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TalkTalk Logo 2017

17th January, 2019 (53 Comments)

Customers of UK broadband ISP TalkTalk have been left frustrated and confused by a mysterious new £4 monthly “Access Fee” to use the operator’s TV platform (YouView based IPTV set-top-box), which seems to apply even if the subscriber isn’t taking one of their optional premium TV boosts (content packages).

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31st December, 2018 (6 Comments)

Internet Movie and TV video streaming giant Netflix UK has recently published the latest update of their broadband ISP speed index, which reveals that cable operator Virgin Media is still the fastest provider for their service in 2018 and also going all the way back to 2014. But being the fastest here doesn’t really matter.

ee 5g wembley test

21st November, 2018 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has moved to defuse some of Three UK’s recent promotional efforts by announcing their own demo of the new 5G wireless broadband technology, which in this case showcased BT Sport’s first live trial of a remote production broadcast over their new network at Wembley Stadium in London.

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23rd October, 2018 (0 Comments)

Vodafone has been named by crowd-sourced testing company OpenSignal as the best Mobile Network Operator in the United Kingdom for streaming video over a data (3G / 4G mobile broadband) connection, although they were very closely followed by arch rival EE (BT).


17th October, 2018 (28 Comments)

Full fibre (FTTP) builder Cityfibre has used a new survey of 1,005 “serious” online gamers (multiplayer) as ammunition to criticise older copper based broadband (ADSL) and hybrid fibre (FTTC etc.) ISPs, which they complain have plagued users with connectivity issues (“too much lag“) and slow download speeds.

BT TV Logo

8th October, 2018 (16 Comments)

Newspaper reports have claimed that ISP BT are in early discussions with Apple over what could represent a significant shift in their Pay TV strategy within the United Kingdom, which might result in their EE mobile brand bundling Apple’s set-top-boxes with their home broadband and phone packages.

sandvine internet traffic world map 2018

5th October, 2018 (2 Comments)

A new report report from Sandvine has revealed that video streaming accounts for 57.69% of global online data traffic, with Netflix alone being responsible for 14.97% of the total downstream volume of traffic across the entire internet. On top of that some 50%+ of all traffic is now encrypted.


27th September, 2018 (14 Comments)

Sky’s sibling NOW TV video streaming service, which also offers a contract-free broadband ISP and phone package (NOW Broadband), has introduced a new Smart Box device for UK customers that now includes support for 4K (Ultra HD) video quality, Netflix and Voice Search.

sky q tv 2016

19th September, 2018 (14 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today revealed the first details of their new ‘Ultimate On Demand’ (UOD) service on the Sky Q platform, which for a single monthly fee of £10 will bring together hundreds of Sky TV’s on-demand Box Sets from their various channels and also adds the full Netflix service.

BT TV Logo

18th September, 2018 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP giant BT has today signed a new “long-term deal” with UKTV, which extends the run for their existing line-up of ten TV channels (Dave, Gold, W, Alibi, Good Food and Eden) on the operator’s YouView based IPTV network and adds a wider selection of Video-on-Demand (VoD) content.

virgin media tv ultra hd 4k

10th September, 2018 (28 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP and TV network Virgin Media has today announced the launch of a new dedicated Ultra High Definition (4K UltraHD) TV channel, which will be exclusively available for Virgin TV Full House and VIP customers with a V6 set-top-box from Monday 17th September 2018 “at no extra cost“.

virgin media v6 tv iptv set-top-box uk

3rd September, 2018 (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has complemented the expansion of their UK ultrafast broadband ISP and TV network in Scotland today by signing a new 4 year strategic partnership with STV, which among other things will enable them to broadcast STV in HD in all cabled STV regions (Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee) on EPG slot 103.

communication services

7th August, 2018 (3 Comments)

The UK Office for National Statistics has released their ‘Internet Access – Households and Individuals 2018‘ report, which among other things reveals that 90% of households in Great Britain have internet access (up from 89% in 2017) and 98% of those have a fixed broadband ISP connection. Email is the most popular activity.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

27th July, 2018 (20 Comments)

Cable TV and broadband operator Virgin Media UK is facing somewhat of a double kick in the balls this week. After failing to reach a deal to keep the popular UKTV channels (here), it’s now emerged that ITV are allegedly also threatening to pull their channels from the platform (possibly as early as this weekend).

sky broadband uk logo 2017

26th July, 2018 (5 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has released their latest results to the end of June 2018 (financial Q4 17/18), which reveals that “Fibre” (FTTC) penetration has risen to 38% (up from 33% six months ago) of their UK broadband base. Plus they’re planning an early Sky Mobile launch of 5G and have a new broadband router coming.

ee bt sport tv

25th July, 2018 (6 Comments)

Customers of UK mobile operator EE with the BTSport App can now make use of a new TV casting feature from their Smartphone, which enables them to watch the content in HD on multiple devices. As a bonus the first 3 months of access will be offered free and won’t suck your data allowance.

video streaming player

18th July, 2018 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their annual Media Nations 2018 report and revealed that subscriptions to popular broadband based video streaming platforms (e.g. Netflix, NOW TV and Amazon) have for the first time overtaken those of traditional Pay TV in the UK. On top of that Pay TV revenues also declined for first time.

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