Are you still paying a premium for live sport even though there’s none on? Did you know you don’t have to? Here’s how to pause your sport payments.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sporting fixtures around the world to a halt.
As a result, we’ve heard from a number of you who are looking to pause your TV sports packages until events are back up and running.
After all, you wouldn’t pay for a cinema channel that isn’t showing any films, so why should sport be any different?
Fortunately, Sky, BT and Virgin Media are offering a way around it. Were you aware?
How to pause Sky Sports
You can pause your Sky Sports package online and still have access to all 11 Sky Sports channels, plus your recordings.
Your payments will automatically resume once fixtures have restarted.
How to pause BT Sport
BT Sport is giving customers three options:
⚽ You can donate the cost of one month’s BT Sport to support NHS staff
⚽ You can claim one month’s credit back (it’ll be taken off your bill)
⚽ If you’ve got fibre broadband, you can sign up to a new package and get BT sport free for three months
You can visit this page to enact one of these options.
How to pause sport with Virgin Media
If you get Sky Sports and/or BT Sport via Virgin Media, you can pause your payments on Sky Sports and BT Sport online.
You’ll still be able to watch the channels you’ve paused, but won’t be charged.
Your payments will be restarted automatically and they’ll let you know when this is due to happen.
Have you paused a regular payment?
We’re keen to hear from anyone who has had trouble pausing regular payments for services that can’t be accessed or used in the same way due to the current situation.
Whether it’s for TV services, gym memberships or nursery services, let us know in the comments if you’ve had problems stopping a regular payment.