Advanced Television


Virgin Media O2 boosts customers; Cornerstone deal

Virgin Media O2 has reported net additions across fixed up 32,500, broadband up 40,800, and mobile contracts up 50,000 in Q3. Fixed network rollout passes 500,000 in the quarter, with 250,800 additional homes serviceable. Transaction adjusted revenue increased 7.1 per cent to £2.7 billion (€3.1bn) – 1.3 per cent excluding the benefit of nexfibre construction […]

November 1, 2023

Spain: O2 adds discounted Movistar Plus OTT

Telefónica’s second brand, O2, has revamped its services and added pay-TV to its offering with the launch of the Movistar Plus OTT platform. O2 subscribers in Spain will now be able to watch Movistar Plus at a cheaper price of €12 a month compared to €14 through other operators. ustomers have to go to its […]

October 26, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Sky expands British Basketball League deal

Ahead of the 2023/24 season, the British Basketball League has extended its broadcast partnership with Sky Sports to continue to air British Basketball League and Women’s British Basketball League action for the fourth consecutive season. Fans will see one game from the UK game’s top professional league live each week on Sky Sports’ linear and […]

September 13, 2023

Germany: O2 Telefónica partners with CommScope

Visitors and employees at Munich’s tallest skyscraper are benefitting from seamless mobile coverage following the deployment of CommScope’s DAS ERA technology.  The Hochhaus Uptown München, known as the O2 Tower and headquarters of O2 Telefónica Germany, has been equipped with a fully digital DAS ERA C-RAN antenna system, covering all 38 floors. Additionally, on selected […]

August 16, 2023

Free speed boost For Virgin Media O2 subs

Virgin Media O2 is increasing upload speeds for even more of its broadband customers at no extra cost. The boost will see the average upload speed for Virgin Media’s M500 service increase from 36Mbps to 52Mbps, with the average upload speed for Gig 1 services rising from 52Mbps to 104Mbps – six times faster than […]

May 23, 2023

ITV to air Capital’s Summertime and Jingle Bell Balls

ITV and Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, have announced a new partnership, with ITV commissioning two x 90” entertainment specials which will showcase the highlights from both Capital’s Summertime Ball and Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball Capital’s iconic music events see some of the world’s biggest artists come together to play for a live audience […]

May 19, 2023

Ofcom: Virgin Media, BT pay-TV receive most complaints

Ofcom has published the latest figures for complaints the regulator has received about the UK’s major broadband, pay-TV providers, mobile and landline covering the period between October and December 2022. The data shows: Shell Energy continued to be the most complained-about broadband and landline provider, attracting more complaints about its service than in the previous […]

April 27, 2023

Virgin Media, DAZN distribution deal

Virgin Media O2 and DAZN have announced a distribution deal which will see a selection of DAZN boxing and combat sports available to Virgin TV customers as PPV. The partnership starts with former two-time Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua’s bout against American powerhouse Jermaine Franklin on April 1st. As part of the newly agreed distribution deal, […]

March 28, 2023By Nik Roseveare

1000th National Databank centre opened in UK

To help people in need stay connected, Virgin Media O2 and the digital inclusion charity, Good Things Foundation, have opened the UK’s 1000th National Databank Hub, part of the National Digital Inclusion Network, at Summit Learning Trust in Birmingham The National Databank, founded by Virgin Media O2 and Good Things Foundation, is like a foodbank […]

March 28, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Friday Night Smackdown heading to The O2

Due to the overwhelming response for Money In The Bank ticket pre-registrations at The O2 in London on July 1st, WWE has announced that weekly flagship show SmackDown will also emanate from The O2 the night before – June 30th. This marks the first time ever that SmackDown will broadcast live and in primetime from […]

February 9, 2023By Nik Roseveare