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20th January, 2020 (14 Comments)

Microsoft has just made their new Xbox Console Streaming feature more widely available, which means that anyone with an Xbox account (and on the Xbox Insider program) in the UK can now try their new remote play video gaming service (streamed from your console to a remote device). But you’ll need a reasonable broadband ISP speed.

20th January, 2020 (0 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today signed an extension agreement with Netflix’s popular internet video streaming service, which we assume means that customers will continue to have the option of adding Sky’s Ultimate On Demand (UOD) service to Sky Q for an extra £12 a month (includes seamless integration of Netflix into one bill).

9th January, 2020 (3 Comments)

Communications provider and UK ISP BT, which through their TV division have established a sizeable broadcasting business, has today moved to tackle the rising piracy of premium content transmitted via satellite by harnessing technology from video infrastructure company ATEME.

30th December, 2019 (15 Comments)

It’s that time of the year again when we take a look back to see how video streaming speeds by different broadband ISPs have changed for UK users of Netflix’s popular internet movie and TV service, which this year adds the impact from Vodafone’s fixed line service and oddly splits TalkTalk’s “fibre” and “DSL” connections.

27th December, 2019 (30 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP TalkTalk gobbled less data on Christmas Day 2019 (25th Dec) than a normal Wednesday. Overall internet traffic on the provider’s network peaked at 4.107Tbps (Terabits per second) this year (3.35Tbps in 2018), which compares with 5.876Tbps on the first Wednesday of this month (3.96Tbps in 2018).

27th December, 2019 (6 Comments)

Customers of BT’s broadband and Youview (IPTV) based pay TV packages are currently being informed that the popular Universal SD and HD channels will be removed from their TV platform on the 27th January 2020. Meanwhile any recordings that users have made will follow on Sunday 23rd February 2020.

12th December, 2019 (15 Comments)

UK ISP BT has announced that they will make their BTSport TV content available via a separate flexible monthly pass, which means that customers no longer have to bundle it in with the provider’s own broadband or another service in order to receive it. However such a pass will set you back £25 per month.

5th December, 2019 (2 Comments)

Video streaming and IPTV company netgem.tv has announced that over the past 6 months they’ve been able to sign partnership agreements with 12 “Ultrafast Fibre” ISPs in the UK, which all told could enable their platform to reach over a quarter of a million UK homes.

3rd December, 2019 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has a long “will they, won’t they” history when it comes to the idea of offering a TV (IPTV) service alongside their fixed home broadband and phone plans. Nevertheless they’ve now launched a new “Extra” tier that adds an Apple 4K TV (IPTV) set-top-box and a 1 year Apple TV+ subscription.

15th November, 2019 (8 Comments)

UK ISP BT has spent big on football content again for their BTSport TV service and have signed a new deal worth around £400m per year (roughly the same as they paid last time), which gives them the rights to all 420 games of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League until 2024.

11th November, 2019 (12 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) and the BBC have signed a new content and technology partnership, which among other things will today finally see the BBC’s iPlayer (IPTV) video on demand app and connected red-button service launch on their Sky Q TV platform. Previously it was possible on Sky to get BBC VoD content but not via iPlayer.

30th October, 2019 (6 Comments)

Sources indicate that cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) may have begun initial customer product testing of a new Horizon software platform for their v6 set-top-box, which if all goes according to plan might replace their existing TiVo based platform during the second half of 2020.

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8th October, 2019 (28 Comments)

Credible sources have informed ISPreview.co.uk that BT’s retail UK broadband ISP division plans to relaunch their Pay TV (IPTV) service early next year alongside a new WiFi equipped Set-Top-Box (STB), as well as some additional content (e.g. NOW TV, Britbox and Disney+) and new service features.

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11th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

Cable and full fibre broadband ISP WightFibre, which serves homes and businesses on the Isle of Wight (South Coast of Hampshire, England), has entered into a new partnership that enables them to supply a TV service based off the netgem.tv video streaming and set-top-box platform.

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14th August, 2019 (4 Comments)

Sky’s sibling UK ISP and video streaming service, NOW TV (NOW Broadband), has entered into a new partnership with Tesco that will allow existing Clubcard holders to convert their vouchers into credit for triple the value when used with the service (e.g. £5 worth of vouches becomes £15!).

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14th August, 2019 (7 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Plusnet, which is a BT sibling company, who take the £5 per month BTSport TV App add-on on a 30 day contract have been left in shock after the provider suddenly began informing them that the price they currently pay would be hiked by 100% from 17th September 2019.

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13th August, 2019 (72 Comments)

Over the past few months some customers of BT’s broadband service have been contacting ISPreview.co.uk to highlight an unusual issue, which causes high ping (latency / lag) spikes while playing online video games at the same time as somebody is also streaming a video (Netflix, YouTube, Twitch, Sky on Demand etc.).

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