BT says sport channels now in 5.2 million homes



BT has announced results for the fourth quarter and year ending 31 March 2015, hailing the latter as a “ground-breaking” one of significant growth and major investment.

For the year, the company says its pre-tax profits have risen by 12% to £3,172 million.

The fourth quarter itself saw BT TV gain a further 52,000 subscribers. Overall, the UK telco-turned-broadcaster says its BT Sport TV channels are now in more than 5.2 million homes, with the customer base growing again in the quarter.

“We’re pleased to have secured FA Premier League football rights for a further three years, and an extension with Aviva Premiership Rugby for four more years,” comments Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive. “With exclusive live football from the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, we’ll be showing even more top sporting action from this summer.”

The fourth quarter also saw BT reach definitive terms for the proposed acquisition of mobile operator EE.

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