BT Buys OnLive Stake For Broadband Games In New Investment Slate

BT (NYSE: BT) is turning to gaming as it tries to make its BT Vision IPTV service more appealing. As part of a new investment programme, it’s buying a 2.6 percent stake in yet-to-launch OnLive “cloud” gaming service, and will start offering it to its broadband customers later this year.

The firm plans to “stream” games to TVs, PCs and Macs, thereby eliminating the need for a console. BT Retail CEO Gavin Patterson: