Home » 

UK ISP News Archives

Sponsored Links

BT Brings VoD To Freeview Via ADSL

Posted: 20th Sep, 2004 By: MarkJ
It's been reported by the Daily Telegraph that BT is to begin trials of a broadband ADSL based Video-on-Demand (VoD) service. Uniquely this will be integrated into a new range of Freeview (digital terrestrial) TV set top boxes (STB's):

The telecoms giant will this week begin trials of the box, initally dubbed "BT Freeview Plus", which will provide customers with digital TV through a conventional TV aerial and video-on-demand through a broadband internet connection.

It will become the central element in BT's "new wave" strategy, which seeks to replace declining revenues from traditional services, such as fixed-line phonecalls, with new services such as broadband internet.

The hybrid TV/internet device will cost marginally more than existing Freeview boxes, which retail at around £50. But customers will be able to pay to download films and thousands of programmes using their BT broadband internet connection.

It's not the first time we've heard about this, although it is a clearer indicator of BT's intended direction.

However, not everybody has their TV close to the phone line and how could BT's own increasingly capped broadband services (let alone those of other providers) keep up with strong VoD usage?
Search ISP News
Search ISP Listings
Search ISP Reviews
Cheap BIG ISPs for 100Mbps+
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
Virgin Media UK ISP Logo
Virgin Media £25.00
Gift: None
Vodafone UK ISP Logo
Vodafone £26.50 - 27.00
Gift: None
Sky Broadband UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
Plusnet UK ISP Logo
Plusnet £27.99
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest ISPs for 100Mbps+
Gigaclear UK ISP Logo
Gigaclear £17.00
Gift: None
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
BeFibre UK ISP Logo
BeFibre £19.00
Gift: None
YouFibre UK ISP Logo
YouFibre £21.99
Gift: None
Hey! Broadband UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Sponsored Links
The Top 15 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (5635)
  2. BT (3544)
  3. Politics (2572)
  4. Openreach (2322)
  5. Business (2299)
  6. Building Digital UK (2262)
  7. FTTC (2052)
  8. Mobile Broadband (2007)
  9. Statistics (1809)
  10. 4G (1696)
  11. Virgin Media (1651)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1482)
  13. Fibre Optic (1413)
  14. Wireless Internet (1408)
  15. FTTH (1382)

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms  ,  Privacy and Cookie Policy  ,  Links  ,  Website Rules