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31st March, 2021 (40 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today announced that they’ve begun to roll-out a new firmware update for their Sky Q TV boxes and service, which adds a bunch of new voice features (e.g. Voice Guidance). On top of that their Sky Go app has gained new ‘Continue Watching‘, ‘Sky Channels‘ and ‘Browse by Category‘ rails to make it easier to use.

25th March, 2021 (91 Comments)

The Government’s recently proposed idea of replacing the BBC TV Licence fee with a Netflix-style subscription model after 2027 (here), assuming universal coverage of “fast” (or gigabit) broadband is achieved, has been rubbished by a new report from the cross-part DCMS Select Committee.

25th March, 2021 (2 Comments)

Netgem TV has announced that their broadband-based IPTV platform, which is offered by a number of UK ISPs, is to be complemented by the introduction of their latest product – a whole home WiFi (mesh) service called “SuperStream” that is being aimed at internet providers in the UK and Ireland.

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18th March, 2021 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP Zen Internet has published a brief summary of internet traffic trends on their network for the past year (March 2020 to March 2021), since the first COVID-19 lockdown, which found that internet usage in the United Kingdom had increased by 78% year-on-year.

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2nd March, 2021 (25 Comments)

As expected, cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has today made their new Virgin TV 360 service (platform) available to all existing customers – irrespective of their TV package – via a quick over the air firmware update on existing v6 boxes (Horizon software), which saves a box swap, but there’s still a one off payment of £24.95.

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2nd March, 2021 (92 Comments)

The UK Government’s Minister of State for Media and Data (DCMS), John Whittingdale MP, has indicated that the BBC’s TV licence fee could be scrapped once everybody in the country finally has access to faster broadband connectivity. The idea may be considered for when the corporation’s royal charter expires in 2027.

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1st March, 2021 (7 Comments)

Some customers of BT’s broadband powered UK Pay TV service may be pleased to learn that, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the provider has today added the ‘Eurosport 1‘ and ‘Eurosport 2‘ channels to their Big Sport and VIP packages, with no increase in monthly costs.

26th February, 2021 (12 Comments)

Low cost UK broadband ISP TalkTalk, which last year appeared to be taking a step back from their existing YouView (IPTV) based Pay TV products (here), appears to have quietly launched a new promotion that bundles their “fibre broadband” plans with a Freesat 500GB Recordable 4K TV Box (satellite dish and cabling not included).

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25th February, 2021 (33 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media UK, specifically their pay TV service, may be pleased to learn that they can now add the ‘Sky Entertainment’ and ‘Sky Cinema’ channels in Ultra HD (4K) to their current package, which is available to all new Ultimate Oomph customers at no extra cost but will cost others an extra £6 per month.

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16th February, 2021 (17 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has just published their latest Q4 2020 results, which saw their network coverage extend to another 115,000 premises and their internet access base add +54,700 new customers (up from +47k in the previous quarter) to total 5,420,100.

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12th February, 2021 (2 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media, specifically those who take their Pay TV bundles, may be pleased to know that they’ll all be given free access to 22 entertainment, lifestyle, and learning-based channels from Monday 15th February, including thousands of on-demand episodes. But it’s only temporary.

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1st February, 2021 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP BT has just informed us that almost all of their BTSport TV customers will, from tomorrow, be able to access a range of new ‘Matchday Experience‘ features, with accessibility for the first time via Android mobiles and tablets (this builds on existing Apple / iOS device availability).

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29th January, 2021 (9 Comments)

Customers of broadband provider Virgin Media UK, specifically those who take their Pay TV services, are once again to be given free access to seven kids pay TV channels including Cartoon Network, Cartoonio, Boomerang, Nickelodeon, NickToons, Nick Jr, and Nick Jr Too from 1st February 2021.

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29th January, 2021 (14 Comments)

Broadband ISP Plusnet, which recently stopped taking new orders for their YouView (IPTV) powered Pay TV box and service but left existing customers to ride out their remaining contracts (here), has now put another nail in the coffin of their TV product by announcing the withdrawal of several popular channels.

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13th January, 2021 (21 Comments)

Budget broadband ISP Plusnet, which is part of the BT Group, has announced that they will “no longer be taking orders” for their YouView (IPTV) powered Pay TV box and service from 19th January 2021, although some customers are already reporting difficulties in adding the service to their package.

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12th January, 2021 (21 Comments)

Some customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media are being offered a set of freebies to help keep them connected and entertained during the latest COVID-19 lockdown, which covers a range of things from the addition of extra Pay TV and on-demand content (at no extra cost) to free mobile data, minutes and texts.

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6th January, 2021 (9 Comments)

One of the most popular broadband-based unlimited Movie and TV video streaming services, Netflix, has today announced that they are to hike the monthly prices of their ‘Standard‘ and ‘Premium‘ plans for existing customers too. The former will jump from £8.99 to £9.99, while the latter increases from £11.99 to a hefty £13.99.

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