News 2013

broadbandchoices news from 2013

  • Sky Store now lets ANYONE rent films from 99p with no subscription

    You'll no longer need to be a Sky customer to enjoy recent blockbusters subscription-free with Sky’s movie streaming service Sky Store. Great stuff - but is it the Netflix… More »

  • New Sky Hub router allows you to install Sky Fibre yourself

    Don’t like the idea of having to wait around for hours for an engineer to switch you to fibre broadband? Sky’s new router makes it only the second major… More »

  • Sky Go boosts catch-up TV variety with 14 new entertainment channels

    You can now watch more Sky TV on your PC, mobile or tablet than ever, as the likes of Comedy Central, Discovery and Dave arrive on Sky Go. So… More »

  • BT boosts TV bundles with HD, kids and on-demand TV bolt-ons

    You can now tailor your BT TV package to your needs with the launch of HD Extra, Kids Extra and three on-demand options - with the former essentially a… More »

  • On-demand arthouse cinema gives BT TV customers best of both worlds

    Films from Curzon Home Cinema are now available on BT TV, which means if you’re a movie buff you can now watch independent and world cinema as well as… More »

  • TalkTalk launches £2.50 broadband deal

    SimplyBroadband is a budget option for anyone who just wants broadband without calls. It's super cheap and super unlimited - but if you want it superfast it'll cost you… More »

  • Freesat launches budget connected TV box

    The latest Freesat HD box connects to your broadband for catch-up TV services such as BBC iPlayer and 4oD. But although it's pretty cheap at £99, you won't be… More »

  • Netflix comes to Virgin Media TiVo

    Virgin Media's teamed up with its online rival, making it much cheaper to watch films on TV. You'll no longer need to pay Sky Movies prices, but won't get… More »

  • Virgin Media TV customers get free BT Sport

    Customers on Virgin's XL TV package now get BT Sport at no extra cost, making Virgin Media the only place to get the sports channels free of charge when… More »

  • Channel 4 adds 4oD download service for smartphone and tablet viewers

    It's now possible to download TV shows from 4oD to watch on the move with an iPhone, iPad or Android device when an internet connection is not available for… More »

  • New BT Sport shows to feature Neil Warnock, James Richardson and more

    As well as adding a host of new programmes, the man they call Colin and AC Jimbo, BT Sport has recruited Gary McAllister and revealed its live coverage will… More »

  • Government web censor means you'll have to ask permission to view porn

    David Cameron plans to put a blanket ban on all websites offering adult content, and as a result grown-ups who still want access will need to request it from… More »

  • Virgin Media plugs away at 3D TV despite BBC claims nobody's watching

    An extra 50 hours of 3D TV is being added to Virgin Media's On Demand library, yet only a fortnight ago the BBC decided to scrap its 3D output… More »

  • Three's 'ultrafast' 3G could offer better value for money than 4G

    High-speed mobile internet from Three - based on the UK's fastest 3G technology - is not quite as fast as 4G from EE, but offers unlimited data for a… More »

  • Broadband speed gaps exposed in north

    Manchester city centre's average broadband speed is a superfast 60Mb, while less than 15 miles away in the town of Bolton it's about 90% lower at just 6.5Mb. More »

  • Sainsbury's launches mobile network

    Supermarket follows in the footsteps of Asda and Tesco to launch its own mobile phone service designed to offer Sainsbury's customers better value for money. More »

  • Tesco broadband now costs just £2 a month

    The supermarket is now offering the cheapest standalone broadband package available in the UK - it costs less per month than four luxury loo rolls - and Tesco Mobile… More »

  • Illegal downloaders 'try before they buy'

    Study finds people who illegally download the most movies, TV shows and music also spend the most money on legitimate downloads. More »

  • Nick Clegg: 'No snooping bill on my watch'

    Deputy prime minister says internet 'snooping' plans will not go ahead while Liberal Democrats are in power. More »

  • Free Wi-Fi cures Britain's loneliness

    With a smartphone or tablet connected to free Wi-Fi we're much happier being alone in public, a survey has found. More »

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