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BT is most complained-about UK pay TV provider

BT was the UK’s most complained about pay TV provider in regulator Ofcom’s latest quarterly league table of complaints relating to service providers. The report eveals the number of complaints made to Ofcom about the UK’s largest providers of home broadband, landline telephone, pay-monthly mobile and pay TV services, between October and December last year. […]

Virgin Media to roll out 350Mbps broadband this spring

Virgin Media is due to start rolling out high speed 350Mbps broadband in the UK this spring. The Liberty Global-owned service provider currently offers speeds of up to 300 Mbps and claims its top internet speeds have increased 15-fold over the past decade. “For busy households who want to watch HD TV on services like […]

Virgin Media boosts Liberty Global in mixed quarter

Virgin Media’s performance helped Liberty Global beat analysts’ expectations on revenue growth in the fourth quarter, with the UK cable operator turning in rebased revenue growth of 4.4% thanks in part to the expansion of its footprint. However, Liberty saw slower subscriber growth in a number of markets. Virgin Media built out its network to […]

Amazon teams up with Liberty Global for new drama

Amazon Prime Video has boarded a first high-end drama from All3Media, which is producing for its backer, cable giant Liberty Global. The Feed will go out in the US, Canada and Latin America as an Amazon exclusive with Liberty-owned Virgin Media airing it in the UK as its debut scripted original. Other Liberty cable services will […]

Virgin launches V6 set-top-box upgrade scheme

Virgin Media is offering customers a free upgrade to its high-end V6 set-top box in what it described as one of the largest customer upgrade programmes ever carried out in the UK. The V6 is Virgin’s premium 4K-ready set-top box that allows users to record up to six programmes while watching a seventh recording or […]

Ofcom: BT most complained about UK pay TV provider in Q2

BT generated the highest number of complaints among the UK’s pay TV operators in the second quarter of this year, according to Ofcom stats. The UK broadcast regulator said that the main driver of BT’s complaints related to faults, service and provision issues. Virgin and TalkTalk also generated complaint volumes that were “above the industry […]

Virgin Media takes ‘Flemish noir’ brothel drama from Telenet

UK pay TV service Virgin Media has acquired exclusive rights to a ‘Flemish noir’ drama about an infamous brothel-lined street in Belgium. The deal for Chaussée d’Amour, which is considered ‘the ‘first’ original Flemish pay TV series locally, will see Virgin TV Full House customers given access on-demand. The series, produced in Dutch with English […]

Liberty Global likely to move to common UI ‘at some point’

Liberty Global intends “at some point to have [its] entire European digital footprint operating on a common platform and perhaps a common UI”, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty announced its Q3 results, Fries said that the company was “heading towards a common video platform everywhere in Europe, which […]

BT tops Ofcom pay TV complaints

BT topped regulator Ofcom’s list of the most complained-about pay TV provider in the UK once again for the three months to March. The media and telecoms watchdog received 13 pay TV-related complaints per 100,000 subscribers about BT, an improvement on the first quarter number of 19. The other main pay TV provider retained their […]

Virgin Media adds Bollywood channels

Virgin Media has added two Bollywood to its programming line-up – Rishtey Cineplex and MTV Beats. The move means that Virgin Media customers will be able to enjoy Bollywood movies and music videos from the pair. Rishtey Cineplex and MTV Beats join are joining Virgin TV’s Asian channels line-up, which is growing following a renewed […]

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