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BT retains Champions League rights

BT has retained the rights to the Champions League in the UK. The deal is worth a total of £1.2 billion for the three year period – £400 million per season – and is a slight increase on the previous £394 million per season contract.  Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer Division, said: “We’re delighted […]

BT Sport demos its first 8K broadcast at IBC 2019

Broadcaster BT Sport showcased live 8K for the first time at IBC 2019. Showing a match from the first day of the Rugby Sevens, COO Jamie Hindhaugh said that while the company is serious about 8K, this “doesn’t mean we’re launching 8K tomorrow”. Instead, he said that any technology is about “enhancing the capture of […]

EE adds Apple TV 4K, BT Sport to Home Broadband offering

EE has replaced its aging bespoke IPTV product with a new offering that includes Apple TV 4K and access to BT Sport.  The BT-owned EE initially developed and launched its EE TV product prior to the merger. For an additional £8 (€9) per month customers could receive the box which provided access to Freeview TV […]

BT ups price of Sport package

UK telecom giant and broadcaster BT has announced price increases to its BT Sport pay TV channels. Customers will have to pay up to £48 (€53.78) extra a year from the end of July. People subscribed to the Classic, Essential, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus and Sport Starter deals will pay an extra £1 a month. Those […]

WWE signs deal with BT Sport, ending 30+ year relationship with Sky

WWE has announced a new multi-year exclusive pay TV agreement with BT Sport in the UK and Ireland, ending the wrestling company’s association with Sky of over three decades. WWE’s flagship shows – Raw and Smackdown – will move to BT sport beginning January 2020. “We are incredibly excited by our new partnership with WWE. […]

BT Sport launches PlayStation 4 app

BT has released the latest iteration of its BT Sport app, now on Sony’s PlayStation 4 (PS4) games console. The launch comes just in time for the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League Finals, which will be available for UK-based viewers to watch for free. Like its mobile and smart TV counterparts, the PS4 […]

FA Cup to be entirely free-to-air in UK

ITV has announced a broadcast deal to show the Emirates FA Cup from 2021. This, combined with the BBC’s renewed contract signed in March, will mean that the competition will be shown exclusively on free-to-air television from 2021-25.   ITV has, in effect, taken the broadcast spot that previously had been held by BT Sport. […]

BT to debut HDR with free Champions League Final broadcast

The UEFA Champions League Final will be broadcast for free in the UK. The event on June 1 will also act as a debut showcase for BT Sport’s HD HDR offering. BT says that all BT Sport subscribers (including EE and Plusnet) will be able to watch the final using HDR resolution. The company also […]

EE launching UK’s first 5G service with BT Sport HD HDR as highlight

BT-owned EE is to launch the UK’s first commercial 5G mobile service at the end of this month in six cities:  London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast. Consumers and businesses can pre-order 5G devices, including smartphones from Samsung, OnePlus, LG, and Oppo, and EE is also announcing a 5GEE WiFi and 5GEE home broadband […]

Amazon taps BT Sport for Premier League production expertise

Amazon has contracted BT Sport and football partner Sunset+Vine to produce its English Premier League football coverage when Amazon Prime Video begins airing its allocation of 20 matches per season, available at no extra cost to Prime members. BT Sport and Sunset+Vine will support Amazon Prime Video’s production of both studio and live action match-day […]

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