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Sky UK
Sky UK
Sky UK
(formerly British Sky Broadcasting Limited, BSkyB
BSkyB
and Sky) is a telecommunications company which serves the United Kingdom. Sky provides television and broadband Internet services, fixed line and mobile telephone services to consumers and businesses in the United Kingdom. It is the UK's largest pay-TV broadcaster with 11 million customers as of 2015.[1] It was the UK's most popular digital TV service until it was overtaken by Freeview in April 2007.[2] Its corporate headquarters are in Isleworth.[3] Formed in November 1990 by the equal merger of Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, Sky became the UK's largest digital subscription television company
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Triple Play (telecommunications)
In telecommunications, triple play service is a marketing term for the provisioning, over a single broadband connection, of: two bandwidth-intensive services, broadband Internet access and television, and the latency-sensitive telephone.[1] Triple play focuses on a supplier convergence rather than solving technical issues or a common standard. However, standards like G.hn
G.hn
might deliver all these services on a common technology.Contents1 Quadruple play 2 CATV 3 Deployments 4 Regulation 5 Telco 6 Wireless 7 Power integration 8 Business 9 See also 10 References 11 External linksQuadruple play[edit] Main article: Quadruple play A so-called quadruple play (or quad play) service integrates mobility as well, often by supporting dual mode mobile plus hotspot-based phones that shift from GSM
GSM
to Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
when they come in range of a home wired for triple-play service
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Netflix
Netflix
Netflix
(/nɛtflɪks/) is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings
Reed Hastings
and Marc Randolph
Marc Randolph
on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California.[9] It specializes in and provides streaming media, video-on-demand online, and, DVD
DVD
by mail. In 2013, Netflix
Netflix
expanded into film and television production as well as online distribution
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Rupert Murdoch
Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC KCSG (/ˈmɜːrdɒk/;[3] born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-born American media mogul.[4] Murdoch's father, Sir Keith Murdoch, was a reporter and editor who became a senior executive of The Herald and Weekly Times
The Herald and Weekly Times
publishing company, covering all Australian states except New South Wales.[5] After his father's death in 1952, Murdoch declined to join his late father's registered public company and created his own private company, News Limited. In the 1950s and 1960s, Murdoch acquired a number of newspapers in Australia
Australia
and New Zealand before expanding into the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in 1969, taking over the News of the World, followed closely by The Sun. In 1974, Murdoch moved to New York City, to expand into the U.S. market; however, he retained interests in Australia
Australia
and Britain
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Free-to-air
Free-to-air (FTA) are television (TV) and radio services broadcast in clear (unencrypted) form, allowing any person with the appropriate receiving equipment to receive the signal and view or listen to the content without requiring a subscription, other ongoing cost or one-off fee (e.g. Pay-per-view). In the traditional sense, this is carried on terrestrial radio signals and received with an antenna. FTA also refers to channels and broadcasters providing content for which no subscription is expected, even though they may be delivered to the viewer/listener by another carrier for which a subscription is required, e.g. cable, satellite or the Internet
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party,[11] is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. It is currently the governing party, having been so since the 2010 general election, where a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats was formed. In 2015, the Conservatives led by David Cameron won a surprise majority and formed the first Conservative majority government since 1992.[12] However, the 2017 snap election on Thursday 8 June resulted in a hung parliament, and the party lost its parliamentary majority.[13] It is reliant on the support of a Northern Irish political party, the Democratic Unionist Party
Democratic Unionist Party
(DUP), in order to command a majority in the House of Commons through a confidence-and-supply deal. The party leader, Theresa May,[14] has served as both Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister since 13 July 2016
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Alec Shelbrooke
Alec Edward Shelbrooke[2] (born 10 January 1976) is a British Conservative politician who has been Member of Parliament for Elmet and Rothwell since 2010. Shelbrooke won with 42.6 per cent of votes cast in the new constituency of Elmet and Rothwell
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP),[1] formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income people living in the United States. It is a federal aid program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under the Food and Nutrition Service
Food and Nutrition Service
(FNS), though benefits are distributed by each U.S
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Digital Terrestrial Television
Digital terrestrial television
Digital terrestrial television
(DTTV or DTT) is a technology for broadcast television in which land-based (terrestrial) television stations broadcast television content by radio waves to televisions in consumers' residences in a digital format. DTTV is a major technological advance over the previous analog television, and is replacing analog to become the new television broadcasting standard. A changeover to DTTV began in 2006 and is now complete in many countries
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Setanta Sports
Setanta Sports
Setanta Sports
was a sports television company based in Dublin, Ireland. The company was formed in 1990 to facilitate the broadcasting of Irish sporting events to international audiences
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Dot Com Crash
The dot-com bubble (also known as the dot-com boom, the dot-com crash, the Y2K crash, the Y2K bubble, the tech bubble, the Internet
Internet
bubble, the dot-com collapse, and the information technology bubble) was a historic economic bubble and period of excessive speculation that occurred roughly from 1997 to 2001, a period of extreme growth in the usage and adaptation of the Internet. The Nasdaq Composite
Nasdaq Composite
stock market index, which included many Internet-based companies, peaked in value on March 10, 2000 before crashing. When the bubble burst, some companies, such as Pets.com
Pets.com
and Webvan, failed completely and shut down
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Arqiva
Arqiva
Arqiva
/ɑːrˈkiːvə/ is a British telecommunications company which provides infrastructure and broadcast transmission facilities in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the Republic of Ireland, along with commercial WiFi[1] and smart meter facilities for Scotland and the north of England.[2] The company headquarters is located at Crawley Court in the village of Crawley, Hampshire, just outside of Winchester. Its main customers are broadcasters and mobile phone network operators, and its main asset is a network of over 1,000 radio and television transmission sites
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On Demand (Sky)
In economics, demand is the quantity of a commodity or a service that people are willing or able to buy at a certain price, per unit of time.[1] The relationship between price and quantity demanded is also known as demand curve. Preferences and choices, which underlie demand, can be represented as functions of cost, benefit, odds and other variables. Determinants of (Factors affecting) demand Innumerable factors and circumstances could affect a buyer's willingness or ability to buy a good. Some of the common factors are:Good's own price: The basic demand relationship is between potential prices of a good and the quantities that would be purchased at those prices. Generally the relationship is negative meaning that an increase in price will induce a decrease in the quantity demanded. This negative relationship is embodied in the downward slope of the consumer demand curve. The assumption of a negative relationship is reasonable and intuitive
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ADSL
Asymmetric digital subscriber line
Asymmetric digital subscriber line
(ADSL) is a type of digital subscriber line (DSL) technology, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional voiceband modem can provide. ADSL differs from the less common symmetric digital subscriber line (SDSL). In ADSL, Bandwidth and bit rate are said to be asymmetric, meaning greater toward the customer premises (downstream) than the reverse (upstream)
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Broadband
In telecommunications, broadband is wide bandwidth data transmission which transports multiple signals and traffic types. The medium can be coaxial cable, optical fiber, radio or twisted pair. In the context of Internet access, broadband is used to mean any high-speed Internet access
Internet access
that is always on and faster than dial-up access over traditional analog or ISDN
ISDN
PSTN services.Contents1 Overview 2 Broadband
Broadband
technologies2.1 Telecommunications 2.2 Computer networks 2.3 TV and video 2.4 Alternative technologies3 Internet broadband3.1 Global bandwidth concentration4 See also 5 ReferencesOverview[edit] Different criteria for "broad" have been applied in different contexts and at different times
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