First BT PL, now BT top drawer rugby

17 September 2012

BT’s acquisition of Premiership Rugby rights underlines its intentions to create a solid premium sports channel with expected launch in summer 2013

BT’s entry into the sports arena is part of a wider TV platform/content strategy that embraces the launch of a much enlarged basic channel offer, integration with YouView and fibre roll-out

Although expected to post significant losses on its sports channels over the next three years, BT’s commitment appears long term

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