Feeds

BT wins rights to show Premiership football

Broadband TV service 'over the moon'

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

BT has won the right to show Premier League football "on demand" following an £84.3m joint bid with satellite TV broadcaster BSkyB.

Exactly how much each company will pay is being kept under wraps. However, it is the most high profile content deal struck by the giant telco to date as it prepares for the autumn launch of its broadband TV service BT Vision.

As part of the deal with the Football Association (FA), BT has won the rights to carry 242 "near-live" Premier League football matches a season.

The three year deal kicks off with the 2007-8 season when footie fans will be able to watch full Premiership matches on their televisions on a pay per view basis.

Games will be available to view "on demand" via a broadband link from 10pm on match day giving fans a window of up to 50 hours to watch the match.

"We're delighted to have won this bid," Bt chief exec Dan Marks said. "This is a landmark moment for sports viewing in the UK as BT Vision customers will have great control, convenience and choice over the games they want to watch without the need for an upfront subscription." ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless
The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
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.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.