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BT reports full-year profit rise ahead of pay TV price war

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Telecoms group signs up new pay TV customers faster than rivals Sky and Virgin as it announces profits up 2% to £6.18bnBT's pay TV customer base increased by 40,000 to 840,000 in the last quarter, the telecoms group said as it announced better than expected fourth-quarter and full-year results.Growth at...
BT reports full-year profit rise ahead of pay TV price war

BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

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Rupert Murdoch group celebrates online success, but pre-tax profits dip as TV subscriber growth slowsBSkyB has moved past TalkTalk to become the third largest broadband provider in the UK in the three months to the end of September, as growth in TV subscriber numbers slowed.BSkyB, which reported a 6% fall...
BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

Huawei Ascend G 330 lands on UK shores through TalkTalk

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Huawei left us wondering whether the Ascend G 330 would venture beyond mainland Europe with its tempting blend of solid specs and a low price. The smartphone is spreading its wings -- if only just, with a launch on TalkTalk in the UK. When it ships to the carrier...
Huawei Ascend G 330 lands on UK shores through TalkTalk

A first look at the UK’s long-awaited YouView smart TV service

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A joint venture by some of the UK’s biggest TV and broadband brands, including the BBC, Channel 4, BT and TalkTalk, YouView aims to bring together catch-up TV services together on one platform, but it has faced delay-after-delay over the past couple of years. Founded initially in September 2010, the...
A first look at the UK’s long-awaited YouView smart TV service

UK broadband speeds 42% slower than advertised, survey finds

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Guardian investigation finds users facing blackspots, exposed copper lines and having to move home to keep businesses afloatBritish broadband customers are paying for services that are more than 40% slower than advertised, a Guardian investigation has found, with thousands complaining that they are being short-changed by their internet service providers.In...
UK broadband speeds 42% slower than advertised, survey finds

As Europe Bats Around ACTA, UK Proposes Rules For ISPs Policing Copyright Breaches

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With Europe preparing for a big vote next week on ACTA, the sweeping online copyright and counterfeit trade treaty, today the UK regulator Ofcom set out a proposal for how large ISPs in this country (ie more than 400,000) should tell their users when they’ve been found to be infringing...
As Europe Bats Around ACTA, UK Proposes Rules For ISPs Policing Copyright Breaches

Broadband Britain: how fast is your connection?

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Do you have a whizzy 52mbps or a dozy dialup? Help us crowdsource Britain's broadband speedsWith your help, the Guardian will create an up to date broadband map of Britain, showing advertised versus real speeds. We want to highlight the best and worst-served communities, and bring attention to the broadband...
Broadband Britain: how fast is your connection?
YouView, the UK's next-generation TV service, enters public trials

BSkyB's main video-on-demand competitors

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BSkyB's planned internet TV service means it will now compete with Netflix UK, Blinkbox, LoveFilm and HMVNetflix UKOwned by: US company NetflixOffering: Films and TV showsHow?: Watch on your PC or connect your laptop, smartphone, tablet computer or games console to the TVPricing: Subscription is £5.99 a month for unlimited...
BSkyB's main video-on-demand competitors

TalkTalk's internet filter system can give children access to hard-core porn

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It comes as ministers plan to ask parents if sexual content should be automatically banned on PCs and phones by ISPsA study by a computer magazine has found that the internet porn filtering system offered by TalkTalk, one of the biggest internet service providers, could potentially give children access to...
TalkTalk's internet filter system can give children access to hard-core porn

Why UK anti-piracy laws won’t spark SOPA-like protests

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London’s Court of Appeal has told BT and TalkTalk — Britain’s two biggest internet providers — that they must abide by the provisions of the Digital Economy Act, the government’s controversial legislation aimed at curbing online piracy. The law, which was snuck through parliament shortly before the 2010 election, introduces...
Why UK anti-piracy laws won’t spark SOPA-like protests
YouView racing to be in homes for Olympics

BT urges long-term freedom from fibre price controls

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Firm tells Lords committee it is difficult to invest in high-speed telecoms network if regulatory regime keeps changingBT has asked for long-term freedom from price controls on the fibre broadband network it is building.Ofcom sets the price at which BT sells access to its copper network to rival internet service...
BT urges long-term freedom from fibre price controls

The Pirate Bay Faces UK ISP Block After High Court Ruling

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After the MPA won its blocking case against the Newzbin2 Usenet indexing site last year, it became clear that the entertainment industries would seek further injunctions against similar sites. Predictions pointing towards The Pirate Bay, the world’s largest BitTorrent site, were spot on. This time Hollywood would step aside and...
The Pirate Bay Faces UK ISP Block After High Court Ruling

UK ISPs Start Blocking KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy

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KickassTorrents is currently listed among the 50 most visited websites in the UK, but this is about to change. Starting today, several British Internet providers started blocking the popular torrent site, as well as Fenopy and H33T. The blockades follow on from the High Court verdict last month which required...
UK ISPs Start Blocking KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy
Opt-in Internet porn filter across 4 major UK ISPs humming along nicely

ISP asks new customers to set access controls

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TalkTalk customers will be unable to activate broadband until they specify which categories of website children can accessParents purchasing a new broadband service will have to say if they want their children to have access to porn, gambling, self-harm and other controversial websites.TalkTalk will provide the service to each new...
ISP asks new customers to set access controls

TalkTalk and Orange attract most telecoms complaints

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Ofcom data shows TalkTalk topped list of complaints about landline and fixed broadband providers, while Orange topped mobile phone grievancesTalkTalk and Orange are among the most unpopular telecoms providers according to their customers, data released by regulator Ofcom reveals.Figures for landline services show Ofcom received the most complaints about TalkTalk,...
TalkTalk and Orange attract most telecoms complaints

TalkTalk tops list of landline complaints

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Ofcom warns home phone, broadband and paid-for TV providers they need to improve performanceComplaints about home phone, broadband and paid for TV services have failed to drop over the past three months, leading the regulator Ofcom to warn providers they must "improve their performance".TalkTalk continues to be the most complained...
TalkTalk tops list of landline complaints

TalkTalk fined over silent calls

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Telecoms operator TalkTalk has been fined £750,000 by the regulator Ofcom for an excessive number of abandoned and silent calls....
TalkTalk fined over silent calls

Pirate Bay ruled to infringe copyright, could be blocked in UK

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The Pirate Bay could be blocked in the UK, after a High Court judge ruled that the torrent site and its users are committing copyright infringement. The case was brought before the court by a coalition of major record labels, including Sony, EMI and Universal. They want the court...
Pirate Bay ruled to infringe copyright, could be blocked in UK

UK's 3-Strikes Plan Continues To Grind Through The System; Still Not In Force, Still Awful

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As Techdirt reported in 2010, the passage of the Digital Economy Act was one of the most disgraceful travesties of the UK parliamentary process in recent times; it was badly drafted, hardly revised and then pushed through with almost no debate in the dying moments of the previous government. Since...
UK's 3-Strikes Plan Continues To Grind Through The System; Still Not In Force, Still Awful
YouView UK TV service launching later this month, set-top boxes priced at £299

Sky inks deal with Sony Pictures to boost its exclusive movie content on Sky Movies and Now TV

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Tightening its vice-like grip on movie content in the UK, Sky has announced a new deal with Sony Pictures Television that will allow its Sky Movies and Now TV customers to enjoy exclusive access to the studio’s blockbuster movies six months after they hit theaters, offering films like Django Unchained, This...
Sky inks deal with Sony Pictures to boost its exclusive movie content on Sky Movies and Now TV

KickassTorrents Proxies Blossom After UK Blockades

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On Thursday a new round of website blocks was put in place by UK Internet providers. The blockades were ordered by the High Court last month and require BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk to block subscriber access to KickassTorrents, Fenopy and H33T. Previously a similar order took...
KickassTorrents Proxies Blossom After UK Blockades

TalkTalk hit with £750,000 'silent call' fine

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Ofcom investigation reveals that during a two-month period TalkTalk exceeded the 'silent calls' limit by a substantial amount and failed to keep adequate records of callsTelecoms giant TalkTalk has been fined £750,000 for making an excessive number of abandoned and silent calls to potential customers.Silent calls are caused by automated...
TalkTalk hit with £750,000 'silent call' fine

YouView estimated to have added up to 230,000 subscribers since launch

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TalkTalk adding up to 10,000 customers a week for joint venture internet TV service, despite poor high street sales of boxesYouView, the BBC-backed internet TV service, is estimated to have up to 230,000 subscribers six months after launch, with TalkTalk revealing that it is seeing demand running at more than...
YouView estimated to have added up to 230,000 subscribers since launch
Three-strikes plan shifts financial burden to rightsholders

Music Biz Hopes To End Piracy By Tempting ISPs With Millions

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Around seven years ago when pressure was first starting to form against the then-fledgling BitTorrent scene, attitudes were pretty much as they are now. “They’ll never stop it, we’ll always find a way,” cried the masses grabbing music, movies and software for free, and few disagreed. Of course, there will...
Music Biz Hopes To End Piracy By Tempting ISPs With Millions

Google's Big Tent event: porn, copyright, Eric Schmidt and all – live

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Google's second Big Tent event is in its second year - and this year has panels on pornography, copyright and more10.14am: Kirsty Hughes of Index On Censorship: danger of affecting freedom of speech (Platell said she was in favour of preserving freedom of speech).Hughes points out that we're talking here...
Google's Big Tent event: porn, copyright, Eric Schmidt and all – live
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