Under the broadcaster’s Charter it must allow external firms to bid against its in-house production arm, BBC Studios, for the contract to make some of its most popular shows.
The firm’s third quarter results revealed that the BT TV customer base fell by 5,000 customers in the three months ending December 2017.
The UK’s largest pay-TV provider says the move will allow it to “provide customers with even more great film content”.
NOW TV, Sky’s popular TV, sport and movie streaming service, is launching what it claims is “the UK’s cheapest streaming stick” next month.
The BBC’s decision to invest in the YouView TV platform has helped it secure a higher share of viewing in BT and TalkTalk homes than in Sky and Virgin Media homes, according to new research published today.
Fox’s proposed $15 billion takeover of Sky has suffered a serious set-back after the UK’s competition watchdog ruled it was not in the public interest because it would hand Rupert Murdoch too much power over the UK’s news market.
A partnership between TalkTalk, BT and the UK’s Public Sector Broadcasters, YouView is available in two main variants – a contract free retail option, and as part of a pay-TV and broadband package from TalkTalk, BT and Plusnet.