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BBC explains iPlayer outage

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Richard Cooper, the BBC’s Controller of Digital Distribution for BBC Future Media, has posted a blog explaining the background to the serious incident over the weekend which impacted BBC iPlayer, BBC iPlayer Radio, and audio and video playback on other parts of bbc.co.uk, which also forced the Corporation to use its emergency homepage for prolonged periods of time. “We have […]

TalkTalk hits 1.1m pay-TV subs

TalkTalk has reported 1.1 million customers for its budget pay-TV service, adding 185,000 in the most recent quarter. The telco, which relaunched its TV offering with a YouView box last year is now the fastest-growing pay-TV provider, increased revenues by more than 3 per cent to £434 million in the June quarter, compared with the same period last year. TalkTalk […]

Arqiva wins EIB infrastructure funding

Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank, has agreed to provide £190 million (€240m) to support investment by Arqiva in a range of new critical national infrastructure projects. This includes the roll out of smart metering across the north of England and Scotland, as well as the expansion of digital radio, the rollout of the new T2 muxes and […]

Deutsche Glasfaser selects Genexis’ Hybrid

Deutsche Glasfaser, the largest independent open access fibre network operator active in Germany, has selected FTTH home gateway supplier Genexis for the delivery of Gigabit fibre gateways. Deutsche Glasfaser has activated over 50,000 homes and commenced with a rollout of at least 100.000 homes in 2014. For their network, Deutsche Glasfaser uses Genexis’ Gigabit Hybrid gateway providing high-speed fibre routing […]

Verizon speed boost for content sharing

Recognising that people are sharing content on the Internet more than ever, with the trend expected to continue, US telco Verizon has confirmed that its FiOS residential customers will receive upload speeds that match their download speeds, making it easier and faster to share. This speed upgrade is free to current customers, and comes at a time when people are […]

Comcast Q2 income up 15%

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Comcast Q2 income rose 15 per cent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated. High-speed Internet customers increased by 203,000 – the best Q2 net additions in six years, The largest cable provider in the US reported that net income rose to $1.99 billion. […]

Mobile and Internet ‘essential’ to UK consumers

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UK consumers believe that they can’t do without the Internet and mobile phones, Ofcom research reveals. The media regulator examined which communications services UK consumers consider ‘essential’ in their day to day lives and whether they are affordable, particularly for the most vulnerable in society. This forms part of Ofcom’s ongoing work to ensure consumers receive value for money from […]

Wurl, ARRIS launch ARRIS Market platform

ARRIS and Wurl have announced the launch of ARRIS Market – a new open platform for cable operators combining OTT content with traditional programming services on ARRIS set-tops. The platform is standards-based and features an HTML5 interface that integrates thousands of OTT content choices into a single, seamless experience. ARRIS Market gives operators unprecedented flexibility in branding the look and […]

Major UK copyright awareness initiative

Representatives from the UK’s creative industries and major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have joined forces with the support of government to launch Creative Content UK, a new partnership that will boost consumer awareness of the wide array of legitimate online content services and help reduce online copyright infringement. It is understood that the partnership will build on existing work in […]

Jamaica: Digicel acquires Telstar network

Digicel has reached an agreement with Telstar Cable Limited to acquire its cable and fibre network in Jamaica. On completion, which is subject to approval by the Broadcasting Commission, Digicel will invest significantly in the network to increase coverage and further expand the products, services and content available to cable customers in Jamaica. The acquisition will be Digicel’s fourth Caribbean […]

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