BT Vision to offer live Premier Football League

MUMBAI:BT has launched an IPTV service called BT Vision which will offer 46 live Barclays Premier League football games and over 200 nearly-live games.

The service follows from the launch of BT Vision, a free IPTV service offering digital TV, pay-as-you-go content and a free personal video recorder (PVR) for its broadband customers.


Users will have to pay ?4 per month to watch 242 Premier League matches on demand on the same day as the match, or pay ?12 per month for live Premier League games from the Setanta Sports service. The Setanta service also broadcasts live Scottish matches, PGA golf and other live sport.

BSkyB owns the rights to broadcasting two-thirds of 138 live top matches from the English Premier League, while Setanta sports owns the remaining third, states an official release.

BT Vision CEO Dan Marks said, "Millions of fans have resisted subscription services to date and so we feel there‘s a substantial gap in the market. Highlights on Match of the Day are fine but many fans want more, particularly those who follow teams that aren‘t often featured live."

BT Vision Sport will be presented by football pundit James Richardson, former host of Channel 4‘s Gazzetta Football Italia.


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