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.