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Virgin Media's Q4 2011 report: Brits love TiVo, Fast Broadband, Vampire Diaries

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Virgin Media's school report for both last year and last quarter has been pretty positive for the Branson-Branded service. It pulled down £4 billion ($6.3 billion) in revenue for the year and made its first ever profit with a tidy £76 million ($120 million). In the last quarter alone,...
Virgin Media's Q4 2011 report: Brits love TiVo, Fast Broadband, Vampire Diaries

BBC Sport connected TV app launches on UK TiVos, brings BBC News along

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As a part of the BBC's run up to this year's Olympics, it is bringing new approaches to broadcast technology in a number of ways including 3D, online streaming, multiple HD channels and now, connected TV apps. Today it's launching a BBC Sports app for connected TVs that bring...
BBC Sport connected TV app launches on UK TiVos, brings BBC News along

HTC Desire C unveiled featuring 3.5-inch display, Beats audio, 5-megapixel camera and NFC support

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Having already made the rounds under the guise of HTC Golf and Wildfire C, HTC has today confirmed the launch of the Desire C, a budget Android smartphone that features Beats audio, Ice Cream Sandwich and NFC support. The 3.5-inch smartphone is powered by a 600MHz Snapdragon S1 processor and...
HTC Desire C unveiled featuring 3.5-inch display, Beats audio, 5-megapixel camera and NFC support

Anonymous downs Virgin Media website in response to The Pirate Bay blockage, as proxy wars continue

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It’s hardly surprising that the site has fallen over at the hands of an organisation that is not keen on site blocking, aligns itself broadly with The Pirate Bay (TPB) and says “Expect Us”. The action has come about as Virgin Media complies with the latest court ruling that followed...
Anonymous downs Virgin Media website in response to The Pirate Bay blockage, as proxy wars continue

Virgin Media posts first-ever profit

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UK cable company beats forecasts to report net income of £75.9m for 2011Virgin Media has brought to an end nearly three decades of losses for the British cable TV industry by reporting its first ever annual profit in 2011.The UK's only remaining cable company, created in 2006 after repeated rounds...
Virgin Media posts first-ever profit

Spotify opens its music to the wider Web with new embeddable Play Button

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Spotify has gone from strength to strength since it launched in 2008, and last year its deep Facebook integration and US launch helped take the music-streaming service to the next level. From today, however, Spotify takes a pretty big step towards really establishing itself in the mainstream, as it rolls...
Spotify opens its music to the wider Web with new embeddable Play Button

Ofcom outlines new anti-piracy rules

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Draft code details new 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders, to come into effect from March 2014Illegal downloaders will start receiving warning letters from internet service providers from 1 March 2014, under a draft code for the government's anti-digital piracy regime drawn up by media regulator Ofcom.Under the draft code,...
Ofcom outlines new anti-piracy rules

The BBC launches on-demand Sports and News apps for Virgin Media’s TiVo set-top box

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On the same day we reported that BBC Worldwide is launching its first sporting content on Global iPlayer, its non-commercial UK-specific counterpart, the BBC, has launched its next-generation sports app for connected TVs. Back in December, we reported that the BBC’s Red Button was coming to Virgin Media TiVo in...
The BBC launches on-demand Sports and News apps for Virgin Media’s TiVo set-top box

First London, now Paris: Metro gets free WiFi

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London and Paris have had a competitive relationship for a little while now. So perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that just a few weeks after London announced the rollout of free wireless access on the Tube, the French have made a similar move. News coming from Paris tells of...
First London, now Paris: Metro gets free WiFi

Virgin Media wins London Underground WiFi contract, provides conduit for tube station tweets

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Remember the ten dozen WiFi hotspots London's underground said it was prepping ahead of the 2012 Olympic games? Virgin Media says they'll be free -- at least to start. By the time July rolls around, 80 stations will be rocking that sweet, sweet internet, and an additional 40 tube...
Virgin Media wins London Underground WiFi contract, provides conduit for tube station tweets

Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy

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Although Pirate Bay downtime happens a handful of times each month, it rarely persists for more than a few hours. When it goes beyond that the steady flow of reader emails to TorrentFreak quickly transforms itself into a torrent. At the time of writing The Pirate Bay has been inaccessible...
Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy
Virgin becomes first UK service provider to block The Pirate Bay

BT super-charges fiber-optic broadband today, for the lucky few who can get it

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Excuse our sour grapes, but the fortunate proportion of Britons with access to BT's fibre fiber-optic broadband will find everything much faster from today at no extra cost. Infinity 1 customers now have an upstream of (as always) "up to" 9.5Mbps, up from 1.9Mbps yesterday, but downstream remains fixed...
BT super-charges fiber-optic broadband today, for the lucky few who can get it

Revenge of the pirates: Anonymous downs Pirate Bay censor

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God forbid anyone incur the combined wrath of both The Pirate Bay and Anonymous. The hacking collective is claiming responsibility for levelling a successful distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on the websites of Virgin Media. Virgin became the first UK ISP to block its subscribers’ access to The Pirate...
Revenge of the pirates: Anonymous downs Pirate Bay censor

Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

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The Pirate Bay has suffered censorship in many countries across Europe but the recent steps against the torrent site in the UK have generated a much bigger response than similar actions previously taken against the site elsewhere. It’s not absolutely clear why this is the case but it’s certainly possible...
Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

56 London Overground train stations to get free wifi

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According to a report in The Telegraph, London’s Overground train passengers will be able to access 60 minutes of free wifi per day with the introduction of hotspots. The good news is that it will be free to begin with but it eventually become a pay as you go service....
56 London Overground train stations to get free wifi

Home, sweet home: 60% of UK employees could be working remotely within a decade

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A new study suggests that more than half (60%) of office-based employees will be ‘regularly’ working from home within the next decade, thanks to technological advances in the workplace. The Virgin Media Business report also notes that face-to-face meetings with customers will change, with 72% of the subjects believing that...
Home, sweet home: 60% of UK employees could be working remotely within a decade

Testing of Virgin Media’s WiFi service begins on London’s Underground

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As we reported in March, Virgin media has sealed a deal to provide WiFi on the London Underground stations. That’s not a complete system for a whole journey yet, but it’s a good start for people who are addicted to their connection. Testing has started on the underground and excitingly...
Testing of Virgin Media’s WiFi service begins on London’s Underground

The BBC’s plans for “the first digital Olympics”? 24 simultaneous live streams across 4 screens.

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The BBC has given the biggest indication yet of what its digital offering will look like for the London Olympics, and The Next Web was on hand yesterday to get a glimpse of the action. Back in January last year, the BBC announced it was reshaping BBC Online. The underlying...
The BBC’s plans for “the first digital Olympics”? 24 simultaneous live streams across 4 screens.

Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay

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Following in the footsteps of Virgin Media, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, BE and O2, today TalkTalk blocked access to The Pirate Bay. The providers were responding to a High Court injunction which orders the country’s major ISPs to block subscriber access to the infamous torrent site. Users trying to access...
Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay

Virgin Media site goes titsup in Pirate Bay payback attack

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Anonymous claims takedown victory Virgin Media's main website dropped off the interwebs on Tuesday with hackivist collective Anonymous claiming responsibility for the DDoS attacks in response to the company's recent cut-off of The Pirate Bay.…...
Virgin Media site goes titsup in Pirate Bay payback attack

Virgin Media activates more tube WiFi hotspots, minds the gaps in its coverage

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Virgin Media has flicked the switch and coated Kings Cross and Warren Street tube stations in gloriously free WiFi. The pair will be joined tomorrow by Oxford Circus and Green Park, while Victoria and Euston will do the same on the 9th. In order to use the service which...
Virgin Media activates more tube WiFi hotspots, minds the gaps in its coverage

Spotify launches Play Button for websites to stream music

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Tumblr support for bloggers alongside big media websites, but no brands allowedSpotify has unveiled its latest attempt to beef up its streaming music service's web presence beyond its desktop application. It's called the Spotify Play Button, and provides website owners with a way to stream songs, albums and playlists from...
Spotify launches Play Button for websites to stream music

Virgin Media suffers hack attack

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Virgin Media takes its website offline after an attack by hacktivists angered by The Pirate Bay access ban....
Virgin Media suffers hack attack

Millions face digital TV blackout due to new mobile services

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Broadcasters say proposed £180m switchover help scheme is insufficient, urging government to use proceeds from 4G auctionMillions of homes face a digital TV blackout because of interference from new mobile services, with fears that a government help scheme to combat the problem will prove inadequate.Around 2.3 million households – all...
Millions face digital TV blackout due to new mobile services
Virgin Media's London Underground Wi-Fi service is now operational

UK broadcaster Channel 4 to launch a new catch-up channel based on what’s being discussed online

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Speaking at the Financial Times’ Digital Media Conference today, David Abraham, CEO of UK broadcaster Channel 4, announced a brand new channel called 4Seven, which will be launching this year. As Tim Bradshaw from the Financial Times reports, it seems that its schedule will be determined entirely by the Internet...
UK broadcaster Channel 4 to launch a new catch-up channel based on what’s being discussed online

Social TV app Zeebox finally comes to Android, launches in beta on Google Play

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Social TV app Zeebox has finally arrived on Android, hitting Google Play in beta form to allow Android smartphone and tablet owners to share what they are watching with friends, see tweets related to their favourite shows and control their TV and Virgin Media TiVo box from within the app....
Social TV app Zeebox finally comes to Android, launches in beta on Google Play

Wi-fi Tube contract won by Virgin

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Virgin Media wins the contract to bring wi-fi services to the platforms of the London Underground network from July....
Wi-fi Tube contract won by Virgin

TiVo Demand Boosts Virgin Media

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Virgin Media posted solid fourth-quarter results, including a 30% jump in net profit, driven by a strong consumer appetite for its new pay-television service and for superfast broadband....
TiVo Demand Boosts Virgin Media
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