BT Sport and Samsung have delivered the UK’s first public live 8K sports broadcast. The two partnered for a screening of the UEFA Europa League match between Arsenal and Olympiacos Thursday evening.
BT is offering customers Amazon Prime Video free for six months as the streaming services makes its debut on the IPTV platform.
Plans by the opposition Labour Party to nationalise the provision of broadband by 2030 has caused turmoil in the telecoms sector.
BT has maintained its hold on European football coverage. The telco has made a clean sweep of the rights packages to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League until 2024 in a £400 million bid.
BT Sport is facing stiff competition to hold onto its exclusive Champions League rights with ITV and Sky both expected to table bids ahead of Monday’s deadline.
BT is reportedly in talks to join the shareholders in Britbox, the UK version of the streaming service being launched by ITV and the BBC.
The BBC and BT have successfully made the first live TV contribution over a public 5G contribution.
BT has announced plans to roll out full fibre to millions of homes.
YuppTV has acquired the IPL digital rights for Australia, Continental Europe, South East Asia, while BT Sport will show every game of the 2019 season starting from Saturday 23 March running to Sunday 5 May.
BT’s final quarter of the calendar benefitted from September’s price increase contributing to revenue of £17,558 million.