BT TV attracts most complaints of UK pay TV services

BT TV attracted the most complaints among UK pay TV services recorded by regulator Ofcom in the nine months to December 2014, followed by TalkTalk. Complaints about BT, focusing on service faults, provisioning, complaints handling and problems changing provider, totaled 0.15 per 1,000 subscribers, down slightly on the nine-months period ending in September. TalkTalk generated […]

BT TV launches multiscreen buy-to-keep and TV everywhere

BT TV has begun offering buy-to-keep movies on multiple devices in addition to the set-top box, claiming to be the first UK TV platform operator to do so, and has launched its own TV everywhere service, making pay TV channels on the service available via multiple devices. BT said that films purchased on a BT […]

thePlatform extends BT support to YouView+ boxes

Comcast-owned online video platform specialist thePlatform has signed an expanded agreement with BT that will see its mpx system serve and the cloud-based central video publishing system for BT TV as well as supporting other video-related initiatives.  ThePlatform previously served as the the back-end video management system for BT’s IP-based TV services. The new agreement […]

Sky exec to head BT’s TV unit

Delia Bushell has been appointed managing director of BT TV, the UK telco’s growing pay television division. BT and BSkyB have been battling for sports rights in the UK and Bushell served a five-year stint at Sky as director of broadband and telephony, ending in 2011. Prior to that she was director of commercial affairs […]

BT Sports enlists Arris for encoding, distribution

UK telco BT is working with video and broadband technology company Arris to power the distribution of BT TV and BT Sport. BT is using an Arris-engineered IPTV headend, located in the BT Tower in London, which includes encoders and an application platform to deliver video in standard and high definition. Announcing the deployment for […]

BT Sport open to all in October

BT Sport is making its magazine and live sport programming available to all Freeview, BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media viewers during October. Viewers will be able to watch BT Sport’s entertainment and chat shows and live sport on BT TV on Freeview channel 57 during the weeks beginning October 7 and October 14, from […]

Curzon Home Cinema launching on BT TV

Curzon Home Cinema, the cinema chain’s on-demand service, has launched on BT TV, bringing independent and international movie titles to BT TV viewers on the same day as their cinema release. The first major film to be released simultaneously on Curzon Home Cinema and in cinemas to appear on the BT TV service will be […]

BT Sport receives half a million sign-ups

BT reported a “strong start” for its new sports channel line-up with more than half a million households now having ordered BT Sport ahead of its August 1 launch.  However, net additions for BT’s TV service in the quarter ending June 30, came in at just 23,000 taking the customer base to 833,000, as the […]

BT plans TV rebrand, entertainment push

BT is planning to slowly rebrand its TV service from BT Vision to BT TV, and has plans to boost its channel line-up later this year.  Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild event yesterday, BT Retail’s chief executive of TV Marc Watson said that BT is rebranding the division following the launch of its web-connected […]