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BBC updates iPlayer on BT Vision set-tops

The BBC has updated the version of its BBC iPlayer service that is available on BT Vision set-top boxes, making 30-day catch-up content available to BT Vision users for the first time, along with access to excusive iPlayer content, the Radio 1 video channels and BBC iPlayer collections. The move completes the BBC’s consolidation of […]

BT taps S3 Group for BT Vision and YouView monitoring

BT TV has tapped S3 Group to provide its StormTest quality assurance system.  According to S3, BT has significantly scaled up its deployment of StormTest Development Center, and made S3 Group its preferred supplier for test automation and monitoring. Specifically, BT is using the StormTest Development Center to test the BT Vision and YouView user […]

BT hits 19 million fibre homes target

BT has now passed more than 19 million homes and businesses with fibre broadband, reaching two thirds of UK premises some 21 months ahead of schedule. BT had originally set a 19 million premises target for the end of 2015, but said it reached it in March, helping the UK achieve “one of the fastest […]

NBCUniversal hires former BT Vision, UKTV execs

NBCUniversal has created two new positions in its international channels division and hired executives from BT Vision and UKTV. Sarah Lloyd-Baker has been appointed VP, marketing, UK and Kjetil Njoten vice president, creative, UK and emerging markets. Both roles are London-based and both execs will report to Nicky Douglas, managing director, Universal Networks International, UK. […]

UK pay TV and telecom complaints see sharpest fall for a year

UK media and telecom regulator Ofcom received fewer complaints about pay TV and telecom services in the second quarter, with the quarter-on-quarter decrease in complaints the largest for a year. In the pay TV sector, BT Vision was the most complained about service, with 0.25 complaints per 1,000 customers, six times the industry average despite […]

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 […]

BT most complained about pay TV service

BT Vision remained the most complained about pay TV service in the UK in the first quarter of the year with 0.29 complaints per 1,000 customers, according to Ofcom stats.  This marked an increase from 0.24 complaints per 1,000 subscribers in the previous quarter, and was six times greater than the industry average, according to […]

BT chooses thePlatform for video logistics

BT has chosen thePlatform to supply its central video logistics system for TV services BT Vision and YouView. thePlatform’s mpx cloud-based video publishing system is being used by BT to deliver content to BT Vision and YouView customers. BT is using mpx for video workflow, the coordination of playback data with recommendations engines and the […]

BT Vision strikes Viacom channels deal

BT Vision has struck a deal with Viacom International Media Networks to bring MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon to its line-up of linear channels. The new channels will join the IPTV platform’s growing list of linear services, launched last year, which now include Universal Channel, Syfy, E!, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Real Time, British Eurosport […]

BT Vision launches British Museum channel

UK telco BT has launched an on-demand channel featuring video content from the British Museum to its IPTV platform BT Vision. The channel will be available to all BT TV customers at no extra charge. It will offer films produced by the British Museum including long and short form documentaries on themes including journeys of […]

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