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19th July, 2024 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile operator EE (BT) has today announced that UK customers of their internet-connected pay TV service can now, finally, gain access to the YouTube App on their TV Box Pro and TV Box Mini set-top-box hardware.

Football player kicking ball over uk internet laptop screen

15th July, 2024 (2 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has released some new internet traffic statistics from the final UEFA Euro 2024 football match between England and Spain (8pm) on Sunday 14th July 2024, which saw a 142% increase in customers streaming the game compared to England’s semi-final against the Netherlands.

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10th July, 2024 (3 Comments)

Software and internet giant Microsoft have announced that they’re increasing the monthly price of their online Game Pass service for multiplayer Xbox and PC gamers. On top of that, they’re soon be replacing the standard sub for Xbox users, which means you’ll have to stump up for ‘Game Pass Ultimate‘ to access new games on release day.



9th July, 2024 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that they’ve worked with Meta (Facebook etc.) to trial and deploy a new mobile broadband (4G, 5G) “network optimisation” for “short-form videos” across the UK and 10 other countries, which is said to “free up network capacity” for customers and allows them to “view more high-quality short videos“.

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3rd July, 2024 (0 Comments)

Network benchmarking firm MedUX has today published the results of a new study, which examined the fixed broadband performance and quality of three major UK ISPs – BT, Sky Broadband and Vodafone. Overall, BT ended up topping the rankings, but it’s unclear why they left out TalkTalk and Virgin Media, both of which are bigger than Vodafone.

video streaming player

2nd July, 2024 (6 Comments)

The chances are reasonably good that most internet users in the UK didn’t wake up this morning and, while craned offer a hot cup of coffee, think “gosh, I know what this already fragmented video content market really needs, ANOTHER streaming platform!“. But that is what Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation has just launched in Tubi. At least it’s “free“.



2nd July, 2024 (3 Comments)

Some customers of broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media (O2), such as those who have previously taken one of their ‘Maxit‘ bundles that included access to TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) TV content, have reacted with anger and confusion after the UK provider suddenly removed access to it and with only minimal prior notice.


20th June, 2024 (23 Comments)

New customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband, including NOW Broadband (NOW TV), should be aware that the provider(s) will today be changing from 18-month terms and adopting longer 24-month minimum contract terms across all of their broadband, TV and triple play packages.

Football player kicking ball over uk internet laptop screen

18th June, 2024 (11 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has kindly provided ISPreview with some internet traffic statistics from the first UEFA Euro 2024 football match between England and Serbia, which took place at 8pm on Sunday (16th June 2024), as well as the opening match between Germany and Scotland on Friday 14th (8:30pm).



13th June, 2024 (11 Comments)

Some customers of Sky Broadband have noticed, via our forum (here), that the ISP has quietly deployed a modern type of Internet Protocol (IP) address sharing called MAP-T that seems to be a notable improvement on other sharing solutions, like the often maligned Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (CGNAT).


30th May, 2024 (17 Comments)

Time to upgrade. Customers of Sky UK’s older TV services and devices, specifically those that can only support the viewing of Standard Definition (SD) channels, are being given a last ditch encouragement to upgrade their set-top-boxes (STB) before they “lose access to all Sky channels” – starting from June 2024.


14th May, 2024 (5 Comments)

Broadband, TV, digital phone and mobile provider Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) look set to expand their existing multi-platform streaming services, which appears set to include a new range of streaming, gaming, health, lifestyle and security services for UK customers.


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9th May, 2024 (58 Comments)

The UK media and telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today published an interesting new report for the Government that examines the future of TV distribution in an increasing broadband (internet) connected world and proposes how to address the inevitable tipping point – where Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services risk become too expensive to sustain.


5th May, 2024 (14 Comments)

New customers and those migrating from BT, who may be looking to upgrade to broadband ISP EE’s top 1.6Gbps speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) plans, may sadly have to keep waiting until later this year. But only if they also intend on bundling it in with the provider’s Pay TV products.

Virgin Media O2 UK Logo is forged

2nd May, 2024 (11 Comments)

The latest Q1 2024 results have today been released for Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2), which reveals that they’re now home to 5,722,900 broadband customers (up by just 5.3k in Q1 2024 vs 9.5k in Q4 2023) and built another 194,000 full fibre (FTTP) premises via nexfibre (down from c.300k last quarter).

TalkTalk TV Hub - Android-TV-4K-2022

1st May, 2024 (0 Comments)

New customers of UK internet provider TalkTalk, specifically those who are also looking to take their Android (Google) powered Pay TV service, may like to know that the ISP has started offering a 33% discount on their TV and NOW Entertainment Membership (NOW TV) – reducing the bundle to just £9.99/month for 12 months, saving £5 a month.


1st May, 2024 (6 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2), specifically those who take Pay TV services via one of the network operator’s TV 360, STREAM or v6 box platforms, may like to know that the company has added a selection of 11 new FAST channels to its TV service “at no extra cost“.

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