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BT Sport to air Rio Ferdinand football doc from ‘Finding Jack Charlton’ prodco

UK-based BT Sport is preparing a three-part docuseries from the producers behind BBC show Finding Jack Charlton that will explore how an array of acclaimed footballers have emerged from one small area of London. South Of The River is from the UK’s Noah Media Group and has been created by Gabriel Clarke (Finding Jack Charlton, […]

BT Sport launches new app for Xbox, Samsung TVs, Apple TV

BT has launched a new large-screen BT Sport app for Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs and Apple TV. The service is available free to BT Sport customers and allows them to access the BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, ESPN, BoxNation and BT Sport Extra channels. It will also feature on-demand content, highlights, […]

Eleven Sports “miscalculation” serves as wake-up call to sports providers

Eleven Sports’ distribution headaches have served as a pressing “wake-up call” to sports providers looking to break into the UK’s saturated market. The embattled sports SVOD is on the brink of closure just four months after launching in the UK and Ireland, due in large part to what TBI understands was a “miscalculated” risk that […]

BT Sport signs up for football quiz show

BT Sport has commissioned Zig Zag Productions and Velocity Content for a football quiz show. Fan TV: Call Yourself A Fan? (13 x 30 minutes) will find fans of top teams such as Arsenal and Manchester United going head to head in a three-round trivia show. The programme will be hosted by Lynsey Hipgrave and […]

BT Sport & Snapchat partner for Champions League final

BT Sport is partnering with Snapchat in the UK on social coverage of Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final. Snapchat’s ‘Our Story’ coverage of the Juventus vs. Real Madrid match will include clips and match footage from BT Sport to complement the Snaps submitted from fans in the stadium, the teams, and people watching at home. […]

Sweeping price increases at BT’s pay TV

BT is due to start charging its customers to access BT Sport for the first time, as part of wide-ranging set of price increases by the UK telco. From August 1, BT TV customers will have to pay £3.50 (US$4.35) per month to access BT Sport. Previously all BT TV customers – who have to […]

EE teams with BT Sport

EE mobile customers will be able to access BT Sport for free for six months, in the “first of a series of BT benefits” that will be made available to EE customers. The BT Sports App will be available for new and existing EE pay-monthly customers, with the move following BT’s £12.5 billion (€16.2 billion) […]

BT to stream Champions League final on YouTube

UK pay TV provider BT will stream the finals of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League on video platform YouTube. A deal with the Google-owned aggregator will see the Freeview BT Sport Showcase channel streamed and made available to non-paying viewers. The Champions League final, which is European club football’s biggest game, sees two […]

BT’s TV growth labelled ‘disappointing’

BT’s TV base grew by 66,000 in the first three months of the year, and by 28% year-on-year, to reach 1.5 million at the end of the company’s fourth financial quarter, a level of growth analysts said was ‘disappointing’. BT Sport’s average daily audience figures increased 45% year on year, from the start of the […]

Sky posts strong results, hails Atlantic

European pay TV operator Sky has posted strong results with subscribers, revenue and profit all up in the most recent quarter, despite increased competition from Netflix and other pay TV services. The company, which has pay TV operations in the Germany, Italy, Ireland and the UK, added 134,000 new customers, the highest rate it has […]