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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 […]

BT content director Tony Singh joins UK Cricket Board

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed BT’s content and business development director Tony Singh as its new chief commercial officer. Singh, who takes up his role in April, will oversee all revenue generation and its key commercial relationships, as well as customer-facing activities. He replaces Sanjay Patel, who will focus solely on […]

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 CEO Gavin Patterson to step down later this year

BT Group chief executive Gavin Patterson is due to step down later this year with the company claiming new leadership is needed following recent poor results. BT said it expects to have a new CEO in place during the second half of the year with Patterson set to continue in the role until a replacement […]

BT premieres The Terror on YouTube in UK first

BT is giving the public a chance to watch the first episode of AMC’s thriller The Terror for free, live on YouTube next week. The first episode of BT TV’s The Terror will be available for 24 hours from 00.01am on April 24, for anyone in the UK, with a double episode also available for […]

TBI Weekly: Why BT’s move away from drama might not be a bad idea

This week, BT boss Gavin Patterson (above) pledged that he would not invest in original dramas and focus on sport, which, contrary to received wisdom, may be a very good idea on his part. Going against the grain is a brave move, especially when drama is widely seen to be driving viewership for a range […]

BT will not invest in drama, says CEO

BT will not go down the route followed by Telefonica and some other telecom players and invest in original drama, preferring to maintain its existing exclusive focus on sport, according to CEO Gavin Patterson. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday, Patterson (pictured) characterised sport as a market-specific type of content and said that […]

No Amazon bid as Sky & BT renew Premier League rights

Sky and BT have each renewed their Premier League rights, with the former taking four and the latter one of the live rights packages for a total of £4.46 billion (US$6.18 billion), with Amazon seemingly not in the running. Two of the seven packages for the three seasons from 2019 to 2022 are still available, […]

Ampere: Premier League rights to pass £10bn mark

The value of Premier League football rights is set to break the £10 billion barrier for the first time, with Amazon emerging as a “significant potential bidder”, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm predicts that the total value for UK and international rights in the upcoming auction for three seasons from 2019 – 2022 […]

Opinion: tech is game for TV takeover

With analysts this week claiming sports remains the critical factor in pay TV subscriptions, Iain McDonald from Lewis Silkin argues the battle for sports rights offers a glimpse into the future of television. With the arrival of US tech giants onto the scene, television has undergone a radical transformation over the last decade – a […]

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