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wightfibre netgem.tv

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.

uk pirate music

10th September, 2019 (17 Comments)

Nintendo has won an injunction in the UK High Court that forces all of the largest broadband ISPs – Sky Broadband, BT, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and EE – to block four websites that were found to have facilitated copyright infringement (internet piracy) by helping to distribute video games for the company’s Switch console.

now broadband

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!).

plusnet uk

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.

bt uk isp logo

13th August, 2019 (54 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.).

virgin media v6 tv iptv set-top-box uk

22nd July, 2019 (3 Comments)

Cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has confirmed that Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service is now live on their Ultra HD (4K) Virgin TV V6 set-top-box (i.e. it’s today been automatically downloaded). As usual you’ll still need a subscription to Prime (from £5.99 per month) to watch the content itself.

ee apple tv 4k

27th June, 2019 (12 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP EE will today replace their ageing bespoke Pay TV (IPTV) product, which was only available alongside their fixed line home broadband and phone packages, with a new service powered by an Apple TV 4K set-top-box, but it won’t be a particularly cheap add-on.

bt uk isp logo

18th June, 2019 (7 Comments)

Customers of UK broadband ISP BT may be interested to know that they’ve increased the amount of devices able to harness their new UltraHD 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streaming quality on the BTSport TV App for mobile, tablet and large screen devices, which is a service feature that has been in trial since early 2019.

ee uk logo

18th June, 2019 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has announced that their Video Data Pass add-on, which allows UK customers of their 4G and 5G based mobile broadband network to stream online video without it reducing their monthly data allowance, has now added support for both the BBC’s iPlayer service and YouTube.

bt uk isp logo

10th June, 2019 (8 Comments)

Telecoms and broadband ISP BT is reportedly involved in talks that could see them provide millions of extra funding to support the UK launch of a new internet video streaming service, Britbox, which is backed by the BBC and ITV (broadcasters); this is currently only available to consumers in the USA and Canada.

google_stadia_controller

7th June, 2019 (40 Comments)

Internet giant Google has today announced that their new cloud-based online video gaming service, Stadia, will launch into the UK market from November 2019 and it will come both with and without (free) a monthly subscription service (£8.99 per month). We also now know exactly what broadband speed you’ll need to run it.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

24th April, 2019 (7 Comments)

Budget broadband ISP TalkTalk has today followed Virgin Media by announcing that Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service will also be coming to their YouView (IPTV) powered Pay TV platform. The Prime Video app is being rolled out on set-top-boxes over the course of this month.

virgin media v6 tv iptv set-top-box uk

23rd April, 2019 (12 Comments)

Customers of cable ISP Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband and TV service will soon be able to access Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service on their Ultra HD V6 set-top-box, which is thanks to a new agreement between the internet shopping giant and VM’s pan-European parent company Liberty Global.

google stadia uk

20th March, 2019 (16 Comments)

Internet giant Google has today unveiled a new product called Google Stadia, which from later in 2019 will begin offering the ability to remote play video games using cloud-based streaming technology at up to 4K resolution in the USA, UK, Canada and much of Europe. But what sort of broadband ISP speeds will you need?

buffering internet - please wait

1st March, 2019 (21 Comments)

Over the past couple of months there appears to have been a rise in complaints from customers of Vodafone’s superfast home broadband (FTTC) packages. Quite a few are reporting slowing speeds, particularly related to problems when trying to use popular video streaming services (Netflix, Twitch etc.).

sky broadband uk logo 2017

24th January, 2019 (20 Comments)

Cable giant Comcast, which toward the end of last year gobbled Sky’s pan-European TV and broadband ISP business with a bid of £30bn (here), has given some early hints about what changes might result from the purchase. So far all the talk is of “free” ad-supported TV content via sibling NOW TV and voice improvements.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

17th January, 2019 (53 Comments)

Customers of UK broadband ISP TalkTalk have been left frustrated and confused by a mysterious new £4 monthly “Access Fee” to use the operator’s TV platform (YouView based IPTV set-top-box), which seems to apply even if the subscriber isn’t taking one of their optional premium TV boosts (content packages).

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