Advanced Television


Data: UK broadband usage to hit record levels

The UK’s broadband use is set to break records after a bumper 2022 saw people head online to engage with major events such as the Queen’s Funeral, watch live sport, enjoy the build-up to Christmas, and continue online gaming, particularly Call of Duty. UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach’s annual broadband update – based on the […]

December 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Netgem boosts channel line-up

Telco TV specialist Netgem TV has enhanced its content line-up, suggesting there is something for everyone to enjoy. Fifteen additional channels are available now to new and existing customers at no extra cost  across Netgem’s Internet Service Providers’ partner networks, including TalkTalk, Community Fibre,  Lothian Broadband, Brawband, Pop Telecom, Air Broadband, Inspire, Box Broadband, PureFibre, […]

December 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Record traffic for Premier League on Prime Video

Premier League matches streamed on Prime Video on October 19th resulted in a record spike in internet usage, according to network data from connectivity provider TalkTalk. The new peak record of 9.105Tbps – the equivalent to downloading 379 hours of HD video per second – was set on TalkTalk’s network at 21:20 on October 19th, […]

October 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netgem nears 0.5m subs

Netgem, the digital pay-TV provider, has reported that the total number of subscribers to its services reached 470,000 at the end of September 2022, a growth rate of more than 40 per cent over 12 months. Netgem has confirmed its target of half a million subscribers by the end of 2022. The Group continues to […]

October 20, 2022

TalkTalk launches new TV Hub

UK multiplay telco TalkTalk is launching a new TV Hub. Available as a limited release to customers on Full Fibre packages, the new box offers over 70 live TV channels, catchup services including BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, a huge range of streaming & subscription services including Netflix, Prime Video and NOW, plus Google Play […]

October 17, 2022

Ofcom: Telcos must better support struggling customers

UK comms regulator Ofcom is urging telecoms firms to do more to support their customers through the cost-of-living crisis, as new research reveals record numbers of households are struggling to afford their communications services. Ofcom’s annual affordability study finds that nearly a third (29 per cent) of customers – around 8 million households – are […]

September 29, 2022By Colin Mann

90+ new HD channels for TalkTalk 4K TV

Customers of UK multiplay telco TalkTalk TV will now be able to access over 90 new HD channels for free through the TalkTalk TV 4K Box powered by Netgem TV – meaning customers can now access up to 210 channels, for less than £5 (€5.58) a month. The new channels have been automatically added to […]

September 29, 2022

ITV collaborates with tech players for NW talent drive

ITV is collaborating with leading employers in the North West, in their collective aim to grow and diversify the pool of technology talent in the region. The coalition of employers is made up of leading businesses operating in the North West including ANS, Arup, Cloud Co Solutions, GCHQ, ITV, Microsoft, PwC, TalkTalk and the University […]

August 22, 2022

Virgin Media O2 makes opening offer for TalkTalk

Virgin Media O2 has made an offer to acquire telco rival TalkTalk that is reportedly in the region of £3 billion (€3.54bn). Virgin Media O2, which is jointly owned by Telefonica and Liberty Global, is said to have submitted a bid for Salford-based TalkTalk in recent weeks to test the waters for a potential full […]

July 18, 2022

Netgem at 400k subs

Netgem has announced that its total number of subscribers reached 400,000 at the end of May 2022, compared to 363,000 at the end of December 2021 – an annualised growth rate of 25 per cent. Netgem said it expects more pronounced growth in the second half of the year – due in particular to the […]

June 1, 2022