Digital TV

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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4G mobile signal disrupts Freeview in thousands of homes

Thursday, May 7th 2015

4G masts first started transmitting at the 800MHz frequency two years ago, with Ofcom predicting it would disrupt millions of Freeview boxes. That number has since been scaled down to less than...

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Rule change could make BBC iPlayer available across Europe

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

The European Commission has made a number of suggestions as part of its Digital Single Market strategy. These include modernising European copyright law with the aim of improving people’s access...

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Computers most important device, but we still turn to TV for news

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

The Deloitte Media Consumer 2015 report found that TV is the most popular platform of choice for keeping up to date with international news among all ages surveyed. The 55 and over age group were...

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Europeans are least likely to browse the internet while watching TV

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

This is in spite of Europe having seven of the top 10 countries in a table of territories with the highest level of internet penetration. The Nielsen Screen Wars report, found that just 44% of...

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Brits would rather give up chocolate and alcohol than broadband

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

A survey of 3,000 consumers, commissioned by gigabit broadband provider Hyperoptic, found that the average UK resident spends nine hours a day online. According to the research, Brits love being...

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More than half of Britons are addicted to watching TV

Friday, May 1st 2015

In its report, National Obsession: our relationship with TV, 52% of respondents admitted they were addicted to watching television. Freeview found that people’s viewing habits were borne out of...

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Sky TV packages to keep Comedy Central and MTV after Viacom deal

Friday, May 1st 2015

The commercial partnership between Sky and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has been extended for a further five years. It means Viacom’s popular pay TV channels – including Comedy...

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