broadbandchoices.co.uk gives you the skinny on the latest broadband, mobile and digital TV news, including BT Sport planning to show live football on Friday nights and the Vauxhall car you can connect to Siri on your iPhone.
BT Sport to screen football on Friday nights
BT Sport, the group of sports TV channels launched by broadband and home phone provider BT last month, will show Scottish Premier League matches and Scottish Second Division fixtures involving Rangers on Friday nights from August when the new football season begins in order to maximise viewing figures. No top-flight football matches played in the UK were screened live on Friday nights last season.
Full story: Daily Record
iCar goes on sale
The Vauxhall Adam city car can now be integrated with Apple's voice-activated personal assistant Siri, which first appeared on the iPhone 4S, using IntelliLink, a system which enables users to control online services through voice commands, making every Siri function available to the driver. Vauxhall has also launched the Adam Siri edition, which is styled using Apple's well-known aesthetics.
Full story: Pocket-lint
BBC and Sky join FA Cup rights battle
The BBC and Sky have joined BT and ITV in the battle for the rights to televise FA Cup football from 2014. The four companies are bidding for the rights to broadcast three seasons of FA Cup games, the Community Shield, the FA Youth Cup, the FA Trophy and England international friendlies. The rights could cost more than the £90million ITV paid for similar rights last year.
HS2 cash could be 'future-proof' British broadband
The government would be better off putting some of the £33billion it's spending on the HS2 high-speed rail project on broadband, according to a think tank. The New Economics Foundation (NEF) has suggested that just £4.5billion would pay for the roll-out of superfast fibre optic broadband across the UK, which would boost business and "future-proof" British infrastructure.
Full story: BBC News
Broadband providers put £1m towards child protection
The four biggest broadband providers in the UK - BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - have committed £1million to restricting access to both images of child abuse and porn online. It has been reported that providers will be forced to automatically restrict access to adult content by the end of the year, with customers wanting access having to opt out of the filters put in place to restrict it.
Full story: broadbandchoices.co.uk
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