BT Sport has launched a new timeline feature for users of its large screen app.
It makes its debut ahead of this week’s UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League finals that are both being covered by the broadcaster. Its’s planned to launch it in full next season around coverage of the Premier League and UEFA Champions League
While viewers have been able to use a timeline on mobiles and tablets for several seasons as part of the App’s enhanced player, this is the first time that they will be able to enjoy an improved viewing experience on large screens.
The new features allow customers watching on TV via the App to access an interactive timeline for each match to keep abreast of key moments and incidents. The feature allows them to re-watch key moments and move seamlessly back to the live action.
Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer, BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is proud to have continually broken new ground in how fans can watch live sport in recent years and today’s launches are the first to come from BT Sport Innovates, our new home of innovation.”
Meanwhile, customers can access the App for large screens on the Netgem 4K and Netgem HD TV boxes, plus Netgem soundbox HD. BT Sport will join an array of HD and 4K content available via the Netgem platform including Freeview Play, Prime Video, Youtube, and BritBox.
Sylvain Thevenot, Chief Commercial & Customer Officer, Netgem Group, said: “Launching BT Sport on our award-winning Netgem TV service completes the range of content already provided to consumers via our distribution operator partners in the UK, and we are pleased to offer fantastic Sport content in stunning 4K quality via the BT Sport App.”
In addition to Netgem, BT Sport can be accessed through Amazon Fire TV, Roku devices as well as TV sets supporting Android TV joining existing availability on Samsung smart TV, Sony PlayStation, Xbox, Google Chromecast and Apple TV, as well as mobiles and tablets.
BT Sport is also available on all major pay-TV platforms BT TV, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.