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. […]

TalkTalk turns to NetgemTV

UK operator TalkTalk has selected Netgem for its next-generation TalkTalk 4K TV service. TalkTalk will utilise NetgemTV, the company’s multi-screen operated entertainment platform, for the launch of its new pay TV service. The partnership builds on Netgem’s presence in the UK, with the fifteen fibre operators having adopted the NetgemTV platform. Netgem said that the […]

TalkTalk agrees £1.1 billion sale

TalkTalk, the British telco, has announced that it has agreed a £1.1 billion sale to Toscafund, a multi asset fund manager. Toscafund is the second largest shareholder in TalkTalk with a 29.5% stake, and previously put a proposal to the operator in October. The company will acquire 97% of TalkTalk, with private-equity investor Penta also […]

Xbox launch contributes to record traffic for ISPs in the UK

A number of UK ISPs saw record amounts of internet traffic on November 10 as Microsoft rolled out its latest generation of games consoles.  Virgin Media said that it experienced the highest amount of data consumption on record, with 108 Petabytes of data consumed. This, the operator said, translated to a total of more than […]

CityFibre announces restructured Vodafone deal, FibreNation acquisition

Vodafone has announced a restructuring of its deal with CityFibre with a view to accelerating its full-fibre rollout.  The new deal will see Vodafone offer its Gigafast Broadband to homes in the 12 cities and towns covered by its phase one deployment on a 12-month exclusive basis. Previously, the period of exclusivity was dependent on […]

Rakuten TV launches subscription offering with TalkTalk

Movies-on-demand provider Rakuten TV is to launch its recently launched subscription video-on-demand service with UK service provider TalkTalk TV. The service has been available to TalkTalk TV customers who subscribe to a TalkTalk TV Boost from July 1. The deal will see TalkTalk TV Boost customers gain access to the new Rakuten TV Movie Club  as part […]

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