BT boss gives salary to health workers, lifts pay for key staff

Companies across Britain, big and small, have been forced to turn to the government to pay their staff as the pandemic cuts through vast swathes of the economy. BT said it would not need the scheme and would pay all staff for at least three months.

BT gives staff 1.5% pay rise and promises not to furlough workers or cut jobs for three months

BT says it is connecting the new Nightingale Hospitals, as well as continuing any ongoing or planned programmes unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic – something it says staff may be retrained and reassigned to help with.

BT Sport put on special edition of Early Kick Off featuring Joe Cole skills masterclass and replay of nine-goal thriller

A statement read: “Hosted by Jake Humphrey, live from his home, and featuring contributions from Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch and Robbie Savage, the programme will include topical debate, a Joe Cole skills masterclass and a replay of a classic nine-goal thriller – Norwich vs Liverpool (2016) – from the BT Sport football archives.

Rio Ferdinand and Co set to lose out on thousands with BT Sport salaries slashed after coronavirus cancels live events

In the meantime, Sky are offering customers the opportunity to pause subscriptions while BT donate funds to the NHS or offer a one-month credit system.

BT Sport customers can now apply for a TWO month credit for bills

Equally, if you’ve already opted to donate one month’s worth of credit to the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal, BT will automatically donate the second month’s cash directly to your account.

999 call volumes like New Year’s Eve every day, says BT executive

“At a time when we all need our networks more than ever before we have had quite a large number of cases of vandalism,” he told BBC 5 live on Thursday. “One was even set on fire. The thing that keeps me awake at night, just imagine if there was a critical 999 call that […]

BT will launch Europe’s first 4K TV channel in August

While BT’s 4K channel will be delivered via an Infinity Internet connection (FTTC ranging from 38Mbps to 76Mbps), Sky’s service would probably be provided via satellite. Astra, which provides the communications satellites used by Sky, demoed a 4K broadcast earlier this year.

Kapil Sharma leaves everyone mesmerised as he sings ‘O hansini’ in this BTS video from TKSS

Kapil Sharma has many talents. Besides being a fabulous comedian, he is a good singer as well. While the audience has seen him perform many times on stage, Archana Purana Singh shared a BTS video recently, where Kapil is crooning to a romantic number. The clip sees the comedian singing to ‘O hansini’. The song […]

Wattpad uses AI to create a custom reading list for all your strange literary desires, from gay wizards to BTS fanfic

The world’s 50 most innovative companies of 2020 The 10 most innovative data science companies of 2020 How Snap defied the haters—and keeps reinventing the social media game Footprint is proving that sustainability can scale A version of this article appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of Fast Company magazine.

Crisis on Infinite Earths: New BTS Photo Teases Scripts Are Complete

As it stands now, the television adaptation of “Crisis” is shaping up to be an event unlike any other. It was previously revealed that the event will feature characters from Black Lightning (which explains Guggenheim’s reference of “six shows”), as well as iconic Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne. They join Brandon Routh […]