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netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

6th October, 2017 - 7:52 am (11 Comments)

One of the most popular broadband-based unlimited Movie and TV video streaming services, Netflix, has increased the price of their HD quality Standard Plan and 4K friendly Premium Plan for new customers by 50p and £1 respectively. In fairness, their last increase was in 2015.

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27th July, 2017 - 2:43 pm (11 Comments)

The English Premier League has won a new High Court Order in London this week that will require broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom to block servers that are hosting “illegal streams” of its football matches, specifically those involving the entire 2017/18 Premier League season.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

18th July, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk appears to be making a more aggressive move to grab a bigger share of the premium Pay TV market today by reducing the price of their broadband based triple-play TV bundles and cutting the price of the Sky Sports and Sky Cinema add-ons by 75% and 50% respectively.

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13th July, 2017 - 2:07 pm (4 Comments)

Customers of the Sky owned NOW TV video streaming service will be hit by a price hike of 14.3% on 15th August 2017 when the monthly cost of the provider’s TV Entertainment Pass rises from £6.99 to £7.99. The good news is that NOW TV Combo (Broadband, Phone and TV) users aren’t affected.

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4th July, 2017 - 11:13 am (4 Comments)

A BBC commissioned ComRes interview of 1,000 adults who are regular viewers of Premier League Football has revealed that 47% have used their broadband connections to stream live matches from pirated sources (e.g. unofficially modified Kodi boxes or “illegal” steaming sites).


4th July, 2017 - 10:17 am (2 Comments)

Telecoms and broadband giant BT has boosted their premium TV credentials today by acquiring the rights to broadcast all of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup matches live in the UK and Ireland, which will start from the 2018/19 season and run until at least 2021/22.

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19th June, 2017 - 10:38 am (0 Comments)

Small and medium sized business customers who take one of the Infinity (FTTC/P) broadband packages from BT Business will now also receive access to the operator’s BTSport TV app for the duration of the contract. But it’s only for personal use, not for commercial or business broadcasting.

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13th June, 2017 - 9:24 am (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has come out on top in a new RootMetrics study of YouTube’s video streaming via 4G and 3G mobile networks in London, which rated all four primary mobile operators by several criteria (e.g. video resolution, time taken to start a video, playback freezes / buffering etc.).


23rd May, 2017 - 10:33 am (9 Comments)

Competition between the Internet video streaming giants is hotting up after Amazon Video added 40 live TV and on-demand channels (e.g. Discovery, Eurosport) to their £79/year or £7.99/month ‘Prime’ service, although you’ll have to pay an extra monthly fee for each (from £1.49).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

28th April, 2017 - 8:17 am (0 Comments)

New customers looking to take TalkTalk’s entry-level ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited “Fast Broadband” and phone bundle may wish to know that the price has dropped to £20 per month for the first 12 month contract term (£25.50 thereafter). A TV (YouView) box can also be added for an extra £25 (one-off).

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25th April, 2017 - 3:14 pm (12 Comments)

A new survey from YouGov has suggested that around 4.9 million of the United Kingdom’s broadband connected adults use pirated TV streaming services via platforms such as “illegal Kodi boxes, Amazon Fire TV Chipped Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets.”

Vodafone UK 2016

25th April, 2017 - 8:57 am (10 Comments)

The recent decision by Vodafone to shelve their plans for launching a broadband based Pay TV service in the United Kingdom (here) looks set to cost the operator millions of pounds, due to the early termination of contracts for premium TV content and channels.

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21st March, 2017 - 2:09 pm (6 Comments)

One of the major broadband ISPs involved in enforcing a court-ordered block of websites that facilitate Internet piracy (copyright infringement) has revealed that their filters are now preventing access to a total of 3,814 URLs (sites), although this figure doesn’t tell the whole story.


10th March, 2017 - 1:53 pm (30 Comments)

Retail owners of the YouView (IPTV and PVR) based set-top-box, which has been developed as part of a Joint Venture between some of the UK’s biggest names in TV and broadband, are being annoyed by a new update that makes the BT and TalkTalk logos more prominent.


3rd March, 2017 - 8:47 am (0 Comments)

At the start of this year we reported that TalkTalk were working on a “completely new” Mobile TV solution in order to replace or improve their TV Player app (here). The ISP has now confirmed this “large-scale update” and revealed some of its planned improvements.

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13th February, 2017 - 9:15 am (11 Comments)

Having a slow broadband connection is no fun if you enjoy Internet video streaming, but fear not because the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has begun work on a future video coding standard that could “double the video compression capability” (i.e. better quality video for less speed).

Vodafone UK 2016

2nd February, 2017 - 7:43 am (4 Comments)

The latest Q4 2016 (calendar) results from Vodafone UK reveal that their fixed line broadband base has grown by +16,000 in the quarter (sharply down from +30K in Q3) to total 183,000 customers and outdoor 4G coverage now stands at 97% (Ofcom’s definition). But still no sign of their Pay TV service.

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