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BT is set to revamp the video-on-demand service it offers via its YouView set-top boxes.

The company promises its new-look interface will "make finding your favourite films and programmes easier" and will "load more quickly".

It will also have a new font that will "help with legibility and accessibility", according to BT.

The update will roll out over the next few weeks.

BT's current video-on-demand player offers a mix of pay-per-view and subscription shows and films.

A separate update for BT's older Vision+ set-top boxes will launch later in the year.

Alex Green, director of BT TV, said that the changes are more than just cosmetic. "Our update is more than just a makeover," he said. "It will improve the performance of BT TV for customers, making navigation easier and faster.

"This follows our move from the BT Vision brand to simply using the BT master brand to cover our TV services."

YouView could face some stiff competition in the near future. Freeview has announced plans to launch a next-generation service, called Freeview Connect, which will offer a seamless mix of catch-up services and digital terrestrial channels, just like YouView.

YouView might also have to change its name following a recent High Court ruling.

Source: Seenit

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