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  BBC1 & BBC2 now live online

29th November 08

The BBC has launched live streams for BBC1 and BBC2, so all of the BBC's TV channels are now broadcasting live online.

 
  Number of fast broadband subscribers doubled in Q3 2008

29th November 08

Could this be the start of the next step-change in broadband connection speeds?

 
  BBC iPlayer to offer HD by Christmas

7th October 08

The BBC iPlayer will reportedly start carrying HD content "this side of Christmas".

 
  Virgin's 50 Mbps broadband package might launch in 2 weeks

7th October 08

Virgin Media's much anticipated 50 Mbps cable broadband package is rumoured to be launching in two weeks' time.

 
  BBC iPlayer widget now available for Nokia N-Series mobiles

7th October 08

The BBC has released an iPlayer widget for Nokia N-Series mobiles other than the N96.

 
  BBC iPlayer coming to Nokia N96

17th September 08

The Nokia N96 will be the second mobile phone to receive iPlayer support from 1st October.

 
  Superfast broadband will cost between £5bn and £29bn

17th September 08

The Broadband Stakeholder Group has published how much it would cost to roll out superfast broadband using three different technologies.

 
  BT Vision adds HD rental service

17th September 08

BT Vision is adding an HD rental service. Be prepared for a long wait before you press play though.

 
  BBC iPlayer TV streams bandwidth hit 1.76 billion MB per month in May

4th September 08

Bandwidth for the BBC iPlayer TV streams hit 1,758 TB/month in May, and the bandwidth is about to shoot upwards again.

 
  iPlayer TV streams bandwidth could be 120-times higher in 5 years

4th September 08

Bandwidth for the BBC iPlayer TV streams could hit 2 million terabytes (2 exabytes) per year by 2013.

 
  BBC iPlayer TV streams now available at higher quality

3rd September 08

Viewers are now given the option of viewing at 'normal' or 'higher' quality.

 
  Virgin Media aiming for 200 Mbps broadband by 2012

3rd September 08

Virgin Media ups the ante on superfast broadband speeds.

 
  BT to roll-out superfast broadband to 40% of UK by 2012

3rd September 08

BT has announced plans to roll-out superfast broadband at speeds of 40 - 100 Mbps to 40% of the country by 2012.

 
  Velocix web seminar on online video

3rd September 08

Content distribution network (CDN) provider, Velocix, has released a webcast video on online video.

 
  Asia leads FTTH roll-out

3rd September 08

UK broadband is starting to seriously lag behind.

 
  BBC iPlayer in action on different platforms

3rd September 08

Some YouTube videos of the iPlayer in action on different platforms.

 

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