the Tour de France and the other great tours of cycling.