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More than half of Britons are addicted to watching TV

Friday, May 1st 2015

In its report, National Obsession: our relationship with TV, 52% of respondents admitted they were addicted to watching television. Freeview found that people’s viewing habits were borne out of habit and routine, with 24%...

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Sky TV packages to keep Comedy Central and MTV after Viacom deal

Friday, May 1st 2015

The commercial partnership between Sky and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has been extended for a further five years. It means Viacom’s popular pay TV channels – including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and...

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EE buyout given green light by BT shareholders

Friday, May 1st 2015

The news, revealed at the BT group general meeting, showed that shareholders voted 99.55% in favour of the acquisition of the mobile operator. 62.8% of those eligible to vote turned out. Just 0.23% voted against the...

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'Frustration after frustration' for businessman after BT broadband cut off

Friday, May 1st 2015

Will Rayner said he has been left with “zero” confidence in the telecoms giant after being unable to use his broadband for more than a month. The project manager has phoned BT almost daily since he was cut off, but has...

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Watching content on mobile devices has made TV 'barely recognisable' - analyst

Thursday, April 30th 2015

Ismail Patel, a TV analyst for global research firm Ovum, said change was being driven by a generation of young people used to watching content on a range of devices. He was talking after the second day of the TV Connect...

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Pontypridd is 500th community to get Vodafone 4G mobile coverage

Thursday, April 30th 2015

The arrival of 4G in Pontypridd comes less than three months after Bridgend became the 400th town to receive the high-speed mobile network. It is is part of Vodafone’s £1bn investment programme across the UK, and means...

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Couple have 'lost all faith' after six-month wait for Virgin broadband

Thursday, April 30th 2015

Jayne and Barry Henderson placed an order for broadband, TV and phone with the company in October and paid a £49.99 connection fee. But six months on, and after numerous engineer visits, they are still without a...

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Shropshire superfast broadband project reaches 30,000 premises

Thursday, April 30th 2015

In an update on its website, Connecting Shropshire said 174 new roadside cabinets have been installed in the county since the first in December 2013 and they are live in 43 exchange areas, putting more than 30,000 premises within...

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Mobile users transfer more than £44m in one year using Paym service

Thursday, April 30th 2015

The Paym service, which enables consumers to send money to current accounts using just a mobile phone number, handled the figure during its first year of being available to the public. Since the launch of Paym, 2.25m people...

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Vodafone: Mobile networks held up by planning laws and lack of fibre

Thursday, April 30th 2015

Writing in a blog post on the company’s website, Vodafone networks manager John McCracken said building mobile networks takes longer in the UK that it should. Mr McCracken’s comments came in a post about the difference that...

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