BT bundles Netflix into revamped TV packages

UK pay TV service BT TV today has revamped its TV packages, with Netflix now bundled into its Entertainment, Big Entertainment and VIP plans. The addition of Netflix means that BT TV customers will be able to access the service along with other entertainment content with just one monthly payment. BT said TV customers can […]

BT launches new 4K HDR set-top box

BT has revealed a new set-top box capable of 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos. BT said that the TV Box Pro is its most advanced STB which is designed to support the next generation of TV viewing. In addition to the higher picture and audio quality, the new box also comes with 1TB of storage […]

BT TV taps Telestream for quality assurance

BT is using Telestream’s Vantage Media Processing Platform to provide automated quality assurance for BT TV customers. Telestream’s UK channel partner, Boxer Systems, worked closely with BT TV to specify, install and configure the system, according to Telestream. BT TV is using Vantage to analyze the technical properties of VOD content, extract and create appropriate […]

BT Sport and TV boss departs after three years

The managing director of BT Sport and BT TV, Delia Bushell, has announced plans to step down following a three-year stint at the UK telecoms operator. Bushell will stay at BT until the start of June to oversee a handover of responsibilities and is due to announce her future plans “in the coming weeks”. “This […]

BT to charge for BT Sport as part of sweeping price increases

BT is due to start charging its customers to access BT Sport for the first time, as part of wide-ranging set of price increases by the UK telco. From August 1, BT TV customers will have to pay £3.50 per month to access BT Sport. Previously all BT TV customers – who have to take […]

BT to introduce ‘next generation’ YouView service

BT is due to introduce a ‘next generation’ YouView service in the coming months, while a refreshed BT TV App is due out next year. The updates are designed to make it easier for users to manage their recordings and stream live and on-demand programmes on mobile devices. Included is a new image-rich user experience, […]

BT TV selects Accenture Video Solution

BT TV has selected the Accenture Video Solution (AVS) platform to support current and future BT TV offerings, including BT Sport. The Accenture-developed software platform supports live streaming and video-on-demand across multiple devices including smartphones, tablets and computers. Once deployed, the platform will enable BT TV to provide personalised experiences at scale, reaching a broad […]

Turner’s TCM launches on BT TV

Turner has launched classic movies channel TCM on the BT TV platform in the UK. TCM will be part of BT’s entertainment package, offering movies including Jerry Maquire, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and the Mad Max trilogy. TCM will also continue to air crime drama Longmire and US western Hell on Wheels, with both […]

BT faces ‘signficant headwinds’ in TV, says Patterson

BT faces “significant headwinds” in growing its TV base despite its strong showing last quarter, according to CEO Gavin Patterson. Speaking to analysts after BT announced it had signed up an additional 97,000 TV customers in the quarter to December, Patterson said that the company had benefited from its acquisition of Champions League rights, which had […]

BT: Ultra HD upgrades ‘two years away’

BT will be able to integrate new technology like High Dynamic Range into its Ultra HD offering, but does not expect upgrades to come for another two years, according to Delia Bushell. Speaking at IBC this morning, the managing director of BT TV and BT Sport said that the UK operator had a “big debate” […]

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