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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.


11th July, 2018 (7 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media and BT have today signed a new multi-year agreement that, effective from 30th July 2018, will enable the former to add the BTSport TV channels in full 4K UltraHD resolution to its top triple-play bundles “at no extra cost“.

BT TV Logo

9th July, 2018 (2 Comments)

Customers of BT’s pay TV platform in the United Kingdom should note that the broadband ISP’s related Smartphone app has just announced several new features, including the ability to download and access content on the go and multi-device support via ‘BT TV App Extra‘.

ee uk 4g mobile traffic world cup 2018 russia

5th July, 2018 (12 Comments)

Rural fibre optic broadband ISP Gigaclear has claimed that fever over the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is turning into “white-hot rage over terrible internet connections.” Meanwhile mobile operator EE saw broadband usage “drop drastically” throughout all matches, while 4G mobile traffic did the opposite.


21st June, 2018 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has announced that they’ve become the first major UK pay TV provider to offer access via their YouView (IPTV) powered set-top-box to Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service, which will show up as an app to customers of the service. But those with their Youview+ Ultra HD (4K) boxes have to wait.

virgin media high resolution

18th June, 2018 (6 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s cable based TV and broadband ISP bundles in the UK, specifically those who don’t yet have Netflix, will from October 2018 be able to instantly add and pay for Netflix’s popular internet video streaming service through their VM bill.


7th June, 2018 (8 Comments)

Earlier this year BT splashed £295m per season to secure the rights to show 32 Premier League matches on BTSport UK for a further three years from the 2019/20 season (here). Today the broadband ISP and pay TV provider has added 20 additional matches to that total by spending another £90m (total cost of £975m).

bbc 2018 fifa world cup 4k hdr iplayer

31st May, 2018 (53 Comments)

The BBC has announced another UK iPlayer trial of their 4K (Ultra HD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streaming quality, which will cover all 29 of their 2018 FIFA World Cup matches. Unfortunately to get the most out of this they’re recommending that users have “at least” a 40Mbps broadband ISP connection.


15th May, 2018 (10 Comments)

The final UEFA Champions League match between English football club Liverpool and Spain’s Real Madrid is to be shown free by UK broadband ISP BT via YouTube, the BTSport TV app and other mediums. The UEFA Europa League final will also be made available to millions of fans who do not yet subscribe .


30th April, 2018 (7 Comments)

A future video standard called Versatile Video Coding (VVC), which could potentially make it possible to squeeze a high quality 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) video stream down a fairly slow broadband ISP line, is in the early stages of development at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

12th April, 2018 (17 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk has announced that their remaining base of “off-net” TV only (previously Blinkbox) customers, which may also include some broadband and TV subscribers that have not synced accounts, are having their TV service moved over to the third-party Rakuten TV platform.

mobile net neutrality uk

6th March, 2018 (7 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today opened a new investigation to examine whether some of the new 4G mobile plans and add-ons being offered by Three UK and Vodafone are compliant with the EU’s new Net Neutrality rules, which are designed to protect the open internet from abuse.

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