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TalkTalk renews deal with Sky

UK service provider TalkTalk has renewed its deal with Sky to distribute premium content. The new multi-year agreement will give TalkTalk TV customers continued access to Sky entertainment channels including Sky 1 and Sky Living. In addition, TalkTalk will continue to offer live and on-demand content from Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, and pay-per-view service Sky […]

BT Sport to showcase VR for Arsenal-Chelsea match

BT Sport, the sport TV arm of the UK telecom operator, is providing a virtual reality experience based around this weekend’s football match between Chelsea and Arsenal in four of mobile subsidiary EE’s stores in London as part of a new trial of the technology. BT Sport will film the game using VR cameras and […]

EE customers to get free BT Sport access

EE mobile customers will be able to access BT Sport for free for six months, in the “first of a series of BT benefits” that will be made available to EE customers. The BT Sports App will be available for new and existing EE pay-monthly customers, with the move following BT’s £12.5 billion (€16.7 billion) […]

BT unveils social initiatives for Champions League final

BT has unveiled a range of initiatives to make coverage of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid available on social media platforms, on top of its recently announced plan to live-stream the match on YouTube. BT said that the final will be covered by Snapchat Live Story, with behind the scenes […]

TalkTalk adding BT Sport to TV offering

UK telco TalkTalk is to add BT Sport to its TV offering from next month, making English Premier League and UEFA Champions League games available to its viewers. alkTalk TV homes will be able to subscribe to BT Sport channels on a rolling monthly contract directly from BT. Subscribers to BT Sport will also be […]

BBC and BT Sport retain English FA Cup rights

The BBC and BT Sport have retained the rights to English FA Cup football in the UK until 2021, after the broadcasters reached agreement with the Football Association to extend their shared coverage of the competition for another three years.   The deal will see the BBC continue to broadcast coverage of the competition across […]

BT TV passes 1.4m as company posts first residential customer gain in decade

BT added 97,000 TV customers in its fiscal third quarter, taking its total to 1.4 million. The company said that viewership of its BT Sport offering had increased by 46% thanks in part to coverage of Champions League and Europa League football. BT said that 20 football matches recorded peak concurrent viewing above one million […]

BT airs 4K basketball with Rogers and the NBA

BT Sport is partnering with Canadian operator Rogers and the National Basketball Association to deliver what they claim will be the first live NBA game in 4K. Tonight’s Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic match from London’s O2 Arena will be available to BT Sport and Rogers cable customers, who can tune their NextBox 4K set-top […]

Eir buys Setanta Sports Ireland

Irish telecoms company Eir has acquired Setanta Sports Ireland in a deal that marks its first move into TV content rights. Through the deal Eir has taken BT Sport’s Irish rights allowing it to broadcast Premier League and Champions league football. Setanta customers in the Republic of Ireland are able to receive six channels – Setanta […]

BT launches sport-focused start-up competition

BT has launched a competition to find start-ups and entrepreneurs with “innovative digital media and production solutions” that can be used in sports broadcasting. The BT Infinity Lab competition launches today, with BT Sport planning to trial the winning technology or service following six months of support from BT’s research and innovation teams. BT said […]