Digital TV

Sky attracts highest number of new customers for 11 years

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

The figures, covering the nine months until the end of March 2015 and published today, show a 70% year-on-year increase in new customers. The company also announced over one million new paid-for...

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A third of UK broadband users get 10Mbps or faster - report

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Akamai’s State of the Internet report found that 38% of UK users are getting what it describes as ‘high broadband’, marking a 25% year-on-year increase. Switzerland and the Netherlands led...

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Landlines will be 'virtually extinct' by 2025

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

The claims were made in the ‘How evolving technology has changed the way we work and communicated; and what the future holds’ white paper. According to the document, which draws information...

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Internet streaming will ‘replace linear TV’ within 20 years - Netflix

Monday, April 20th 2015

Chief executive officer Reed Hastings said linear TV had been very successful but would become less and less important to future generations of viewers. “Linear TV has been [on] an amazing 50...

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O2 customers get early access to Channel 4 TV shows online

Monday, April 20th 2015

The new partnership between O2 Priority, the network’s loyalty programme, and Channel 4’s All 4, gives access to ten hit Channel 4 and E4 series including Peep Show and Made in Chelsea two days...

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Netflix introduces audio description for blind subscribers

Thursday, April 16th 2015

The accessibility service, which provides audio commentary describing what is happening on screen, enables TV viewers who are blind or have a visual impairment to engage with broadcasted...

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Fire TV Stick beats Kindle to be Amazon’s fastest-selling device

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

The device, which connects to televisions via an HDMI port, gives consumers access to a range of popular video and music services, including Amazon Prime Instant Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube...

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Sky Store's 'Buy & Keep' movie service opened up to non-customers

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

The service was launched to Sky TV customers in April last year, and now is being extended to non-Sky customers in the UK and Ireland, as well as being available across multiple devices. The Buy &...

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TV's popularity in decline as viewers turn to mobile devices

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Accenture’s Digital Video and the Connected Consumer report looked at the usage of various types of media across 24 countries. TV was the only product category to see uniform, double-digit usage...

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NOW TV problems ‘ruin’ Game of Thrones premiere for fans, again

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Consumers who tried to view the HBO fantasy drama series on the streaming service in 2014 complained that buffering made most of season four unwatchable. Now, one day after the UK premiere of...

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