BT Sport impacting rivals profitability

November 8, 2013 10.01 Europe/London By Julian Clover

The launch of BT Sport has eaten into the profits of the UKís leading platforms, says Enders Analysis.

In a note on Virgin Mediaís financials issued earlier this week, Enders said net additions at the cable net had not been as strong as last year when DSL competitors were weakened by supply constraints, however there was little sign of a substantial impact from BT Sport or TalkTalk and BTís YouView-based TV offerings

ďBTís foray into sport has however had an effect on profitability, as it has with BT itself and Sky, with Virgin Mediaís premium content costs rising from both BT and Sky,Ē said Enders.

TalkTalk will publish its figures next week.