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UK ISPs back anti-piracy campaign

BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media are backing a new ad campaign aimed at dissuading young people from using “dodgy sites” to access film, TV, music and other media content. The Get it Right from a Genuine Site scheme is partially-funded by the UK government and is part of the Creative Content UK initiative, which […]

Sky leads UK catch-up market

Pay TV provider Sky leads the catch-up TV market in the UK, expanding its content offering 50% quarter-over-quarter in the last three months of 2013, according to new stats from digital media consultancy, Decipher.  The VOD Audit for Q4 2013 claims that Sky grew its catch-up TV offering to 3,181 programmes in the quarter, narrowly […]

YouView shareholders mull funding options

The partners behind UK connected TV platform YouView are reportedly eyeing a substantially smaller sum of funding for their next partnership agreement relating to the platform.  According to a Financial Times report, the next agreement between YouView’s seven partners is likely to include an investment of “millions of pounds each” but less than the £20 […]

BT open to wholesale sports deals with Virgin, Talk Talk

BT Retail CEO Gavin Patterson said the firm was still open to doing wholesale deals for its forthcoming sports channels with Virgin Media and Talk Talk, but stressed its strategy wasn’t dependent on it.  Speaking at a BT Sport launch event in London this morning, Patterson said that talks were ongoing with Virgin and would “hopefully continue” […]

TalkTalk preparing YouView Q3 launch

UK telco TalkTalk says YouView is on course to launch by the end of September. 
 Announcing its full year results, TalkTalk said it expected to launch a triple-play package featuring the connected TV platform between July and September. “YouView will bring to our customers all of the ‘plug-in-and-watch’ simplicity of Freeview, plus the UK’s […]