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BT says EE takeover will be 'good for consumers'

Monday, May 18th 2015

Gavin Patterson said the acquisition would allow BT to “invest and innovate even more than now”. He was speaking as BT made a formal submission to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority...

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BBC to close global version of iPlayer next month

Friday, May 15th 2015

Viewers in Western Europe, Australia and Canada have been able to watch programmes via the app, which was launched in 2011, for a subscription fee. But BBC Worldwide, which runs the service, has...

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New customers make TalkTalk the UK's third biggest TV provider

Thursday, May 14th 2015

It is now the UK’s third largest TV provider with 1.4m customers, behind Sky and Virgin Media. The company has reported an increasing number of customers choosing bundled phone, broadband, TV...

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Broadcasters given more time to increase use of sign language on TV

Thursday, May 14th 2015

The telecoms regulator originally planned to require broadcasters to increase sign-presented programmes on their channels and spend more money on accessibility from 1 January 2015. However, Ofcom...

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On demand viewing will not kill off broadcast TV schedules

Wednesday, May 13th 2015

Jecinta Noble, head of editorial at the Sky-owned streaming service, said scheduled broadcasting will not become redundant, because people will still enjoy ‘appointment’ shows like Game of...

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Plusnet offers YouView TV to its fibre broadband customers

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

The move marks the company’s first venture into ‘triple-play’ – offering customers the chance to have their TV, broadband and phone line come from the same provider. YouView is available...

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EE is UK's most complained-about broadband and landline provider

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

There were more complaints about Vodafone’s pay-monthly mobile services than any other provider, while complaints about BT TV were five times the industry average. Ofcom, the UK’s telecoms...

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Satellite TV service Freesat announces record number of new viewers

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

Freesat added 12,000 new customers in the first quarter of 2015 – more than double the number it added in the same period last year. The announcement takes the total number of customers for the...

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Smartphones and tablets help double the time people spend online

Monday, May 11th 2015

People are spending twice as much time online compared to 10 years ago, the regulator’s Media Use and Attitudes 2015 report found. The increasing take-up of tablets and smartphones is...

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