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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 […]

BT Sport names EE’s Matt Stagg as mobile strategy chief

BT Sport has appointed EE mobile video and content chief Matt Stagg as director of mobile strategy in a move that highlights the growing importance of mobile video to the pay TV provider. Stagg, who will report to BT Sport COO Jamie Hindlaugh, will be responsible for developing the pay TV broadcaster’s mobile capabilities. BT […]

BT Sport trials HDR livestream over 4G

BT Sport has staged a trial livestream of a UEFA Champions League match in high definition (HD) and high dynamic range (HDR) direct to mobile. The UK sports broadcaster ran the trial this week at Wembley Stadium – during Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-2 defeat to Juventus – using mobile operator EE’s 4G network. The HD HDR […]

BT reports decline in TV customers

BT reported a decline in TV customers in its most recent quarter, despite claiming record viewing figures for BT Sport. Announcing third quarter results for the three months ended December 31 2017, BT said it lost 5,000 TV customers during the quarter. This compares to a gain of 52,000 TV customers during the same quarter in […]

Amazon exploring Premier League options

Amazon has been actively exploring a possible acquisition of UK rights to the English Premier League in the run-up to next month’s auction, according to a report in UK newspaper The Telegraph. According to the report, citing unnamed sources, Amazon has been talking to industry figures about how it could incorporate premium football in its […]

Channel 4 launches digital ad sales service with BT Sport

Channel 4 has launched a digital ad sales service aimed at third party content publishers, with BT Sport on board as its first partner. The digital ad sales house will offer advertisers “unique first-party data” and Channel 4 is seeking partnerships with broadcaster on-demand platforms, news content publishers and multi-channel networks. Channel 4 said that […]

BT adds TV customers, impacted by increased sports costs

BT added TV customers in its latest quarter but its adjusted earnings fell due to higher sports rights, pension costs, and a decline in its Global Services unit. Announcing its second quarter results for the three months ending September 30, BT said it added 7,000 TV customers, taking its television base to 1.8 million. Despite starting […]

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