On Air Now

Current Show

Coast to Coast AM   12:00 AM - 6:00 AM

Coast to Coast now available for streaming! Listen Live Now!

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 1320 AM Sioux Falls, SD 107.9 FM Sioux Falls, SD

Weather

Current Conditions(Sioux Falls,SD 57104)

More Weather »
64° Feels Like: 64°
Wind: S 0 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 59°

Tomorrow

Partly Cloudy 83°

Sun Night

Mostly Clear 62°

Alerts

BSkyB to cut broadband fees as it enters BT price war: paper

LONDON (Reuters) - British satellite TV firm BSkyB will cut prices for its broadband packages in response to competition from BT's new sports channels, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

The price cuts, which will apply to internet and television bundles sold by the Rupert Murdoch-owned firm, will be announced early this week, said the paper, citing unnamed sources.

Last month, BT said it would screen free English Premier league soccer matches to its broadband customers, having splashed out on the rights to show 38 live matches. Available from August when the new season starts, it will be the first time such matches have been aired free in more than 20 years.

The BT announcement triggered a fall in the shares of both BT and BSkyB, as well as smaller broadband providers such as TalkTalk , over fears a potential bidding war would eat into their profits.

Sky has dominated the British pay-TV market in the last decade and still retains the rights to 116 live matches. It has expanded into BT's territory to offer broadband and telephone services to its 10.7 million households.

BT, a former state monopoly, fought back by developing an online TV service designed to persuade customers they should upgrade to its superfast broadband in order to watch it.

Analysts have been expecting BSkyB to make some tactical discounts in order to counter a marketing push by BT.

BSkyB declined to comment.

(Reporting by Rosalba O'Brien and Kate Holton; Editing by Louise Heavens)

Comments