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Netflix: Virgin Media best broadband to stream our programmes

Thursday, August 13th 2015

Netflix produces a monthly speed index for each country in which it is available, with Virgin finishing top of the UK index for July. The average streaming speed of five providers – Virgin, BT,...

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Freesat sales growth shows 'ongoing appeal' of subscription-free TV

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

Freesat added more than 19,000 new customers in the first half of the year and saw take-up of Freetime, its connected TV service, increase by 200% year-on-year. Four million Freesat viewers in...

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Plusnet launches new ad campaign focused on customer service

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

The phone and broadband provider’s campaign will centre on the tagline: “Broadband that loves you back”, and no longer focuses on price, the company said. The TV advert, which airs tomorrow,...

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Ofcom steps in to help BT customers cancel BT Sport channels they don’t want

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

BT Sport was previously free to BT broadband customers in a minimum term agreement, but on 1 August the company changed its sport offering. Its three existing sports channels are now packaged...

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Ofcom extends investigation into on-screen TV guides for blind people

Monday, August 10th 2015

Any interested parties now have until the end of October to give their input on how to make the guides, known as Electronic Programme Guides (EPGs) more accessible. Ofcom announced it was...

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Young viewers snub traditional TVs for smartphones and tablets

Friday, August 7th 2015

The regulator’s 2015 Communications Market Report said 57% of 16 to 24-year-olds regularly watch on-demand and catch-up TV on a laptop or PC. Almost half (45%) watch on a smartphone and four in...

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Sky Sports to show live Spanish football for next three seasons

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

The new broadcast agreement will see the partnership between Sky Sports and La Liga extended to a 20th year. It means subscribers will be able to watch more than 100 live La Liga matches next...

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Bingeing Brits spend nearly 10 years watching telly

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

A nationwide study of 2,000 people across the UK, commissioned by uktvplay.co.uk, found that the average person watches about 24 hours of TV a week. 40% said they watched at least 26 hours a week,...

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BT keeps delivery of 4K Champions League coverage in-house

Tuesday, August 4th 2015

The company, called BT Media & Broadcast, has been working on the delivery of live 4K content for a number of years. In 2013, in partnership with BT Sport, it filmed Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial...

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TalkTalk customers to get Premier League football for £11 a month

Monday, August 3rd 2015

With the football season about to kick off, TalkTalk is to launch its Sky Sports Season Ticket, which will show all the Premier League games available on Sky Sports for an extra £11 a month on top...

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