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BT TV to add Amazon Video and Now TV from 2019

BT TV to add Amazon Video and Now TV from 2019

By Max Langridge

BT has announced it will offer the widest range of video on-demand and catch-up services on a single set-top box within the next year.  What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money? Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you? The... Read more

How to watch the Champions League and Europa League finals for free

How to watch the Champions League and Europa League finals for free

By Max Langridge

BT has announced it will be broadcasting the upcoming UEFA Europa and Champions League football finals for free for everyone to watch via YouTube, the BT Sport website and the BT Sport App. BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic... Read more

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more

By Rik Henderson

One of the biggest quibbles many BT TV customers have had for years is that they couldn't subscribe to the main Sky Sports channels. There is a Sky Sports Main Event channel for some live action, including the occasional Premier League match, F1 coverage... Read more

BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all

BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all

By Rik Henderson

BT has once again secured UK TV broadcasting rights for all Champions League and Europa League football matches, beating Sky in a bidding war. It has also ensured that the rights this time are exclusive to the paid TV service, so there will be no free-to-air... Read more

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017

By Max Langridge

BT has announced plans to update its TV service during 2017 and there's a lot that's set to change. The biggest change will be the look of the interface and the speed at which it works. It's because BT TV runs on the YouView platform, which also announced... Read more

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home

By Max Langridge

BT has upped its TV credentials and taken the fight to Sky Q with the announcement that Dolby Atmos will be supported with select sports shown in Ultra HD from next year. BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box Dolby Atmos:... Read more

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

By Rik Henderson

It's coming to the end of the domestic football season and there's not many prizes left to dole out.Liverpool sadly lost against Sevilla in the final of the Europa League and Manchester United will be taking on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final this... Read more

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

By Stuart Miles

BT, not content with taking on Sky on the sports front, is now starting to take on the broadcaster on the TV shows front too.The telecoms giant, who has strong ambitions to dominate the TV market in the UK, has confirmed that it has partnered with US... Read more

BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box

BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box

By Chris Hall

BT Sport has confirmed that it will be bringing 4K sport to your TV in August 2015.Alongside a number of announcements, BT confirmed that a new channel, appropriately called BT Sport Ultra HD will be launching in August. At the same time, it's confirmed... Read more

BT Sport Extra red button service now available on BT, Sky and Virgin Media, offers more live footy

BT Sport Extra red button service now available on BT, Sky and Virgin Media, offers more live footy

By Rik Henderson

BT Sport has introduced a red button service to offer even more live football than its existing channels can handle.As part of its battle with Sky, which launched Sky Sports 5 HD last month to show continental football, BT Sport has lined up a large selection... Read more

BT Extra Box service launches for multi-room YouView viewing

BT Extra Box service launches for multi-room YouView viewing

By Luke Edwards

BT now offers its Extra Box option for users who would like to have their channel subscriptions in more than one room.The additional YouView+ box will work with all the same subscription channels and bolt-ons as the main box in the house. The second box... Read more

BT Sport will be second broadcaster available through Chromecast in UK

BT Sport will be second broadcaster available through Chromecast in UK

By Elyse Betters

BT Sport plans to add support for Chromecast, making it the second UK broadcaster available through Google's HDMI dongle.John Petter, consumer division head at BT, announced via The Financial Times that BT Sport is coming to Chromecast, though only BT... Read more

BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless

BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless

By Chris Hall

BT has launched a new BT YouView+ set-top box that has been substantially downsized as redesigned over the previous iteration.When we first saw BT's YouView box in October 2012 we were told there would be other boxes coming in the future, but that BT... Read more

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

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

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Curzon Home Cinema paid-for film service now available to BT TV customers

Curzon Home Cinema paid-for film service now available to BT TV customers

By Rik Henderson

Cinema chain Curzon has signed a deal with BT to offer its film streaming service through BT's YouView TV boxes.Curzon Home Cinema provides the opportunity to pay to watch independent and world cinema movies the same day as their cinematic release. It... Read more

BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages

BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages

By Chris Hall

Virgin Media has announced that BT Sport is now available on its subscription television service. The new service from BT launched this month as a free offering for BT broadband subscribers, bringing a wide range of sporting content across three channels,... Read more

BT Sport challenges Sky Sports' dominance with huge studio, ground-breaking tech and social media integration

BT Sport challenges Sky Sports' dominance with huge studio, ground-breaking tech and social media integration

By Rik Henderson

BT Sport will officially kick-off on 1 August in the UK and the service has revealed how it will be taking on Sky Sports in the battle for fans' undying attention. Not only does it have a groundbreaking studio set-up, much of its strategy involves the... Read more

BT responds to Sky Sports' free for a day promotion: BT Sport is free every day

BT responds to Sky Sports' free for a day promotion: BT Sport is free every day

By Rik Henderson

Sky fired the first salvo in what is going to be an interesting battle with BT to capture the attention of sports and specifically football fans by making Sky Sports 1 free on the first day of the new Premier League season, Saturday 17 August. However,... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand

BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand

By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

BT Tower becomes Star Wars lightsaber

BT Tower becomes Star Wars lightsaber

By Rik Henderson

As much publicised (on this site, at least) the BT Tower in London became a lightsaber at 8pm tonight (actually, 45 minutes late) for one night only, and while it may not have quite looked like our (now infamous) mock-up, it was still impressive in the... Read more

BT Vision latest to bring 3D movies into the home

BT Vision latest to bring 3D movies into the home

By Ben Crompton

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... Read more

BT Vision app for connected TVs on the way?

BT Vision app for connected TVs on the way?

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

BT lands Sky Sports in time for Premier League kick off

BT lands Sky Sports in time for Premier League kick off

By Paul Lamkin

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).But... Read more

BT Vision launches new set top box

BT Vision launches new set top box

By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

BT Vision viewers get first four series of  "24"

BT Vision viewers get first four series of "24"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

BT Vision adds NBC Universal content

BT Vision adds NBC Universal content

By Amy-Mae Elliott

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",... Read more

BT Vision gets Sony movies on-demand

BT Vision gets Sony movies on-demand

By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

BT Vision adds online dating

BT Vision adds online dating

By Duncan Geere

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... Read more

BT Vision launches community channel

BT Vision launches community channel

By Duncan Geere

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"... Read more

BT Vision customers get 20th Century Fox movies

BT Vision customers get 20th Century Fox movies

By Katie Scott

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... Read more

BabyTV heads to BT Vision

BabyTV heads to BT Vision

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

BT Vision offers NBC Universal movies

BT Vision offers NBC Universal movies

By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT Vision has announced it has entered an agreement with NBC Universal International Television Distribution for a selection of films to appear on BT Vision's high-def on demand movie service in the UK. A range of HD film titles from NBC Universal are... Read more

BT Vision charging for BBC content

BT Vision charging for BBC content

By Katie Scott

BT Vision is going to start charging its customers for access to BBC content. Subscribers to the IPTV service had previously enjoyed free access to BBC programmes including Eastenders, which are also free on the BBC iPlayer. However, customers must now... Read more

BT Vision and Universal launch PictureBox

BT Vision and Universal launch PictureBox

By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT Vision has announced its first subscription movie package, "PictureBox", an on demand service which allows viewers to watch films whenever they want. The PictureBox service will launch on 5 May and provide a selection of current and library feature... Read more

BT Vision gets Disney and ABC content

BT Vision gets Disney and ABC content

By Katie Scott

A week after hints at CES that Microsoft and BT may be in talks to turn the Xbox into a set top box, a big name studio has given the BT IPTV its support. BT Vision has signed a content deal with Disney-ABC International Television. The deal means that... Read more

BT Vision now available as self-install

BT Vision now available as self-install

By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT Vision is now available for customers to self install for a one-off connection fee of £30. By avoiding the need for an engineer visit, customers choosing BT Vision Self Install can save themselves £60. The Self Install option includes a pair of Comtrend... Read more

BT Vision Sports to offer Setanta coverage

BT Vision Sports to offer Setanta coverage

By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT Vision has teamed up with Setanta Sports to create the BT Vision Sport service, a move that means watching Barclays Premier League football could cost you less. This new service lets you catch up with more matches in full than any other service for... Read more

BT adds Batman, Superman and Harry Potter to download service

BT adds Batman, Superman and Harry Potter to download service

By Stuart Miles

BT has added new film titles such as the entire film series of Batman, Superman and Harry Potter and coming soon TV series such as ER, Without a Trace and Nip/Tuck, amongst others to its online download store. The company announced a content deal with... Read more

BT Vision adds Universal Music and HBO to on-demand service

BT Vision adds Universal Music and HBO to on-demand service

By Stuart Miles

Following Virgin Media's announcement earlier this that it will be bringing HBO shows to its on-demand customers, BT has announced that it will be offering the same service via its BT Vision service as well. As with Virgin Media's offering, customers... Read more

BT Vision goes live today

BT Vision goes live today

By Amber Maitland

BT Vision, the Freeview and on-demand TV service, has officially been launched today. BT has been announcing content deals and building the hype over its unique service over the past year, and although the service officially goes live today, even pre-registered... Read more

BT Vision finally to launch on 4 December

BT Vision finally to launch on 4 December

By Amber Maitland

After a long wait, BT is finally unveiling its BT Vision digital TV service on 4 December. The company has signed up a wide range of programming providers in order to bring premium content to customers and subscribers. The first content deals were signed... Read more

BT signs up Channel 4 for on-demand service

BT signs up Channel 4 for on-demand service

By Amber Maitland

BT has signed up another TV network to its on-demand BT Vision service that was originally scheduled to launch this Autumn. In the new deal, Channel 4 will make its programming available via 4oD, Channel 4’s on-demand service. BT Vision customers will... Read more

BT adds more content to upcoming interactive TV service

BT adds more content to upcoming interactive TV service

By Amber Maitland

BT continues to sign up new partners and content providers ahead of the Autumn launch of its TV-via-broadband service, BT Vision. The telecom company has signed up four independent producers and distributors to bring children’s programming, concerts,... Read more