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22nd June, 2020 (3 Comments)

Sky (Comcast, Sky Broadband) and sibling NOW TV have today managed to avoid a repeat of the 2017 rights dispute by reaching a new “long-term” partnership with Discovery, which means that customers of their TV and streaming platforms will continue to receive the popular TV channels and content.

22nd May, 2020 (24 Comments)

Customers of Sky TV UK (Sky Broadband) might like to know that they can now play 20 classic video games for free on their Sky Q set-top-box, such as Tetris, Doodle Jump and Crossy Road. But according to our sources Sky’s delayed High Dynamic Range (HDR) upgrade is also due to appear sooner than expected.. next week.

5th May, 2020 (4 Comments)

Customers of UK broadband ISP BT, specifically those taking their YouView (IPTV) powered Pay TV service, may like to know that a new software update has just been released – (Manufacturer software: v32.45.0 and Component software: v3.6.190) – that makes the new BritBox streaming service and content app available them.

23rd April, 2020 (3 Comments)

Sky’s sibling UK ISP and TV streaming service, NOW TV (NOW Broadband), has today finally added the Disney+ app to its platform. Naturally customers will still need to purchase Disney+ directly through Disney and then sign-in on their account through the new app in order to access its content.

17th April, 2020 (19 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has today announced that they’re giving their existing Pay TV customers access to a further 17 channels, this time including various popular documentary and entertainment channels, at no extra cost until 16th May 2020 to help keep people occupied during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis.

9th April, 2020 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK has announced yet another bonus for existing Pay TV customers during the COVID-19 crisis. All of their TV customers will now gain free access to some of Sky’s most popular channels (e.g. Sky One, Sky Sports Mix etc.) from Good Friday until 9th May 2020.

6th April, 2020 (3 Comments)

Customer’s of Virgin Media’s broadband ISP network, specifically those who also take their Pay TV service, may be pleased to know that the operator is giving all of them access to 18 of their “most popular entertainment channels” at no extra cost until 2nd May 2020.

3rd April, 2020 (3 Comments)

Sky’s sibling UK ISP and TV streaming service, NOW TV (NOW Broadband), has just added the ‘National Geographic Channel‘ to their existing Entertainment Pass, which costs £8.99 per month. The additional Pay TV channel replaces Nat Geo Wild. As usual this covers both the live channel and a related slate of on-demand content.

2nd April, 2020 (1 Comment)

Both Netgem TV and UK telecoms giant Vodafone have separately today released some updated statistics on the impact that the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis is having on broadband and video streaming usage, which has naturally seen a big increase since the situation began because many people are now stuck at home.

31st March, 2020 (0 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media, specifically those who also take one of their Pay TV packages, can now get access to seven of its “most popular” children’s channels, at no extra cost, to help keep them distracted during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) lockdown. Access to these will remain free until 21st April 2020.

24th March, 2020 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media has today become the first Pay TV provider in the United Kingdom to add the BBC Sounds app, which via their v6 set-top-box (STB) platform will give customers access to listen to all of the broadcasters live and on-demand radio, music and podcast content.

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23rd March, 2020 (7 Comments)

Facebook and Instagram have today become the latest internet content provider to “temporarily reduce” the quality (lower bitrates) of their video streams in order to help UK and EU broadband ISPs cope with demand during the Coronavirus outbreak. Netflix, YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon and Disney+ have already made such a move.

22nd March, 2020 (15 Comments)

The new Disney+ streaming service, which is due to launch on Tuesday 24th March 2020 next week, has perhaps unsurprisingly become the latest online video platform to confirm they will reduce their bitrates (image quality) in order to help UK and EU broadband ISPs cope with demand during the Coronavirus outbreak.

20th March, 2020 (17 Comments)

The latest to join Netflix (here) and YouTube (here) in reducing the bitrate of their streams – so as to help broadband ISPs deal with rising levels of network demand – is Amazon (Prime Video), which claims to be applying a similar measure “where needed,” such as when requested by internet providers and local authorities.

20th March, 2020 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media has joined Sky (Sky Broadband, Sky TV) in reaching a new agreement with Universal Pictures, which means that NBCUniversal titles that are currently in theatrical release will also be available on-demand to customers via Virgin’s Store from today.

20th March, 2020 (9 Comments)

Internet video streaming giant YouTube has today announced that it will follow Netflix (here) by reducing the quality of their streams across the EU in order to help broadband ISPs deal with rising levels of network use. But unlike Netflix they’ve “temporarily” switched “all traffic in the EU to standard definition by default.”

19th March, 2020 (43 Comments)

In a somewhat unusual development Netflix, the global internet video streaming giant, has responded to some concerns about broadband congestion in other European countries by agreeing with the EU to lower the quality (bitrate) of its videos for the next 30 days (i.e. easing the strain on fixed line ISPs and mobile operators).

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