BT has added five new High Definition channels to its HD pack, bringing the total number offered by its YouView-based TV service to 26.
From today viewers subscribing to the £3 per month HD pack will receive Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2 in addition to their existing channels.
Viewers can add the HD pack to BT’s £7pm Entertainment pack which offers a bundle of popular pay-TV channels including Discovery Channel, Comedy Central and Gold.
BT has also added Investigation Discovery, a Discovery Networks channel dedicated to crime and investigation, to the Entertainment pack.
Alex Green, director of TV for BT, said: “Our new HD line-up offers viewers even more of their favourite channels in fantastic HD quality. This is just the latest in a series of new content deals we are offering on BT TV.”
The broadband to TV company has also announced a two-year extension of its exclusive Bundesliga coverage until 2017.
From September 2015 BT Sport will show around 115 live matches a season as well as DFL Supercup matches plus previews and highlights shows.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “We are really thrilled that we will continue to be the home of Bundesliga for the next three seasons until 2017.
“Combined with our incredible line-up of exclusively live matches from the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, the Bundesliga takes its place in our schedule as one of the premium European league competitions, having provided both European finalists last season.”
Jorg Daubitzer, managing director of DFL Sports Enterprises, said: “Bundesliga football is held in high regard at BT Sport, something which is not least of all reflected in the broad-based high quality reporting which it receives.
“Never before have so many Bundesliga matches been shown with such broad penetration in the United Kingdom. We are very pleased to be able to continue this successful cooperation.”