Introduction : BT TV
BT TV is a subscription IPTV service offered by BT . A division of United Kingdom telecommunications company BT Group, and was originally launched as BT Vision in December 2006. As of the end of June 2019, BT TV had 1.9 million customers.
New BT TV brings you the best of Sky Atlantic, Sky Sports, Sky Max, Sky Cinema and more from NOW. Add that to BT Sport and AMC and Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and all your Freeview channels . So you can finally have it all in one place.
Information : BT TV
Type : Service
Industry : Pay television
Founded : 5 December 2006
Headquarters : London, United Kingdom
Area served : United Kingdom
Products : Digital television
Parent : BT Consumer
Customer service: 00 44 1793 596931
CEO: Philip Jansen (1 Feb 2019–)
About it : BT TV
It uses the YouView platform, so offers Freeview channels via DTT along with You View’s additional on-demand content, as well as 30 extra entertainment channels (18 of which are available in HD), 9 extra children’s channels, 11 movie channels (Sky Cinema), 5 live sports channels (BT Sport & Sky Sports) and other on-demand services delivered through IPTV. BT Sport channels are available in SD and HD through IPTV signals. BT Sport, ESPN and AMC from BT are available in non-fibre areas over IPTV using copper multicast where available. As BT TV transmits channels and content through IPTV, BT requires customers to sign up to the BT Broadband internet and phone service to use BT TV, with connection via BT’s official router, BT Home Hub.
History : BT TV
Background : BT TV
When British Telecom (BT) was privatised in 1984, it was barred from providing television broadcasts over its telecommunication network, which meant that it was not possible for BT to provide a cable television service. The ban was designed to protect the new smaller telecommunications companies and the small cable television networks in the United Kingdom as it was felt that BT had an unfair advantage because its pre-privatisation monopoly meant that its equipment was already installed in virtually every home and business in the country. In January 2001, the ban was lifted.
Despite the ban on BT offering cable services, it did offer to customers in the 1990s analogue satellite receivers compatible with the Astra satellite system (with built-in VideoCrypt decoders for receiving the Sky Multichannels package); these boxes were rebadged versions of receivers built by other companies, such as the BT SVS200 being a Cambridge ARD200.
Launch : BT TV
BT Vision was launched on 5 December 2006, competing with Sky, Virgin Media (then known as NTL:Telewest) and TalkTalk Plus TV (then known as Tiscali TV). Initial industry reaction was positive although there was some criticism that set up costs were expensive and it was noted that BT Group were entering a competitive market.In May 2007, BT Group launched a national advertising campaign for BT Vision.BT Vision was the second IPTV television platform in the UK, after Homechoice TV.
The aim was to attract “hundreds of thousands” of customers by the end of 2007 and 2–3 million in the medium-term. However, adoption was slow and by February 2008 BT Vision had just 150,000 customers.
Premium sport deal : BT TV
BT acquired the rights to carry 242 same-day (but not live) Premier League football matches per season in a three-year deal covering the 2007–08, 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons in a joint bid with BSkyB on 25 May 2006, prior to BT Vision’s launch.BT Vision also have the right to offer on demand coverage of 125 matches each season from the Football League and League Cup. This service ceased prior to the start of the 2010–11 season.
Between August 2007 and June 2009, Setanta Sports was available through BT Vision, via DTT and a smart card, offering live Premiership and Scottish Premier League games, as well as other sporting events such as US PGA Tour Golf and Magners League Rugby. BT Vision made a deal with American sports TV company ESPN for carriage of its new channel which replaced Setanta on DTT.
The company announced the pricing of their Sky Sports packages in July 2010, following the outcome of Ofcom’s review into pay-TV pricing in March, which directed Sky to reduce the wholesale price it charges for the Sky Sports channels.The price charged to customers signing up for broadband, calls and TV with BT for a two-year contract results in the organisation making a “significant loss on the service”, allowing them to undercut the price charged by Sky to its own customers.
Microsoft deal : BT TV
On 7 January 2008, BT reached a deal with Microsoft where the latter’s Xbox 360 console would have provided BT Vision’s on demand content. The service was due to launch in mid-2008 but never materialised.
Sky Sports deal: BT TV
On 28 June 2010, BT and Sky signed an agreement where Sky Sports 1 and 2 will be available for BT Vision customers. This came a year after BT stopped offering Setanta Sports 1 & 2 on Vision after Setanta lost the rights to broadcast Premier League football.
On 22 March 2012, it was announced that BT would offer UKTV original content on-demand from later in the day. Featured programmes include James Martin’s Mediterranean (Good Food), Choccywoccydoodah (Good Food), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Home), Celebrity Fantasy Homes (Home), Tool Academy (Really), Bridezillas (Really), Amazing Planet (Eden) and Life on Fire (Eden).
As part of the deal, UKTV started streaming linear channels to BT Vision set top boxes later in 2012. The first three were Watch, GOLD and Alibi; further channels Good Food, Eden and Home were to launch at a later date. Dave, Really and Yesterday will likely not launch on the service as they are already available on Freeview, which is available through the BT set-top boxes.
On 11 April 2012, BT and Fox International Channels announced that from late 2012, BT Vision customers would be able to watch FX (which became Fox) as a linear channel. BT Vision customers were also able to watch many of the top shows, up to seven days after transmission on-demand and watch library programmes on-demand.
National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild deal
On 12 June 2012, BT announced that National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild would be coming to BT Vision as linear channels in late 2012. The deal also included a seven-day on demand catch up of programmes.
Premiership Rugby rights
On 12 September 2012, BT agreed a £152 million four-year exclusive rights deal for the broadcast of Premiership Rugby from the 2013–14 season.
Sky Cinema deal
On 14 October 2013, BT signed a deal with Sky for the carriage of their Sky Movies (now known as Sky Cinema) channels and on-demand content. The channels were available to customers from 26 October.
On 10 November 2014 BT and YouView announced that the Netflix player had been made available on BT & retail Humax YouView boxes. In addition BT announced a tie in deal with Netflix where you can subscribe to Netflix and pay through your BT TV bill.
On 4 August 2015 BT and AMC Networks International announced that they would be launching the AMC channel for the first time in the UK exclusively for BT customers. Moreover The channel launched on 28 August 2015 and is available to order free of charge on all BT TV packages and to Sky TV customers who also subscribe to the BT Sports Pack.
On 21 June 2018 BT announced that Amazon Prime Video will be available through BT TV.
Now TV deal
Now TV will available through BT TV is announce on the 3 April 2020 .
On 28 November 2022, on a BT TV Player was launch Discovery as well.
How to Login the BT TV ?
Step 1 :
Go to the official website it : Click on it
Step 2 :
Click on the ” Help ” option .
Step 3 :
Press on the Login button .
Step 4 :
you can see the page like this .
Step 5 :
First option is BT ID . which is usually your email id so enter your email id here .
Step 6 :
Second option is password so enter your email id password .
This way you can Log In BT TV SUCCESSFULLY !
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