News 2013

broadbandchoices news from 2013

  • BBC adds 5 extra HD TV channels

    It’s still a couple of weeks ‘til Christmas, but your true love - telly - has already sent to you five extra channels, all in glorious high-definition. And the… More »

  • BT Sport to show battles between Premier League big boys in February

    Liverpool vs Arsenal, Arsenal vs Manchester United and Chelsea vs Everton will all be on BT Sport in the new year. Want to know how to book your place… More »

  • 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 »

  • Watch live NBA basketball on BT Sport from this weekend

    The ball’s in BT Sport’s court! Basketball superstars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and more heading to UK TV screens, as BT alley-oops the rights to NBA games.… More »

  • Mobile broadband boost’ll mean you can keep internetting on your phone

    Are you using the internet more and more on your phone? You’re far from the only one, which is why the UK communications regulator has planned how demand for… More »

  • Half of Brits baffled by broadband jargon

    At broadbandchoices.co.uk we’re proud to do things differently - we speak only plain English everyone can understand - but providers love using technical speak, which can leave you feeling… 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 Sport to show two FA Cup second round matches live next month

    Teams from League One, League Two and the Conference Premier could face each other on BT Sport next month - just days after BT announced it’ll show live Champions… More »

  • Virgin Media boosts top speeds to 152Mb, but also bumps up bills

    Virgin Media customers will see their bills go up in 2014, the provider has announced. However, it’s not all bad news, particularly for those with a need for speed… More »

  • BT gets exclusive rights to UEFA Champions League and Europa League

    European football has a new home - BT Sport. Here’s everything we know, including what you’ll need to watch the giants of European football clash from the 2015/2016 season. More »

  • Sky boxes designed by Sophie Dahl, Minnie Mouse and more go on sale

    Sky has launched a collection of limited edition set-top boxes created by fashion designers and style icons to promote the Sky+HD 2TB box with built-in Wi-Fi. Want to know… More »

  • Broadband speed progress may be undone by ‘red herring’ BSG research

    Yorkshire provider KC pokes its head above the parapet to criticise a report suggesting 19Mb broadband speeds will be all people need to see them through their next 10… More »

  • Sky Sports Barclays Premier League live line-up for January unveiled

    BT Sport may be a bargain when it comes to watching football on TV, but Sky Sports is proving it still rules the roost by showing almost twice as… More »

  • Britain’s need for broadband speed may actually be less than you think

    To meet a typical family’s download demands, 10 years from now the average speed will need to be 19Mb - pretty much unimaginable in rural areas, but already the… More »

  • BT Sport reveals Premier League matches it will show live in January

    If you’ve got BT Sport you can look forward to watching Liverpool vs Everton, Spurs vs Manchester City and more in the New Year. And if you haven’t got… More »

  • O2 launches pay-as-you-go 4G that gives you more mobile data over time

    Want a 4G plan with a half-decent data allowance, but don’t want to commit to a long contract? Then the O2 4G Pay & Go Go Go tariff, which… More »

  • Free BT Sport means 90% of UK households now choose BT broadband

    A staggering 93% of people who get broadband currently pick BT over other providers, many of them attracted by the free BT Sport - but they could be missing… More »

  • TalkTalk hangs up on nuisance cold callers

    If you’re sick and tired of being bombarded with sales calls day and night, there’s a new way to do something about it with TalkTalk – they’ll block the… More »

  • TalkTalk launch UK's cheapest TV bundle

    If you watch TV with Freeview, TalkTalk is looking to tempt you with a bundle that gives you YouView, broadband and calls for just over £20 a month all… More »