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internet video and streaming

16th June, 2015 - 2:49 pm (9 Comments)

Internet giant Google has announced that their massively popular online video streaming service, YouTube, can now stream content using the very latest 8K Full Ultra HD video standard (7680 x 4320 pixels). But at twice the resolution in both directions of 4K it also requires double the broadband speed (i.e. around 50 Megabits per second).

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16th June, 2015 - 2:04 pm (6 Comments)

Customers of Sky’s 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.), has announced plans to launch a new set-top-box, a Sky Sports Month Pass and other improvements.

broadband internet video and movie streaming

16th June, 2015 - 11:26 am (3 Comments)

It’s not all about Sport, you see. BT’s YouView (IPTV) based broadband TV service has taken another shot at arch-rival Sky (Sky Broadband) by announcing a new agreement to launch the AMC TV channel in the UK this September 2015, which includes the “exclusive” UK television premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead“.

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15th June, 2015 - 1:07 am (0 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has announced that their top Plus TV bundle of unlimited broadband, phone (anytime UK calls), premium TV content (YouView) and a free mobile SIM is being reduced from £20 to just £10 per month for the first 18 months of service. A £100 Love2shop voucher has also been thrown in.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

11th June, 2015 - 4:14 pm (5 Comments)

Netflix UK, the broadband-based unlimited movie and TV video streaming service, has increased the price of their HD quality Standard Plan for new customers by an inflation busting 7.15% from £6.99 to £7.49 per month. But existing customers are safe.. at least for now.


10th June, 2015 - 7:49 am (0 Comments)

All new customers who take Fuel Broadband’s 6 months FREE unlimited broadband offer (£5 per month thereafter), which among other things comes with free UK evening and weekend calls, will now also receive a FREE Amazon Fire TV Stick (normally retails for £35) for WiFi video streaming to your televisions HDMI port.

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9th June, 2015 - 11:19 am (18 Comments)

UK ISP BT has today confirmed that customers of their broadband service, which currently benefit from receiving BTSport TV content for free, will in the future have to pay an extra £5 if they also want to watch European football (Champions League etc.). But it will still be free for BT TV subscribers and there’s a 4K TV channel coming too.

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5th June, 2015 - 1:41 pm (26 Comments)

Customers of BT’s broadband bundles, most of which have for the past two years been able to benefit from free BTSport TV content, may be displeased to learn that the free ride could soon be coming to an end and some related content will instead cost an additional fee of £5 (still a lot less than non-BT customers pay).

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21st May, 2015 - 12:04 pm (25 Comments)

Customers of the broadband based BT TV (YouView) service may be pleased to know that the operator claims to have become the first UK Pay TV provider to offer customers the chance to buy-to-keep the box set of ‘Game of Thrones’ and other premium programmes through a partnership with HBO.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

12th May, 2015 - 10:00 am (5 Comments)

Netflix, the popular Internet movie and TV streaming provider, has just published their latest April 2015 ISP Speed Index update for the United Kingdom and revealed that Virgin Media is still holding the top spot with a score of 3.74Mbps (Megabits per second). But take with the usual pinch of salt.

plusnet uk

5th May, 2015 - 1:17 pm (4 Comments)

Sheffield-based Internet provider PlusNet has quietly updated their website to reveal the official launch details for their long awaited YouView (IPTV) based TV service, which is designed to be taken as part of a bundle alongside the ISP’s residential Unlimited Fibre Broadband (FTTC) and phone product. Here’s what you get..

bt infinity broadband vision iptv

29th April, 2015 - 11:26 am (9 Comments)

Some of BT’s consumer TV customers have written in to report that the ISP appears to have added five new premium channels to their service (418 Comedy Central Extra, 431 MTV Music, 490 Lifetime, 491 H2 and 542 Movies 24) and this seems to compliment a wider package refresh. TalkTalk customers should also see the channels.

Television iptv video streaming uk

23rd April, 2015 - 8:17 am (3 Comments)

It’s been around two years since we first heard of PlusNet’s plan to launch a YouView (IPTV) based TV service for their broadband customers, yet the good news is that the official product “will be launching soon“. But it will only be available to their “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) subscribers.


1st April, 2015 - 8:55 am (14 Comments)

At present you generally need a stable 25Mbps broadband connection to run a single 4K (Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution) quality Internet video stream via Netflix (although the actual streams usually vary from 12-16Mbps) and some rival services, although the new V-Nova technology is promising to make three 4K streams fit down the same connection.

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