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BT to carry Disney+?

November 25, 2019

By Colin Mann

BT is in talks with Disney about bringing the studio’s direct-to-consumer service streaming service Disney+ to its BT TV platform, according to the Sunday Times.

Such a move would be in line with the multiplay telco’s positioning of BT TV as a streaming ‘super aggregator’, allowing viewers to watch such platforms from one provider.

BT TV already offers access to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video through its YouView set-top box. Disney+ is set to launch in the UK at the end of March.

Marc Allera, head of BT’s consumer division, has revealed that the telco in talks with Disney and other providers regarding new services for BT TV, offering significant scale and reach for their services in light of its connection in every other home in the UK.

BT currently sells Apple’s set-top box through a partnership with its mobile business, EE, and any move to add SVoD services could see Apple TV+ also made available on BT TV. In addition to its availability on Apple devices, it is also available on selected Amazon and Roku devices.

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