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Virgin Media O2 Engineer Working Inside FTTP Cabinet

16th February, 2024 (15 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile giant VMO2 (Virgin Media and O2) has today published their Q4 2023 results, which suggests that their full fibre (FTTP) coverage via nexfibre has grown to add another c.299,000 premises (up from 251k in Q3) and Virgin’s fixed broadband base slowed its growth to 5,717,600 (up by 9.5k in Q4 vs 40.8k in Q3).

BBC-Building

12th February, 2024 (18 Comments)

Over a decade has now passed since the BBC released its iPlayer Downloads app for PC and Mac users in the UK to “make offline viewing more simple“, which is a useful tool for those who may not always be close to a working broadband connection (e.g. when travelling). But sadly, the desktop download app will soon be no more.

Virgin-Media-Stream

9th February, 2024 (12 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media (VMO2) has reiterated to ISPreview that it currently has “no plans” to make its relatively new Stream TV service available to consumers on other internet providers, which is despite Sky opting to make their equivalent Sky Stream product available to users on other ISPs since launch.

Now Broadband UK ISP Router

8th February, 2024 (21 Comments)

Customers of Sky UK’s sibling NOW Broadband ISP sub-brand, which is perhaps better known for its associated NOW TV streaming service, may be pleased to know that the provider has finally launched a full fibre (FTTP) package on Openreach’s network. But there’s only one option and to get it you’ll be re-directed to Sky Broadband.

Virgin-Media-O2-UK-Stream-TV-Box

8th February, 2024 (19 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) recently announced that customers of their Stream (IPTV) Pay TV platform can now access a total of over 100 channels “at no extra cost” (up from c.50 at launch), including a range HD (High Definition) and +1 options. See below for a list of the recent channel additions.

Sky Stream Box and TV Set

7th February, 2024 (2 Comments)

Alternative network builder and broadband ISP Truespeed, which has spent the past few years deploying their 10Gbps capable full fibre (FTTP) network to homes in the South West of England, has today announced an exclusive partnership with Sky to offer a Sky Stream TV package (inc. Netflix and Discovery+) to their customers.

5th February, 2024 (59 Comments)

The new Freely platform, which is designed to be a broadband internet (streaming) based evolution that goes beyond the UK’s existing Freeview (inc. Freeview Play and Freesat) TV service, has today given a first look at some of its features and confirmed that it will officially launch in Q2 2024.

Sky-Glass-Broadband-TV

30th January, 2024 (43 Comments)

Sky UK (Sky TV, Sky Broadband, Sky Mobile etc.), which is part of Comcast, has today notified staff that as many as 1,000 jobs could be cut this year as the company increasingly shifts its focus toward their internet-based (IP) TV solutions – Sky Glass and Sky Stream. Satellite TV installers are known to be one of the impacted groups.

TalkTalk TV Hub - Android-TV-4K-2022

25th January, 2024 (0 Comments)

Customers of internet provider TalkTalk, specifically those that take their Pay TV service, may like to know that – for a limited time – they can add the premium NOW TV Entertainment plan for half price (£4.99 per month) and this will also come with the paid NOW TV Boost upgrade (full HD streaming etc.) for free (saving £6 per month).

Virgin-Media-Stream

24th January, 2024 (12 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) recently started to roll-out their first new device firmware update(s) of 2024 for both their Virgin TV 360 (v5.06) and STREAM (v5.07) platforms, which make a variety of smaller changes to the User Interface (UI). But none of the changes are particularly big this time around.

Speedtest-of-a-Space-Cat-Video

19th December, 2023 (9 Comments)

Space cat! Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California claims to have recently conducted the first video stream from deep space using lasers via their new Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) network, which naturally consisted of a 15-second video featuring “Taters” the cat chasing a laser cursor.

TalkTalk TV Hub - Android-TV-4K-2022

15th December, 2023 (21 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has announced that their Android TV powered ‘TV Hub‘ box, which was initially only made available to their full fibre (FTTP) customers, has expanded its availability to include both new and existing customers on their FTTC based “fibre broadband packages” (Fibre 35 & 65).

Virgin-Media-Stream-UK-Box-and-TV

14th December, 2023 (2 Comments)

Just can’t get enough Christmas? Not got tired of every single shop playing the same endless Christmas songs on a loop until your brain screams for death? Well, good news, because customers of Virgin Media’s Pay TV services have now been given access to an all-new 24/7 Christmas themed FAST channel. Yay.

video streaming player

8th December, 2023 (7 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has today unveiled the development of a new IP transmission technology, called MAUD (Multicast-Assisted Unicast Delivery), which promises to be a more reliable, quality-focused and sustainable way of delivering content (e.g. video and TV) over the internet – doing it in a way that’s both cheaper and more efficient.

EE-TV-Service-Kit

6th December, 2023 (18 Comments)

Mobile network operator and broadband ISP EE have today officially launched their new paid EE TV service to customers, which is largely a re-branding of the BT TV service and one that includes a few changes. This is all part of the group’s ongoing effort to turn the provider into their “flagship brand for our consumer customers”.

8th November, 2023 (17 Comments)

Residential customers of UK broadband ISP BT, specifically those who take their Pay TV service, are this week starting to be informed about the previously announced plan to re-brand their service to EE TV. The notice reveals that this change will officially take place from 6th December 2023.

BT-TV-Box-Pro

5th November, 2023 (17 Comments)

Residential customers of UK broadband ISP BT and EE, specifically those taking their pay TV products, will next week lose the ability to fast-forward through adverts for ITV recordings when in “Internet Mode” (streaming), which is said to be in line with the behaviour of the ITVX app.

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