BT Vision

BT Vision to add Discovery channels to linear line-up

BT Vision has struck a deal with Discovery Networks UK to add channels Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Real Time to its linear TV line-up. The addition of Discovery Channel will bring shows including How We Invented The World, Gold Rush and Wheeler Dealers to BT Vision viewers. Recent Animal Planet shows include Monster Bug […]

BT to accelerate fibre rollout

BT is accelerating rollout of its fibre broadband network and expects it to pass two thirds of UK premises by spring 2014, more than 18 months ahead of schedule. The announcement came during the telco’s second quarter results that showed it had over 950,000 fibre subscribers, of which 875,000 were retail customers. BT said it […]

BT Vision gets most complaints

BT Vision is the UK’s most complained about pay TV provider. Between April and June, Ofcom found that 0.25 BT Vision customers per 1,000 customers made a complaint, which was above average industry levels for complaints. Complaints about BT Vision were partly driven by issues related to their sales processes and problems with billing. Virgin […]

BT Vision chooses BeBanjo for workflow

BT Vision has chosen TDF-owned Spanish technology company BeBanjo to help manage its video-on-demand offering across multiple platforms. BeBanjo will deliver a platform to enable BT Vision to manage and track rights, scheduling, metadata and operational workflow. “Over the past three years the amount of content we manage has grown by well over 300%. As […]

BT confirms YouView launch this autumn

BT has confirmed that it will begin offering the YouView TV service in the autumn. The telco is one of seven launch partners for YouView, the UK’s connected TV service that launched earlier this month. It said the service would appeal to customers “looking for the next evolution of the Freeview service” but did not […]

BT Vision boosts linear line-up

UK hybrid TV service BT Vision is adding the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild to its line-up. The channels, which air documentary series, including Air Crash Investigation, Seconds from Disaster, Bloody Tales from the Tower and The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, will launch later this year. They will join BT Vision’s other […]

BT Vision subs base tops 700,000

BT Vision added 28,000 new customers in the first quarter of 2012 the year taking its subscriber base over 700,000 for the first time. The subscriber additions to the IPTV service were less than in the seasonally strong quarter to end December when 39,000 new subs signed up, but BT Vision customer ARPU has hit […]

BT Vision to offer FX

News Corp-owned general entertainment channel FX will be available as a linear channel on UK IPTV service BT Vision after the two companies struck a carriage deal. 
The move means that FX UK will be the fourth linear channel to sign up to the service in the last month. Subscribers to BT Vision will now […]

UKTV gets BT Vision distribution

British thematic broadcaster UKTV has struck a video-on-demand deal with BT Vision, marking the first time that the company’s content will be available via an IPTV service. The three-year deal will see UKTV launch three of its pay channels – Watch, Gold and Alibi – as linear channels on BT Vision’s service. It will also […]

BT preps new Vision

UK telco BT is redesigning its BT Vision IPTV service, according to a report in the Financial Times. It says that BT will revamp the service within weeks, introducing social media and personal recommendation elements and greater interactivity to the user experience. The changes come as BT Vision faces increased competition from the likes of […]