You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

BT unveils Vision package

Brit company adds Warner pics and soccer to service

BT Vision, the hybrid digital terrestrial video-on-demand/Internet TV offering from U.K. telco British Telecom, bowed Monday.

Using a set-top “V-box” hooked up to the Internet, subscribers can access more than 1,000 hours of content from Warner Bros, Channel 4 and Disney for £14 ($27.70) a month.

A pay-per-view option costs from 59¢ for a musicvideo to $5.98 for a film or concert.

Next August, customers will also be able to subscribe to 46 live Premiership soccer matches and another 242 games shown just after the final whistle — an important subscriber driver in the British market.

BT won’t charge for the V-box, but users must sign a contract with BT Total Broadband (minimum cost: $35.60 per month) and pay a one-time $178 fee for connection and installation.

“Customers will be able to choose from a library of up to 5,000 movies by next year,” said BT consumer topper Gavin Patterson. “We will be offering much better value than BSkyB, NTL or Blockbuster.”

BT revealed Monday that Warners Bros. is the latest studio to sign for download-to-own, download-to-rent and pay VOD rights to pics and TV fare including reruns of “ER,” “Without a Trace” and “The OC.”

BT Vision also gives auds access to Blighty’s 40-channel plus DTV platform Freeview.

BT predicts the service will be profitable within three to four years and would be in 2 million to 3 million U.K. homes “in the medium term.”

More TV

  • RuPaul

    RuPaul Reveals the Queens Competing in 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 3

    BT Vision, the hybrid digital terrestrial video-on-demand/Internet TV offering from U.K. telco British Telecom, bowed Monday. Using a set-top “V-box” hooked up to the Internet, subscribers can access more than 1,000 hours of content from Warner Bros, Channel 4 and Disney for £14 ($27.70) a month. A pay-per-view option costs from 59¢ for a musicvideo […]

  • Donald Trump

    SAG-AFTRA Supports 'Unencumbered Press' After Trump's License Revocation Threat

    BT Vision, the hybrid digital terrestrial video-on-demand/Internet TV offering from U.K. telco British Telecom, bowed Monday. Using a set-top “V-box” hooked up to the Internet, subscribers can access more than 1,000 hours of content from Warner Bros, Channel 4 and Disney for £14 ($27.70) a month. A pay-per-view option costs from 59¢ for a musicvideo […]

  • Brent Briscoe Dead: 'Twin Peaks' and

    Brent Briscoe, 'Twin Peaks' and 'Parks and Recreation' Actor, Dies at 56

    BT Vision, the hybrid digital terrestrial video-on-demand/Internet TV offering from U.K. telco British Telecom, bowed Monday. Using a set-top “V-box” hooked up to the Internet, subscribers can access more than 1,000 hours of content from Warner Bros, Channel 4 and Disney for £14 ($27.70) a month. A pay-per-view option costs from 59¢ for a musicvideo […]

  • 'Magnum P.I.' Reboot in Development at

    'Magnum P.I.' Reboot in Development at CBS From Peter Lenkov With Production Commitment

    BT Vision, the hybrid digital terrestrial video-on-demand/Internet TV offering from U.K. telco British Telecom, bowed Monday. Using a set-top “V-box” hooked up to the Internet, subscribers can access more than 1,000 hours of content from Warner Bros, Channel 4 and Disney for £14 ($27.70) a month. A pay-per-view option costs from 59¢ for a musicvideo […]

  • YouTube logo

    TV News Roundup: YouTube Greenlights Tinder-Themed Comedy 'Swipe Right'

    BT Vision, the hybrid digital terrestrial video-on-demand/Internet TV offering from U.K. telco British Telecom, bowed Monday. Using a set-top “V-box” hooked up to the Internet, subscribers can access more than 1,000 hours of content from Warner Bros, Channel 4 and Disney for £14 ($27.70) a month. A pay-per-view option costs from 59¢ for a musicvideo […]

  • THE GIFTED: L-R: Natalie Alyn Lind,

    Delayed Viewing Ratings: 'Gifted' Scores for Fox, 'Good Doctor' Stands Strong on ABC

    BT Vision, the hybrid digital terrestrial video-on-demand/Internet TV offering from U.K. telco British Telecom, bowed Monday. Using a set-top “V-box” hooked up to the Internet, subscribers can access more than 1,000 hours of content from Warner Bros, Channel 4 and Disney for £14 ($27.70) a month. A pay-per-view option costs from 59¢ for a musicvideo […]

  • The Walking Dead Season 7 Mid

    Microsoft Picks Up Six-Second Ads in AMC's 'Walking Dead'

    BT Vision, the hybrid digital terrestrial video-on-demand/Internet TV offering from U.K. telco British Telecom, bowed Monday. Using a set-top “V-box” hooked up to the Internet, subscribers can access more than 1,000 hours of content from Warner Bros, Channel 4 and Disney for £14 ($27.70) a month. A pay-per-view option costs from 59¢ for a musicvideo […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content