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bt business

19th June, 2017 - 10:38 am (0 Comments)

Small and medium sized business customers who take one of the Infinity (FTTC/P) broadband packages from BT Business will now also receive access to the operator’s BTSport TV app for the duration of the contract. But it’s only for personal use, not for commercial or business broadcasting.

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13th June, 2017 - 9:24 am (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has come out on top in a new RootMetrics study of YouTube’s video streaming via 4G and 3G mobile networks in London, which rated all four primary mobile operators by several criteria (e.g. video resolution, time taken to start a video, playback freezes / buffering etc.).


23rd May, 2017 - 10:33 am (9 Comments)

Competition between the Internet video streaming giants is hotting up after Amazon Video added 40 live TV and on-demand channels (e.g. Discovery, Eurosport) to their £79/year or £7.99/month ‘Prime’ service, although you’ll have to pay an extra monthly fee for each (from £1.49).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

28th April, 2017 - 8:17 am (0 Comments)

New customers looking to take TalkTalk’s entry-level ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited “Fast Broadband” and phone bundle may wish to know that the price has dropped to £20 per month for the first 12 month contract term (£25.50 thereafter). A TV (YouView) box can also be added for an extra £25 (one-off).

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25th April, 2017 - 3:14 pm (12 Comments)

A new survey from YouGov has suggested that around 4.9 million of the United Kingdom’s broadband connected adults use pirated TV streaming services via platforms such as “illegal Kodi boxes, Amazon Fire TV Chipped Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets.”

Vodafone UK 2016

25th April, 2017 - 8:57 am (10 Comments)

The recent decision by Vodafone to shelve their plans for launching a broadband based Pay TV service in the United Kingdom (here) looks set to cost the operator millions of pounds, due to the early termination of contracts for premium TV content and channels.

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21st March, 2017 - 2:09 pm (6 Comments)

One of the major broadband ISPs involved in enforcing a court-ordered block of websites that facilitate Internet piracy (copyright infringement) has revealed that their filters are now preventing access to a total of 3,814 URLs (sites), although this figure doesn’t tell the whole story.


10th March, 2017 - 1:53 pm (25 Comments)

Retail owners of the YouView (IPTV and PVR) based set-top-box, which has been developed as part of a Joint Venture between some of the UK’s biggest names in TV and broadband, are being annoyed by a new update that makes the BT and TalkTalk logos more prominent.


3rd March, 2017 - 8:47 am (0 Comments)

At the start of this year we reported that TalkTalk were working on a “completely new” Mobile TV solution in order to replace or improve their TV Player app (here). The ISP has now confirmed this “large-scale update” and revealed some of its planned improvements.

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 (4 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


23rd November, 2016 - 1:19 pm (12 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.

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