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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.


8th August, 2016 - 11:57 am (29 Comments)

Over the weekend it was reported that the BBC were about to deploy new technology that could capture information from your broadband based home WiFi network and “sniff out” any TV Licence fee dodgers watching iPlayer content online. You probably shouldn’t be worried.


8th August, 2016 - 10:24 am (10 Comments)

Ofcom’s long running probe into the rising cost of Premier League TV rights (football, rugby etc.), which was started by Virgin Media in 2014 and followed frustration over the impact of a bidding war between BT and Sky (Sky Broadband), has today been closed. But a few positive tweaks are coming.

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28th July, 2016 - 8:30 am (2 Comments)

Sky has today published their latest Q2 2016 (calendar) results, which reveals that they added +24,000 new Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland during the quarter to total 5.964 million (sharply down from +46K in Q1 and +144K in Q4 2015). But the operator still has a lot to celebrate.


28th July, 2016 - 7:57 am (25 Comments)

BT has published their latest quarterly results (calendar Q2 2016), which saw their total base of retail broadband customers top 9,117,000 (up by +76K in Q2 vs 1.045m in Q1) and 4,257,000 of those make use of their FTTC/P based Infinity superfast broadband service (up by +181K vs +214k in Q1).


22nd July, 2016 - 8:02 am (0 Comments)

Vodafone has posted their latest results to 30th June 2016 (Q2 calendar), which shows that they added +28,000 new fixed line broadband customers in the quarter to total 137,000 (up from the +20k added in Q1 and +14k in Q4 2015) and improved their UK outdoor 4G cover to 95% (Ofcom’s definition).


14th July, 2016 - 8:50 am (13 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has finally confirmed that their new Sky Q range of TV, phone and broadband bundles will from 13th August 2016 finally be able to benefit from Ultra HD (4K) TV content, which will apparently deliver the “UK’s most comprehensive Ultra HD service.”

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11th July, 2016 - 9:38 am (1 Comment)

New and existing customers of EE’s pay monthly and SIM-only mobile plans can now benefit from 6 months of free access to the BTSport TV app (£5 a month thereafter), which is no doubt a benefit that has been extracted from the recent £12.5bn merger between the two. Just watch your data usage.

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29th June, 2016 - 11:12 am (2 Comments)

Sky’s sibling Internet video streaming service, NOW TV, has today announced “the UK’s first ever contract-free triple play bundle” that includes unlimited broadband and phone (voice call) services, with prices starting from just £9.99 per month + £17.99 line rental.

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8th June, 2016 - 10:07 am (0 Comments)

Subscribers who take one of TalkTalk’s broadband, TV (YouView), phone and or mobile bundles may be displeased to learn that the ISP’s Entertainment Package of premium television will lose six of its channels from 30th June 2016, including some big names like the ‘Discovery Channel’.

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13th May, 2016 - 1:53 pm (3 Comments)

Rights holders will be pleased to learn that a leaked draft of the European Commission’s new Digital Single Market policy, which is expected to be published before the end of May 2016, looks set to exempt video streaming providers (e.g. Netflix) from the plan to ban geo-blocking of online content.

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