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BT TV App gets new kids' section, more channels and brand new library of on demand shows

Press Release   •   Feb 02, 2016 10:11 GMT

BT has launched a much improved version of its TV app on both Apple and Android devices with a new, dedicated kids' on-demand and catch-up library, seven more channels and a fantastic collection of premium entertainment catch-up content.

Previously known as BT TV Everywhere, the BT TV app includes a new, dedicated kids section with streamed on-demand and catch-up shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom from Entertainment One and Doc McStuffins from Disney Junior.

To improve the live streamed premium entertainment channel line-up, six UKTV channels (Alibi, Eden, GOLD, Good Food, Home and Watch) and the recently rebranded Sony Channel have been added to the app, meaning BT TV customers can enjoy even more of their favourite channels on their laptop, tablet or smartphone.

The new Subscription Catch Up service on the BT TV app offers hit shows from up to 20 premium entertainment channels, including AMC, HISTORY ®, MTV, Sony, Syfy and the new UKTV Play service. Shows will include Manhattan fromAMC, Ex On The Beach from MTV and Killjoys from Syfy. BT intends to continue expanding the Subscription Catch Up service by adding even more content in the future.

BT TV customers will also be able to search the app for both live streamed and catch-up content from their TV channels and it also continues to let them link directly to their YouView+ set top box to set recordings when they are out and about.

Antonia Barton, general manager, BT TV product, said: “The new BT TV app is much better all round – it is much easier to use and gives you great TV shows to enjoy when you’re out and about. The new kids’ section is great for children, as they can find their favourite shows within a dedicated section of the app. Plus there’s so much more content, whether you’re looking for something like Britain’s Next Top Model from Lifetime ® on Subscription Catch Up or you want to watch a classic comedy on UKTV’s GOLD channel.”

The BT TV app is available now for iOS and Android and customers can register up to two separate devices to their BT account.

All BT TV customers can download the BT TV app, but only customers subscribing to Entertainment Plus, Entertainment Max, Total Entertainment or customers taking the “Extra Box” bolt-on can watch their live & on-demand premium entertainment and kids’ content (access to channels and on-demand content is dependent on customer subscription).

Notes to editors

List of channels and content providers that will launch on demand on the BT TV app:

(Access to channels and on demand content is dependent on BT TV customer’s subscription)

Dedicated kids’ on-demand section, provided by:Entertainment catch-up services provided by:New Entertainment channels provided by:
Baby TVAlibiAlibi
BoomerangAMCEden
CakeCIGold
Cartoon NetworkComedy CentralGood Food
CartoonitoE!Home
DHXEdenSony channel
Disney ChannelGoldWatch
Disney JuniorGood Food
Disney XDHISTORY
eOneHome
HiT EntertainmentH2
Nick JrLifetime
NickelodeonMovies 24
NicktoonsMTV
Nat Geo
Nat Geo Wild
Sony channel
Syfy
Universal
Watch

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. Following the acquisition of EE on 29 January 2016, BT consists principally of six customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, EE, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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