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Ofcom failing to let consumers know about product placement on TV

Friday, May 22nd 2015

The UK audience attitudes to the broadcast media report from telecoms regulator Ofcom found that less than 2 in 10 people recognised that a ‘P’ symbol shown at the start, end or either side of a...

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Sky expands range of kids TV shows available on demand

Friday, May 22nd 2015

The number of episodes of favourites including SpongeBob Squarepants and Ben 10 is increasing from 700 to around 4,000. Sky said the additions mean its on demand feature will be home to more...

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How to watch Sky TV with no satellite dish, no broadband, no line rental and no subscription

Thursday, May 21st 2015

Why is it that if you want to watch Sky, it seems like you're forced to take on a whole set of additional liabilities? A lengthy subscription, a phone line with expensive monthly line rental,...

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Welsh language online TV in greater demand than ever before

Thursday, May 21st 2015

Welsh TV channel S4C was launched as a channel on the iPlayer last year and has been getting an average 110,000 weekly viewing sessions so far in 2015. BBC Cymru Wales says new figures suggest...

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TV subtitles are improving – but speed makes some unreadable

Thursday, May 21st 2015

Ofcom looked at the accuracy of subtitling, the latency of subtitles (the delay between the spoken word and the subtitle appearing on screen) and average subtitle speeds. The telecoms regulator's...

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Vodafone to launch new fibre broadband and TV services this year

Wednesday, May 20th 2015

The operator, announcing its year-end financial results, also said a TV service will follow “later in 2015”. In the 12 months up to March 2015, Vodafone continued to rollout its 4G mobile...

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Is 17Mb broadband fast enough?

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

1 Name a speed, any speed – there will always be limitations attached. 17Mbps (megabits per second) is the current top speed of ‘standard broadband’, or ADSL, or non-fibre, or...

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Next-day broadband and TV repair still not completed a month later

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

Barry Holtom first contacted Virgin four weeks ago after his services “just went off” and was told it would be up and running by 4pm the following day. He phoned again the next day because...

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One in five viewers have found something on TV offensive - Ofcom

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

The telecoms regulator also found that the figure rises to one-third of those in the 65 and over age bracket, with respondents from that age group most likely to complain about all types of offensive...

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Streamed TV subscriptions to more than triple by 2019

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

The ‘Mobile & Online TV & Video: OTT, IPTV & Connected Markets 2015-2019’ report from Juniper Research says that around 332.2m subscribers will access video content in this way by 2019. With...

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