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Sky acquires Acetrax on-demand streaming service

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

Sky has acquired Acetrax, a service that allows owners of broadband-connected TVs to rent and purchase on-demand movies. The purchase comes as part of the satellite broadcaster's move into the internet TV market, with its...

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Freeview to pit itself against YouView with backwards EPG

Thursday, April 26th 2012

Freeview is set to go head to head with YouView by launching a backwards electronic programme guide (EPG) service. The upgrade to Freeview's broadband-connected set-top boxes will allow users to access the past week's worth of...

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Digital switchover could leave Sussex viewers with fewer channels

Thursday, August 11th 2011

Viewers in Sussex could see a reduction in the number of channels they can access once the region undergoes the switchover to digital TV. The work is due to kick off in West Sussex in February and March 2012, with East Sussex...

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BT assures Cornwall fibre broadband rollout is on track

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

BT has said its Cornwall fibre optic broadband project is right on schedule, with more than 150 km of cable having been laid just half a year after the scheme was announced.A pioneering £132 million initiative - paid for by...

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Ofcom outlines plans for 4G mobile broadband spectrum auction

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011

Ofcom has announced plans to sell off additional spectrum in a bid to give a substantial boost to existing mobile broadband speeds.The UK's telecoms industry watchdog revealed the proposals will involve the largest ever...

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Inquiry launched into Welsh broadband services

Friday, March 18th 2011

Welsh MPs have announced the launch of an inquiry into the state of broadband coverage in the country.Research published by Ofcom in August 2010 revealed broadband take-up in Wales stood at 64 per cent, lagging behind the 71 per...

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Scotland to complete digital TV switchover in less than 100 days

Wednesday, March 16th 2011

Less than 100 days remain until Scotland becomes a fully digital TV nation when it turns off analogue signals.The nation's final old-style transmitter - located in Black Hill - will cease to operate on June 22nd 2011, 59...

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Consumers to benefit from mobile termination rate cap, says Ofcom

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

Consumers are in line to benefit from a reduction in the mobile termination rates (MTRs) charged by the UK's carriers, Ofcom has said.The UK's telecoms watchdog revealed that from April 1st 2011, 3 Mobile, O2, Everything...

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BT Vision surpasses 500k subscribers

Thursday, November 11th 2010

According to the telecoms giant's financial results for the quarter, its digital TV service attracted 24,000 new customers between July and September 2010. Almost a tenth of these people have taken BT's Sky Sports offering,...

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Virgin Media CEO lauds internet TV

Monday, September 20th 2010

Virgin Media's chief executive has said the bundle provider's forthcoming internet-TV facility will change customers' relationships with their sets. Neil Berkett said the technology will enable subscribers to view a wide range...

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