Earlier this week it was announced that Preacher, the much-anticipated new series from Seth Rogen, would b available in the UK via Amazon’s Prime Instant Video streaming service despite it airing in the US on AMC. This news has been met with joy from TV fans who don’t have access to AMC UK, which is exclusive to BT, Thank God #Preacher isn’t trapped on that BT-exclusive … [Read more...] about Why isn’t Preacher on BT’s AMC channel?
The BBC Trust’s recent decision to allow Freesat, the subscription-free satellite service co-owned by the BBC and ITV, to offer live paid-for sports content via broadband has prompted speculation that Sky’s Now TV streaming service could be heading to the platform. First launched in July 2012, Now TV offers many of Sky’s most popular channels, including Game of Thrones home … [Read more...] about Premium live sports are heading to Freesat but will it be Sky’s NOW TV or BT Sport?
The loss of 25,000 TV customers over the past year has seen TalkTalk slip behind BT to become the smallest of the UK’s four pay-TV firms. According to the broadband, mobile and fixed line provider’s latest market update, half of those losses were seen in the three months ending 31st March. Like BT, TalkTalk’s TV service is based around the YouView platform which is able … [Read more...] about TalkTalk’s pay-TV business declines and slips into fourth place behind BT
A+E Networks UK has extended its carriage deal with BT which will now add entertainment brand Lifetime to its channel line-up. BT TV customers already receive History, H2. and Crime + Investigation as part of their subscription. The new deal will see HD versions of Lifetime and H2 launch on BT TV later this year. Announcing the extension, A+E Networks UK’s SVP of … [Read more...] about A+E Networks and BT TV extend carriage deal
Movie channel TCM has joined BT’s TV service, bringing a mix of classic Hollywood hits and new US dramas to the firm's 1.4m subscribers. The channel's 2016 lineup includes Tom Cruise favourite, Jerry Maquire, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and the Mad Max trilogy. These will be shown alongside hit crime drama Longmire and western Hell on Wheels which premiere exclusively on TCM … [Read more...] about BT TV adds film channel TCM to channel line-up