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Encyclopedia > BT Vision
BT Vision
Type Pay TV and Download Service
Founded 2006
Headquarters London
Industry Media & Telecoms
Products Pay TV services
Programming
Website btvision.bt.com

BT Vision is a service provided in the United Kingdom supplied by BT Group. It provides digital terrestrial television channels using a Freeview decoder and on-demand film, TV, sport and music programming delivered via broadband through a hybrid DTT/IP set top box and from christmas 2007 through the Xbox 360's new IPTV service.[1] Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... BT Group plc (formerly British Telecommunications plc) which trades as BT (pronounced Bee tee) (also previously as British Telecom and is still commonly known as such amongst the general public) is the privatised UK state telecommunications operator. ... A digital system is one that uses discrete values (often electrical voltages), especially those representable as binary numbers, or non-numeric symbols such as letters or icons, for input, processing, transmission, storage, or display, rather than a continuous spectrum of values (ie, as in an analog system). ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... Freeview is the operator of free digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard. ... Broadband in telecommunications is a term which refers to a signaling method which includes or handles a relatively wide range of frequencies which may be divided into channels or frequency bins. ...

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Launch of BT Vision

BT Vision was launched on 4 December 2006.[2] Initial reaction by the industry was positive although there was some criticism that setup costs were expensive and it was noted that BT Group were entering a competitive market[3]. In May 2007, BT Group launched a national advertising campaign for this service[4]. The aim was to attract "hundred of thousands" of customers by the end of 2007 and 2-3 million in the medium term[5].


BT Vision provides digital TV channels using a Freeview decoder. A digital television recorder enables 80 hours television programmes to be recorded while films, TV programmes and sports event can be downloaded on demand via broadband. The service is described as providing a range of on-demand content without compulsory subscriptions. However, a BT broadband connection with a guaranteed line speed of 2mb per second is required. A self-install version of BT Vision will be available in 2007[5].


Content

BT Vision Music

BT has agreed deals with i-concerts and Eagle Rock - two established providers of long-form music video content - to provide a range of concerts and music documentaries on-demand. The concert programming covers a wide variety of genres including rock, pop, urban and ‘alternative', to jazz and classical music. For the neighborhood in Los Angeles, see Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California Eagle Rock, was an early name for Idaho Falls, Idaho. ...


i-concerts' potential line-up includes names such as Franz Ferdinand, Keane, Bon Jovi, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Joel, Pavarotti, Roxy Music and Sheryl Crow. Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish indie rock/post-punk revival band, formed in Glasgow. ... Keane are an English piano rock band, first established in Battle, East Sussex in 1995, taking their current name in 1997. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Perth Amboy, New Jersey. ... Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian singer, writer, and music producer. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, and composer. ... The Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti (born October 12, 1935), is one of the most famous living opera singers. ... Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is a nine-time Grammy winning American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ...


BT also has a deal with Warner Music Group. Warner Music Group is one of the Big Four record labels. ...


BT Vision Films

This article is about the film studio. ... War of the Worlds is a 2005 science fiction disaster film based on H. G. Wells original novel, and was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Josh Friedman and David Koepp. ... This article contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Munich is a 2005 drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth which depicts the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes by Black September gunmen, and the Israeli governments secret retaliation assassinations. ... Just Like Heaven is a romantic comedy film released on September 16, 2005, in the U.S. and Canada. ... Red Eye is a 2005 drama/thriller film, directed by Wes Craven and written by Carl Ellsworth. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... Lions Gate redirects here. ... Buena Vista International is a division of The Walt Disney Company which handles non-U.S. distribution of Disney films. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Touchstone Pictures (also known as Touchstone Films in its early years) is one of several alternate film labels of The Walt Disney Company, established in 1984. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... Pixars logo and mascot Luxo, Jr. ... Warner Bros. ...

BT Vision Sport

BT won the rights to carry 242 ‘near-live' FA Premier League football matches per season. The three year deal covers the 2007-8, 2008-9 and 2009-10 seasons. BT has acquired the rights in a joint bid with BSkyB. For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB - formerly two companies, Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, which merged) is a company that operates the most popular subscription television service in the Ireland. ...


This will allow viewers to watch Premiership matches on their televisions on a pay per view basis, without the need for an upfront television subscription. This does not cite its references or sources. ...


On Launch Day, BT Vision announced that as of August 2007 Setanta Sports New Channel, would be joining the line up, using digital terrestrial through a smart card, offering Live English Premiership and Scottish Premier League games, as well as other sporting events. Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Setanta Sports (pronunciation: ) is an international sports broadcaster, operating 12 channels in 24 countries. ... The Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League commonly known as the Scottish Premier League, Premier League or SPL is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top level of the Scottish football league system - above the Scottish Football League. ...


BT vision sports launched on 17 July with intention to gain cutomers who do not wish to pay a high monthly subscription for sports.[6]


BT Vision TV & BT Vision Kids

NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... BBC Worldwide Limited is the wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation, formed out of a restructuring of its predecessor BBC Enterprises in 1995. ... For the Canadian equivalent of this channel, see History Television. ... Nickelodeon (more commonly called Nick for short) is an American cable television network that is owned by Viacom International. ... Cartoon Network (commonly referred to as CN) is a cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. ... CBS Paramount Television (formerly Desilu Productions, Paramount Television, among other companies) is an American television production/distribution company. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... The National Geographic Channel is a subscription television network that features documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society. ... Buena Vista Television is the television syndication firm of Disney/ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company, that handles the TV distribution of product from Disney, Touchstone Television, and ABC. The company also produces and distributes its own shows, such as The Tony Danza Show, Ebert & Roeper... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... Channel 4 is a public-service British television station, broadcast to all areas of the United Kingdom (and also the Republic of Ireland), which began transmissions in 1982. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner. ... Tiscali TV is a UK-based consumer Video on Demand service, operated by the European telephony company, Tiscali SpA. The service, originally known as Homechoice, was provided by Video Networks Limited (VNL), based in Shepherds Bush in West London, until it was purchased by Tiscali UK in August 2006... Virgin Media Inc. ... Warner Bros. ...

Background

When British Telecom (BT) was privatised in 1984 it was barred from providing television broadcasts over its telecommunication network, which meant that it was not possible for BT to provide a cable television service. The ban was designed to protect the new smaller telecommunications companies and the small cable television networks in the United Kingdom as it was felt that BT had an unfair advantage because its pre-privatisation monopoly meant that its equipment was already installed in virtually every home and business in the United Kingdom. In January 2001, the ban was lifted[7]. BT Group plc (which trades as just BT, and is commonly known by its former name, British Telecom) is the privatised former British state telecommunications operator. ... Privatization (sometimes privatisation, denationalization, or — especially in India — disinvestment) is the process of transferring property, from public ownership to private ownership. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A monopoly (from the Greek language monos, one + polein, to sell) is defined as a persistent market situation where there is only one provider of a product or service, in other words a firm that has no competitors in its industry. ...


References

  1. ^ BT among those handling Xbox 360 IPTVffff
  2. ^ BT Vision - passing you the control, BT Group news release, 4 December 2006, retrieved on 2 June 2007
  3. ^ Hi-tech world assesses BT Vision, BBC new report, 6 December 2006, retrieved on 2 June 2007.
  4. ^ BT Vision unveils national advertising campaign, BT Group news release, 10 May 2007, retrieved on 2 June 2007.
  5. ^ a b Multi-million pound campaign to promote Britain's most flexible digital TV Service, BT Group new release, 10 May 2007, retrieved 2 June 2007.
  6. ^ http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article2776196.ece
  7. ^ BT to begin broadcasting, BBC news report, 27/5/2001, retrieved on 2 June 2007.

See also

Freeview is the operator of free digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard. ... Top Up TV is a British television company registered on the island of Jersey, that offers subscription television services via digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom. ...

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