Sky Sports and BT refuse to offer any refunds to customers despite football being suspended after coronavirus outbreak – The Sun

SKY SPORTS and BT Sport will not be offering refunds to customers despite the lack of live football on offer.

The Premier League announced on Friday that it would be suspending fixtures until at least April 3 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellations

It was a move that followed Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A and was later repeated by Germany's Bundesliga and the French Ligue 1.

The Champions League and Europa League are also on hold with Uefa to take a decision about their future on Tuesday.

And that leaves football fans with very little to watch on television for the next few weeks.

Sports subscriptions cost hundreds of pounds per year, but Sky and BT will not be refunding fans for the time there's no football on.

Sky Sports managing director Rob Webster said in a statement: "Sky Sports is working closely with all our partners to better understand the impact on the annual sporting calendar.

"We recognise that it is a fast-moving situation and we are working at speed to ensure we continue to deliver for all of our customers.

"A number of sporting events have been postponed, but not cancelled, so we expect to be able to show these when they are rescheduled.

"Therefore, our live schedule is likely to look different for a period of time. As more information becomes available, we will continue to provide updates to all of our customers."

Meanwhile, a BT Sport spokesman said: "We apologise to customers about the changes to the BT Sport schedule this month due to the impact of Covid-19.

"The situation is evolving rapidly and we are working with the leagues to continue to broadcast live sport wherever possible and broadcast games when they are rescheduled over the coming months.

"We will continue to broadcast a wide range of BT Sport content including films and documentaries and we will update our customers as we have a clearer view of the remainder of the season."

Source: Read Full Article