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BT brings Vice content to BT TV viewers

BT has struck a new content deal with Vice Media to bring the youth-oriented group’s TV content to BT TV customers. Vice’s lifestyle channel Vice on TV will air on BT’s platform and content will also be made available on-demand via the BT player and the BT TV app. Vice on TV, which changed its […]

Ex-BT channels boss joins Virgin content push

UK pay TV provider Virgin Media has hired a former content chief at BT TV as it pushes further into original and exclusive programming, TBI has learned. David Twallin has joined the Liberty Global-owned cable service as head of programming after a three-year spell as head of channels at BT TV, a role that saw […]

A+E Networks UK extends BT deal

A+E Networks UK has signed a new carriage deal with BT TV, in a move that will see new HD channels for Lifetime and H2 launch later this year. Under the new partnership, Lifetime will move to BT’s basic pay package, ‘Entertainment Starter’. The deal also secures the long-term availability on BT of A+E’s channel […]

BT updates TV app with more channels, content

UK telco BT is updating its TV app for Apple and Android devices, adding a dedicated kids’ on-demand section, seven more channels and an expanded collection of catch-up content. The BT TV app’s new kids section will include programmes like Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Entertainment One’s Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom and Doc McStuffins (pictured) from […]

BT adds TV subs

BT added 97,000 TV customers in its fiscal third quarter, taking its total to 1.4 million. The UK pay TV company said that viewership of its BT Sport offering had increased by 46% thanks in part to coverage of Champions League and Europa League football. BT said that 20 football matches recorded peak concurrent viewing […]

BT makes Fear-inducing play

British telecoms firm BT Group has rocked the pay TV market in the UK over the past three years. The firm has taken on Sky and Virgin Media through its assault on sports – primarily football – rights. The next battleground could be exclusive programming. First capturing Premiere League rights to 38 games in 2012 […]

AMC acquires Rectify ahead of UK debut

AMC Networks International has confirmed is launching its AMC channel for the first time in the UK on August 28, exclusively via operator BT, and has bought drama Rectify ahead of the debut. AMC first revealed details of the exclusive carriage deal for its flagship channel in June, at the time targeting a September launch […]

Amazon hires BT TV boss for Euro video

Amazon Prime Instant Video has hired BT’s director of TV, Alex Green, to become managing director of its European operation. Green has been with BT TV for nearly four years, but is exiting this week ahead of a September start at platform Amazon, according to Digiday, which broke the news of the hire. News of […]

BT adds Game of Thrones downloads

UK telco BT has added Game of Thrones to its download-to-own line-up and claims the hit HBO series will be available to buy digitally on BT TV before it launches on other sell-through platforms. The BT deal with HBO Home Entertainment gives the telco several of the premium cablers dramas for its download store. Other […]

BT launches TV Everywhere

BT TV has begun offering buy-to-keep movies on multiple devices in addition to the set-top box, claiming to be the first UK TV platform operator to do so, and has launched its own TV everywhere service, making pay TV channels on the service available via multiple devices. BT said that films purchased on a BT […]