BT facing £600 million lawsuit for overcharging customers

BT is being slapped with a class action lawsuit over allegations of overcharging elderly customers. The lawsuit follows a 2017 report from Ofcom which said that many customers “often elderly or vulnerable people who have remained with the same landline provider for decades” had been “getting poor value for money in a market that is […]

UK broadband usage doubles in 2020

UK broadband usage more than doubled in 2020 with 50,000 Petabytes (PB) of data being consumed across the country, compared to around 22,000 in 2019, according to data released BT infrastructure arm Openreach. During 2020, the daily record for broadband use was broken 15 times, and the average property connected to Openreach’s fibre networks used […]

BT picks Bango for third-party subscription management

Data commerce platform Bango has partnered with BT to power the operator’s bundled TV subscriptions. BT has selected the Bango Platform as a “key integration point,” which will allow it to open up a greater number of products and services to customers. The first launch under this partnership is BBCS/ITV SVOD BritBox – which BT is […]

Return to pre-pandemic revenues could take two years, warns BT

  BT reported solid results but has warned that profits may not return to pre-Covid levels until 2022-23. Revenues dropped by 8% for the first half of its 2020-21 financial year, to £10.59 billion. The company described this as relatively resilient and attributed the dip to reduced BT Sport revenue, a reduction in business activity […]

BT extends BritBox partnership with six-month free trial

BT TV subscribers will get a six-month complimentary subscription to BritBox, the companies have announced. Expanding on a partnership initially announced in May, new and existing customers are able to take advantage of the offer which saves them just shy of £36 over the six month period. During that time, users will have access to content […]

BT Sport launches on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku devices

BT Sport is making its app available on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku streaming players and Roku TV boxes. Launching on these devices and platforms ahead of the new Premier League season this weekend means that the BT Sport App is now available on a range of devices that includes the Samsung smart TV, […]

Britbox launches on BT set-top boxes

Britbox, the joint venture SVOD from ITV and the BBC, has launched on BT TV set-top boxes, the companies have announced. The streamer, which offers homegrown shows including Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, Gavin & Stacey, Classic Doctor Who, Only Fools and Horses, and Love Island, launched in November 2019 though has not yet revealed subscriber numbers. […]

BT could fund fibre rollout with Openreach sale, report claims

BT has reportedly opened talks over a possible sale of its stake in Openreach. Openreach – which was split off into its own business following a demand from Ofcom in November 2016 – has long been rumoured as being on the chopping block for BT, but a new report from the Financial Times has provided […]

BT Sports teams up with Gfinity in esports initiative

BT Sport has teamed up with UK esports business Gfinity to deliver a series of celebrity-led gaming entertainment shows and the live sports lockdown continues. Featuring sports celebrities including Robbie Savage, Joe Cole, Ugo Monye and Chelcee Grimes, the BT Sport FIFA Challenge series launched on Friday with a draft show and will be followed […]

BT cuts dividends to invest in fibre

Investments in fibre and 5G were at the centre of attention for BT as it announced a 2% dip in revenue in its quarterly results. The operator said that it is scrapping its dividend for the first time in a decade in order to spend £12 billion to boost the national rollout of its gigabit […]

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