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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 […]

EE adds Apple TV 4K, BT Sport to Home Broadband offering

EE has replaced its aging bespoke IPTV product with a new offering that includes Apple TV 4K and access to BT Sport.  The BT-owned EE initially developed and launched its EE TV product prior to the merger. For an additional £8 (€9) per month customers could receive the box which provided access to Freeview TV […]

EE launching UK’s first 5G service with BT Sport HD HDR as highlight

BT-owned EE is to launch the UK’s first commercial 5G mobile service at the end of this month in six cities:  London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast. Consumers and businesses can pre-order 5G devices, including smartphones from Samsung, OnePlus, LG, and Oppo, and EE is also announcing a 5GEE WiFi and 5GEE home broadband […]

EE provides Amazon Prime Video with inclusive mobile data

BT-owned UK mobile operator EE has launched new content offerings with Amazon Prime Video and MTV Play featuring inclusive mobile data for new and existing EE pay monthly mobile customers.  EE is offering six-month subscriptions to Prime Video and MTV Play with inclusive data, for new and existing pay monthly mobile customers. The operator has […]

EE tests live 5G broadcast with BT Sport

BT-owned mobile operator EE has staged its first live trial of remote production broadcast over 5G in partnership with BT Sport, ahead of a full test at the weekend.   EE claims that the EE Wembley Cup 2018 – an event featuring YouTube stars and sports teams like Hashtag United and Rebel FC – will be […]

Virgin Media to contest Ofcom early termination fine

Virgin Media is to appeal a fine levied by UK regulator Ofcom for making excessive charges for early termination of contracts. The cable operator said hat it “strongly disagrees” with Ofcom’s ruling and believes to be “both unjustified and disproportionate”. Virgin said it would appeal the decision before the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Ofcom announced today […]

Report: BT and Apple in talks over EE-Apple TV partnership

BT is reportedly in talks with Apple about making its mobile network EE a distributor of Apple TV set-top boxes. According to a Telegraph report, the box would be offered to EE customers pre-loaded with apps to deliver BT Sport and channels from other broadcasters. EE first launched its TV service in October 2014, offering content […]

Akamai: World Cup 2018 data traffic outstrips previous tournament

Streaming traffic for the 2018 World Cup has already far surpassed the football tournament’s previous installment in 2014, according to content delivery network (CDN) provider Akamai. The company said that it took 10 days for the Russia World Cup to surpass the Brazil World Cup’s streaming record, and that it streamed 65% more data by the […]

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