BT Chooses Blackbird For Cloud Native Video Editing And Publishing

BT has selected Blackbird plc’s cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, for cloud native video editing and publishing. Blackbird provides rapid access to video content for the creation of clips, highlights and longform content to multiple devices and platforms. Blackbird says it lets enterprises “scale effortlessly, drive significant productivity improvements and assist in meeting sustainability and carbon reduction […]

Telco BT Pays $1.45B For European Soccer Rights

BT Boosts Sports Offering With ESPN Deal

BT has agreed to buy ESPN’s UK and Ireland television business as its bids to loosen BSkyB’s grip on the pay TV sports market with the launch of its own channels. The deal, which includes the ESPN and ESPN America channels, will see BT take on ESPN’s live sports rights package in Britain and Ireland, including live soccer matches from the FA Cup, Scottish Premier League, UEFA Europa League and German Bundesliga.

Microsoft Trial To Use UK TV Signals For WiFi

A consortium led by Microsoft will begin a technology trial in the UK this week that should pave the way for new mobile broadband networks that can support bandwidth-hungry smartphones. The BBC, British Sky Broadcasting and BT are among the consortium members to investigate how radio spectrum not needed for transmitting terrestrial television could be used for new wireless broadband networks.