Just stumbled across this post on the BT forum re Now TV. Seems to me that customer testing might begin in July hopefully on our end without need for YouView boxes (wishful thinking I know!).
Fingers crossed some official word comes out soon, the new football season is not far away and still no updates from either BT or Sky!
Spoke to BT TV sales team today, looks like we will be informed next steps in July with the service hopefully starting in the first week of August this year.
I'd be surprised if Premier Sports did a similar deal with Sky in the UK. The main reason Sky have taken up the Irish deal is due to Premier having the 3pm kick offs on a Saturday afternoon in the EPL, where of course no such scenario (3pm Saturday KOs) can happen on UK screens, therefore Premier would not be as tempting a proposition to Sky in the UK market.
That article you link to is an incredible piece of misinformation, eg. Moreover, the move also means the company will secure rights for the Champions League and the Europa League, as BT Sport currently hold both. Sky won't be 'securing rights' to the UCL/UEL, they are going to be selling BT Sport channels, BT of course still hold the rights to those tournaments, not Sky 😆
Sky who of course is the same company as Now TV has been promising 1080p since 2018 and I thought I would get it for Christmas for movies but no.
The chance we will get it now is slim as I woukd of thought it would be 1080p.
They are pushing the football sports package which is still quite a lot of money, now tv should be on amazon available also on amazon firestick like bbc, itv ch5, netflix
It’s not possible that Amazon would think NowTV a bit too close a rival to Amazon Prime Video?
But I’m sure that if there was a deal to put NowTV on there, it would have to be reciprocal, and Amazon would appear on the Sticks, etc.
If you want both right on one device now, though, then the Roku devices fill the bill here.
I think your right, they do see them as a rival, but I think all these services need to start thinking of there customers a bit more.
With the influx of new services like apple and Disney approaching fast sky could be left behind.
We need one box that does it all or several boxes depending on which service you had first to be able to run other apps