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Amazon and Facebook line up bids for Premier League streaming rights

Monday, September 25th 2017

Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman of Manchester United, told investors he expects the firms to be in the running for Premier League and potentially even Champions League streaming...

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Free data for unlimited social media use on Voxi, Vodafone's new mobile network

Friday, September 1st 2017

The new brand, VOXI, will be available from 8 September and offers users unlimited texts and calls on a rolling 30-day plan which means you are able to opt in or out at any time. Users will also be...

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BT Sport streams part of rugby show live on Facebook and Twitter

Thursday, August 31st 2017

The broadcaster is giving social media users a taster of its Rugby Tonight show in the hope they like what they see and sign up for more. The weekly show is presented by Craig Doyle, Martin...

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BT Sport football results show to be streamed live on Twitter

Monday, August 21st 2017

The idea is to give potential subscribers a chance to sample BT’s approach to sports broadcasting for free, and tempt them into signing up. It follows BT making the Champions League and Europa...

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Vodafone launches skill for Alexa and offers 24-hour social media support

Wednesday, July 19th 2017

Users will be able to ask Alexa for billing data, account details and information about extras from later this summer. The initiative is part of a new focus on digital customer service that sees...

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BT Sport pays £1.18bn to keep Champions League TV rights

Monday, March 6th 2017

The telecoms giant will pay around £394m a year from the 2018/19 season – up from around £299m under the current deal. The £1.18bn paid by BT shows the spiralling cost of sports TV...

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Our mobiles are overtaking the TV as the device we need the most

Thursday, April 21st 2016

The telecoms regulator’s Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes found that mobile phones have become the 'most-missed' media device. From 2005 to 2014 adults were most likely to say they would miss...

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Young Brits' fears of missing out costing them 18 nights' sleep a year

Tuesday, March 29th 2016

Research from Vodafone suggests that the psychological condition FOMO (fear of missing out) is leading to young Brits spending an average of 74 minutes on social media before they go to sleep, as...

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Forget face-to-face chats, Brits prefer 'cyber friendships'

Monday, February 22nd 2016

Research by BT Mobile also found that 79% of Brits admit they have friends they wouldn’t stay in touch with if it weren’t for social media, while a further 72% said social media has strengthened...

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Phone-obsessed Brits would choose their mobile over their partner

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

The poll from Nationwide FlexPlus revealed that 55% of Brits couldn’t go longer than a day without checking their phone – double the amount that couldn’t go without speaking to their partner...

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