Disney is "exploring an exit" from the British TV sports market after ESPN lost several big broadcast deals including live Premier League soccer.
Discovery Networks has inked a distribution pact with U.K. payweb BT Vision, which earlier this year surprised rivals by successfully bidding for a share of live Premier League soccer rights.
BT Vision, the hybrid digital terrestrial video-on-demand/Internet TV offering from U.K. telco British Telecom, bowed Monday.
A nerve-wracking week is looming for Vivendi Universal chief Jean-Rene Fourtou.
Universal Studios Intl. has agreed to provide U.K.'s Video Networks video-on-demand service with feature films as well as film and TV library titles for several years.
Like their U.S. counterparts, British cable operators are making moves to consolidate their industry as they prepare to go digital.
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