Despite first launching the service in 2006, BT has only recently broken through the 1m subscriber mark, a milestone it was beaten to by fellow YouView shareholder, TalkTalk.
YouView combines traditional aerial received channels such as BBC One and ITV, with broadband delivered on-demand and catch-up content, plus additional pay channels from BT and TalkTalk.
The DTT/internet hybrid is inviting users and industry stakeholders to help decide the order of apps in the service’s on-demand and catch-up portal.
If Ofcom’s wholesale order is eventually overruled, Sky faces a choice between cutting off BT customers or continuing to supply the channels despite its court win.
Adding Netflix to YouView boosts customer choice and challenges its shareholder ISPs who have so far accounted for the biggest share of activations.
Connected Red Button offers internet-delivered programming, news & sport as well as additional coverage of major live events such as Wimbledon.
The new Quest OD player is fully integrated with YouView’s backwards EPG making it easy for viewers to catch-up on shows they’ve missed.
Customers were previously able to watch TalkTalk’s subscription channel ‘boosts’ on multiple boxes without paying an additional fee.