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26th August, 2022 (46 Comments)

Owners of UK ISP BT’s latest TV set-top-box hardware (TV Box Pro) for their broadband-based Pay TV (IPTV) service may be pleased to learn that they’ve added a new “internet mode“, which enables you to access TV shows, browse channels and apps all in one place, without the need for a TV aerial. BT also added a multiroom box.

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4th March, 2022 (17 Comments)

Broadband ISPs BT and TalkTalk look set to keep their respective YouView based TV services running until March 2024 after they reached a new Shareholder Agreement with the platform’s other Joint Venture partners in the broadcasting sector, including ITV, the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.


2nd March, 2022 (10 Comments)

Owners of UK ISP BT’s latest set-top-box hardware for their broadband-based Pay TV (IPTV) service – TV Box Pro – have recently begun complaining about a series of new bugs related to problems with recordings (e.g. scheduled recordings failing to record) and some apps not working. But there’s a partial fix.


17th November, 2021 (8 Comments)

Owners of the first generation of YouView (IPTV) powered Pay TV set-top-boxes (e.g. the retail Humax T1010), including the Humax T1000 from UK broadband ISP BT and the Huawei DN370T from TalkTalk (TT Plus Box), have been informed that they will “no longer be able to access” the ITV Hub app from January 2022.


24th September, 2021 (15 Comments)

A few months ago BT finally launched a new set-top-box for their broadband-based Pay TV (IPTV) service – TV Box Pro (here), but in an unusual move they opted to leave the new WiFi (wireless networking) functionality disabled. The good news is that this is now being enabled for customers.


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.


26th November, 2020 (2 Comments)

Users of the broadband-based BT Sport TV App may be pleased to know that the operator will be adding Dolby Atmos® surround sound technology to it on Saturday 28th November 2020, which will get its first outing during the 12.30pm Brighton v Liverpool Premier League (football) match. But there are caveats.

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6th November, 2020 (21 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT (EE) appears to have publicly hinted that they are developing their first WiFi equipped set-top-box (STB) for pay TV customers, which seems set to be followed by “multi-room capability” and plans for a “seamless TV” experience – both in and out of the home (i.e. via fixed line and mobile broadband).


2nd November, 2020 (22 Comments)

Low cost broadband ISP TalkTalk has confirmed that they’ve today stopped selling paid TV Boosts (premium channel packs) and the internet provider intends to begin “phasing out” the boosts completely in 2021. Instead the company will be doubling down on their integration with the NOW TV video streaming platform from Sky.

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6th October, 2020 (18 Comments)

UK ISP BT has announced that they’ve extended their current partnership with the BritBox video streaming service, which among other things means that the provider’s new and existing broadband and TV customers will now also benefit from a free 6-months subscription to the platform.

2nd July, 2020 (9 Comments)

Low cost broadband ISP TalkTalk has today refreshed some of their packages and also appear to have stopped selling the Sky Sports and Sky Cinema boosts to customers via their YouView (IPTV) based Pay TV platform, which previously cost £18 and £36 extra per month respectively to add.

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5th May, 2020 (4 Comments)

Customers of UK broadband ISP BT, specifically those taking their YouView (IPTV) powered Pay TV service, may like to know that a new software update has just been released – (Manufacturer software: v32.45.0 and Component software: v3.6.190) – that makes the new BritBox streaming service and content app available them.

16th March, 2020 (27 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has kindly decided to open up the remote record functionality within their TV app so that all users with a UK YouView (IPTV) set-top-box, even if they don’t have a Pay TV subscription with the operator, can access it once support for YouView’s own app is removed at the end of March 2020.

18th February, 2020 (13 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT will today soft launch a new range of “flexible” TV packages on 24 month contract terms, which gives subscribers a choice of content bolt-ons that can easily be changed. As part of that the platform has also completed its promise to fully integrate Sky’s NOW TV service via a single bill.

6th February, 2020 (15 Comments)

The YouView platform, which develops hardware and software to support the broadband-based TV (IPTV) services supplied via UK ISPs BT and TalkTalk (as well as retail set-top-boxes), has announced that they’re “refocusing development away from ‘direct to consumer’ products.” Say goodbye to their mobile app!

8th October, 2019 (28 Comments)

Credible sources have informed ISPreview.co.uk that BT’s retail UK broadband ISP division plans to relaunch their Pay TV (IPTV) service early next year alongside a new WiFi equipped Set-Top-Box (STB), as well as some additional content (e.g. NOW TV, Britbox and Disney+) and new service features.

27th June, 2019 (12 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP EE will today replace their ageing bespoke Pay TV (IPTV) product, which was only available alongside their fixed line home broadband and phone packages, with a new service powered by an Apple TV 4K set-top-box, but it won’t be a particularly cheap add-on.

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