While BT would surely have preferred to retain its current 5.30pm slot, it’s secured at least 32 games which will sit nicely alongside its exclusive Champions and Europa League coverage, possession of which means BT Sport remains a ‘must have’ channel for many football fans.
The service offers much-loved British dramas and comedies, including Classic Doctor Who, Torchwood, Keeping Up Appearances and Poirot, which can be watched online, on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
Launched in Summer 2012, the platform provides access to terrestrial TV channels and on-demand and catch-up apps and is a collaboration between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, transmission firm Arqiva and ISPs BT and TalkTalk.
BT has so far won a single package – package A – of 32 matches, with Sky scooping the rights to 128 games (packages B, C, D, E). The broadcasters will pay a total of £4.464billion for the announced packs.
Combining the power of its 4G network with a “unique” camera rig fitted with Google Pixel 2 devices, the firm will reveal how you can replicate the red carpet outfits on show.
A draft policy published today covers issues such as the prominence of BBC content, conditions about the attribution of content and requiring platform owners to provide the BBC with data about the usage of its services.
If you don’t have a smart TV but want to watch streaming services such as Netflix, iPlayer or Amazon Prime Video you’re going to need a set top box or streaming stick.