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Sky overtakes P&G as UK’s biggest traditional advertising spender

Pay TV operator Sky has overtaken Procter & Gamble as the biggest spender on traditional advertising in the UK in 2017, according to data released by audience ratings agency Nielsen. According to Nielsen, Sky increased its year-on-year advertising spend by 2.7% to £197.1 million (€224.5 million), while Procter & Gamble’s spend dropped 1.4% to £196.8 […]

BT Sport names EE’s Matt Stagg as mobile strategy chief

BT Sport has appointed EE mobile video and content chief Matt Stagg as director of mobile strategy in a move that highlights the growing importance of mobile video to the pay TV provider. Stagg, who will report to BT Sport COO Jamie Hindlaugh, will be responsible for developing the pay TV broadcaster’s mobile capabilities. BT […]

BT is most complained-about UK pay TV provider

BT was the UK’s most complained about pay TV provider in regulator Ofcom’s latest quarterly league table of complaints relating to service providers. The report eveals the number of complaints made to Ofcom about the UK’s largest providers of home broadband, landline telephone, pay-monthly mobile and pay TV services, between October and December last year. […]

BT makes The Terror available on YouTube in UK first

BT is giving the public a chance to watch the first episode of AMC’s thriller The Terror for free, live on YouTube next week. The first episode of BT TV’s The Terror will be available for 24 hours from 00.01am on April 24, for anyone in the UK, with a double episode also available for free on the AMC […]

BT will not invest in drama, says CEO

BT will not go down the route followed by Telefonica and some other telecom players and invest in original drama, preferring to maintain its existing exclusive focus on sport, according to CEO Gavin Patterson. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday, Patterson characterised sport as a market-specific type of content and said that fiction, […]

Ofcom outlines plans to up fibre broadband investment

Ofcom has outlined a range of measures designed to increase investment in full-fibre broadband in the UK. The UK broadcast regulator said that it is cutting the wholesale price that BT’s infrastructure arm Openreach can charge telecoms companies for its basic superfast broadband service in an effort to ensure “affordable access to superfast broadband for people […]

Sky and BT renew Premier League rights

Sky and BT have each renewed their Premier League rights, with Sky taking four and BT one of the live rights packages for a total of £4.46 billion (€5 billion). Two of the seven packages for the three seasons from 2019 to 2022 are still available, with a move for rights by a new entrant […]

YouView now on three million devices in UK

UK hybrid IP/broadcast digital TV platform YouView is now present on over three million set-top boxes and digital devices across the UK, according to the organisation. The passing of the three million milestone comes seven months after YouView upgraded its software across its set-top box base. The YouView platform is used by BT, Talktalk and […]

BT reports decline in TV customers

BT reported a decline in TV customers in its most recent quarter, despite claiming record viewing figures for BT Sport. Announcing third quarter results for the three months ended December 31 2017, BT said it lost 5,000 TV customers during the quarter. This compares to a gain of 52,000 TV customers during the same quarter in […]

UK government: superfast broadband now in 95% of UK premises

The UK government says it has delivered its manifesto commitment to extend superfast broadband to 95% of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2017. Culture minister Matt Hancock announced the news today after independent broadband news and information site ThinkBroadband confirmed that more than 19 out of 20 UK homes and businesses can […]

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