Delia Bushell


BT TV boss departs after three years

The managing director of BT Sport and BT TV, Delia Bushell, has announced plans to step down following a three-year stint at the UK telecoms operator. Bushell will stay at BT until the start of June to oversee a handover of responsibilities and is due to announce her future plans “in the coming weeks”. “This […]

BT to show debut of AMC’s Manhattan free-to-air

UK telco BT will be the first UK TV operator to show US drama series Manhattan, making the first episode available free of charge to viewers through its Freeview channel, BT Showcase. The premiere of Manhattan, about the project to develop the atomic bomb during the Second World War, is the latest fruit of BT’s […]

BT, AMC plots free Fear launch in UK

UK pay TV platform BT will make the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead available to all British viewers on its BT Showcase channel on Freeview. AMC launches on Friday (August 28) exclusively on BT TV, but the first episode of Fear, which launched in the US to record-breaking ratings yesterday, will debut on […]

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 […]

AMC debuts in UK with Fear the Walking Dead

AMC Networks International is launching flagship channel AMC in the UK for the first time, and will launch the upcoming Fear the Walking Dead (pictured) exclusively on the net. AMCNI has signed an exclusive carriage deal with telco BT’s service, BT TV service, to debut AMC in September. The AMC channel in the US is […]

Sky veteran exec to head BT’s TV unit

Delia Bushell has been appointed managing director of BT TV, the UK telco’s growing pay television division. BT and BSkyB have been battling for sports rights in the UK and Bushell served a five-year stint at Sky as director of broadband and telephony, ending in 2011. Prior to that she was director of commercial affairs […]