Sport on TV in 2021: The subscriptions you need for the major events

With the news that cricket is set to be shown on Disney’s Hotstar streaming service in February and Amazon are contenders to show the next Ashes, the sport broadcasting landscape appears more fractured than ever. 

Long gone are the days where you could get your live sporting fix in one place by settling down to an afternoon of Grandstand.  Instead, the explosion in popularity of streaming services and subscription-only brands have led to a whole new level of channel hopping.

To help you out, Telegraph Sport has compiled a list of the main services required to access the major events in 2021.

Football

BT Sport (Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, National League, WSL, FA Cup, FA Women’s Cup, Women’s Champions League, FA Trophy, FA Vase, FA Youth Cup, Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Coppa Italia, Ligue 1)

Sky Sports (Premier League, 2022 World Cup qualifiers, UEFA Nations League, international friendlies, EFL, EFL Cup, EFL Trophy, SPFL, MLS)

Amazon Prime (Premier League)

BBC (Euro 2020, WSL, FA Cup, FA Women’s Cup, FA Community Shield, SPFL, Scottish Cup, Scottish Women’s Premier League)

Premier Sports (Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup, Serie A, Eredivisie, Primeira Liga, La Liga)

Rugby union

BT Sport (Gallagher Premiership, Champions Cup, Challenge Cup, Premiership Rugby Cup)

BBC (Six Nations, Women’s Six Nations, Autumn internationals)

ITV (Six Nations, 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup)

Channel 4 (Champions Cup, Autumn internationals)

Channel 5 (Gallagher Premiership)

Premier Sports (Pro14)

Rugby league

BBC (2021 Rugby League World Cup)

Sky Sports (Super League)

Cricket

Disney (England’s tour of India)

Amazon Prime (Interest in the Ashes, unconfirmed)

Sky Sports (England Test cricket, ODIs and T20, England women’s cricket, overseas international cricket, T20 Blast, The Hundred, IPL)

BT Sport (overseas international cricket, Big Bash, Women’s Big Bash, Super Smash, Women’s Super Smash)

BBC (England T20, England women’s T20, The Hundred)

F1

Sky Sports F1 (All races)

Channel 4 (British Grand Prix)

Cycling

BBC (Various)

ITV (Tour de France, Tour of Britain, Women’s Tour of Britain)

Eurosport (Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana, Giro d’Italia)

Racing

ITV (Grand National, Epsom Derby, Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, British Champions Day)

Sky Sports Racing (Dubai World Cup)

Racing TV (Grand National, Epsom Derby, Cheltenham Festival, Glorious Goodwood, British Champions Day, Dubai World Cup)

Tennis

BBC (Wimbledon, Queen’s Club Championships, Eastbourne International)

ITV (French Open)

Amazon Prime (US Open, WTA Tour, ATP Tour, Queen’s Club Championships, Eastbourne International)

Eurosport (Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open, Davis Cup)

Golf

Sky Sports (Open Championship, The Masters, US Open, US PGA Championship, US PGA Tour, European Tour, Ryder Cup)

Boxing

Sky Sports / Sky Sports Box Office (PPV)

BT Sport / BT Sport Box Office (PPV)

BoxNation (PPV)

Dazn (PPV)

Athletics

BBC (Tokyo Olympics, Tokyo Paralympics, London Marathon, Great North Run, Great Manchester Run, Great Scottish Run, Cardiff Half Marathon)

Eurosport (Tokyo Olympics, Tokyo Paralympics)

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