BT has revealed details of its “next-generation” TV service, including a new-look for its YouView set top boxes, the addition of 20 live, major boxing matches per year to its sports line-up and the introduction of Dolby Atmos sound. As trailed earlier this year by BT TV boss Delia Bushell, a software update will bring a new “image-rich” look to the platform which BT says will … [Read more...] about BT announces Boxnation tie-up and “next-generation” TV service
The BBC Trust’s recent decision to allow Freesat, the subscription-free satellite service co-owned by the BBC and ITV, to offer live paid-for sports content via broadband has prompted speculation that Sky’s Now TV streaming service could be heading to the platform. First launched in July 2012, Now TV offers many of Sky’s most popular channels, including Game of Thrones home … [Read more...] about Premium live sports are heading to Freesat but will it be Sky’s NOW TV or BT Sport?
BT’s million-plus TV customers can now watch the entire Premier League in HD after the firm added Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky Sports 2 HD to its channel line-up. Last year the broadband giant won the right to show its rival’s channels on its YouView platform but until today has only offered the Standard Definition (SD) versions. This meant that football fans could only enjoy … [Read more...] about BT TV adds Sky Sports HD to channel line-up
BT’s three sport channels are now available to all BT TV customers regardless of their broadband package. The channels are available for free to all BT broadband customers but, until today, a customer’s broadband package dictated how they could watch the channels. Since launching last August, BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN have been available as streamed channels to BT’s … [Read more...] about BT Sport now available on BT TV without Infinity broadband
BT has poached Sky Italia’s Chief Commercial Officer, Delia Bushell, to head up its newly merged BT TV and Sport division. Bushell will take up her new post in July and replaces BT TV CEO Marc Watson who last month announced his departure from the ISP and broadcaster. She has spent the past fourteen years in a variety of senior roles at BSkyB and Sky Italia, including serving … [Read more...] about BT poaches Sky Italia Chief Commercial Officer to head up BT TV and Sport