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UK ministers welcome broadband jobs boom

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden have met with broadband industry leaders and praised the sector for creating more than 22,000 jobs over the last year as forecasts for gigabit rollout are revised further upwards. They welcomed the firms’ work to help the nation build back better from the pandemic with […]

April 6, 2021By Colin Mann

FreeSports acquires Afghanistan, Zimbabwe cricket

FreeSports, owned and operated by Premier Sports, has signed a deal with RDA to broadcast all tests, ODIs and T20 fixtures involving Afghanistan and Zimbabwe live on free to air over the next three years. From March 2nd, both sides face one another in two tests which is set to be the first Test match […]

March 1, 2021

Ofcom: Virgin pay-TV, Vodafone broadband most complaints

Ofcom has published the latest league tables on the complaints it receives about the UK’s major broadband, pay-TV and mobile firms. The quarterly report reveals the number of complaints made to Ofcom between July and September 2020, about firms that provide home broadband, pay-TV, landline telephone and pay-monthly mobile and pay-TV. Ofcom includes all providers […]

February 2, 2021

New homes boost for full fibre roll-out

Barratt Developments, Britain’s biggest house builder, has partnered with digital infrastructure provider Openreach to ensure that its ultrafast ‘Full Fibre’ broadband is installed as standard across all of its new build developments. The move means that all of the c.15,000 new homes that Barratt builds every year will now provide access to a Full Fibre […]

January 26, 2021By Colin Mann

Gamers cause record UK data traffic

Lockdown gamers have seen the UK’s internet providers experience record broadband usage as a result of new Xbox consoles hitting the market and a new title in the Call of Duty games franchise. BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, City Fibre and Zen Internet said they had all coped with the huge spike in demand on […]

November 12, 2020

DTG releases D-Book 12.5

The DTG has released the latest version of the D-Book, the only standard universally deployed in around 6 million TV receivers each year. Created with industry and updated annually, it sets out the technical interoperability requirements for digital terrestrial television in the UK, underpinning Freeview, YouView, Freesat, EE TV, BT TV and TalkTalk TV. Each […]

November 3, 2020

New UK chart reflects VoD rental growth

The UK’s Official Charts Company has launched a brand new digital rental chart and data service for the British video sector. The new service will provide the video category with the first monthly VoD chart service in the world to be based on data from digital retailers, delivering a view of consumer engagement with transactional […]

October 2, 2020

Survey: Broadband providers support common platform

Nearly nine out of ten (88.7 per cent) of the UK’s challenger broadband network providers support the creation of a common platform through which they could provide wholesale services to third-party content providers, according to a survey by Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA). The creation of a common wholesale platform is an important step forward […]

September 16, 2020

Ofcom boost for broadband customers

Broadband customers who are out of contract are set to benefit from a package of pricing changes and commitments from their providers, following a review by UK comms regulator Ofcom. According to Ofcom, the broadband market offers customers a wide range of choice, with different deals on offer to suit different needs, but it is […]

July 28, 2020