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30th November, 2016 - 10:34 am (4 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media will this morning take a break from focusing upon the ultrafast broadband side of their network and has instead announced the launch of their new Virgin TV V6 Box, which represents an attempt to catch-up with Sky Q (Sky Broadband) and BT TV.


23rd November, 2016 - 1:19 pm (8 Comments)

Over the next few months some 2.5 million UK owners of a YouView (IPTV) based set-top-box, which includes TalkTalk and BT’s broadband-based TV subscribers, will start to benefit from a major “next generation” update that will enable the platform to do more, work faster and harness Cloud technology.


19th November, 2016 - 8:03 am (23 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has revealed that they’ve had to add an additional 100Gbps (Gigabits per second) of data capacity to their network just to help cope with any extra load being generated by Amazon Prime’s new TV show, The Grand Tour (aka – Top Gear, but not on the BBC).


15th November, 2016 - 10:25 am (3 Comments)

Telecoms giant Vodafone UK has today released their latest quarterly results (calendar Q3 2016), which saw their fixed line broadband customers grow once again to total 167,000 (up by +30K in Q3 vs +28K in Q2) and UK 4G outdoor coverage increase to 92% (or 96% by Ofcom’s definition).

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11th November, 2016 - 2:21 pm (1 Comment)

UK ISP BT has announced that customers of their Youview based TV (IPTV) service will soon benefit from a major free upgrade, which will introduce a new “image-rich” user interface (UI) that should also make it easier to access channels / on-demand content and many other things.

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28th October, 2016 - 12:09 am (4 Comments)

Sky Broadband and its sibling TV streaming service, NOW TV, will today become the latest providers to adopt the advertising watchdog’s new all-inclusive pricing rule (details), which means that they’ll combine the cost of their no-contract TV, broadband and line rental bundles into a single price.

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27th October, 2016 - 8:33 am (36 Comments)

The latest quarterly (Q3 2016 calendar) results have been published by BT today, which reveal that their retail broadband base now tops 9,193,000 customers (up by +76K, unchanged from Q2) and 4,473,000 of those take their ‘Infinity‘ (FTTC/P) superfast broadband (up by +216K vs +181K in Q2).


19th October, 2016 - 7:49 am (7 Comments)

Internet retail giant Amazon is allegedly investigating the possibility of launching its own fixed line home broadband and phone service in Europe (the United Kingdom is said to be first on their list), which would probably involve selling a triple-play bundle with their Prime Instant Video (TV) content.


13th October, 2016 - 7:58 am (2 Comments)

Sky has today published their latest quarterly trading update, which is very vague and sadly includes no new information on the size of their Sky Broadband base. On the upside we finally get a progress update on the imminent launch of their new O2 (MVNO) based Sky Mobile service.


7th October, 2016 - 11:34 am (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk has renewed their TV deal with Sky, which means that customers will continue to receive access to premium entertainment channels like Sky 1 and Sky Living, as well as live and on-demand content from Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and the pay-per-view Sky Box Office service.

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23rd September, 2016 - 1:35 pm (1 Comment)

BT are rumoured to be mooting the acquisition of broadband based Video-on-Demand and Catch-Up TV (IPTV) platform, YouView, which underpins both their Pay TV service and that of several other ISPs (TalkTalk, JT etc.). A figure of around £60m is currently being mooted (up from a starting offer of £20m).

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13th September, 2016 - 9:37 am (11 Comments)

Internet video streaming giant Netflix has once again rubbed broadband ISPs up the wrong way after it effectively called for providers to scrap packages that impose data caps (usage allowances) on their subscribers. But not every house needs an “unlimited” service and not every ISP can afford to run one.


12th September, 2016 - 8:07 am (3 Comments)

Industry sources claim that Vodafone could unveil their much delayed Pay TV (IPTV) service next month, which has been designed to complement their existing fixed line home broadband, phone and mobile products as part of a quad-play bundle. But further delays are still said to be possible.

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12th August, 2016 - 2:28 pm (4 Comments)

Customers Virgin Media, specifically those who take one of their cable broadband and TV bundles with a TiVo set-top-box, may be pleased to know that the provider has today begun to roll-out a new firmware update for its kit that adds new features to help search, find and save content on the service.

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