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amazon fire tv uk

4th September, 2014 - 4:29 pm (7 Comments)

First came Apple TV, then Roku (inc. Sky’s NOW TV service) followed by Google’s Chromecast and now Amazon’s Fire TV box has arrived in the United Kingdom to help put your broadband ISP connection to good use by streaming video and TV content instead of just getting it via a Satellite or that ugly antenna at the top of your house.

bt uk isp logo

26th August, 2014 - 2:05 pm (9 Comments)

Customers of BT’s YouView (IPTV) based broadband TV service can no longer access the ISPs premium content (e.g. the Discovery Channel, FOX, SyFy, MTV etc.) by using unauthorised set-top-boxes, such as those purchased from third party retailers.

netflix plusnet traffic 2014

22nd August, 2014 - 1:25 am (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP PlusNet has kindly supplied us with a new graph to show how consumer Internet traffic on the popular Netflix TV and movie streaming service has changed over the past 6-7 months (on their network).

plusnet uk

14th August, 2014 - 10:31 am (3 Comments)

PlusNet has informed ISPreview.co.uk that their 8 month old customer trial of a YouView (IPTV) based broadband TV service is “going very well“, but sadly even after all this time they’re still unable to give any indication of when a commercial launch might occur.

playstation now

13th August, 2014 - 8:11 am (1 Comment)

Sony has given broadband ISPs another set of data hogs to worry about after they confirmed that consumers in the United Kingdom would be the first in Europe to beta test their new PlayStation Now streaming service in 2015, while their PlayStation TV product (designed to take on Google Chromecast and NOW TV etc.) is expected to surface this autumn 2014.

bt uk isp logo

12th August, 2014 - 11:13 am (8 Comments)

BT has confirmed that new and existing TV (IPTV) customers will be able to watch the new Sky Sports 5 channel, which is dedicated to European Football, on their BT Vision+ set-top-box when it’s launched by Sky today (channel 524). But standard broadband (non – BTInfinity) subscribers will have to wait a few weeks longer.

talktalk uk isp

23rd July, 2014 - 8:48 am (1 Comment)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has revealed the latest results for Q2-2014 (calendar), which saw their broadband subscriber base grow by +10,000 in the quarter to total 4,206,000 (i.e. stable growth from +10k added in Q1). Meanwhile their planned roll-out of ultrafast FTTP broadband in the city of York is also making progress.


14th July, 2014 - 12:38 pm (6 Comments)

The broadband based YouView (IPTV) catch-up and video-on-demand TV service, which is also bundled via several broadband ISPs (BT, TalkTalk etc.), has today launched a cheaper and faster set-top-box for retailers called the Humax DTR-T2000 (NOT to be confused with the HDR-2000T). But sadly there’s still no mention of WiFi support.

copper telecoms and broadband cable scrap

3rd July, 2014 - 2:54 pm (10 Comments)

The latest Q1-2014 global broadband report from UK telecoms analyst Point Topic has revealed that the world is now home to 690.1 million fixed line broadband subscribers (+1.9% in the quarter), which is up from +0.4% recorded at the end of 2013. It’s also the first quarter where the market share for older copper line broadband connections (e.g. ADSL, SDSL) has dipped below 50%.

bt uk isp logo

30th June, 2014 - 1:02 pm (1 Comment)

Customers of BT’s TV bundles should benefit after the broadband and phone provider announced that their BTTV Player on YouView and older BTVision (IPTV) set-top-boxes would be getting an update to improve its performance and “redesign” the User Interface (UI) layout.

brazil 2014 world cup

17th June, 2014 - 8:34 am (0 Comments)

The opening ceremony and first match for Brazil’s 2014 WordCup Football event, which began during the late evening hours on Thursday 12th June 2014, saw many broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom report a drop in Internet traffic as subscribers disconnected to visit the living room TV or local pub instead of video streaming.

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

16th June, 2014 - 1:32 pm (5 Comments)

The High Court in London has today ruled that YouView, which offers a subscription-free broadband based TV (IPTV) service via retail and through ISPs like BT and TalkTalk, infringes upon a trade mark (YourView) owned by online billing firm Total Ltd.

talktalk player

13th June, 2014 - 8:29 am (0 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has unveiled a revamp of the ‘Player’ for their YouView (IPTV) TV based broadband and phone bundles, which ordinarily gives customers access to all the latest blockbuster movies and catch-up content. The enhanced Player includes a series of new features, such as an improved search engine and more of the latest blockbusters to rent from £4.00 for 48hrs.

sky hd tv box

12th June, 2014 - 9:27 am (0 Comments)

The growing importance of fast Internet access in the delivery of modern television content has been highlighted again after Sky (Sky Broadband) revealed that 50% of their 10.6 million TV customers in the United Kingdom had connected their Sky+HD set-top-box to broadband in order to benefit from on-demand and catch-up-tv content.

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