Sunday, 17 December 2017

BT ramps up pressure on Sky with new sports channels, famous faces

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Tuesday 09 June 15

U.K. incumbent's full range of sports content free for TV customers but £5 per month for broadband subscribers.

BT ramped up its TV rivalry with Sky on Tuesday by unveiling a raft of new sports channels, including what will be the U.K.'s first 4K ultra high-definition (UHD) channel, as it prepares to broadcast Europe's biggest league football competitions. However, BT broadband customers, who until now have enjoyed all of BT's sports content at no extra cost, will have to pay a monthly fee or sign up to BT TV in order to receive the U.K. incumbent's full range of sports channels…

BT ramped up its TV rivalry with Sky on Tuesday by unveiling a raft of new sports channels, including what will be the U.K.'s first 4K ultra high-definition (UHD) channel, as it prepares to broadcast Europe's biggest league football competitions. However, BT broadband customers, who until now have enjoyed all of BT's sports content at no extra cost, will have to pay a monthly fee or sign up to BT TV in order to receive the U.K. incumbent's full range of sports channels…

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