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 and Virgin Media have signed a three-year agreement, the result of which is that millions of Virgin Media TV customers will now have full access to BT Sport TV channels.
BT has added another 40,000 customers to its television service, bringing the customer base to 810,000.
BT chief executive Ian Livingston has told a Morgan Stanley conference the telco is “minded to appeal” against the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s ruling on the wholesale pricing of Sky Sports.
Jamie Hindhaugh, the BBC’s head of production for London 2012, will join BT in mid-October as COO of its new sports channel.
BSkyB has secured the rights to five of the seven packages of live audiovisual rights for the Premier League in the UK during the seasons 2013/14 to 2015/16.
BT is to be forced to block access to film website Newzbin2 after the High Court ruled in favour of five Hollywood studios.
Ofcom has outlined plans to increase investment in super-fast broadband by opening up BT’s fibre lines to third party providers. The move will allow the telco’s fibre to be used by operators including Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media in a way similar to the opening up of BT’s copper telephone network to rival phone […]
11.00 Update: BT has unveiled what it is describing as “the UK’s best value deal” for Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2, pricing a single channel at £11.99 (€14.68) and the two channel bundle at a monthly £16.99.
In their separate responses to Ofcom’s ruling on the wholesaling of BSkyB’s premium sports channel, there is one point of agreement: the regulator got it wrong.