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16th September, 2021 (17 Comments)

The CEO of UK broadband ISP, mobile and TV giant Virgin Media (VMO2), Lutz Schueler, has confirmed that the operator “will be launching soon our first IPTV offer” (Internet Protocol Television), which is probably a reference to the new streaming entertainment service (here) that they began to trial earlier this year.

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16th September, 2021 (54 Comments)

Last month, we reported that Sky (Sky Broadband), which is owned by Comcast, were gearing up to launch their long-awaited TV via broadband (instead of a satellite dish) service (here). Several sources have now informed us that this will go live this month and be called Sky over IP (SoIP).

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10th September, 2021 (4 Comments)

Cloud gaming ISP ZYBRE, which back in July 2021 became available to homes covered by KCOM’s gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, has now been extended across the rest of the UK by offering both SOGEA (standalone FTTC) and full fibre via Openreach’s network too.

31st August, 2021 (21 Comments)

At present traditional linear TV channels, such as BBC 1 and Sky, are regulated differently from on-demand broadband-based TV (IPTV) services like Netflix, Amazon and Apple TV. But the UK government has launched a consultation that seeks to “level the regulatory playing field,” which may force streaming services to adopt stricter rules.

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22nd August, 2021 (50 Comments)

Sky (ISP Sky Broadband), which is owned by Comcast, has reportedly begun UK trials of their long-awaited alternative TV service, which would enable customers to receive the full array of television channels by harnessing an existing broadband connection instead of an ugly Satellite dish.

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18th August, 2021 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP Plusnet has begun to inform existing customers of their YouView (IPTV) powered Pay TV box that they’ve decided to completely close the service from 1st November 2021. Subscribers will be allowed to keep their set-top-box and can continue to use it to watch Freeview channels or to access their players and apps.

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11th August, 2021 (10 Comments)

Customers of mobile operator EE (BT) can now add Netflix’s video streaming service as an inclusive benefit on their “Smart” plans. The provider has also made their “Full Works” plan available on Android devices (previously it was only for iPhones), allowing users to choose Netflix, Apple Music and BT Sport plus “full speed unlimited data.”

29th July, 2021 (55 Comments)

The latest combined Q2 2021 results from broadband ISP, TV and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 has, among other things, revealed that they plan to completely upgrade their existing Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFX) network – some 14.3 million premises – with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband tech by the end of 2028.

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23rd July, 2021 (20 Comments)

It’s been a long time coming, but Sky (Sky Broadband) is finally adding High Dynamic Range (HDR) video quality to their Ultra HD (UHD / 4K) broadcasts of live sport this summer, which starts today with their coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and continues from 13th August when the Premier League Football season kicks-off.

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21st July, 2021 (4 Comments)

The global internet video streaming giant, Netflix, has announced that they’re in the “early stages” of preparing to add remote play video game streaming to their service “at no additional cost” and within the next year, although it remains to be seen whether that has any impact on their future price hikes.

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15th July, 2021 (2 Comments)

A new cloud gaming friendly UK ISP called ZYBRE has today announced that their services are being made available to homes covered by KCOM’s gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, thanks to a new wholesale agreement.

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13th July, 2021 (31 Comments)

A new YouGov survey of 2,016 UK adults, commissioned by Netgem, has claimed that up to four in five rural respondents would like more than “broadband only” offers from ISPs, but the “lack of gigabit-capable broadband availability currently prevents them from accessing the popular streaming services the rest of the nation enjoys.” Does it?

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6th July, 2021 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has today announced that “all pay-monthly” customers on their 4G and 5G plans can now enjoy Discovery+ TV content (video streaming) for 6 months at no extra cost, which also includes access to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 via 55 live event feeds and 2,000 hours of on-demand action.

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24th June, 2021 (27 Comments)

Sky’s sibling UK ISP and TV video streaming service, NOW (NOW Broadband), has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’ve taken the decision to drop the popular Discovery TV channel (usually included as part of the ‘Entertainment Pass‘) and related content from their platform, which will take effect from 30th June 2021.

22nd June, 2021 (10 Comments)

Ofcom has today finalised their decision to force all UK broadband and phone providers – oddly including those that may not even deliver phone services – to offer a free (inc. zero-rated data usage), 24/7 video relay service for British Sign Language (BSL) users to contact the emergency services, via a dedicated mobile app and website.

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22nd June, 2021 (7 Comments)

Rupert Murdoch’s News UK (News Corp), which publishes the Sun and the Times newspapers, has reportedly expressed an interest in a partnership with BT’s Pay TV business. The telecoms giant is currently known to be considering a sale of BTSport in order to help fund their £15bn rollout of full fibre broadband.

10th June, 2021 (19 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 2,000 UK adults, which was commissioned by Uswitch.com, has hit upon the well-known problem of broadcast lag with live internet video streaming. The study estimates that nearly 15 million people (28%) have had goals spoiled because the broadcast they were watching was lagging behind the live action.

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