TalkTalk CEO to step down as company prepares three-way split

TalkTalk CEO Tristia Harrison is to step down after six years in the role as the UK telecom operator prepares to break up into three separate entities. Harrison is to leave her post early next year. She is to lead a transition team that will supervise the company’s split into separate entities covering the consumer […]

Ofcom and UK telcos commit to bring more women to tech roles

UK media and telecom regulator Ofcom has teamed up with the UK’s biggest telecoms companies to sign a new pledge, committing to help get more women build technology careers across the industry. Noting that the telecoms sector has been historically male-dominated, Ofcom together with BT Group, Openreach, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media O2 and Vodafone […]

Virgin Media tops Ofcom pay TV complaints table

Virgin Media generated the most complaints about pay TV to UK media and telecoms regulator Ofcom in the fourth quarter of last year. Sky generated the fewest complaints. Virgin Media generated eight complaints per 100,000 customers, closely followed by BT with seven. TalkTalk, by contrast, generated only three complaints per 100,000 customers. Sky generated only […]

Virgin Media O2 reported to have given up on TalkTalk acquisition

Virgin Media O2 has abandoned plans to acquire smaller rival TalkTalk due to regulatory and credit concerns, according to a report in the Telegraph newspaper. According to the paper, access to the credit markets and the risk of the UK competitive watchdog nixing the deal are key concerns According to the Telegraph, the pair are […]

TalkTalk launches low-cost UK TV Hub to take on rival broadband players

UK broadband provider TalkTalk has launched a full-service TV Hub powered by Android TV. The company says that its aggressively priced TalkTalk TV Hub will offer “live TV, streaming & subscription services such as Netflix and Now TV, and Google Play with over 10,000 apps – thousands more than BT, Sky and Virgin Media.” At […]

TalkTalk TV adds 90 HD channels

UK telco TalkTalk’s TV customers are now able to access over 90 new HD channels for free through the TalkTalk TV 4K Box powered by Netgem TV. The addition of the channels means that subscdribers can now get up to 210 TV channels. The additions meant that TalkTalk TV customers can access a range of […]

Virgin Media O2 eyes TalkTalk

Virgin Media O2 is reportedly in talks to buy UK broadband operator TalkTalk. According to Sky News, the Liberty Global-Telefonica joint-venture has submitted an indicative bid that values the company at around £3 billion. Talks are said to be at an early stage and on a non-exclusive basis, with rivals including Sky and Vodafone having […]

Vodafone and Sky reportedly looking at TalkTalk acquisition

Several groups including Vodafone have approached UK service provider TalkTalk about a potential acquisition of the company, according to press reports. According to reports in the Financial Times and Sky News, TalkTalk, which was taken private by its owners 16 months ago, has hired Lazard to review options following the approaches. Vodafone is currently fifth-placed […]

TalkTalk taps Netgem for new 4K box and TV offering

UK service provider TalkTalk has launched its new 4K TV box in partnership with technology and service provider Netgem with an offer designed to undercut its main competitors. The TalkTalk TV 4K Box is available on new and existing fibre plans, offering a selection of UHD services for just £4 a month. Customers can access […]

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. […]

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