BT is planning a live Ultra-HD test to coincide with IBC 2013. The broadcast of the Saracens and Gloucester rugby match on Sunday September 15th will be captured as a multicamera production, shot in 4K, and delivered over satellite.
BT Sport signed 10,000 pubs and clubs before the kick-off of the Premier League season on Saturday lunchtime.
Over one million households are expected to have freemium channel BT Sport available when the Premier League kicks off on Saturday lunchtime.
BT is giving a makeover to the humble beermat as part of its launch campaign for BT Sport.
BT Vision is to undergo a gradual rebrand as the telco comes close to the wire in its delivery of linear content over the YouView box.
Sky Sports is to make itself available free of charge for the first day of the new Premier League season – the same day as it will face a new competitor for football audiences.
BT has signed a three-year exclusive deal with Channel 4 to be its partner for TV ad sales on BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN.
In a repeat of the UK rights deal, Sky and BT are to share the seven packages of live rights to the Premier League in the Republic of Ireland between 2013/14 and 2015/16.
BT Group is to acquire ESPN’s UK and Ireland channel businesses for the BT Sport portfolio.
BT Sport has increased the pressure on sports TV rights costs with a deal to screen 800 hours of women’s tennis.