I thought BT were due to announce a deal with NOW TV and all the Sky Sports channels in time for the new football season?
Can't find the origina lthread I posted on about it.
I presume it's not going to happen now???
i've never considered the Comcast angle... That could be a possibility but i'd say it's more to do with Sky & NowTV not being able to get 1080p and 50fps working properly... Everyone else has no problems but Sky seem incapable of doing it..
If I was a betting man I would have a couple of quid on this never happening, well, not as planned with a NOW TV integration anyway.
Sky can deliver all of their channels today in full HD via multicast, the question is do they still want to via BT/NOW TV?
That's the big question. We all know Sky can provide the channels via multicast as is the case with Cinema & Main Event on the BT epg (with Sports at full HD 50fps). The linear channels and NowTV movies on demand sit nicely together with the Cinema package currently so surely not a big leap to get everything working the same, albeit 1080p/50fps rather than the current output for movies.
Which is like saying do SKY want to be able to wholesale BT Sports and be able to bundle it within a sport package. That was the deal that was agreed not just what BT are getting from the deal.