TV over broadband with BT Vision

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We told you about BT’s TV over broadband plans last year. Well, now it’s taken a big step nearer reality. The service, due to launch in Autumn,  will be known as BT Vision and it’s set to be the world’s service offering digital terrestrial TV with on-demand film, TV and music programming. And if you want to be one of the first in line for the new service, you can register now.

The service will combine access to digital-terrestrial channels through the aerial with broadband-powered video on demand. It’s will be delivered to the home via a Microsoft platform and a Philips set-top box, with the network enabled by the BT Hub. The hub will also allow wireless networking for PCs and laptops, as well as up to five simultaneous VoIP calls at the same time.

The company already has a number of content deals under its belt, including BBC Worldwide, Paramount and Warner Music Group and National Geographic Channel, along with newly-announced deals with Cartoon Network and Endemol. BT expects to have many more partners on board before launch.

Trials for the service will start in spring/early summer, but if you want to be one of the first users, you can register now. Just visit www.bt.com/btvision, where you can also find out more about the new service.

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Dave Walker