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bt sport tv and broadband

19th November, 2015 - 7:53 am (9 Comments)

The 2010 decision that helped to grow BT’s broadband based TV business, which involved Ofcom imposing regulation that required Sky to offer wholesale access (“Wholesale Must Offer“) to their Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 channels (at prices set by the regulator), has today been removed.


18th November, 2015 - 11:59 am (3 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today soft launched a new range of devices and a more dynamic approach to distributing TV content, both online and via Satellite, through the launch of their next-generation entertainment and Internet system called Sky Q (available in the UK from early 2016).


13th November, 2015 - 10:08 am (0 Comments)

Customers of EE’s TV (IPTV) service, which is usually taken alongside their fixed line broadband and phone bundles, should note that the ISP has just added 25 premium channels (Discovery, British Eurosport, Cartoon Network, HISTORY, Sony Movies etc.) as part of a new deal with TVPlayer.


10th November, 2015 - 8:37 am (2 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband), which has a big investment in Roku UK’s popular video streaming kit and uses the hardware for their own Internet-based NOW TV video streaming service, appears to have finally reached a compromise with Amazon’s rival Prime Instant Video.


16th October, 2015 - 11:07 am (19 Comments)

In an effort to clampdown on Internet piracy the BBC has decided to block users of UK Virtual Private Networks (VPN) from being able to view their online iPlayer video streaming content, which has also restricted access for many legitimate users.

vodafone uk broadband

13th September, 2015 - 8:10 am (1 Comment)

New customers of Vodafone’s 4G Red Value, SIM Only or Red + Sharer Bundles will now get up to a year’s free access to the unlimited Netflix Internet Movie and TV streaming service after the mobile operator renewed its partnership, while some cheaper tariffs will continue to get the old 6-months deal.

now tv bskyb uk

26th August, 2015 - 11:39 am (8 Comments)

Sky’s popular broadband-based NOW TV service, which among other things offers live streaming access and catch-up content for some of the media giants top TV channels (e.g. Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Discovery etc.), is now offering a 30 day free trial of its Sky Movies pass content (£9.99 a month thereafter).


10th August, 2015 - 2:41 pm (8 Comments)

Remember when BT introduced the new premium BTSport TV Pack at the start of this month for an extra £5 (here)? Do you also remember how BT then tried to force that pack onto their existing customers, unless they specifically opted-out? Well Ofcom wasn’t happy and neither were many of BT’s customers.


7th August, 2015 - 11:13 am (6 Comments)

The Sky News TV channel, specifically its official YouTube based live video stream, was taken down last night following a complaint by FOX News in what appears to be the latest example of overzealous automated copyright linked Internet stupidity. On top of that Fox, which shares its parent company with Sky, also managed to screw up its own stream. Doh.

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28th July, 2015 - 2:54 pm (1 Comment)

Online retailer Amazon UK has expanded their existing unlimited TV and Movie streaming service by adding Prime Music at no extra cost, which gives the service a slight edge over rivals like NOW TV and Netflix that tend to focus more exclusively on video streaming.


17th July, 2015 - 10:55 am (26 Comments)

As expected BT has today revealed the first solid details and price of their new 4K Ultra HD TV package, which claims to include “Europe’s very first live sports Ultra HD channel” (BTSport Ultra HD) and a new 4K capable 1TB YouView (IPTV) set-top-box. But you’ll need a faster than “superfast” broadband speed.

talktalk uk isp

15th July, 2015 - 10:09 am (0 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has announced that their Plus TV bundle of unlimited broadband, phone (anytime calls), premium TV (YouView) and a free mobile SIM, which is priced at £10 per month and comes with a £75 Love2shop voucher, now also includes 6 months of free HD access to video streaming service Netflix (until 30th July).

plusnet uk

6th July, 2015 - 7:54 am (4 Comments)

Customers of PlusNet who also take the ISPs BTSport TV offer (only available via the Sky Digital TV platform), which gives them access to BTSport channels 1, 2 and ESPN from just £5.99 per month (HD for an extra £1.50 a month), may be unhappy to learn that the price is set to almost double.

internet video and streaming

16th June, 2015 - 2:49 pm (9 Comments)

Internet giant Google has announced that their massively popular online video streaming service, YouTube, can now stream content using the very latest 8K Full Ultra HD video standard (7680 x 4320 pixels). But at twice the resolution in both directions of 4K it also requires double the broadband speed (i.e. around 50 Megabits per second).

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