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Torrent activity up despite Pirate Bay block

Torrent activity up despite Pirate Bay block

Despite the closure of The Pirate Bay, Dutch ISP XS4All has claimed that BitTorrent traffic has increased. Anti-Piracy group BREIN this week stated that 90 per cent of Dutch Internet…

YouView launches, Now TV on board

YouView launches, Now TV on board

Following much-criticised delays, open IPTV platform YouView has finally launched, with confirmation that Humax-produced set-top boxes will be available via UK retail outlets towards the end of July at a…

BT final ISP to block Pirate Bay

BT final ISP to block Pirate Bay

BT has become the UK’s final major Internet service provider to block The Pirate Bay, following a high court order for ISPs to censor the torrent-sharing site. In April 2012,…

Sky’s Darcey: NOW TV may be on YouView

Mike Darcey, BSkyB’s COO, has admitted the pay-TV operator’s planned OTT service ‘Now TV’ could be carried on open IPTV platform YouView, scheduled for launch later in the summer of…

Analyst firm: Broadband growth key for BSkyB

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics – Service Provider Quarterly Recap and Guidance: BSkyB (BSY): CYQ1’12 – BSkyB followed up on a strong CYQ4’11 by adding an impressive…

UK Government reveals Communications Review next steps

UK Government reveals Communications Review next steps

The UK Government has outlined the next stages in its review of communications policy. The announcement follows recent speculation that the process was being delayed as a result of the…

O2 and Be join Pirate Bay blackout

O2 and Be Broadband are the latest UK ISPs to block The Pirate Bay. Be Broadband has already started blocking access to the bittorrent tracker, with O2, which owns Be’s…

Kroes reveals neutrality consultations

Kroes reveals neutrality consultations

EU Commission VP Neelie Kroes has revealed plans to create new recommendations on net neutrality for ISPs. Kroes said she still wants to provide consumers with more transparency and choice…

Virgin Media first to block Pirate Bay

Virgin Media, the UK’s second-largest broadband provider, has become the first to block access to The Pirate Bay file sharing website after a High Court order. Virgin Media was one…

Sky claims triple play crown

Announcing its Q3 results, Sky says it is the nation’s favourite digital TV, broadband and home phone provider. Following a record quarter of growth, more than 3.2 million Sky homes…