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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 […]

BT Sport launches new app for Xbox, Samsung TVs, Apple TV

BT has launched a new large-screen BT Sport app for Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs and Apple TV. The service is available free to BT Sport customers and allows them to access the BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, ESPN, BoxNation and BT Sport Extra channels. It will also feature on-demand content, highlights, […]

Virgin TV adds BT Sport in Ultra HD

Virgin Media is due to make the BT Sport channel available to its customers in 4K Ultra High Definition for the first time from July 30. BT Sport 4K UHD will be included in Virgin TV Full House and VIP bundles, while Virgin TV customers already taking BT Sport will get the channel automatically added […]

Virgin Media to offer BT Sport’s Champions League final in 4K UHD

BT Sport is to air this year’s UEFA Champions League football tournament final in 4K Ultra HD for the first time as part of a trial of 4K UHD TV on Virgin Media’s platform. BT Sport’s coverage of the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kyiv, Ukraine this Saturday will be the first time […]

BT loses TV subscribers as competition bites

BT lost 16,000 TV subscribers in the fourth fiscal quarter to the end of March, compared with a net gain of 14,000 for the prior year. The decline takes BT’s TV base down to 1.74 million. BT saw its overall broadband base grow from 20.4 million to 20.7 million at the end of Q4, with […]

TV Connect: TV platforms better placed than most to survive GDPR

Interactive television platforms in Europe are well-placed to survive the imposition of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) because it is a relatively trusted medium, according to BT Sport director of mobile strategy Matt Stagg. Speaking on a panel on personalisation of TV services at the TV Connect event in London yesterday, Stagg said people […]

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