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Virgin targets BitTorrent users

Virgin Media has confirmed that it will introduce network monitoring technology in 2009 to specifically target and restrict BitTorrent traffic. The move will represent a major policy shift for the…

Series stacking on Virgin

The BBC iPlayer's series stacking feature – allowing Viewers to stream any episode, after it has first been broadcast, for the duration of an entire series. – is now available…

Virgin Media launches 50Mb service

From Colin Mann in London Quad-play service provider Virgin Media has launched the UK's first 50Mb broadband service, which it proposes to roll out to all 12.6 million homes covered…

Virgin targets BitTorrent users

Virgin Media has confirmed that it will introduce network monitoring technology in 2009 to specifically target and restrict BitTorrent traffic. The move will represent a major policy shift for the…

Cablecom slashes workforce

Liberty Global's Swiss subsidiary Cablecom has said it plans to lay off up to 150 staff as part of its organizational streamlining, citing 'increasingly fierce competition.' Cablecom, Switzerland’s largest cable…

J:COM high-spec STB

Jupiter Telecommunications has announced that it will start offering a new HDR Plus service, delivered via an advanced STB across all service areas from December 17th. The new STB model…

Time Warner CFO predicts woe

Time Warner Cable will likely sell fewer than expected video, Internet and phone subscriptions this year, and expects a further decline next year due to the worsening U.S. economy, Chief…

UPC Ireland and Nagravision settle court proceedings

UPC Ireland and Nagravision have reached a settlement of court proceedings against an illegal distributor. This brings to a conclusion a prolonged investigation which originally commenced in November 2006. Operation…

J:COM buys Taito

Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), the largest multiple system operator in Japan has acquired 97.9 per cent of the total outstanding shares in the Jyohoku New Media. As a result of the…

ONO losses subs and profit on quarter

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s largest cable operator ONO lost 19,000 subs in the third quarter which the company blamed on the deteriorating economic environment and a lack…