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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 […]

BT CEO Gavin Patterson to step down later this year

BT Group chief executive Gavin Patterson is due to step down later this year with the company claiming new leadership is needed following recent poor results. BT said it expects to have a new CEO in place during the second half of the year with Patterson set to continue in the role until a replacement […]

Amazon breaks into English Premier League with new deal

Amazon Prime Video has broken the hold of Sky and BT on the English Premier League by securing the rights to air two full rounds of 20 matches per season, including bank holiday fixtures, in addition to weekly highlights. Amazon will exclusively live-stream the matches for three years from the 2019-20 season. The matches, and […]

Vodafone to offer Amazon Prime Video with mobile plans

Vodafone UK has teamed up with Amazon to become the first UK mobile company to offer Amazon Prime Video as part of its mobile plans. The agreement means that Vodafone UK customers will be able to enjoy Amazon prime Video series such as The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and The Grand Tour, and forthcoming series Cloak […]

BT shareholders mobilising as disquiet with CEO grows

BT shareholders have reportedly asked to meet the UK telecom operator’s chairman over concerns about the company’s leadership under CEO Gavin Patterson. According to the Financial Times, investors have asked for meetings with Jan du Plessis to discuss Patterson’s future after a series of reverses led to a long decline in BT’s share price this […]

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