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youview catch up with your feet

2nd September, 2013 (2 Comments)

The YouView (IPTV) broadband internet based video-on-demand and catch-up TV service, which is being bundled by a number of ISPs (e.g. BT and TalkTalk) in the United Kingdom and can also be purchased separately, has announced a major new £10 million advertising campaign to help promote its ease of use and advantages.

peter_cochrane

14th August, 2013 (23 Comments)

BT’s former Chief Technology Officer and a man whom has since become an outspoken critique of the operator, Dr Peter Cochrane, recently had another bash after he appeared on a special episode of the BBC’s Newsnight TV show to help examine the problematic issue of rural broadband coverage.

bt sport tv and broadband

1st August, 2013 (10 Comments)

As expected BT’s consumer ISP division has today made its new BTSport TV service available to their customers, which among other things will be showing 38 live Barclays Premier League football and 69 live Aviva Premiership rugby matches. It’s also being offered for free alongside their various home broadband and phone packages.

Television iptv video streaming uk

29th July, 2013 (10 Comments)

The popular broadband internet based video-on-demand and catch-up TV (IPTV) service, YouView, looks set to expand beyond its current approach of working with ISPs (e.g. BT, JT and TalkTalk) to bundle special set-top-boxes and adopt a more multi-platform approach.

broadband internet video and movie streaming

9th July, 2013 (2 Comments)

Netflix UK‘s unlimited movie and TV video streaming service has released its latest monthly Netflix ISP Speed Index update for June 2013, which is designed to reveal which ISPs deliver “the best streaming experience“. Suffice to say that not a lot has changed since earlier this year and Virgin Media remains top.

virgin media uk

5th July, 2013 (1 Comment)

Cable provider Virgin Media has launched a new “Helping Hands” channel on YouTube today that’s designed to help its home customers make the most of their broadband connections and other services.

bt sport tv and broadband

28th June, 2013 (22 Comments)

Some customers of the BT Vision TV (IPTV) service could this weekend lose access to the Sky Sports 1 and 2 TV channels unless they have a good standard broadband connection or take the operators superfast BTInfinity (FTTC) service alongside their package.

xbox one video streaming traffic uk

23rd May, 2013 (5 Comments)

The Tuesday night launch of Microsoft’s new XBox One console triggered a “big spike” in UK internet traffic as people tuned-in to the various live video streams and websites. Traffic on one of the Content Delivery Networks within TalkTalk’s infrastructure rose from 80Gbps (Gigabits per second) to 120Gbps and the same was true of other ISPs.

broadband internet video and movie streaming

12th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

Netflix UK, the unlimited movie and TV video streaming service, has launched a new Netflix ISP Speed Index website that is designed to give consumers “insight into which Internet Service Providers [deliver] the best streaming experience“.

Television iptv video streaming uk

8th March, 2013 (3 Comments)

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that UK broadcasters, such as ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, have the right to block retransmission of free-to-air TV (e.g. Freeview) programming over the Internet unless the related service (e.g. TVCatchup Ltd) gains specific permission. But they haven’t won yet.

binary

14th February, 2013 (1 Comment)

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen (UA) in Scotland, supported by BT and Alcatel-Lucent, are seeking to “increase the speed of the Internet” by re-writing the way computers and network devices (e.g. routers) talk to each other so as to improve latency times (ping) and potentially make multiplayer games and video streaming smoother.

broadband internet video and movie streaming

29th January, 2013 (9 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union’s recent approval of a new H.265 (ITU-T H.265 / ISO/IEC 23008-2 HEVC) video standard could help broadband ISPs to manage the growing burden of internet video traffic. Indeed some 720p HD video streams may soon be possible with a download speed of well under 1Mbps (Megabits/sec).

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

15th January, 2013 (1 Comment)

Netflix UK, the unlimited movies and TV subscription based video streaming service, has published its latest December 2012 rankings for broadband Internet Service Providers in the United Kingdom. The ratings reflect the average performance of all Netflix video streams on each ISP.

virgin tv anywhere

7th November, 2012 (1 Comment)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today announced the launch of its new Virgin TV Anywhere service, which allows the operators existing TV package subscribers to watch their favourite shows and channels from almost anywhere and at no extra cost; provided your fixed line or wifi can handle it (streaming over 3G is “not supported“).

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

31st October, 2012 (1 Comment)

The YouView (IPTV) product, which offers broadband based video-on-demand and catch-up TV services via several big UK ISPs (BT and TalkTalk), has started rolling out a new software update for its Humax set-top-boxes that will deliver various speed, sound and feature improvements.

talktalk uk youview tv

27th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

Budget internet provider TalkTalk looks to be starting the UK roll out of their new Plus TV service this week, which combines a “free” YouView (IPTV) box with the “Plus” broadband and phone bundle. Celebrity TV star Joanna Lumley kicked off proceedings in London today but some concerns remain.

bt uk isp logo

21st September, 2012 (19 Comments)

BT has announced that customers who take one of its superfast broadband BTInfinity (FTTC / P) packages (costing from just £18 a month) will from 26th October 2012 also get a FREE YouView set-top-box (normally £299) with no TV subscription fee. Except it’s not completely “free“.

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