Marc Watson

BT TV chief to leave

Marc Watson, the CEO of BT’s television business, is leaving the company. The telco said he is exiting “to explore new opportunities outside the company”. It added that the search is underway for his replacement with internal and external considered. BT TV, formerly known as BT Vision, has invested aggressively in sports rights and for […]

BT Sport App nears 1 million downloads

BT TV CEO Marc Watson hailed the success of BT’s new sports app yesterday, claiming that it is expected to reach the 1 million download milestone next month. Making a keynote speech at the Royal Television Society, Watson said that though UK ratings body Barb does not currently measure the number of app viewers, the […]

BT demands ‘parity’ in Sky Sports spat

The head of BT’s TV division Marc Watson has renewed the company’s calls for Sky to allow it to air Sky Sports 1 and 2 on its YouView platform, after Ofcom agreed to look into the matter earlier this month. Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild event at the BT Tower today, Watson said that […]