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Government rejects 30Mbps minimum speed for broadband USO

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Digital minister Matt Hancock, during a debate on the Digital Economy Bill yesterday, said there were “serious concerns” about an amendment passed by the House of Lords in February. The...

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Virgin Media adds French, Polish and Russian TV channels to Worldbox app

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

The new Polish Impreza collection available through Virgin’s Worldbox app is aimed at the 900,000 or so Polish nationals living in the UK. It offers four channels including TVP Polonia, the...

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Brits 'prefer watching TV on laptop' but most still tune in on a TV set

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

Research by Accenture found that the traditional TV set is the screen of choice for only 25% of UK consumers – down from 56% last year. Accenture’s Digital Consumer Survey shows that 33% of...

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Sky Q in more than a million UK homes

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Announcing its latest results, Sky said 40,000 new customers joined the company between January and March this year, taking it to 12.7m UK customers in total. Sky said churn had remained stable...

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Ofcom: Lack of on-demand subtitles leaving deaf and blind viewers behind

Monday, April 10th 2017

A report by the communications watchdog found that 68% of on-demand platforms didn’t provide any access services at all between April 2015 and March 2016. And while 32% did provide some...

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BT dominates Ofcom list of broadband complaints

Wednesday, March 29th 2017

The telecoms watchdog received 33 complaints per 100,000 customers about BT between October and December 2016, putting it top of the list. Plusnet, which is owned by BT, is second on the list...

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Virgin Media to offer 100Mbps broadband as standard

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

The provider will also be making speeds of 300Mbps widely available for the first time. Launching the new Virgin Fibre brand today, the company announced an entry-level broadband package faster...

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S4C gets £10m loan to 'secure future of Welsh language broadcasting'

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

The loan will be used to relocate the channel’s headquarters to Carmarthen, creating 800 jobs, while S4C will share technical facilities with the BBC in Cardiff to reduce overheads. As well as...

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Household spending on broadband falls even as data use increases

Monday, March 20th 2017

According to an Ofcom report on pricing trends, the average monthly household spend on broadband, TV, landline and mobile phone services fell by 9% to £133 in real terms between 2005 and...

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BBC to broadcast coverage of women's football world cup in 2019

Monday, March 6th 2017

Announcing the acquisition on International Women’s Day, the BBC said there will be “extensive coverage” of every game of France 2019 across TV, radio and online. The BBC’s TV coverage...

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