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26th December, 2021 (21 Comments)

Once again, we’ve taken our annual look back to see how video streaming speeds via different broadband ISPs have changed for UK users of Netflix’s popular internet movie and TV service. Once again, the top spot continues to be held by Virgin Media (VMO2), but this doesn’t mean what you might think.

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23rd December, 2021 (44 Comments)

Customers of the Sky Q TV platform have, for the past few weeks, been reporting sporadic problems when attempting to download programs to their set-top-box (e.g. intermittent failed downloads with their On Demand content), which seems to occur regardless of whether users are on a Sky Broadband connection or a different ISP.

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17th December, 2021 (5 Comments)

Inverness-based broadband ISP BrawBand (HighNet), which currently sells home broadband services over CityFibre’s new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in locations such as Inverness, Glasgow and Renfrewshire, has today launched a new pay TV service via Netgem’s platform.

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10th December, 2021 (14 Comments)

Budget UK ISP TalkTalk, which back in October 2021 signed a contract to harness Netgem‘s pay TV platform (here), has begun to offer a related “TV 4K Box” device for certain customers as part of a “test“. But it’s currently only available to those on their “Future Fibre” (FTTP) broadband plans (Openreach, CityFibre etc.).

8th December, 2021 (6 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has today published the latest volume (4) of their UK “Internet Insights” report, which this time around focuses upon the impact of “silver surfers” and reveals that broadband usage among pensioners has grown by 69% from pre-pandemic levels (driven by increased streaming and online gaming).

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2nd December, 2021 (52 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) are this morning reporting that the operator appears to be suffering from a major national outage of their TV platform – impacting their Live TV, On demand, and TV GO service. The issue started at about 10:30am and is currently ongoing.

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2nd December, 2021 (12 Comments)

Internet traffic across UK broadband ISPs surged last night on the back of several Premier League Football matches, which were heavily streamed online via Amazon’s Prime Video service. As a result, budget internet provider TalkTalk saw record network traffic, which peaked at 8.1Tbps (Terabits per second).

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17th November, 2021 (7 Comments)

Owners of the first generation of YouView (IPTV) powered Pay TV set-top-boxes (e.g. the retail Humax T1010), including the Humax T1000 from UK broadband ISP BT and the Huawei DN370T from TalkTalk (TT Plus Box), have been informed that they will “no longer be able to access” the ITV Hub app from January 2022.

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12th November, 2021 (6 Comments)

UK broadband ISP BT has announced that their “flexible” Pay TV packages – specifically Entertainment, Big Entertainment, and VIP TV – will now include the popular Netflix internet video streaming service for one monthly payment and on one bill. In addition, the aforementioned TV packages will all be half price for 3 months.

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8th November, 2021 (8 Comments)

Budget UK ISP TalkTalk has today introduced a new package that bundles a home “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC / VDSL2) service with a cheaper subscription to Netflix’s popular internet video streaming service, albeit without requiring new customers to take out a traditional Pay TV service first in order to benefit.

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4th November, 2021 (12 Comments)

Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) have today published their latest joint (merged) results for Q3 2021, which reveals that their full fibre (FTTP) network rollout reached another 67,000 UK premises in the quarter (down from 89K in Q2) and their total fixed broadband customer based hit 5,536,400 (up by +42.3K in Q3 vs +35.7K in Q2).

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30th October, 2021 (68 Comments)

The first of Sky’s customers recently began to receive the operator’s new Sky Glass TV product. But quite a few of the early adopters appear to be running into a variety of problems and bugs with the operator’s attempt at a Sky branded TV, which streams their content via your broadband ISP instead of a satellite dish.

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29th October, 2021 (1 Comment)

Pay TV solutions provider Netgem this week reported that the decision by Origin Broadband UK to appoint an administrator (here), which came after the ISP struggled to tackle over £20m in losses, resulted in the TV firm taking the decision to “write-off” some £422,000 (500,000 Euros) worth of “unpaid invoices“.

28th October, 2021 (13 Comments)

Sky UK (Sky Broadband) has today announced that customers of their Sky Q TV and Sky Glass TV service and devices will, by the end of 2021, finally be able to get access to Apple TV+ content. NOW TV users in the UK will also be able to both sign-up and purchase any NOW Membership via the NOW app on Apple’s devices.

23rd October, 2021 (49 Comments)

Some of Virgin Media’s (VMO2) UK ultrafast broadband ISP customers, specifically those who don’t already take their Pay TV service, are once again being invited to take their long-awaited TV streaming (IPTV) product – simply called ‘Stream’ – and it will come “at no extra cost“. But this time there’s no mention of a trial.

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22nd October, 2021 (7 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media’s (VMO2) UK Pay TV service – reflecting around 3.5 million subscribers – might like to know that they’ll be able to access its “full range of premium kids entertainment and learning-based programmes” until 31st October 2021 and “at no extra cost” (including on-demand content).

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12th October, 2021 (21 Comments)

Budget UK broadband ISP TalkTalk has today officially signed a contract with pay TV solutions provider Netgem, which will see the provider launch a new “TV 4K” product for their 4.2 million customers that will be powered by the Netgem TV platform and an apparently “frictionless ‘end to end’ operating model.”

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