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27th April, 2016 - 12:30 pm (0 Comments)

Mobile giant EE (BT) has formed a new alliance with several other operators, including Verizon (USA), Telstra (Australia) and kt (South Korea), in order to facilitate the development of LTE-Broadcast (LTE-B) technology that enables operators to send a single stream of data to all mobile users in one area.


26th April, 2016 - 12:03 pm (1 Comment)

Apparently everybody has to have their own Internet video streaming service and TalkTalk has become the latest to join the party with the launch of their new Blinkbox based pay-as-you-go (payg) TV Store, which claims to offer “the latest movies and hit TV shows at Britain’s lowest price” to everybody.

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21st April, 2016 - 8:00 am (2 Comments)

Sky has published their latest results to the end of Q1 2016 (calendar), which reveals that the total number of Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland increased by just +46,000 in the quarter to total approx. 5.94 million (down sharply from the +144K added in Q4 2015 and +133k in Q3).

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12th April, 2016 - 7:48 am (7 Comments)

Netflix UK, the broadband-based unlimited movie and TV video streaming service, has informed older customers that their special legacy subscription price of £5.99 per month will shortly be increased to £7.49.

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30th March, 2016 - 1:03 am (10 Comments)

Competition is a notoriously complicated animal and if done correctly it can foster a more affordable and dynamic market. But equally there are times when it may have the opposite impact, which is something we’re starting to see in the TV content market and if left unchecked there is a risk that it may push consumers into the more accessible arms of Internet piracy.

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29th March, 2016 - 1:47 am (5 Comments)

Internet video content represents a huge slice of online traffic (approx. 64%) and its quality is always improving, yet contrary to logic you don’t always need a faster broadband speed to keep up. In fact today a slower connection can view content that yesterday would have required something much faster.


17th February, 2016 - 1:28 pm (0 Comments)

Ofcom has finally closed a 2013 complaint by BT, which alleged that Sky was abusing a dominant position by making wholesale supply of Sky Sports 1 / 2 (TV channels) to BT’s YouView (IPTV) platform conditional on BT wholesaling their BTSport channels to Sky for retail on their satellite platform.

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10th February, 2016 - 9:29 am (39 Comments)

Some of BT’s Broadband customers, primarily those who are trying to use the Netflix app on an LG, Samsung, Sony or Panasonic Smart TV, appear to be running into problems with getting the service to work. In many cases the app will return a UI-113 error, which has also been seen on some Humax based set-top-boxes.


9th February, 2016 - 9:49 am (7 Comments)

As expected Sky has today announced that consumers can finally buy their new Sky Q TV service. On top of that all existing Sky Broadband customers or those who buy broadband with Sky Q have been told that they will also receive the new Sky Q Hub (router), which also turns other Sky Q boxes into WiFi signal boosters.


1st February, 2016 - 8:10 am (11 Comments)

BT has today released its latest Q4 2015 results (calendar) and confirmed that their retail division has a total of 7,996,000 broadband subscribers (up by +130K vs +82K in Q3), with 3,689,000 of those on their superfast BTInfinity (FTTC) service (up by +250K in Q4 vs +212K in Q3). The operator has also revealed some more details about their post EE merger plans.


29th January, 2016 - 8:13 am (5 Comments)

Sky UK has today published the company’s latest results to the end of 2015 (calendar), which reveals that the total number of Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland increased by +144K in the quarter to total 5.89 million (better than the +133k added in Q3). The operator is now focused on the launch of Sky Q, but where is Sky Mobile?


21st January, 2016 - 8:59 am (0 Comments)

At present new customers of BT’s Broadband or BTMobile packages can already get the free BTSport Lite TV content, but now they’re also offering a 3 month free trial of the premium BTSport Pack service (normally £5 a month). Plus new customers will also get a prepaid Mastercard worth £75 or £125.

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15th January, 2016 - 7:57 am (12 Comments)

Internet video streaming giant Netflix has finally followed through on last year’s controversial change to their Terms & Conditions by limiting access for broadband subscribers that make use of Proxy Servers or Virtual Private Networks (VPN), which circumvent regional content restrictions.


12th January, 2016 - 8:08 am (2 Comments)

Selkirk-based ISP TenTel has launched a new range of broadband and phone packages that also allow new customers to take a cut price Roku video streaming box for plugging into their TV, which allows access to a variety of catch-up (iPlayer, 4oD etc.) and premium TV (NOW TV, Netflix etc.) services.

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