BT Wants to Pump Its New Sports Channels Onto the Xbox One

By Sam Gibbs on at

It seems the Xbox One sparked a twinkle in BT's eye when Microsoft got up and started talking up all of its TV features. According to a BT spokesperson talking to TechRadar, the ISP wants to launch its free BT Sport onto the incoming console, which could mean all those fancy TV streaming features might actually make it to the UK in one guise or another.

Apparently the two have given each other the nod, with a proper discussion about getting BT Sport onto the Xbox One to come after BT manages to launch its free Sport service in two months.

Considering Microsoft has a partnership with ESPN in the US, and BT Sport basically is ESPN in the UK, after having snapped up all the sports channel's rights, it makes perfect sense. Discussions are just that, though, so we'll have to wait and see whether anything comes of it.

Of course, it doesn't mean your Xbox One will be able to control your tele box like it's meant to in the States, but at least if you've got BT Broadband you might be able to bag BT Sport on your shiny new console. [TechRadar]