BT continues to bolster its TV boxset store with the addition of James Spader’s hit crime drama The Blacklist, House of Cards and Homeland. Last month the firm scored a major coup when it became the first pay-TV operator to let customers buy HBO’s Game of Thrones and True Detective direct from their digital recorder.
Jake Humphrey has signed a new four-year deal with BT Sport which will see him add hosting the channel’s exclusive live coverage of the UEFA Champions and Europa leagues to his remit. The presenter has been the face of BT Sport’s Premier League and FA Cup coverage since the channel launched in 2014 and will continue to host both competitions as part of his extended deal.
Until recently, if you wanted to watch shows like Blue Bloods, True Detective and, of course, Game of Thrones, you had no alternative but to pay Sky, either through its main satellite business or its NOW TV streaming service. But that’s now changing…
Game of Thrones, Entourage and True Detective are now available to BT TV customers after the platform signed a new content deal with HBO.
BT Sport has secured the live rights to show the World Rugby Under-20 Championship taking place in Italy this year. The tournament consists of three groups of four between Tuesday, June, 2 and Wednesday June 10 in Parma, Calvisano and Viadana.
BT today urged regulators to advance their scrutiny of its £12bn purchase of EE to the next and final stage, claiming the deal would not harm competition or dilute consumer choice.
BT could be forced to open up its fibre network to rivals under plans put forward by Ofcom to boost competition in the supply of high-speed data lines to large businesses and public institutions.