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22nd June, 2021 (10 Comments)

Ofcom has today finalised their decision to force all UK broadband and phone providers – oddly including those that may not even deliver phone services – to offer a free (inc. zero-rated data usage), 24/7 video relay service for British Sign Language (BSL) users to contact the emergency services, via a dedicated mobile app and website.

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22nd June, 2021 (7 Comments)

Rupert Murdoch’s News UK (News Corp), which publishes the Sun and the Times newspapers, has reportedly expressed an interest in a partnership with BT’s Pay TV business. The telecoms giant is currently known to be considering a sale of BTSport in order to help fund their £15bn rollout of full fibre broadband.

10th June, 2021 (19 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 2,000 UK adults, which was commissioned by Uswitch.com, has hit upon the well-known problem of broadcast lag with live internet video streaming. The study estimates that nearly 15 million people (28%) have had goals spoiled because the broadcast they were watching was lagging behind the live action.

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4th June, 2021 (44 Comments)

After a long wait, UK ISP BT has today finally announced the launch of a new set-top-box for their broadband-based Pay TV (IPTV) service – TV Box Pro, which among other things will finally add WiFi and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video support. But you’ll need a wait for the wireless networking to be ready.

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25th May, 2021 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT UK has this afternoon informed us that their BTSport TV (IPTV) video streaming app has launched a beta of their “timeline” feature for large screens. On top of that their app has now also become available via Netgem’s HD and 4K set-top-boxes, which are often sold by rival broadband providers.

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21st May, 2021 (10 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT UK has informed us that their BTSport TV streaming service will make the 2021 UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League football finals “available for everyone in the UK to watch for free,” including via their YouTube channel if you’d rather not install the app.

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14th May, 2021 (29 Comments)

An initial investigation by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today found “reasonable grounds to believe” that Sky UK (Sky TV, Sky Broadband) may have broken consumer protection rules over their apparent refusal to issue end-of-contract notifications to Pay TV customers.

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6th May, 2021 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has just published their latest Q1 2021 results, which saw their network coverage extend to another 80,000 premises (their slowest quarterly build so far) and their internet access base add +38,500 customers (up from +54.7k last quarter) to total 5,458,600.

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29th April, 2021 (28 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT, which is currently doing everything it can to fund Openreach’s planned £12bn rollout of “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband services to 20 million UK premises by the mid to late 2020s, has reportedly appointed investment bank Lazard and held tentative early talks with a view to selling their BTSport broadcasting biz.

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27th April, 2021 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has informed us that their BTSport TV streaming service will be making next Monday’s (3rd May 2021) Non-League Finals Day available for anyone to watch via a range of platforms, allowing fans to watch both the FA Vase and FA Trophy finals “without a subscription“.

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21st April, 2021 (30 Comments)

Cable broadband and TV provider Virgin Media UK has revealed plans to launch a new Entertainment Service, which will apparently bring lots of different streaming services “together into one place.” Oddly, the trial for this is currently only open to those with a broadband-only service (no TV or phone) on their network and a HUB 3 or 4 router.

31st March, 2021 (41 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today announced that they’ve begun to roll-out a new firmware update for their Sky Q TV boxes and service, which adds a bunch of new voice features (e.g. Voice Guidance). On top of that their Sky Go app has gained new ‘Continue Watching‘, ‘Sky Channels‘ and ‘Browse by Category‘ rails to make it easier to use.

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25th March, 2021 (93 Comments)

The Government’s recently proposed idea of replacing the BBC TV Licence fee with a Netflix-style subscription model after 2027 (here), assuming universal coverage of “fast” (or gigabit) broadband is achieved, has been rubbished by a new report from the cross-part DCMS Select Committee.

25th March, 2021 (5 Comments)

Netgem TV has announced that their broadband-based IPTV platform, which is offered by a number of UK ISPs, is to be complemented by the introduction of their latest product – a whole home WiFi (mesh) service called “SuperStream” that is being aimed at internet providers in the UK and Ireland.

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18th March, 2021 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP Zen Internet has published a brief summary of internet traffic trends on their network for the past year (March 2020 to March 2021), since the first COVID-19 lockdown, which found that internet usage in the United Kingdom had increased by 78% year-on-year.

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2nd March, 2021 (38 Comments)

As expected, cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has today made their new Virgin TV 360 service (platform) available to all existing customers – irrespective of their TV package – via a quick over the air firmware update on existing v6 boxes (Horizon software), which saves a box swap, but there’s still a one off payment of £24.95.

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2nd March, 2021 (97 Comments)

The UK Government’s Minister of State for Media and Data (DCMS), John Whittingdale MP, has indicated that the BBC’s TV licence fee could be scrapped once everybody in the country finally has access to faster broadband connectivity. The idea may be considered for when the corporation’s royal charter expires in 2027.

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