YouView looking to AI and voice to enhance discovery

YouView, the UK digital TV joint-venture platform used primarily by BT and TalkTalk TV customers, aims to tap artificial intelligence and voice-based navigation to identify who is watching and present content based on who is watching and factors such as the time of day, according to Sion Wynn Jones, product director, YouView. Speaking at the […]

EE tests live 5G broadcast with BT Sport

BT-owned mobile operator EE has staged its first live trial of remote production broadcast over 5G in partnership with BT Sport, ahead of a full test at the weekend.   EE claims that the EE Wembley Cup 2018 – an event featuring YouTube stars and sports teams like Hashtag United and Rebel FC – will be […]

BT claims positive momentum in first half

BT said it continued to generate positive momentum in the second quarter after reporting a 2% rise in adjusted EBITDA for its first half, thanks in part to restructuring-related cost savings. The UK operator said that based on current trading it also expects EBITDA for 2018/19 to be in the upper half of its £7.3-£7.4 […]

Report: BT and Apple in talks over EE-Apple TV partnership

BT is reportedly in talks with Apple about making its mobile network EE a distributor of Apple TV set-top boxes. According to a Telegraph report, the box would be offered to EE customers pre-loaded with apps to deliver BT Sport and channels from other broadcasters. EE first launched its TV service in October 2014, offering content […]

BT announces increase in core earnings

BT announced a 1% rise in core earnings for the first quarter thanks to stronger handset margins in its consumer business and restructuring-related cost savings. Adjusted EBITDA came to £1.80 billion (€2 billion), up from £1.785 billion a year earlier, despite underlying revenue dropping 2% year-on-year to £5.716 billion. BT attributed the revenue decline to […]

BT TV taps Telestream for quality assurance

BT is using Telestream’s Vantage Media Processing Platform to provide automated quality assurance for BT TV customers. Telestream’s UK channel partner, Boxer Systems, worked closely with BT TV to specify, install and configure the system, according to Telestream. BT TV is using Vantage to analyze the technical properties of VOD content, extract and create appropriate […]

Sky least complained-about pay TV operator in UK in Q1

Sky was the least complained-about pay TV provider in the UK in the first quarter of this year, and BT was the most complained-about, according to the latest figures released by media and telecoms watchdog Ofcom. According to Ofcom’s statistics, Sky generated two complaints per 100,000 customers in the three months to March, compared with […]

BT adds new on-the-go and multiscreen features to TV app

BT has added new features to its BT TV app, including the ability to download and access content on the go, as well as BT TV App Extra, a feature that offers additional benefits such as access to a range of TV platforms including Samsung Smart TVs, Apple TV and Google Chromecast. BT TV app […]

YouView chief Halton to leave at end of year

YouView chief executive Richard Halton is to stand down at the end of this year to pursue new opportunities. The UK hybrid digital TV platform, which is jointly owned by BT, TalkTalk, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva, said that Halton, who led YouView from launch, had decided the moment was right […]

Amazon Prime Video launches on BT TV set-top boxes

BT has become the first UK pay TV provider to offer Amazon Prime Video access via its set-top box. From today, BT TV customers will be able to access the Prime Video App, allowing them to sign-up and watch thousands of TV episodes and movies, as well live sports like US Open Tennis and from next […]

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