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internet video and streaming

13th February, 2017 - 9:15 am (11 Comments)

Having a slow broadband connection is no fun if you enjoy Internet video streaming, but fear not because the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has begun work on a future video coding standard that could “double the video compression capability” (i.e. better quality video for less speed).

Vodafone UK 2016

2nd February, 2017 - 7:43 am (3 Comments)

The latest Q4 2016 (calendar) results from Vodafone UK reveal that their fixed line broadband base has grown by +16,000 in the quarter (sharply down from +30K in Q3) to total 183,000 customers and outdoor 4G coverage now stands at 97% (Ofcom’s definition). But still no sign of their Pay TV service.

talktalk_tv_store

27th January, 2017 - 2:37 pm (0 Comments)

The Senior Product Manager for TV at TalkTalk, Davide Turi, has revealed that broadband ISP TalkTalk is working on a “completely new” TV product that appears to be aimed at mobile devices (Smartphones, Tablets etc.). Turi recently joined the ISP after working at Sky on their Sky Q TV platform.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

27th January, 2017 - 7:50 am (53 Comments)

BT has today published their latest quarterly results (Q4 2016 calendar), which saw their retail broadband base grow by +83k to total 9,276,000 subscribers (up from +76k added in Q3) and Openreach report that 7,177,000 now take an FTTC/P based “fibre broadband” service via their UK network.

sky_q_2016

26th January, 2017 - 7:58 am (18 Comments)

Sky has today published their latest results to 31st December 2016, which reveals that in the last six months they’ve added +140,000 new Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland to total 6.1 million (up from +70K added in H1 2016). Plus you’ll soon be able to get Sky Q TV via broadband.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

29th December, 2016 - 1:18 am (0 Comments)

Netflix UK’s most recent ISP Speed Index update, which measures the popular Internet Movie and TV service’s video streaming performance on different broadband providers, has one again named Virgin Media as the fastest provider for their service in 2016; but it’s not that important to be top.

bbc_iplayer_4k_trial

8th December, 2016 - 7:27 am (15 Comments)

Video streaming accounts for around 70% of all consumer Internet traffic (here) and as such any change in its landscape can have a big impact upon broadband ISPs (network capacity and speeds), particularly when a key content provider like the BBC adds 4K UltraHD content to its iPlayer service.

netflix_video_compression_vs_bitrate

7th December, 2016 - 10:45 am (20 Comments)

Internet video streaming giant Netflix is constantly trying to improve video quality over low-bandwidth (slow) broadband connections and a new change looks set to deliver more efficient video encodes (higher quality), albeit without needing a faster Mobile Broadband service.

virgin_media_tv_v6_stb

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.

youview_iptv_update_dec_2016

23rd November, 2016 - 1:19 pm (9 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.

the_grand_tout_amazon_uk

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).

Vodafone UK 2016

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).

BT TV Logo

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.

now tv bskyb uk

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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