BT sells ‘selected domestic operations’ in 16 Latin America countries 

BT has announced that it is selling a number of its domestic operations and infrastructure in 16 Latin America countries to CIH Telecommunications Americas LLC.  The move is a part of what BT describes as the “ongoing transformation of its global unit”. BT also announced that it has entered into wholesale and reseller agreements with […]

BT Sport and Samsung team up for ‘UK’s first public live 8K sports broadcast’

BT Sport and Samsung have teamed up to screen what the pair say is the UK’s first public live 8K sports broadcast, with a screening of the UEFA Europa League match between Arsenal and Olympiacos. BT Sport and Samsung collaborated to deliver the broadcast live from the Emirates Stadium using a bespoke BT Sport 8K […]

Jefferies: Sky more likely to team up with BT Openreach than Virgin Media for fibre

Sky is more likely to partner with BT Openreach to extend its fibre broadband reach in the UK than to sign a much-speculated on wholesale deal with Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media, according to analysts from Jefferies. Jefferies gave BT a ‘buy’ rating but predicted a cut in its dividend per share from next year to […]

Sky launches new packages with BT Sport

Sky has launched two new sports packages that combine Sky Sports and BT Sport channels for the first time. Subscribers can now sign up for a combined Sky Sports and BT Sport for £35 (€42) for existing customers on an 18-month contract, while for £47 they can combine the two sports offerings with Sky Entertainment, […]

BT revamps pay TV packages with flexible structure

BT has launched a range of new ‘flexible’ TV packages as it looks to disrupt the UK’s pay TV market and keep pace with the rising tide of streamers.  Launching on February 21, the company will offer 24-month flexible TV packages which are designed to allow customers to upgrade, downgrade and add bolt-ons on a […]

EE to offer six months free BritBox to users

BT-owned mobile operator EE has announced a new distribution agreement with the ITV/BBC joint venture BritBox. From March 13, all new and existing EE pay monthly customers will be given a complimentary six month subscription to the normally £5.99 per month streamer. Users will also benefit from inclusive data when streaming video from BritBox. The […]

Sport and TV bright spots for underwhelming BT; Sky deal delivery “very close”

Sport and TV has proved a positive for BT in a quarter that was “slightly below” expectations, said CEO Phillip Jansen. Overall, the broadcaster reported a 3% decline in revenue and 4% fall in core earnings. For the quarter, revenue fell to £5.78bn from £5.98 billion, with EBITDA declined to £1.98 billion from £2.06 billion. […]

BT signs distribution deal for Google Stadia

BT and Google have announced a distribution deal for the latter’s Stadia cloud gaming platform. This is the first deal that Google has signed in Europe for the gaming platform, with a statement saying that the partnership will “see the two companies work together on initiatives designed to build awareness, access and availability of it […]

BT Sport to offer no-contract monthly pass for first time

In a first for the broadcaster, the UK’s BT Sport is to offer a no-contract monthly pass for £25 (€30) that enables users to view a range of sports without the need for a long commitment. Available from today, BT Sport Monthly Pass lets any user buy and watch BT Sport on a month-by-month basis. […]

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