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Posts tagged with Broadband

Customers still unhappy with broadband providers

Customer satisfaction with UK broadband providers has fallen for the second year in a row, with good old BT coming last in a survey by research group JD Power.

Complaints now outnumber service related queries, according to the study, while overall satisfaction levels have fallen nine points to an average of 645 out of 1000.

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Xbox Live adds movies on-demand in the UK

The battle for the living room is hotting up, with Microsoft's plans to provide movies on-demand through Xbox Live.

The service is set to launch in the UK next week, with launch titles including The Matrix, Harry Potter, and Ocean's Eleven.

Xbox Live users can download movies for 250 Microsoft Points, which is equivalent to around £2 each, or pay more for high definition versions.

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Broadcasters confirm joint video plans

The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have confirmed that their long rumoured joint video on demand (VOD) service will go live next year.

The venture, dubbed 'Project Kangaroo', will operate independently of the three broadcasters and offer video content from a range of providers.

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Young people 'prefer internet to TV'

Young people are now spending 10% more time online than in front of the box, according to a survey of European internet usage.

The European Interactive Advertising Association's Mediascope survey also found growing web usage among silver surfers and women (12% and 8% respectively) compared to last year.

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Dave and Goliath - the battle for TV audiences

Anyone who has walked down Great Portland Street in London in the past week will have probably noticed the huge ad covering the Virgin Media offices for the new TV digital channel “Dave”.

But can the self-proclaimed 'Home of witty banter' really compete against the Goliath that is online video streaming for the share of viewers' attention?

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Etailers set for £40bn windfall - research

Online retailers are set to generate over £40bn in UK sales this year, according to new figures.

The data, totted up from the Office for National Statistics’ retail spending numbers and published by USwitch, points to increased broadband uptake as the main reason behind the windfall.

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BBC bows to iPlayer pressure

The BBC has said it will begin to stream iPlayer content through its website by the end of the year, having concluded a deal with Adobe to use its Flash software.

The move follows heavy criticism of the Beeb over its decision to limit access to the service to users of Windows XP.

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02 launches broadband services, aims low

02 is on the verge of launching broadband services more than a year after acquiring independent ISP Be Unlimited for £50m.

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The murky cloud of IPTV

I spent an interesting evening last night at the Chinwag Web TV Takeover event listening to an excellent panel discuss the future of IPTV.

The problem this morning is I'm still no clearer on what it means or when it's going to matter.

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BBC iPlayer - frustrating and promising

The BBC released its long awaited online TV on demand service last week, which will provide users with access to BBC programmes from the last seven days.

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Six million .uk domains live, Nominet reports

Nominet has registered its six millionth .uk domain name, with the national country code attracting a growing number of domestic companies.

The registry said a YouGov survey of 2,324 internet users showed people were six times more likely to enter a .uk domain name than a .com address when using a search engine.

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New PM boosts Downing Street YouTube traffic

Downing Street's YouTube channel has achieved a "milestone" one million video views since it was launched back in May.

Weekend visits by the new prime minister to a hospital and a children's centre took the site, a brand partnership with the Google-owned video sharing network, passed the seven-figure mark.

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