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23rd April, 2014 - 1:21 am (4 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has told Sky (BSkyB) to stop exaggerating the availability of paid live TV channels (Entertainment Pass) via their Internet-based NOW TV service.

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9th April, 2014 - 9:12 am (3 Comments)

Broadband ISPs might eventually have to brace themselves for higher data demands after it was confirmed that Netflix had officially started to roll-out Ultra HDTV 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) quality video streams across their Internet-based unlimited movie and TV streaming service. Now all you need is a compatible 4K TV and a 15.6Mbps Internet speed.

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8th April, 2014 - 12:14 pm (16 Comments)

Customers who pay £4.99 a month for the Entertainment Pass on Sky’s broadband-based NOW TV service now have more than those annoying “Rights Restrictions” messages (here) to worry about after the live broadcast of popular TV show Game of Thrones (Season 4 : Episode 1) caused a surge in demand that disrupted connectivity.

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28th March, 2014 - 9:26 am (3 Comments)

The future of YouView’s broadband based TV (IPTV) platform, which has recently come under pressure from a similar Freeview Connect proposal, has been given a boost today after the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva, as equal shareholders, all agreed a guarantee of funding for “at least” the next 5 years.

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20th March, 2014 - 7:51 am (5 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has confirmed that in the coming weeks their existing Internet-based on-demand movie rental service – Sky Store – will also begin taking on Apple’s iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Prime (formerly Lovefilm) by offering movies which you can download to Buy-and-Keep.

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11th March, 2014 - 1:28 pm (14 Comments)

The latest ISP Speed Index update for Netflix‘s unlimited Internet movie and TV video streaming service has revealed that BT is now at the top of the table with an average speed of 2.85Mbps (Megabits per second), although they’re only very marginally ahead of Virgin Media.

now-tv-bskyb-uk

3rd March, 2014 - 2:59 am (11 Comments)

Customers that spent £4.99 a month to purchase the Entertainment Pass for Sky’s broadband-based NOW TV service, which is supposed to include access to 10 of their top pay-tv channels (e.g. Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Discovery etc.), have been left disappointed because many of the shows are blocked due to “Rights Restrictions“.

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25th February, 2014 - 1:47 pm (0 Comments)

Customers of BT’s YouView (IPTV) and broadband powered TV service have today been introduced to a much smaller version of their set-top-box (DTR-T2100) device (partly because it doesn’t need a fan), which adopts a similar style to the operators Home Hub 4 and Home Hub 5 routers. But still no built-in WiFi connectivity.

Television-iptv-video-streaming-uk

11th February, 2014 - 2:16 pm (4 Comments)

Who needs YouView (IPTV) anyway? The BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Digital UK appear to be considering a third bash at the Internet based catch-up TV game (aka – Freeview Connect) after their last attempt, YouView, ended up becoming more of a commercial customer retention tool for the big broadband ISPs (e.g. TalkTalk and BT).

internet_video_and_streaming

5th February, 2014 - 10:34 am (6 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, has confirmed that the operator is already conducting trials of 4K video streaming (Ultra HDTV – 3840 x 2160 pixels) technology for its BT TV and sport content. But you’ll need a good broadband connection to benefit.

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31st January, 2014 - 8:00 am (7 Comments)

The retail division of BT has ended 2013 with a total fixed line broadband ISP subscriber base of 7,111,000 and that represents a stable growth of +150k in Q4 2013 (down slightly from +156k in Q3). The figure includes 1.9 Million superfast BTInfinity (FTTC) customers (up by +228k in Q4 vs +195k added in Q3).

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23rd January, 2014 - 9:17 am (2 Comments)

Internet technology giant Google has launched a new Video Quality Report service, which effectively benchmarks the performance of different broadband ISPs by how effectively they can stream videos from its hugely popular YouTube video streaming site. Now if only it was available to the United Kingdom.

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14th January, 2014 - 9:09 am (10 Comments)

Netflix UK‘s unlimited Internet movie and TV video streaming service has published its final ISP Speed Index update for December 2013, which reveals that Virgin Media continued to deliver the best performance for its service and BT came a close second.

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9th January, 2014 - 1:06 pm (2 Comments)

Customers that make use of Virgin Media’s TV Anywhere App on iOS devices (e.g. iPhone, iPad etc.), specifically when connected to their home broadband network, have been unable to use the service properly for the past few days due to an unspecified fault.

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