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TNT Sports to broadcast England Women’s cricket tour of India

Warner Bros. Discovery and BT Sports’ UK sports JV TNT Sports is to broadcast exclusive coverage of the England Women’s cricket tour of India live from Mumbai.  Available on TNT Sports and via the discovery+ app, live coverage begins with the first T20I on Wednesday 6 December from 13:00 GMT. The four-day Test match (14-17 […]

BT Sport app to close, with new TNT Sports-dedicated app to replace

UK sport broadcaster, TNT Sports, has shut down the BT Sport app on Thursday, October 12, replaced by the the TNT Sports app and the discovery+ app becoming the new streaming destination for TNT Sports. The app closes following the launch BT Group’s and Warner Bros. Discovery joint venture, TNT Sports in July, which replaced […]

BT Sport to make UEFA finals free-to-view

BT Sport, the joint venture between BT and Warner Bros. Discovery, is to make this year’s UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Europa Conference League finals available to everyone in the UK to watch for free whether on TV, online or on mobile. In addition to its coverage on BT Sport 1 and […]

BT Sport JV underperforms as World Cup and cost of living hit subs

BT has recorded a loss for the year to March from the now deconsolidated BT Sport JV with Warner Bros. Discovery of £121 million as the outfit struggled with downward pressure on subscriptions from the UK’s cost of living crisis and the impact on European football of the Qatar World Cup. BT said that the […]

Matt Stagg exits Warner Bros. Discovery

Matt Stagg, BT Sports director of mobile and immersive is stepping down from his role and departing Warner Bros. Discovery. Stagg has over 25 years’ experience in telecoms, media and entertainment, he joined Warner Bros. Discovery following its merge with BT Sports in September last year. Prior to this, BT Sports appointed Stagg in 2018 […]

WBD and BT to rename BT Sport as TNT Sports from July 2023

Global media giant Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has revealed that TNT Sports will become the new name for sports channel BT Sport in the UK & Ireland from July 2023. The rebranding follows the creation of a 50-50 joint venture behind the channel between UK telco BT Group and WBD, launched last September. WBD said […]

200 BT Sport employees face redundancy in WBD-led restructure

With Warner Bros. Discovery and UK telco BT both having embarked on extensive rounds of cutbacks, reports this week suggest that more than 200 employees at BT Sport are now under imminent risk of redundancy, following the creation of a merged sports operation combining the two companies’ respective UK-based assets. UK union Prospect issued a […]

BT outlines revenue impact of sports JV with Warner Bros Discovery

On Tuesday, UK telco BT provided the financial markets with guidance on the impact of the recently-announced joint venture between BT Sport and Warner Bros Discovery-owned Eurosport UK. Based on recent historical data, the company said that transference of revenues from BT Group to the JV will reduce reported BTG revenue for 2023 by £300-350m. […]

BT Sport retains Heineken Champions Cup rights

BT Sport has retained the rights to the Heineken Champions Cup through to 2024. The broadcaster will televise every match from Europe’s premier club rugby competition, along with select games from the EPCR Challenge Cup. It is an extension of a deal that was first signed in 2015. The upcoming season will feature teams from […]

National League to launch streaming service following Ryan Reynolds criticism

The National League, the fifth tier of the English football pyramid, plans to launch a streaming service by the second half of the season. The decision comes weeks after Ryan Reynolds, the celebrity co-owner of Welsh club AFC Wrexham, criticised the league for not allowing domestic or international streaming of matches. Reynolds called on the […]

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