BT bundles Netflix into revamped TV packages

UK pay TV service BT TV today has revamped its TV packages, with Netflix now bundled into its Entertainment, Big Entertainment and VIP plans. The addition of Netflix means that BT TV customers will be able to access the service along with other entertainment content with just one monthly payment. BT said TV customers can […]

BT Sport renews Australian cricket deal

BT Sport has renewed its UK rights deal to broadcast Australian men’s and women’s home cricket internationals until 2025, including the exclusive broadcast of four England tours over the next four years.  The deal covers this year’s Ashes, as well as the Dettol ODI and T20 tours scheduled for 2022. All four series will only […]

BT gives up search for Openreach joint-venture partner

BT has abandoned its plans to find a joint-venture partner for its next-generation broadband network rollout. The company was looking for a partner in the expansion of Openreach, but BT has said that the cost of rollout out the new network had dropped significantly meaning that a partner is not necessary. The operator said that […]

BT partners with OneWeb for UK satellite broadband solutions

BT has announced a partnership with OneWeb for the latter to provide Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communication services across BT Group. The announcement expands on an initial Memorandum of Understanding signed in July, and will see BT test how LEO satellite technology integrates with its existing terrestrial capabilities. BT said that live trials will […]

BT delivers £1 billion cost-cutting 18 months early

BT has confirmed that it has hit its cost savings target of £1 billion 18 months ahead of schedule. The news was initially broken by The Telegraph before being confirmed by BT. In a statement, the former state-owned telco said: “Further to weekend press speculation, BT confirms that it has delivered on its 1 billion […]

BT confident of Sky fibre partnership in spite of Virgin Media O2 reports

BT has stated that it expects Sky to remain a major wholesale partner for its full fibre network development in spite of a reported deal between the Comcast-owned operator and Virgin Media O2. An earlier report from The Telegraph stated that Sky was in talks with Virgin Media O2 to invest in its own fibre […]

DAZN ‘in advanced talks’ to take control of BT Sport

DAZN is in advanced talks to acquire BT Sport, according to a report by the Financial Times. According to the FT, citing unnamed sources, a deal could be struck within weeks, with the sale of its premium TV arm freeing BT up to focus on its 5G rollout, fibre and connectivity. The sale of BT […]

Former ITV CEO Adam Crozier in at BT as chairman

BT has announced the hire of former ITV CEO Adam Crozier as its new chairman. The company will lean on the experience of the industry veteran as it continues its transformation strategy and builds out its fibre network. Currently serving as the chairman of Whitbread, ASOS and Kantar, as well as non-executive director of Sony, […]

Virgin Media O2 passes new fibre milestone as competitive landscape heats up

Liberty Global and Telefónica-owned Virgin Media O2 has added one-and-a-half million homes to its gigabit network, enabling it to make the claim that more than half of its footprint can now access ultra-fast broadband speeds. The company has now upgraded its network in locations across the UK, including Bournemouth, Bristol, Northampton, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Wigan and […]

ITV rules out BT Sport deal, but CEO Jansen still optimistic of sale

BT is hopeful of striking a deal for its Sport brand of channels, despite one potential suitor ruling out an acquisition. The telco had previously stated its intentions to explore the options surrounding BT Sport at a time when it is rapidly scaling up investment in its fibre network.  But while BT is open to […]