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Fitch: WBD JV neutral for BT’s rating

BT Group’s proposed joint venture with Warner Bros Discovery is neutral to BT’s rating, according to credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, who expect the impact on its credit metrics to be limited. “Deconsolidation of the JV should not affect the group’s EBITDA significantly, while the impact on net debt at transaction close is expected to […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann

UEFA Champions League final free on BT Sport

BT Sport is making the finals of the 2022 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League available for everyone in the UK to watch for free whether on TV, online or on mobile. All three finals will be available for free on the BT Sport website, the BT Sport YouTube channel, […]

May 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BT, Warner Bros Discovery confirm sports JV

Following its announcement of exclusive discussions on February 3rd, BT Group has agreed a set of definitive agreements with Warner Bros Discovery to form a 50:50 joint venture company to create a new premium sport offering for the UK & Ireland and to transfer the operating businesses of BT Sport to Warner Bros Discovery By […]

May 12, 2022By Colin Mann

BT Sport to air Non-League Finals Day

BT Sport will broadcast this season’s Non-League Finals Day on May 22nd live from Wembley Stadium. The Buildbase FA Vase Final will see Southern Combination Football League side Littlehampton Town face United Counties League Premier Division South side Newport Pagnell Town, with kick off at 12:15 BST. It will be followed by the Buildbase FA […]

May 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BT Sport Pub Cup returns with Wembley final

The BT Sport Pub Cup returns for 2022 which will see 64 men’s and 64 women’s teams fight it out for a place in the final under the iconic Wembley Arch. This year marks the fifth edition of the tournament and will see a record number of female teams participate when it kicks off on […]

May 4, 2022

Deltatre announces evolution of OTT video player DIVA

Deltatre, a global player in fan-first experience, has announced an evolution of its OTT video player DIVA – as used by BT Sport, NFL Game Pass and other prominent streaming platforms – that allows for simpler integration with a client’s existing technology stack. For close to ten years, DIVA has been regarded as a leading, […]

April 28, 2022

BT Sport to premiere Super Villans doc

BT Sport will premiere Super Villans, the latest documentary from the BT Sport Films series, on May 18th on BT Sport 1. The film, an exuberant journey through the late Seventies and early Eighties featuring music, animations and archive reminiscent of the era, is narrated by Mark Williams, the well-known Villa fan who grew up […]

April 27, 2022

Virgin Media unveils Stream

Virgin Media O2 has unveiled its latest streaming TV proposition branded Stream – which will be available from April 27th. The small device allows Virgin Media customers to watch a range of streaming services – including Netflix, Sky Sports, Prime Video, Disney+ (available on Virgin TV for the first time), BT Sport, BritBox, Starzplay and […]

April 26, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Synamedia, AMD help deliver UK 8K broadcast

Synamedia, the independent video software provider, has announced that its VIVID Compression platform, powered by AMD EPYC 7763 processors, distributed BT Sport’s 8K-UHD broadcast of the Saracens vs. Bristol Bears Gallagher Premiership Rugby on March 26th. This accomplishment was the UK’s first live 8K home broadcast of a top-tier sporting event delivered in 8K using […]

April 14, 2022

BT scores 8K first

BT Sport, working with a range of partners, has successfully delivered the UK’s first live 8K broadcast of a top-tier sporting event into the home. BT Sport broadcast the Saracens v Bristol Bears Gallagher Premiership Rugby match on March 26th live in 8K into selected homes – building on its ongoing 8K leadership which in […]

April 6, 2022By Colin Mann