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19th November, 2015 - 7:53 am (9 Comments)

The 2010 decision that helped to grow BT’s broadband based TV business, which involved Ofcom imposing regulation that required Sky to offer wholesale access (“Wholesale Must Offer“) to their Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 channels (at prices set by the regulator), has today been removed.


18th November, 2015 - 11:59 am (3 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today soft launched a new range of devices and a more dynamic approach to distributing TV content, both online and via Satellite, through the launch of their next-generation entertainment and Internet system called Sky Q (available in the UK from early 2016).


13th November, 2015 - 10:08 am (0 Comments)

Customers of EE’s TV (IPTV) service, which is usually taken alongside their fixed line broadband and phone bundles, should note that the ISP has just added 25 premium channels (Discovery, British Eurosport, Cartoon Network, HISTORY, Sony Movies etc.) as part of a new deal with TVPlayer.


10th November, 2015 - 8:37 am (2 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband), which has a big investment in Roku UK’s popular video streaming kit and uses the hardware for their own Internet-based NOW TV video streaming service, appears to have finally reached a compromise with Amazon’s rival Prime Instant Video.

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29th October, 2015 - 7:59 am (40 Comments)

BT has posted their latest Q3-2015 results (calendar), which reveals that their retail business now has a total of 7,879,000 broadband subscribers (up by +82K vs +83K in Q2) and 3,438,000 of those are taking their FTTC dominated BTInfinity “fibre broadband” (up by +212K in Q3 vs +217K in Q2).


16th October, 2015 - 11:07 am (19 Comments)

In an effort to clampdown on Internet piracy the BBC has decided to block users of UK Virtual Private Networks (VPN) from being able to view their online iPlayer video streaming content, which has also restricted access for many legitimate users.

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13th September, 2015 - 8:10 am (1 Comment)

New customers of Vodafone’s 4G Red Value, SIM Only or Red + Sharer Bundles will now get up to a year’s free access to the unlimited Netflix Internet Movie and TV streaming service after the mobile operator renewed its partnership, while some cheaper tariffs will continue to get the old 6-months deal.

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26th August, 2015 - 11:39 am (8 Comments)

Sky’s popular broadband-based NOW TV service, which among other things offers live streaming access and catch-up content for some of the media giants top TV channels (e.g. Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Discovery etc.), is now offering a 30 day free trial of its Sky Movies pass content (£9.99 a month thereafter).


10th August, 2015 - 2:41 pm (8 Comments)

Remember when BT introduced the new premium BTSport TV Pack at the start of this month for an extra £5 (here)? Do you also remember how BT then tried to force that pack onto their existing customers, unless they specifically opted-out? Well Ofcom wasn’t happy and neither were many of BT’s customers.

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3rd August, 2015 - 1:53 pm (0 Comments)

Sheffield-based ISP PlusNet has announced that “Unlimited Fibre” (FTTC) broadband and phone customers who also take their £5 per month YouView (IPTV) based TV service will, from 5th August 2015, also benefit from the inclusion of the BTSport Lite content at no extra cost.

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30th July, 2015 - 7:53 am (3 Comments)

BT has released the latest results for Q2-2015 (calendar) and confirmed that their retail business added +85K new broadband subscribers in the quarter (down sharply from +121K in Q1) to total 7,798,000, which includes 3,226,000 on BTInfinity “fibre broadband” (up by +217K vs +266K in Q1). Incidentally FTTC/P is now available to 23 million premises (80% of the UK).


24th July, 2015 - 7:52 am (23 Comments)

An unspecified number of Virgin Media’s broadband bundle customers, specifically those who take one of the cable operators TiVo set-top-boxes, have been unable to watch their favourite shows because the kit keeps rebooting itself. Also there’s a +£3 TV price rise coming in September, hurray?


17th July, 2015 - 10:55 am (26 Comments)

As expected BT has today revealed the first solid details and price of their new 4K Ultra HD TV package, which claims to include “Europe’s very first live sports Ultra HD channel” (BTSport Ultra HD) and a new 4K capable 1TB YouView (IPTV) set-top-box. But you’ll need a faster than “superfast” broadband speed.

talktalk uk isp

15th July, 2015 - 10:09 am (0 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has announced that their Plus TV bundle of unlimited broadband, phone (anytime calls), premium TV (YouView) and a free mobile SIM, which is priced at £10 per month and comes with a £75 Love2shop voucher, now also includes 6 months of free HD access to video streaming service Netflix (until 30th July).

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