Sky and BT agree to share their top TV channels

From Engadget - December 15, 2017

All of this should be available from "early 2019."

Why help each other? Well, BT says it's "the right time" to broaden its distribution of BT Sport. The company has spent a tremendous amount of money on the service, including live TV rights and big-name studio talent. A fresh Premier League bidding war is on the horizon, with technology companies such as Amazon and Facebook reportedly on the prowl. BT will need a war chest to fend them off and its historical rival Sky. Teaming up with the enemy might seem counterproductivebut if it boosts subscriber numbers, and therefore revenue, the trade-off might be worth it for now.


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