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world broadband internet statistics

17th October, 2012 (0 Comments)

Analyst firm Point Topic UK has reported that the total number of broadband lines globally reached 624.1 Million in Q2 2012 (quarterly growth of 2.1%), which represents a “significant decline” in growth versus the 2.7% increase seen during Q1. Thankfully superfast fibre optic (FTTx) based connections showed more promise.

talktalk uk youview tv

27th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

Budget internet provider TalkTalk looks to be starting the UK roll out of their new Plus TV service this week, which combines a “free” YouView (IPTV) box with the “Plus” broadband and phone bundle. Celebrity TV star Joanna Lumley kicked off proceedings in London today but some concerns remain.

bt uk isp logo

21st September, 2012 (19 Comments)

BT has announced that customers who take one of its superfast broadband BTInfinity (FTTC / P) packages (costing from just £18 a month) will from 26th October 2012 also get a FREE YouView set-top-box (normally £299) with no TV subscription fee. Except it’s not completely “free“.

Television iptv video streaming uk

18th September, 2012 (11 Comments)

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of business ISP Timico UK, Trefor Davies, has predicted that the next generation of Ultra High Definition TV (Super Hi Vision) technology will “dispel any doubts” about the need for everybody to eventually have access to a true 1Gbps capable fibre optic (FTTH / P) broadband connection.

bt infinity broadband vision iptv

12th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

BT has today won four years’ worth of exclusive live TV broadcasting rights for Aviva Premiership Rugby and the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Sevens from the 2013-14 season, which will be shown over its broadband IPTV service (BTVision) and could be seen as yet another challenge to Sky (Sky Broadband) and ESPN’s dominance of TV sport.

talktalk uk youview tv

3rd September, 2012 (5 Comments)

The recent launch of TalkTalk’s new YouView TV (IPTV) service (full details), which is being included alongside the ISPs unlimited broadband and anytime UK calls “Plus” package bundle, will apparently also result in the creation of 500 new jobs; most of whom will be engineers. But big challenges remain.

sainsburys entertainment film and tv

23rd August, 2012 (3 Comments)

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has announced its intention to join the likes of LOVEFiLM with the forthcoming launch of their new broadband internet video streaming based movie and TV distribution service, which will offer a mix of video-on-demand rentals and full downloads.

onlive uk bt

21st August, 2012 (1 Comment)

ISP BT Retail fears that it might have to “write off our investment” in OnLive’s UK cloud based video gaming service, which allows customers to play the latest PC, XBox 360 and PS3 video games, without owning them directly, by using a live and remotely controlled internet video stream over your broadband connection.

Television iptv video streaming uk

13th August, 2012 (3 Comments)

The price UK consumers pay for bundling broadband, TV and or phone services when premium movie or sports content is included from BSkyB could soon rise after several recent competition rulings left Ofcom’s effort to break the media giants alleged hold over the pay-tv market in tatters.

talktalk uk isp

26th July, 2012 (2 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has today announced the launch of its new “FREE” TV service, which is based off the YouView (IPTV) platform and will be offered at no additional monthly cost to the providers existing ‘Plus‘ broadband and phone customers. But there’s a catch.

bt infinity broadband vision iptv

24th July, 2012 (10 Comments)

BT has today launched a new offer that effectively includes its BTVision TV (IPTV) service for free alongside their broadband and calls bundle. The package, which would usually cost £17 a month, is for a limited time being reduced to just £13 (i.e. the £4 Vision Essentials element becomes free).

uk internet video streaming

23rd July, 2012 (9 Comments)

Network optimisation firm Riverbed Technology has predicted that almost two-thirds of UK inhabitants will watch this summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games online and, according to their OnePoll study, the Men’s 100m Sprint Final is set to be the most popular event among 55% of respondents. But what about Women’s beach volleyball?

now tv bskyb uk

16th July, 2012 (6 Comments)

BSkyB (Sky Broadband) will tomorrow switch-on its new web-based internet TV and Film (video streaming) service, NOW TV, which aims to challenge Netflix and LOVEFiLM by making the media giants huge library of content available via a “wide range of broadband-connected devices” (computers and smartphones etc.).

london olympics uk 2012 video usage prediction

16th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

Californian-based technology firm Blue Coat Systems has predicted that 30-60% of internet traffic will be turned into “wasted bandwidth” as workers go online to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games via various video streaming services, which it fears could put ISP networks and productivity at risk.

talktalk uk isp

9th July, 2012 (8 Comments)

The CEO of UK budget broadband and phone provider TalkTalk, Dido Harding, has admitted that two years ago the ISP was letting its customers down while going through a post-Tiscali acquisition period of being “unconsciously incompetent“. But all is well, now that they’ve become “much more consciously incompetent” instead.

Television iptv video streaming uk

4th July, 2012 (4 Comments)

The YouView (Project Canvas) IPTV product, a subscription free, broadband internet based, video-on-demand and catch-up TV service that will be bundled by several big ISPs, has today confirmed that it will be available through major retailers by the end of July 2012. TalkTalk has also pledged to reveal its related bundle at a Strategy Day for investors on 26 July.

google uk

25th June, 2012 (5 Comments)

Google has today announced the UK launch of its new Google TV (IPTV) service, which uses your existing broadband ISP connection and special £200-£300 Set-Top-Boxes (STB) to deliver internet and online video / film content directly to your home television.

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