Digital TV

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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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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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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