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Freesat launches new 'affordable' set-top box recorder

Thursday, July 16th 2015

The new box gives consumers an "affordable alternative" as households bills – and particularly pay TV prices – continue to rise across the UK, Freesat said. It comes with Freetime, which allows...

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Ofcom to consult on splitting Openreach from BT

Thursday, July 16th 2015

Deciding on the future of Openreach forms a key part of Ofcom’s digital communications review – an overarching review of the UK’s fixed and wireless networks to make sure they work for...

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BT calls for Ofcom to investigate Sky dominance of pay TV market

Friday, July 10th 2015

John Petter, CEO of BT’s consumer division, claimed a lack of competition in pay TV had led to high prices and poor outcomes for consumers. His comments are the latest in a war of words between...

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BBC and ITV strike deal to keep Six Nations rugby on free-to-air TV

Thursday, July 9th 2015

The RBS 6 Nations today confirmed the new deal, which keeps the championship on free-to-air television. Live coverage of all Scotland, Wales and France home games from 2016 to 2021 will be...

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Sky to subtitle most popular on-demand TV content by next summer

Thursday, July 9th 2015

Ian Rosarius, Sky’s director of product design and development, said 90% of the broadcaster’s linear content across 26 channels is available with subtitles. This programming can be recorded...

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EE customer demands refund after being 'mis-sold' TV and broadband

Thursday, July 9th 2015

Nathan Reed was offered EE TV and broadband when he went to an EE store to upgrade his mobile phone. He was told that, if he upgraded, his internet speed would be faster than his existing Sky...

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TV binge viewing is on the rise - and becoming more acceptable

Thursday, July 9th 2015

A survey by set top box manufacturers TiVo found that binge viewing is becoming both more popular and more socially acceptable. Negative perception of binge viewing has dropped to 30% of...

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Now TV 'no contract' claims were not misleading - ASA

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

Six people complained that the claim ‘no contract’ was misleading as monthly passes for the service automatically renew unless they are cancelled. Following an investigation, the Advertising...

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TV licence will be revamped to include BBC iPlayer

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said the government will bring forward legislation in the next year to “modernise the licence fee” to cover public service broadcast catch-up...

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Average Briton spends £144 a year on streaming and downloads

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

The pan-European study by Samsung also found that almost half of Britons (46%) now stream TV, movie or video content at least once a week. The findings are part of Samsung’s annual Techonomic...

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