June 2014 news

There are 11 articles written in June 2014

Forces TV now available on Freesat

posted on 27 June 2014

Forces TV, the only UK station dedicated to the armed forces, is now available to all Freesat viewers. The channel covers a huge range of reports, features, live events and human interest stories from the world of defence. The channel is currently broadcast from the Service Sounds and Vision Corporation's studios at Chalfont in Bucking... [read more]

Freesat adds 18,000 homes in three months

posted on 27 June 2014

Freesat, the satellite TV service with no monthly contract, is now available in 1.84 million households, with 3.8 million viewers tuning in to watch their favourite shows every week.  The service celebrated its sixth anniversary by announcing a strong start to 2014. 18,000 more homes switched to the free service in just three mon... [read more]

Ofcom sets new targets for Openreach

posted on 26 June 2014

Ofcom, the UK's communication regulator, is laying down a new set of rules for faster broadband and telephone repairs, due to come into effect on the 1st of July. Under the new regulations, Openreach, the company that installs and maintains BT's network on behalf of all providers, will need to repair 70% of phone and broadband faults w... [read more]

BT announces extra online storage for broadband customers

posted on 25 June 2014

One of the benefits of BT's broadband service is the free cloud space, allowing users to store files online and access them wherever an internet connection is available. Standard BT broadband customers are given 5GB of online storage in BT Cloud, while superfast BT infinity packages include 50GB of space. However, if the free allowanc... [read more]

UK singles chart to include songs streamed on Spotify

posted on 23 June 2014

Between 2013 and 2014, Music streaming doubled in popularity in the UK, rising from 100 million to 200 million streams a week. With the average now at around 260 million, the Official Charts Company has begun to take notice. On 6th July, the first chart to include streams will air on BBC Radio 1, with 100 streams of a song counting as ... [read more]

Slow broadband affects some cities as much as rural areas

posted on 17 June 2014

Ofcom, the UK's communication regulator, has released the results of a new study, which aimed to understand whether cities were having similar problems to rural areas when it came to broadband availability and speed. The researchers found that superfast broadband coverage varies wildly from city to city, with Derry/Londonderry in North... [read more]

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