Feeds

BT's Freeview deal ‘cobbled together’

Handbags

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Telewest has rubbished BT's claim that it's challenging cable operators by announcing a new digital TV deal.

In what is fairly tame knockabout stuff for a Friday afternoon, Telewest says that BT "has cobbled together its telephone service with a Freeview TV box and pay-as-you-go internet access via the TV".

A Telewest exec described BT's new package as a "pale imitation of cable's consumer-friendly offering".

Yesterday, BT formally announced that it would start flogging Freeview boxes to its 19 million residential customers as part of a "triple play deal" of phone, TV and Net access.

The move is designed to take a swipe at cableco's ability to offer all three services in one hit.

News of BT's Freeview deal caught the monster telco on the hop last week when the story leaked out. ®

Related Story

BT flogs Freeview TV boxes

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.