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youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

23rd September, 2016 - 1:35 pm (0 Comments)

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).

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

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.

vodafone_uk_2016

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.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

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.

tv_licensing_van_bbc

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.

broken_tv_sport

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.

sky broadband uk

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.

vodafone_uk_2016

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).

skyq

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.”

sky broadband uk

13th July, 2016 - 8:03 am (2 Comments)

A few months ago Sky UK (Sky Broadband) won a WIPO domain name dispute against a website (Skysportslive.**) that was streaming their TV content without permission. But despite taking ownership Sky has not shut it down and the domain continues to offer links to pirated streams. Awkward.

ee uk logo

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.

now tv bskyb uk

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.

ee_network_traffic_20th_june_2016

21st June, 2016 - 3:54 pm (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE reports that Internet video streaming traffic over their 3G and 4G network surged during yesterday’s UEFA Euro 2016 football matches, which kicked off at 8pm and saw two games featuring UK teams; both played during the same 2 hour window (England v Slovakia and Wales v Russia).

uefa_euro_2016_football

16th June, 2016 - 5:24 pm (9 Comments)

The UEFA Euro 2016 football match between England and Wales this afternoon, which kicked off at 2pm and occurred during working hours, triggered a 2 hour long surge of Internet traffic as office staff moved to keep a sly eye on proceedings by using video streaming services like iPlayer (BBC).

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