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BT Preparing Broadband TV

Posted: 12th Jul, 2004 By: MarkJ
Once again BT has aired its intention to use broadband as a delivery platform for TV content; the news follows talks with the BBC and ITV. The project, which is headed by BT Retails CEO Pierre Danon, could help to drive uptake:

BT has approached ITV and BBC about providing content for the project, provisionally called "Sky Plus Plus" - a reference to Sky's personal video recorder, Sky Plus, which enables viewers to record any programme shown over the previous eight days on to a set-top box.

BT wants to host a much larger archive of up to three months of programmes. It would transmit them to customers for viewing using its broadband network.


BT had originally planned a service for October, although this was delayed. Sadly the operator still isn't completely sure about how to deliver the content (e.g. to TV's via Set-top-box or PC's etc.).

Clearly BT still holds a 'broadcasting' goal, yet how they achieve this remains to be seen. Full details can be found by reading yesterdays ‘The Independent’ newspaper.
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