Sky Movies added to BT TV

Editor | 15-10-2013

Even as they slug it out in the sporting arena, especially with Premier League football, Sky Movies will now be available through BT TV.

Under the terms of the multi-year contract, the latest in Skys wholesale content business, BT will offer Sky Movies for a monthly subscription that customers can add to their existing BT TV package whether they are customers with a YouView box or the latest Vision + box.

Overall, Sky Movies offers access to over 700 different films on-demand including brand new exclusive premieres every week from major Hollywood studios such as Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros and Universal. Premieres in October include Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Gangster-Squad while Zero Dark Thirty and Life of Pi will premiere in November.

The deal will allow BT TV customers to have access to 11 Sky Movies channels, in standard definition, both as streamed live channels and on-demand for those with BT Infinity fibre broadband. For customers with regular BT broadband, Sky Movies is only available on-demand.

Commenting on the deal, Alex Green, director of BT TV, said: We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Sky to enable our TV customers to enjoy Sky Movies and its superb offering of films for every taste, including the latest blockbusters. We believe this gives a tremendous boost to our BT TV film offering.

Added Rob Webster, director of Skys commercial group: We are pleased to extend the distribution of Sky Movies to BT TV customers. Following the conclusion of commercial negotiations, BTs customers can now enjoy access to the UKs most popular subscription movies service. In helping even more UK homes enjoy Sky Movies, this agreement also supports our wholesale content business.