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netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

13th October, 2014 - 7:55 am (3 Comments)

In the not too distant future new customers who join Netflix in the hope of being able to watch the latest TV shows and some films in Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160 resolution) quality, via “superfast” broadband capable Internet connections, will be asked to pay several pounds extra.

bt uk isp logo

10th October, 2014 - 2:30 pm (5 Comments)

Customers of the BT TV (IPTV) service, specifically those with legacy BTVision+ set-top-boxes, will from 20th October 2014 no longer be able to access the operators BTSport channels via the encrypted digital terrestrial transmission using a supplied viewing card. But there is a small caveat.

ee uk logo

8th October, 2014 - 7:47 am (4 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP EE (Everything Everywhere) will today go head-to-head with BT, TalkTalk, Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and Virgin Media when they become the latest telecoms giant to introduce their own TV (IPTV) product, with the related Set-Top-Box (STB) being offered for free to their 775,000 existing Home Broadband customers.

bt sport tv and broadband

1st October, 2014 - 8:50 am (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has moved from its previously somewhat neutral stance, specifically in the conflict between BSkyB (Sky Broadband) and BT over Premier League TV rights, by lodging an official complaint with Ofcom and pleading for the comms regulator to help stop the costs of related content from getting out of control.

now tv bskyb uk

19th September, 2014 - 12:33 pm (9 Comments)

Back in the spring Sky’s broadband-based NOW TV video streaming service announced that plans for a sudden 40% price hike of their popular Entertainment Pass, which gives customers access to 10 major live premium TV channels (e.g. Sky One and Sky Atlantic), would be put on hold (here). Now the bad news.. that price hike is back.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

8th September, 2014 - 7:59 am (1 Comment)

Customers of Virgin Media appear to have had another mixed weekend after some were hit with yet more connection problems on their ntlworld.com email addresses, while others were forced to suffer an unexpected spate of “buffering” issues when attempting to watch video streams on the popular YouTube (Google) website.

amazon fire tv uk

4th September, 2014 - 4:29 pm (7 Comments)

First came Apple TV, then Roku (inc. Sky’s NOW TV service) followed by Google’s Chromecast and now Amazon’s Fire TV box has arrived in the United Kingdom to help put your broadband ISP connection to good use by streaming video and TV content instead of just getting it via a Satellite or that ugly antenna at the top of your house.

stop spam and junk email

3rd September, 2014 - 8:16 am (5 Comments)

At some point over the past few weeks somebody you know has probably poured a bucket of ice water over themselves (possibly for charity) and posted the video to Facebook. Unfortunately for Smartphone owners this phenomenon can have the unintended consequence of causing your Mobile Broadband data bills to skyrocket, thanks largely to Facebook’s auto-play videos feature.

netflix plusnet traffic 2014

22nd August, 2014 - 1:25 am (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP PlusNet has kindly supplied us with a new graph to show how consumer Internet traffic on the popular Netflix TV and movie streaming service has changed over the past 6-7 months (on their network).

playstation now

13th August, 2014 - 8:11 am (1 Comment)

Sony has given broadband ISPs another set of data hogs to worry about after they confirmed that consumers in the United Kingdom would be the first in Europe to beta test their new PlayStation Now streaming service in 2015, while their PlayStation TV product (designed to take on Google Chromecast and NOW TV etc.) is expected to surface this autumn 2014.

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

26th June, 2014 - 11:30 am (0 Comments)

Akamai, a content delivery network, has today published its latest State of the Internet report for Q1 2014 and revealed that average global broadband download speeds have increased by just 1.8% over the last quarter to 3.9Mbps (Megabits). Meanwhile the UK saw its performance rise by 5.5% to top 9.9Mbps, making us the 15th fastest country (down from 13th in Q4-2013), but most still aren’t ready for 4K video streams.

brazil 2014 world cup

24th June, 2014 - 10:07 am (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP PlusNet has posted a couple of interesting snapshots of Internet video streaming traffic during England’s dismal opening matches of the 2014 Football WorldCup in Brazil. Suffice to say, ITV Player traffic is hardly a blip next to the huge popularity of BBC’s iPlayer service.

brazil 2014 world cup

17th June, 2014 - 8:34 am (0 Comments)

The opening ceremony and first match for Brazil’s 2014 WordCup Football event, which began during the late evening hours on Thursday 12th June 2014, saw many broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom report a drop in Internet traffic as subscribers disconnected to visit the living room TV or local pub instead of video streaming.

playstation now

16th June, 2014 - 8:51 am (0 Comments)

Sony’s Internet data hungry PlayStation Now (PS Now) service, which uses Gaikai’s video streaming technology to help gamers remote-play video games without having to download them (similar to OnLive), is likely to launch in the United Kingdom first because of its “best in Europe” broadband ISP infrastructure and “strong gaming market“.

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