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Amazon taps BT Sport for Premier League production expertise

Amazon has contracted BT Sport and football partner Sunset+Vine to produce its English Premier League football coverage when Amazon Prime Video begins airing its allocation of 20 matches per season, available at no extra cost to Prime members. BT Sport and Sunset+Vine will support Amazon Prime Video’s production of both studio and live action match-day […]

EE provides Amazon Prime Video with inclusive mobile data

BT-owned UK mobile operator EE has launched new content offerings with Amazon Prime Video and MTV Play featuring inclusive mobile data for new and existing EE pay monthly mobile customers.  EE is offering six-month subscriptions to Prime Video and MTV Play with inclusive data, for new and existing pay monthly mobile customers. The operator has […]

Vice on TV lands on BT platform

BT has struck a new content deal with Vice Media to bring the youth-oriented group’s TV content to BT TV customers. Vice’s lifestyle channel Vice on TV will air on BT’s platform and content will also be made available on-demand via the BT player and the BT TV app. Vice on TV, which changed its […]

BT Sport launches new app for Xbox, Samsung TVs, Apple TV

BT has launched a new large-screen BT Sport app for Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs and Apple TV. The service is available free to BT Sport customers and allows them to access the BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, ESPN, BoxNation and BT Sport Extra channels. It will also feature on-demand content, highlights, […]

Virgin Media tops Ofcom pay TV complaints

Virgin Media generated the highest number of complaints about pay TV to Ofcom in Q3 of last year, according to the media and telecom regulator’s latest analysis of complaints received. The Liberty Global-owned cable operator generated 19 complaints per 100,000 subscribers, mostly related to contract issues, followed by complaints handling and billing, pricing and charge […]

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 […]

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