BT Group has confirmed it is in exclusive negotiations to acquire EE, the Deutsche Telekom and Orange mobile business, which would take it back into the mobile telephony business.
BSkyB will be forced to allow BT to carry two of its Sky Sports channels over IPTV following a new ruling by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
Sky Sports 5 will be available to both new and existing BT TV customers on their BT Vision+ set-top box when the channel launches today (August 12).
The swapout of older BT Vision boxes in favour of the new YouView units has resulted in the loss of 35,000 customers.
BT has announced plans to swap out its original TV set-tops and replace them with YouView units. The exchange will take place by the end of this quarter.
BT has launched a new slimline version of its YouView set-top box.
BT has succeeded in its bid to have the competition tribunal to re-examine its decision to stop Sky Sports 1 and 2 being offered to competitors under more favourable terms.
BT has become the first pay-TV provider in the UK to offer movies on a buy-to-keep as well as rental basis.
BT’s huge outlay on TV sports rights is disruptive but highly rational, according to Henrik Karlberg, director of pay-TV, TalkTalk TV.
ITV has agreed a new deal with UEFA that will allow it to show highlights of Champions League and Europa League matches for three years, starting from the 2015/2016 season.