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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.

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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.


24th March, 2015 - 1:09 pm (8 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband with Sky TV, specifically those who enjoy accessing their TV content on an Android based mobile device via the Sky Go app, have criticised the operator for not updating their app to work properly with the latest Android 5.1 release. But it could be worse; they might be users of Virgin Media’s TV Anywhere service.

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18th March, 2015 - 8:52 am (3 Comments)

Remember last year’s surprising news that EE had finally scrapped their long running “Orange Wednesdays” promotion of free 2-for-1 Pizzas (or dough balls) and Cinema tickets for their broadband and mobile customers (here)? Well there’s now a replacement – a blockbuster film every week for all customers, for just £1.


16th March, 2015 - 10:42 am (1 Comment)

Customers of BT’s broadband, phone and or TV bundles, which currently receive free access to the operators live BTSport TV channels, may be pleased to learn that their provider has just ensured that the top flight of English club rugby will be shown live on their service until at least the end of the 2020-21 campaign.


11th March, 2015 - 11:09 am (3 Comments)

Customers of EE’s recently launched TV (IPTV) service, which is best taken alongside their fixed line broadband and phone bundles, may be pleased to know that Sky’s popular online TV streaming product NOW TV has been added to the content roster alongside all the usual catch-up TV and Freeview channels.

bt sport tv and broadband

10th February, 2015 - 6:13 pm (33 Comments)

The on-going war between BT and Sky over broadband and TV content took another expensive leap today after both operators splashed a record amount of cash in order to retain their hold over vital Premier League TV football rights for the 2016/17 to 2018/19 seasons.


4th February, 2015 - 1:52 pm (3 Comments)

The broadband based YouView video-on-demand and catch-up TV (IPTV) service, which is being bundled by a number of ISPs (e.g. BT and TalkTalk) in the United Kingdom and can also be brought separately at retail, has officially branched out into the integrated TV market with Sony’s new 2015 BRAVIA range becoming the first to benefit.

talktalk uk isp

12th January, 2015 - 12:26 pm (0 Comments)

Budget broadband ISP TalkTalk has predictably followed last year’s similar move by BT (here) and made the popular Netflix Internet TV and Movie streaming service available to owners of their YouView (IPTV) based platform, with those who pre-registered for the service being first in line to receive it on their set-top-box.

talktalk uk isp

8th January, 2015 - 8:11 am (3 Comments)

As predicted last week TalkTalk has this morning confirmed the acquisition of Tesco’s Blinkbox Movies (video streaming) business, but in a more surprising move they’ve also gobbled the supermarket giants budget fixed line broadband (75,000 subs) and phone (20,000 subs) customers. Apparently the assets have been acquired free of debt and as a single transaction for cash.

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