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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.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

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.

14th December, 2020 (20 Comments)

It’s been a long time coming but Sky UK (Sky Broadband, Sky TV etc.) has today confirmed that customers of their Sky Q Pay TV platform can now access Amazon’s Prime Video app on their set-top-boxes. At the same time Sky’s sibling NOW TV streaming service will become available on selected Amazon Fire TV devices.

sky broadband uk tv 2020

11th December, 2020 (7 Comments)

Existing customers of Sky’s (Sky Broadband, Sky Mobile, Sky TV) various UK services are about to receive an early Christmas present or two thanks to the operator offering a variety of gifts to their users, such as free movies, Premier League football, unlimited data on Mobile, and free worldwide calls with Sky Talk.

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10th December, 2020 (4 Comments)

London-centric broadband ISP CommunityFibre, which is busy deploying their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across large apartment buildings in the UK’s capital city, has today concluded an agreement to launch a new branded “Community Fibre TV” service using the Netgem TV (IPTV) platform.

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8th December, 2020 (19 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has today made their new next generation TV 360 platform available to take by all new TV customers as standard, as well as to existing customers who already take, or choose to upgrade to, the top Ultimate Oomph bundle.

sky broadband uk tv 2020

4th December, 2020 (23 Comments)

The UK communications and media regulator, Ofcom, has launched a new investigation into Sky (Sky Broadband) over their apparent refusal to issue end-of-contract notifications to Pay TV customers. At issue is whether or not Sky’s standalone Pay TV services fall within the definition of an “electronic communications service“.

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26th November, 2020 (2 Comments)

Users of the broadband-based BT Sport TV App may be pleased to know that the operator will be adding Dolby Atmos® surround sound technology to it on Saturday 28th November 2020, which will get its first outing during the 12.30pm Brighton v Liverpool Premier League (football) match. But there are caveats.

now broadband

19th November, 2020 (0 Comments)

Sky’s sibling UK ISP and video streaming service, NOW TV (NOW Broadband), is set to end their partnership with Tesco, which began last August (here) and enabled existing Clubcard holders to convert their vouchers into credit for triple the value when used with the service (e.g. £5 worth of vouches becomes £15).

sky q tv 2016

18th November, 2020 (13 Comments)

Customers of Sky TV (Sky Broadband) may be pleased to learn that, as expected, the provider is about to rollout 40+ movies with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) picture quality to their Sky Q platform in time for Christmas 2020, which will be available via their Sky Cinema channel(s).

12th November, 2020 (2 Comments)

Rural focused full fibre broadband ISP Gigaclear has today, for the first time, entered into a “special partnership” with Sky TV (Comcast) that will enable them to bundle their 300Mbps ultrafast internet access product with the Sky Ultimate TV (inc. Netflix) package for a discounted monthly price (saving £26 a month).

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10th November, 2020 (51 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has today officially taken the wraps off their new next generation TV 360 platform and set-top-boxes (STB), which combine 4K and HDR with the ability to access your channels and content either at home or wherever there’s a WiFi or Mobile Data (4G, 5G) connection.

bt tv 2020 logo

6th November, 2020 (21 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT (EE) appears to have publicly hinted that they are developing their first WiFi equipped set-top-box (STB) for pay TV customers, which seems set to be followed by “multi-room capability” and plans for a “seamless TV” experience – both in and out of the home (i.e. via fixed line and mobile broadband).

virgin media red broadband logo

5th November, 2020 (8 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has just published their latest Q3 2020 results, which saw their UK network coverage grow to reach another 125,000 UK premises and their broadband base add +47,000 new customers (up from +39.2k in the previous quarter) to total 5,365,400.

2nd November, 2020 (22 Comments)

Low cost broadband ISP TalkTalk has confirmed that they’ve today stopped selling paid TV Boosts (premium channel packs) and the internet provider intends to begin “phasing out” the boosts completely in 2021. Instead the company will be doubling down on their integration with the NOW TV video streaming platform from Sky.

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