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BT Sport teams with Boomerang for magazine show

BT Sport has teamed up with production company Boomerang to co-produce a new live sports chat show presented by broadcaster Clare Balding. The weekly sports magazine show will feature interviews and discussions of sporting interviews. The programme will launch on BT Sport on  August 8, and will be recorded in front of a studio audience […]

BT and Sky square up against each other ahead of football season

BT Sport and Sky Sports are squaring up to take each other on with English Premier League coverage ahead of the new football season getting underway.  BT Sport has secured the London derby match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea and the Merseyside clash between Everton and Liverpool as well as games featuring Manchester United against […]

BT Sport in global streaming deal for Rio Ferdinand testimonial

BT Sport has struck a deal with Rio Ferdinand and Streamworks International to show the footballer’s testimonial match live on its channels and online to viewers around the world.  Streamworks’ global streaming network will make today’s match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford available via the website in up to 170 countries. […]

Setanta takes BT Sport to Ireland

Setanta Sports has signed a deal with BT to add the latter’s new sports channels to its viewing pack in the Republic of Ireland.  From August 1, Setanta subscribers in Ireland will be able to access all three BT sports networks – BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN, which it acquired earlier this […]

BT TV additions almost double

  BT added 40,000 new TV customers in the three months ending March 31, almost doubling its sign up figure for each of the proceeding three quarters.  Announcing its fiscal fourth quarter results, BT said that its TV install base has now reached 810,000, up from 770,000 in the previous quarter. The 40,000 increase compares […]

BT chooses Red Bee Media for sports channels playout

Red Bee Media has been chosen by BT to provide playout, channel and media management services for BT’s new live sports offering, BT Sport. The channels, which will be available 24 hours a day in HD and SD, are scheduled to launch this summer. Grant Best, senior channel executive producer, BT Sport, said: “We are […]

BT selects Olympic site for home of sports channels

UK telco BT has selected part of the former Olympics International Broadcast Centre in east London as the home of its new sports channels. The company has agreed to become a long term anchor tenant of the building, and will refit part of it to house three TV studios, a control centre, 20 edit suites […]

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