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now tv bskyb uk

16th July, 2012 (6 Comments)

BSkyB (Sky Broadband) will tomorrow switch-on its new web-based internet TV and Film (video streaming) service, NOW TV, which aims to challenge Netflix and LOVEFiLM by making the media giants huge library of content available via a “wide range of broadband-connected devices” (computers and smartphones etc.).

london olympics uk 2012 video usage prediction

16th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

Californian-based technology firm Blue Coat Systems has predicted that 30-60% of internet traffic will be turned into “wasted bandwidth” as workers go online to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games via various video streaming services, which it fears could put ISP networks and productivity at risk.

fluidata uk business isp

10th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata reports that last week’s annual Wimbledon tennis tournament in London (England) caused the highest increase in office internet traffic witnessed on their broadband network for any sporting event over the past three years, mostly as a result of video streaming (e.g. iPlayer) by day workers.

uk london olympic games 2012

7th July, 2012 (8 Comments)

The UK government’s Cabinet Office, which in February 2012 controversially warned that broadband ISP “services may be slower during the [London 2012 Olympic Games] or in very severe cases there may be drop outs” (guidance pdf), has now reversed its warning and said that it does not expect any impact upon the UK internet infrastructure.

Television iptv video streaming uk

4th July, 2012 (4 Comments)

The YouView (Project Canvas) IPTV product, a subscription free, broadband internet based, video-on-demand and catch-up TV service that will be bundled by several big ISPs, has today confirmed that it will be available through major retailers by the end of July 2012. TalkTalk has also pledged to reveal its related bundle at a Strategy Day for investors on 26 July.

google uk

25th June, 2012 (5 Comments)

Google has today announced the UK launch of its new Google TV (IPTV) service, which uses your existing broadband ISP connection and special £200-£300 Set-Top-Boxes (STB) to deliver internet and online video / film content directly to your home television.

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

21st June, 2012 (2 Comments)

The BBC’s Director General, Mark Thompson, has confirmed that products based off the forthcoming YouView (IPTV) technology, which will be bundled by several ISPs and also offered separately as a subscription free broadband TV service, won’t be available before the end of July 2012 (Q3).

bt infinity broadband vision iptv

14th June, 2012 (3 Comments)

BT has moved to make its broadband IPTV service (BTVision) more competitive with Sky (Sky Broadband) by grabbing the rights to broadcast 38 live Premier League Football matches a season (2013-14 and 2015-16), which will be shown through a new football-focused channel with extra features for its BTInfinity superfast broadband customers.

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

7th June, 2012 (4 Comments)

Internet users in the UK who fancy joining the first “exclusive” customer trials of YouView’s (Project Canvas) broadband ISP based and subscription free video-on-demand and catch-up TV (IPTV) service can now register on their website to take part.

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

28th May, 2012 (4 Comments)

The subscription free YouView (Project Canvas) broadband internet based video-on-demand (VoD) and catch-up TV (IPTV) service, which will be bundled by a number of big UK ISPs (e.g. BT, TalkTalk etc.), has reportedly agreed to begin the final stage of its “alpha” trial with 350 homes (currently being trialled by 100 staff from the Joint Venture partners).

broadband internet video and movie streaming

21st May, 2012 (3 Comments)

Global satellite operator SES ASTRA has tipped BSkyB (Sky Broadband) to be one of the first in the world to deploy the next generation of Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) services (aka – 3840×2160 pixels or “4K” / 7680×4320 pixels or “8K“) into homes, possibly by 2015, which could call into question the future competitiveness of over-the-top (OTT) style broadband TV (IPTV).

talktalk uk isp

17th May, 2012 (0 Comments)

Internet and phone provider TalkTalk (AOL UK) has today released its latest results to 31st March 2012 (Q4), which saw their broadband subscriber base decline by -13,000 in the quarter to reach a new total of 4,066,000. That’s a significant improvement on the -43,000 lost during the previous Q4-2011. The ISP also revealed growth in its new superfast broadband service.

talktalk uk router

3rd May, 2012 (0 Comments)

Broadband provider TalkTalk UK appears to have revealed the first picture of its next generation ‘Plus‘ package router (Huawei HG533), which is specifically said to include support for their forthcoming YouView (IPTV) based TalkTalkTV service (due to launch sometime during “summer 2012“).

talktalk uk isp

25th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley has warned that UK ISP TalkTalk faces a near-term Margin Risk from the costs incurred as a result of funding development and launch of their forthcoming TV service, TalkTalkTV, which will be based off the subscription free YouView (IPTV) platform.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

24th April, 2012 (3 Comments)

Netflix UK has officially expanded its increasingly popular broadband based unlimited movies and TV subscription video streaming service to the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), which includes selected Internet-connected Sony BRAVIA televisions, Blu-ray players, Network Media players and PlayStation 3 (PS3) game console devices.

fluidata uk business isp

23rd April, 2012 (1 Comment)

Business ISP Fluidata, which earlier this year warned of the potential danger from an increase in office internet traffic during this year’s 2012 London Olympic Games (here), has today revealed how its own broadband network will cope with the event. A major £2.4M upgrade has also been announced.

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

19th April, 2012 (2 Comments)

The YouView (Project Canvas) IPTV system, a subscription free broadband internet based video-on-demand and catch-up TV service that will be used / bundled by a number of big ISPs (e.g. BT, TalkTalk etc.), looks increasingly likely to miss their launch window of “early 2012” and might not surface until sometime in Q3-2012.

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