BT has teamed up with the British Museum to offer a new video on demand channel to the telco’s TV subscribers.
Customers with a BT Vision box or subscription to the BT Vision Player on YouView will have access to a range of long and short form documentaries with lectures and short films available linked to current exhibitions due to launch soon.
The new channel is a first for the Museum which already shares its video content through its own web site and social media sites such as YouTube.
BT says the channel will be available to all TV customers at no extra charge regardless of the package they’re on.
Marc Watson, CEO, BT Vision, said: “It is a privilege to be a partner of the British Museum and bring these programmes to BT TV viewers.
“Our customers can visit the museum without leaving their armchairs and see captivating stories of humanity, from civilisations which disappeared thousands of years ago to the world we live in today.”
Joanna Mackle, director of Public Engagement at the British Museum, added: “This is a really exciting collaboration. BT Vision is a wonderful way to widen access to some fascinating documentaries from the British Museum.
“We are keen to share our content freely and as widely to allow as many people as possible access to the collections and the wonderful stories it tells. Viewers will be able to stay up to the minute with current programmes by watching lectures and films linked to our popular exhibitions.”