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.
Could this be the start of the next step-change in broadband
7th October 08
The BBC iPlayer will reportedly start carrying HD content "this side of Christmas".
Virgin Media's much anticipated 50 Mbps cable broadband package
is rumoured to be launching in two weeks' time.
The BBC has released an iPlayer widget for Nokia
N-Series mobiles other than the N96.
17th September 08
The Nokia N96 will be the second mobile phone to receive iPlayer
support from 1st October.
The Broadband Stakeholder Group has published how much it would
cost to roll out superfast broadband using three different
BT Vision is adding an HD rental service. Be prepared for a long
wait before you press play though.
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.
Bandwidth for the BBC iPlayer TV streams could hit 2 million terabytes (2 exabytes) per year by 2013.
3rd September 08
Viewers are now given the option of viewing at 'normal' or
Virgin Media ups the ante on superfast broadband speeds.
BT has announced plans to roll-out superfast broadband at
speeds of 40 - 100 Mbps to 40% of the country by 2012.
Content distribution network (CDN) provider, Velocix, has
released a webcast video on online video.
UK broadband is starting to seriously lag behind.
Some YouTube videos of the iPlayer in action on