BT/EE agree terms, spelling the end for EE TV
EE's TV service was
only launched last autumn and was offered to customers with EE broadband. It offers access to Freeview HD, advanced recording facilities and smart TV apps,including catch-up TV. At present, the service remains, but it's expected that over time, as EE's products are revamped, BT TV with YouView will be pushed.
In a statement issued this morning, BT confirmed that it would provide "a full range of communications services to the combined customer base. This includes BT selling its broadband, fixed telephony and pay-TV services to those EE customers who do not currently take a service from BT."
Analysts expect the migration to take some time, so EE subscribers won't be switched to BT overnight.
EE has been a joint venture between Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom and its creation saw the beginning of the end of the T-Mobile and Orange brands in the UK. These brands are expected to completely disappear following today's announcement.