According to the regulator, the total number of streaming subscriptions reached 15.4 million in the first quarter of 2018, with the number of pay TV subscriptions standing at 15.1 million.
The company entered the bidding for control of Sky back in April with a £22bn bid, higher than the £18bn offered by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox for the 61% of Sky it doesn’t already own.
BT and Virgin Media have struck a supply deal which will allow the cable firm to offer its rival’s 4K UHD sports channel. The deal means Virgin Media customers with a Full House or VIP bundle who also have one of the firm’s new V6 set top boxes will get the channels at no extra cost.
21st Century Fox has boosted its offer for Sky to £24.5bn in the wake of rival Comcast’s £22bn offer. The latest offer is up significantly on Fox’s original £18bn bid and shows the company is firmly committed to acquiring the 61% of Sky it doesn’t already own.
The apps allow customers to access BT’s line-up of subscription channels, access catch-up content and buy and rent TV boxsets and movies on devices they already own, avoiding the need to buy an extra set top box from TV.
BBC bosses have been told to learn lessons from the failure of the BBC Store download service and their purchase of travel guide publishers Lonely Planet when embarking on new commercial ventures. The corporation is expected to become more commercial in the coming years as it seeks to reduce reliance on the Licence Fee by […]
A new free to air channel from one of the world’s largest names in entertainment should be something to get get excited about, but the UK launch of the Paramount Network UK is sadly a pretty damp squib.