A heads up for those with Sky Sports apparently you can now suspend Sky Sports until the hiatus is ended. However this from the web ( many versions available if you google it ) :
"Sky said that customers will not be able to pause their subscriptions online. Instead, people who want to suspend their payments will need to call the company directly, on 0800 151 2747.
But demand for the phone centre is reported to be extremely high, with many frustrated customers complaining of lengthy waits before getting through, and others saying they received a recorded message telling them the call centre was closed."
BT Sports will now give you a months refund if you apply via their web site. Nothing like as good as Sky's pause, but better than a kick in the nuts. Hopefully there will be another month's refund in due course