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bbc_iplayer_4k_trial

8th December, 2016 - 7:27 am (0 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.

netflix_video_compression_vs_bitrate

7th December, 2016 - 10:45 am (12 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.

virgin_media_tv_v6_stb

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.

youview_iptv_update_dec_2016

23rd November, 2016 - 1:19 pm (8 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.

the_grand_tout_amazon_uk

19th November, 2016 - 8:03 am (23 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has revealed that they’ve had to add an additional 100Gbps (Gigabits per second) of data capacity to their network just to help cope with any extra load being generated by Amazon Prime’s new TV show, The Grand Tour (aka – Top Gear, but not on the BBC).

vodafone_uk_2016

15th November, 2016 - 10:25 am (3 Comments)

Telecoms giant Vodafone UK has today released their latest quarterly results (calendar Q3 2016), which saw their fixed line broadband customers grow once again to total 167,000 (up by +30K in Q3 vs +28K in Q2) and UK 4G outdoor coverage increase to 92% (or 96% by Ofcom’s definition).

BT TV Logo

11th November, 2016 - 2:21 pm (1 Comment)

UK ISP BT has announced that customers of their Youview based TV (IPTV) service will soon benefit from a major free upgrade, which will introduce a new “image-rich” user interface (UI) that should also make it easier to access channels / on-demand content and many other things.

pirate internet piracy flag

1st November, 2016 - 4:06 pm (6 Comments)

The Motion Picture Association of Europe (MPA) has once again convinced the High Court to force all of the United Kingdom’s largest broadband ISPs to block access to 13 extra websites, which were all found to facilitate Internet copyright infringement (piracy).

now tv bskyb uk

28th October, 2016 - 12:09 am (4 Comments)

Sky Broadband and its sibling TV streaming service, NOW TV, will today become the latest providers to adopt the advertising watchdog’s new all-inclusive pricing rule (details), which means that they’ll combine the cost of their no-contract TV, broadband and line rental bundles into a single price.

amazon_uk_logo

19th October, 2016 - 7:49 am (7 Comments)

Internet retail giant Amazon is allegedly investigating the possibility of launching its own fixed line home broadband and phone service in Europe (the United Kingdom is said to be first on their list), which would probably involve selling a triple-play bundle with their Prime Instant Video (TV) content.

sky_broadband_logo_2017

13th October, 2016 - 7:58 am (2 Comments)

Sky has today published their latest quarterly trading update, which is very vague and sadly includes no new information on the size of their Sky Broadband base. On the upside we finally get a progress update on the imminent launch of their new O2 (MVNO) based Sky Mobile service.

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

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

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.

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