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  • Win: A £1,000 entertainment package courtesy of BT
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    Win: A £1,000 entertainment package courtesy of BT

    By 18 October 2013

    To celebrate BT's new range of products designed to make it easier to connect your gadgets to the internet, Pocket-lint has teamed up with the service provider to give away a full entertainment package. And it's an awesome one. The package will include...

  • Sky Movies coming to BT TV YouView and Vision+ from October 26
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    Sky Movies coming to BT TV YouView and Vision+ from October 26

    By 14 October 2013

    BT and Sky have come to an agreement that leaves the users of BT TV as winners all round. From October 26 BT customers will be able to subscribe to Sky Movies and view all there is on offer through their BT TV. So if you've got a YouView or Vision+ box...

  • BT Vision subscribers to lose Sky Sports if they don't take Infinity broadband
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    BT Vision subscribers to lose Sky Sports if they don't take Infinity broadband

    By 27 June 2013

    Many BT Vision subscribers are angry that they will lose access to Sky Sports when the communications and broadcaster launches its own BT Sport channels from 1 August. Because BT Sport will be filling the digital terrestrial television channel slots that...

  • YouView by BT pictures and hands-on
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    YouView by BT pictures and hands-on

    By 8 October 2012

    There's a good chance you're already confused by YouView. The service is designed with simplicity in mind, making it easy to get current and catch-up TV in one box with minimal fuss, but the multiple versions on offer will leave you with a decision to...

  • Hate your BT Vision and TalkTalk service? Ofcom says you aren't alone
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    Hate your BT Vision and TalkTalk service? Ofcom says you aren't alone

    By 27 June 2012

    Are you a BT Vision customer; maybe a Talk Talk customer perhaps? Turns out if you've been grumbling about your service you aren't alone.  Ofcom has found that the two companies have received the most complaints with regards to mobile, landline, broadband...

  • BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand
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    BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand

    By 31 January 2012

    It isn't just Netflix and Lovefilm racing around Hollywood trying to sign up all the movie studios (we like to imagine this is literally happening, Wacky Races stylee) - BT has got in on the act by signing up Miramax for its BT Vision platform. The partnership...

  • Virgin Media TiVo boss decamps to breathe new life into BT Vision
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    Virgin Media TiVo boss decamps to breathe new life into BT Vision

    By 17 November 2011

    Alex Green, formerly Virgin Media's executive director of commercial, TV and online, has left the company in order to take up a position at rival BT. One of the influential figureheads behind the successful launch of Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo,...

  • BBC iPlayer begins broadcast on BT Vision
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    BBC iPlayer begins broadcast on BT Vision

    By 22 June 2011

    BT has completed the terrestrial television VOD full set with the launch of the BBC iPlayer on BT Vision. The popular video-on-demand service can now be found, along with the ITV Net Player, 4oD and Demand 5 in the TV Replay platform of the broadband...

  • BT Vision latest to bring 3D movies into the home
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    BT Vision latest to bring 3D movies into the home

    By 10 November 2010

    BT Vision customers are in for a treat, as it's just been announced that two new deals will give its customers 3D films at home for the first time. As part of an agreement between NBC and BT, video-on-demand rights for all 3D movies NBC releases will...

  • BT Vision app for connected TVs on the way?
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    BT Vision app for connected TVs on the way?

    By 14 October 2010

    As well as being a partner in the forthcoming YouView (née Project Canvas) TV platform, British Telecom is keen to stress that it will keep its BT Vision offering running. And, indeed, that it is improving the service all the time. Recently, it has adopted...

  • It's easy as ABC for BT's new VOD service
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    It's easy as ABC for BT's new VOD service

    By 26 August 2010

    BT has announced that it has done a deal with Disney to bring American network ABC to its BT Vision service, VOD-stylee. The service will see shows from ABC being made available after their first UK linear broadcast as well as past series of ABC shows...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Samsung's Internet@TV could become serious rival to Pay TV operators
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    EXCLUSIVE: Samsung's Internet@TV could become serious rival to Pay TV operators

    By 12 August 2010

    This year has been a doozy for new display technologies, with headline acts Freeview HD and 3D TV getting their fair share of the limelight. Indeed, 3D is still a buzzword that bristles with electrical charge every time it's mentioned in print, online...

  • Sky vs Virgin Media vs BT Vision - which is the best for football?
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    Sky vs Virgin Media vs BT Vision - which is the best for football?

    By 6 August 2010

    With the football season upon us, it’s time to make sure you’re all set up to watch it, but with the Sky Sports channels everywhere these days, it’s not easy to work out who’s got what and the best way of doing things. As always, we consider it...

  • BT lands Sky Sports in time for Premier League kick off
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    BT lands Sky Sports in time for Premier League kick off

    By 28 June 2010

    The World Cup is a Mickey Mouse tournament that no-one really cares about (this popular opinion began at around 4.30pm on 27 June, after Thomas Müller exposed England's defence for the shoddy, shameful mess that we all, deep down, knew that it was)....

  • BT Vision launches new set top box
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    BT Vision launches new set top box

    By 5 January 2010

    BT has launched a new set-top box for its BT Vision digital TV service that comes in a glossy black finish, said to be designed to match BT's Home Hub wireless router. Boasting better energy efficiency than the previous model, the Vision+ box is available...

  • BT Vision viewers get first four series of  "24"
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    BT Vision viewers get first four series of "24"

    By 11 December 2009

    BT Vision customers will soon be able to square their eyes to the first four seasons on "24", thanks to a new deal signed with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. As well as "24", the deal sees other hit series from Fox available, including...

  • BT Vision adds NBC Universal content
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    BT Vision adds NBC Universal content

    By 1 December 2009

    BT Vision viewers in the UK now have access to the likes of "Heroes" and "House" on-demand thanks to a just-done deal with NBC Universal. From 1 December, BT Vision customers can choose from a selection of NBC Universal series also including "Law & Order",...

  • BT Vision names best music video of the decade
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    BT Vision names best music video of the decade

    By 26 November 2009

    BT has gone ahead and announced the results of its "Best of the Decade" music video vote. The poll, by BT Vision Music, collated 200,000 votes from music fans across the globe for their favourite rock and pop video. Rhianna has been crowned queen of the...

  • BT Vision gets Sony movies on-demand
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    BT Vision gets Sony movies on-demand

    By 28 July 2009

    BT has announced that it has signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Television for video-on-demand rights on a range of new and classic movie titles for its digital TV service, BT Vision. Newly released movies due to be available on demand include "Terminator...

  • BT Vision adds online dating
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    BT Vision adds online dating

    By 15 July 2009

    BT has announced a partnership with Match.com on its BT Vision service that will mean that singles will be able to find love on their telly. The company says that finding a partner through online dating is as common as meeting someone through work. If...

  • BT Vision launches community channel
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    BT Vision launches community channel

    By 3 July 2009

    BT has announced a partnership with the Football Foundation that it hopes will reach out to people who are "not confident with technology", and help them learn about the digital world. Based in football clubs across the UK, "Communicating for Success"...

  • BT Vision customers get 20th Century Fox movies
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    BT Vision customers get 20th Century Fox movies

    By 2 December 2008

    It did a similar deal with NBC Universal in September, but now BT Vision has signed up Twentieth Century Fox. This means that its IPTV customers will soon get access to hundreds of classic and new movies. BT Vision customers can already watch content...

  • ITV signs deal with BT Vision
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    ITV signs deal with BT Vision

    By 17 November 2008

    BT Vision customers will soon have access to ITV classics including The X Factor, Coronation Street and Hell's Kitchen ITV has signed a new 2-year deal with BT, which will mean that some of its current and library programming will be available to the...

  • Microsoft promotes Mediaroom TV search software
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    Microsoft promotes Mediaroom TV search software

    By 10 November 2008

    According to a survey of nearly 2000 UK digital TV viewers, commissioned by Microsoft's Connected TV Business, over a quarter of digital viewers rely on flicking through all the channels to choose what to watch, apparently wasting more than 1 week a year...

  • BabyTV heads to BT Vision
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    BabyTV heads to BT Vision

    By 7 November 2008

    Psychedelic TV station BabyTV, has "bounced" on to BT Vision, the telecoms giant has announced. While the adverts are keen to promote a dysfunctional family, that isn't stopping BT promoting it to families with young kids and so the channel, which has...