25 February 2013
BT Buys ESPN UK (Another Box Required?)
Here at Install Automation Ltd we constantly keep up to date with the industry news to ensure that our clients receive the best not just in installed home automation systems but also from the benefit of our shared knowledge. As content providers ebb and flow with rights passing from one company to another it is vital that the infrastructure in the modern home is able to cater for distribution of a wide variety of systems and boxes without clutter, mess and constant change.
BT is making a play for the premier league rights and to make sure you don’t end up with a multi cable and box nightmare in your lounge and limited access throughout the property to new and changing services please consult us about an integrated and distributed home entertainment solution. Please bear in mind that its far easier to cable for now than it has ever been, after all who wants to miss the big match.
Now back to the BT news…
BT’s got far more important things to do than fill in the gaps in its fiber broadband coverage, like blowing around £10 million ($15 million) on buying ESPN’s UK and Ireland channels from Disney. BT is trying to compete with Sky on sporting rights, and needs a channel to broadcast 38 Premier League games a year for the next three years — which cost the phone company £738 million ($1.1 billion). At the same time, ESPN is shuttering ESPN Classic, the satellite channel dedicated to showing classic sporting events free of charge. Broadly speaking, BT just knows how to brighten our Mondays.