UK telco BT has signed yet another sports deal for its IPTV service ‘BT Vision’ – this time with British Eurosport, home of major European and international sporting events including the French Open, Tour de France, World Snooker, the Africa Cup of Nations, MotoGP and winter Olympic sports.
The new long-term deal involves the addition of two channels to BT Vision – British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2 – as well as the addition of a range of top sporting content to watch anytime through catch-up programming.
These new channels will be offered in addition to the BT Sport channel being launched in the summer of 2013, which will offer live coverage of some top sport that BT has recently won the rights to, including English Premier League football, English Premiership Rugby, and games from the top football leagues of Italy, France, Brazil and the US
The telco has also signed a number of other non sports-related channels in recent months, including FX, National Geographic, National Geographic WILD and UKTV’s Gold, Watch and Alibi. Further content is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
BT recently revealed that it has passed three-quarters of a million subscribers for its IPTV service ‘BT Vision’ after adding 21,000 customers in the third quarter of this year, and confirmed that it is accelerating its rollout of fibre broadband.