EE TV launches with Apple TV 4K box option

EE TV, the new TV offering from BT’s consumer-facing brand, has launched, and has revealed that it will be available as an app on Apple TV 4K boxes, and with a free multiroom service. The EE TV service, trailed in October, will launch on Apple TV 4K is a new app with a bespoke TV […]

EE and BT TV customers prevented from skipping ITV ads

From today, EE and BT TV customers in the UK can no longer skip ads on commercial broadcaster ITV’s channels, either via live streaming or recordings. The change, announced in a community forum, affects BT customers using its Mini Box and TV Box Pro using the devices to stream channels from the internet. It means […]

Virgin Media tops Ofcom’s pay TV complaints list, with Sky generating fewest complaints

Sky stood out as the least complained-about pay TV service, while Virgin Media was the most complained-about service in regulator Ofcom’s latest survey of service provider complaints. Sky generated only one complaint per 100,000 subscribers in Q2, meaning it was the only provider to perform better than the industry average of four complaints per 100,000. […]

BT confirms 3G switch off plans

BT has announced its plans to phase out its 3G network over the next two years. The telco said that the shift would free up airwaves for its growing 5G network, with which it plans to cover the entire country by 2028. While there are still a significant number of consumers who are yet to […]

BT Sport to add Dolby Atmos support for OTT app

In the latest update for its app, BT Sport will add Dolby Atmos support this weekend. BT Sport has been at the forefront of visual and audio fidelity on its broadcasts, launching Europe’s first dedicated UHD channel in 2016 and presenting the UK’s first ever live 8K sports broadcast earlier this year. In recent times, […]

BT launches ‘most immersive sports viewing service’ with mobile app update

BT-owned mobile operator EE has announced what it calls the “UK’s most immersive sports viewing service.” The new Match Day Experience features for the new BT Sport App are designed to take advantage of both 5G connectivity and the just-announced range of Apple iPhone devices. The company said that Match Day Experience feature of the […]

EE to offer six months free BritBox to users

BT-owned mobile operator EE has announced a new distribution agreement with the ITV/BBC joint venture BritBox. From March 13, all new and existing EE pay monthly customers will be given a complimentary six month subscription to the normally £5.99 per month streamer. Users will also benefit from inclusive data when streaming video from BritBox. The […]

BritBox launches, signs up Channel 4 and secures EE distribution deal

Channel 4 has joined the BBC and ITV’s joint streaming service BritBox as it launches in the UK almost nine months after plans were first confirmed. The fledgling platform has struck a three-year deal with C4 for more than 1,000 hours of content from catch-up service All 4, including comedy, drama and non-scripted programmes, as […]

Moat in as CEO at Technicolor

Technicolor has announced the appointment of Richard Moat as its CEO.  The exec replaces Frédéric Rose, who has held the role since 2008. The company said that the decision for Rose to leave the role was mutual. Moat’s most recent role was as CEO of Irish telco Eir Limited. He joined the company in 2012, […]

“Vodafone doesn’t have real 5G” snipes O2 CEO

Mark Evans, CEO of Telefonica-owned O2, has taken a jab at Vodafone, claiming that the company doesn’t offer “real 5G”. The UK’s 5G market is becoming increasingly crowded and competitive, with each player looking for an edge over the pack. This has led to some fighting talk, with major execs openly criticising their competition.  Speaking […]

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