The head of BT’s consumer arm has urged telecoms and media regulator Ofcom to expand its review into the UK’s telecoms market to cover pay-TV firms. The call from John Petter comes just weeks after Sky slammed the performance of BT’s Openreach division and urged regulators to consider forcing its sale.
Hearing impaired TV fans will soon be able to enjoy more of their favourite shows on demand after Sky announced plans to boost the amount of Video on Demand content it offers with subtitles.
The shows have been added to BT’s digital downloads store just weeks after the ISP struck a deal with HBO to offer its hit dramas Game of Thrones and True Detective. Additional deals with Sony and the BBC have since seen the addition of James Spader’s hit crime drama The Blacklist, House of Cards and Homeland, as well as Doctor Who, Whitechapel and Ripper Street.
Pay-TV and broadband giant Sky has slammed the performance of BT’s Openreach division, saying it regularly misses hundreds of appointments month and leaves thousands more customers with incomplete jobs.
Fear the Walking Dead, the much-anticipated spin-off from AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead, will be available to Sky households – but only if they pay BT to watch it. Earlier this month BT announced it had bagged exclusive rights to a new channel showcasing AMC’s output, including Fear the Walking Dead, which it said would be “available exclusively to BT customers”.
AMC has released a second early look at Fear the Walking Dead, the highly anticipated companion series to hit drama The Walking Dead. As announced earlier this month, Fear the Walking Dead will get its UK premier this September when AMC launches in the UK under an exclusive multi-year deal with BT.
When it launches this summer, BT Sport Europe will be be the exclusive home of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.