Here's a guide to the football TV packages and live football subscriptions available to UK football viewers.
Live Football on Sky Sports includes Premier League football on TV with 126 matches in 2016/2017. Sky Sports EFL coverage includes 127 matches from the Championship, League One and League Two, including coverage of the EFL Play-Offs and EFL Trophy. Sky screens live coverage of the EFL Cup from the first round onwards including coverage of the EFL Cup final.
Sky Sports coverage also includes 25 Scottish Premiership matches, 35 matches from the SPFL, coverage of La Liga and the Copa Del Rey Final, Coppa Italia, Dutch Eredivisie, MLS, Chinese Super League and every Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland World Cup 2018 qualifier.
The Sky Sports Package is available from just £47.50 a month and includes: Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports 4, Sky Sports 5, Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports News HQ. The Sky Sports HD Pack is available for an extra £6 a month and consists of Sky Sports 1 HD, Sky Sports 2 HD, Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports 4 HD, Sky Sports 5 HD and Sky Sports F1 HD.
Sky Sports is available to Virgin Media customers from only £31.75 a month. The Sky Sports collection which includes: Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports 4, Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports F1. Sky Sports HD channels are also available for an additional £7 a month.
Sky Sports 1, 2 are available to customers with BT Infinity for £22 a month. Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky Sports 2 HD are available for an additional £5 a month.
Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports 4, Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports F1 are available to all Talk Talk customers with a YouView box for £30 a month.
Live Football on BT Sport includes live Premier League football on TV with 42 live Premier League matches during the 2016/2017 season. BT Sport broadcast live FA Cup football including the FA Cup final. BT Sport show 30 live games a season from the Scottish Premiership (SPL), 35 live games from the SPFL and has exclusive live coverage of the Scottish League Cup.
BT Sport has exclusive live rights to show Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Portuguese Primeira Liga, Brazilian Serie A and the Australian A-League. BT Sport also broadcast live coverage of the UEFA Europa League, Football Conference, Women's Super League, England U21 internationals and exclusive coverage of the FA Community Shield.
BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 4K UHD are free for BT TV customers subject to a £5 a month charge for HD, £6 a month for BT Broadband customers, and £21.99 a month (SD), or £26.99 a month (HD) for non BT Broadband customers, subject to a one-off £15 connection fee on the Sky Digital Platform.
BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 4K UHD are available for no extra cost to all Virgin Media TV XL subscribers (Big Kahuna & Big Daddy). All other Virgin Media subscribers (TV M, More TV, TV M+, TV L) can pay £18 a month to receive the channels.
Live football on Premier Sports includes 48 live matches from the Copa Libertadores and 44 live matches from the Copa Sudamericana. Premier Sports coverage includes live matches from the Belgian Jupiler League, Scottish Challenge Cup, every home Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland friendly international.
Premier Sports is currently available via Sky channel 428 for £11.99 a month. Premier Sports is available on Virgin Media channel 551 for £9.99 a month. Talk Talk customers can add Premier Sports to their package for £10 a month.
Chelsea TV is the official TV channel of Chelsea FC. Chelsea TV's content includes: The very latest news from Stamford Bridge & Cobham, live audio commentary of every game, full match replays and highlights, coverage from training sessions, live U23 Premier League 2 matches and FA Youth Cup action, classic games featuring club legends, exclusive interviews with your favourite players and the first interviews with any new signings.
Chelsea costs only £7 a month.
MUTV is the official TV Channel for Manchester United available as a subscription service on Sky channel 418 and Virgin channel 526. MUTV's content ranges from exclusive documentaries and player interviews to the manager’s weekly press conference and match analysis. You can also see live U23 Premier League 2 matches and academy and first team games with delayed replays. With studios at Old Trafford and Carrington and live hourly blanks bulletins, MUTV offers something for every United fan.
MUTV costs only £7 a month.