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Sky price hikes will affect 1m subs

Sky has confirmed it will raise broadband and pay-TV prices on some of its packages from April 1st. Landline customers will also see their bills rise from the beginning of May. Sky says the average price increase will be less than 5 per cent, and the company will be contacting all affected customers to notify […]

February 17, 2022

Uswitch: “Virgin Mobile, O2 dual price rise absurd”

Virgin Media O2 has announced its annual price increase for its broadband, mobile, TV and landline customers. Millions of customers will soon see their Virgin Media bill rise by as much as £4.70 per month which is one the biggest hikes in years. That increase could add as much as £56 to a yearly broadband […]

February 17, 2022

Ofcom: Telecoms customers saving millions

More UK broadband and mobile customers are shopping around and signing up to better deals – and saving themselves millions of pounds – following rule changes implemented by regulator Ofcom. In 2020, around two thirds (62 per cent) of broadband customers who were nearing the end of their contract either signed up to a new […]

November 30, 2021

Study: Japan has the best Netflix content

Japan’s Netflix library contains more top-quality TV and film content than anywhere else in the world, according to a study by Uswitch.   The research calculated which countries have access to the best-reviewed and most awarded TV and film content by totalling the IMDb scores for every TV series and film in each country’s library. This was […]

September 21, 2021

Study: Brits spend 51% of lives in front of a screen

A study by Uswitch analysed how much time Brits are spending in front of a screen and what effects this can have on wellbeing. Brits have been in front of a screen now more than ever, whether it’s as a form of entertainment or simply the work from home lifestyle many are now used to. […]

July 21, 2021

Research: UK homes at war over who gets big screen for football

More than two million UK households are at war over who gets to watch the big screen when the Euro 2020 football tournament is on, according to research by Uswitch, the comparison and switching service. Close to one million unlucky fans have been relegated to watching the football on a secondary screen after a family […]

June 24, 2021

Research: Over 1m workers will watch Euro 2020 in pub

More than one million UK employees are planning to ‘work’ from the pub for football matches kicking off during office hours, according to research by Uswitch, the comparison and switching service. Seventeen football matches take place at 2pm or 5pm on work days — including England’s second-round match if they make it out of the […]

June 15, 2021

Research: Millions have missed a goal due to broadcast lag

Nearly 15 million people have had goals spoiled because the broadcast they were watching was lagging behind the live action, according to research by Uswitch, the comparison and switching service. Most broadcast methods result in delays to the live action, as devices have to decode huge packets of data before it reaches the viewer. The […]

June 10, 2021

Research: Marvel has 7 of 10 highest-earning movie characters

Nick Fury is the most profitable movie character in cinema history. From the 11 theatrical releases the character has appeared in, Fury has helped Marvel earn more than $12.6 billion (€10.3bn) at the box office. Research from FandomSpot shows that 7 of the 10 most profitable characters in cinema are from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, […]

May 28, 2021

Survey: 33% Brits use streaming to combat loneliness

Research by Uswitch, the comparison and switching service, has uncovered that a third (33 per cent) of people said streaming online TV helped them to feel less lonely over the past year, with 43 per cent saying they’ve binged an entire series in a single day. A quarter (26 per cent) said they now exclusively […]

February 23, 2021