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bt_tv_amazon_prime_video

21st June, 2018 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has announced that they’ve become the first major UK pay TV provider to offer access via their YouView (IPTV) powered set-top-box to Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service, which will show up as an app to customers of the service. But those with their Youview+ Ultra HD (4K) boxes have to wait.

virgin media high resolution

18th June, 2018 (4 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s cable based TV and broadband ISP bundles in the UK, specifically those who don’t yet have Netflix, will from October 2018 be able to instantly add and pay for Netflix’s popular internet video streaming service through their VM bill.

bt_sport_broadband

7th June, 2018 (8 Comments)

Earlier this year BT splashed £295m per season to secure the rights to show 32 Premier League matches on BTSport UK for a further three years from the 2019/20 season (here). Today the broadband ISP and pay TV provider has added 20 additional matches to that total by spending another £90m (total cost of £975m).

bbc 2018 fifa world cup 4k hdr iplayer

31st May, 2018 (52 Comments)

The BBC has announced another UK iPlayer trial of their 4K (Ultra HD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streaming quality, which will cover all 29 of their 2018 FIFA World Cup matches. Unfortunately to get the most out of this they’re recommending that users have “at least” a 40Mbps broadband ISP connection.

bt_sport_logo_on_green_pitch

15th May, 2018 (10 Comments)

The final UEFA Champions League match between English football club Liverpool and Spain’s Real Madrid is to be shown free by UK broadband ISP BT via YouTube, the BTSport TV app and other mediums. The UEFA Europa League final will also be made available to millions of fans who do not yet subscribe .

internet_and_multimedia_uk

30th April, 2018 (7 Comments)

A future video standard called Versatile Video Coding (VVC), which could potentially make it possible to squeeze a high quality 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) video stream down a fairly slow broadband ISP line, is in the early stages of development at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

12th April, 2018 (16 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk has announced that their remaining base of “off-net” TV only (previously Blinkbox) customers, which may also include some broadband and TV subscribers that have not synced accounts, are having their TV service moved over to the third-party Rakuten TV platform.

mobile net neutrality uk

6th March, 2018 (5 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today opened a new investigation to examine whether some of the new 4G mobile plans and add-ons being offered by Three UK and Vodafone are compliant with the EU’s new Net Neutrality rules, which are designed to protect the open internet from abuse.

skyq

1st March, 2018 (12 Comments)

All for a single bill. Sky UK (Sky Broadband) has today announced a new partnership with internet video streaming giant Netflix, which will enable them to bundle the full Netflix service into a new Sky TV subscription pack. This combines content from both providers side-by-side for the first time.

sky q tv 2016

27th February, 2018 (33 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has announced that their premium Sky Q TV platform will, starting from March 2018, be enhanced by multiple new features (e.g. HDR content, Spotify, improved voice controls etc.). On top of that Comcast has moved to counter Murdoch with a £22.1bn takeover bid for Sky.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

19th February, 2018 (8 Comments)

Broadband customers who signed-up last year to trial TalkTalk’s new YouView (IPTV) based Multi-Room TV service are finally starting to receive their kit. The ISP is aiming to launch the service commercially during early 2018 (most likely around late March or April).

broken_tv_sport

13th February, 2018 (25 Comments)

Both BT and Sky UK (Sky Broadband) will continue to spend big on their respective UK Pay TV platforms after tonight reaching a £4.464bn deal, which will allow them to show Premier League Football matches for a further 3 years from the 2019/20 season onwards.

virgin media tv v6 stb

29th January, 2018 (7 Comments)

Customers of UK cable operator Virgin Media have noticed that their TV channels are finally being migrated from the old MPEG2 to newer MPEG4 (H.264) video standard, which is a subtle but still quite important change, albeit one that has created the odd small gremlin.

now tv stick

25th January, 2018 (8 Comments)

Sky’s sibling NOW TV video streaming platform has announced that UK customers will soon be able to take their contract-free broadband ISP and phone service, albeit without needing to bundle it alongside TV as part of a “Combo“. A new NOW TV Smart Stick (Roku) is also being introduced.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

25th January, 2018 (8 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today published their latest results to the end of December 2017 (financial H1 2018), which reveals that Fibre (FTTC) penetration increased to 33% (up from 21% last year) of their UK broadband base but there’s still no sign of their Sky TV without a satellite dish (IPTV) service.

virgin media tv v6 stb

24th January, 2018 (14 Comments)

After a long wait Virgin Media has announced that existing UK customers of their broadband, phone and TV bundles will now be able to take advantage of a FREE upgrade to the cable operator’s new 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) ready V6 set-top-box. The offer comes with no re-contract requirements.

youview_iptv_update_dec_2016

18th January, 2018 (4 Comments)

The YouView platform, which produces hardware and software to support the broadband-based TV (IPTV) services supplied via BT and TalkTalk (as well as retail set-top-boxes), appears set to stop distributing universal software / feature updates and will start adopting a more ISP-specific approach.

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