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    BT Sport boss exits ahead of Discovery merger


    Simon Green, Head of BT Sport since its inception, set to leave this week. BT Sport evolving as it prepares for Discovery tie‑up.

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    Telefónica mulls Movistar Plus+ options as Vivendi circles


    Vivendi reportedly interested in buying part of Movistar Plus+. French media group seeking approval to increase Prisa stake to 29.9%. Telefónica seeking advice as pay‑TV customers drain away in Spain.

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    Discovery JV: BT Sport to be unbundled from BT


    Another twist to the tale as BT and Discovery enter exclusive discussions. Jansen indicates agreement encompasses Eurosport UK and ‘Discovery app’, hinting at sports content tie‑up; says deal has “no downsides”. The move could be a huge blow to DAZN, which appeared to have secured an $800m buyout.

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    Financial & Performance

    BT Q3: king of a still‑wobbly hill


    Corporate weakness postpones recovery, with BT Global recuperating and BT Enterprise still in surgery. Rational rivals embraced, but warned of “Armageddon scenario”, with Sky current BFF. Discovery tie-up a win-win for BT Sport (but what about for BT itself?). Openreach charges on, hitting new records for FTTP connections and ...

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    Financial & Performance

    Guidance: positives to come, but later than promised


    Revenue down 2% for the year, but growth anticipated from Q1 FY22–23. All things point up, but large corporates at Enterprise and Global need turnaround to avoid continued struggles. Discovery tie‑up a win–win for BT Sport (and maybe for Sky, but what about for BT itself?).

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    DAZN retakes lead in BT Sport race


    Sports streaming specialist in pole position to land $800m deal. Discovery JV still a possibility, but cash injection may be preferable as BT invests in 5G and fibre rollouts.

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    BT Sport mulls Discovery JV as DAZN buyout stalls


    Discovery in talks with BT over sports broadcasting partnership. Deal would offer strong alternative to DAZN’s £600m buyout attempt.

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    DAZN targets Premier League with BT Sport bid — reports


    Reports indicate BT is in “advanced” stage talks with DAZN to offload BT Sport, with a deal mooted “within weeks”. Broadcasting rights the big‑ticket item for US streaming specialist, while BT looks to focus efforts on network expansion.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    Sky “fundamental” to BT Sport strategic partnerships


    As BT’s sports broadcasting division hunts for minority investors or strategic partners, CEO Jansen puts Sky tie‑up front and centre. ITV backs away from chipping in, but remains keen on partnership.

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    Murdoch’s News UK steps away from BT Sport talks


    News UK has pulled back from talks with BT regarding a partnership for the sports broadcasting business. Discovery and ITV said to remain in contention, with DAZN seemingly the keenest of the bunch.

  • BT TV: A tale of two UIs
    Content & TV

    BT TV: A tale of two UIs


    The evolution of BT TV reflects a BT journey from an outward‑looking “buy” approach to new technology, to a more self‑reliant “build” mindset. Divisional BT architects said to have re‑focused on project delivery, with strategically-minded enterprise architects taking a Group‑wide perspective.

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    Profile: John Malone, Cable Cowboy


    Eccentric billionaire Malone will push Vodafone hard for expansion, probably through acquisition, but any conflict at VodafoneZiggo seems to be reasonably contained so far.

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    Suppliers & SCM

    BT Sport turns to arch-rival Sky for media sales


    Launch partner Channel 4 displaced after seven years.

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    Discovery, Telekom Romania in deadlock


    Telekom Romania remained at loggerheads with media and TV group Discovery over the nature of their commercial partnership.