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Deal raises fears of 'creeping privatisation' of the police

Virgin calls for inquiry into internet-TV project

Virgin Media has called on Ofcom to investigate Project Canvas, a joint venture that is preparing to bring internet television into living rooms next spring, saying it will "significantly and irreparably harm competition".

Virgin Media has record quarter

Virgin Media posted the strongest revenue growth in a quarter since it was formed, and launched a share buyback.

Coalition dumps Labour pledge of broadband for all of Britain by 2012

The previous Labour government's ambition to bring broadband to every household in Britain by 2012 was dashed yesterday when the coalition pushed back the date by three years, blaming a lack of funds.

V Festival announces Virgin Media Union acts

V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, adds to its world class line-up this year with a host of acts set to play the Virgin Media Union arena over the 21st and 22nd August

Canvas set for spring launch after BBC Trust approval

Project Canvas, the venture designed to bring internet TV to the living room, is likely to launch next spring after it was approved by the BBC Trust.

Katie Price signs Living TV deal

Katie Price is to quit ITV after signing a new exclusive deal with the Living TV channels, it was announced today.

£6 a year phone tax shelved

The Chancellor hammered the final nail into the coffin of Labour's controversial "telephone tax" and will look to incentivise private companies and use licence fee money to expand Britain's superfast broadband network.

Penalties for landline contract leavers slashed

Penalties for phone users who leave their landline contract early are to be slashed, Ofcom announced today.

Virgin sells TV channels to Sky as bitter rivals close in on peace deal

British Sky Broadcasting has agreed to pay its arch-rival Virgin Media £160m for a clutch of television channels in a deal that will be seen as further evidence of a rapprochement in the bitter row between the two companies over access to content.

Sky buys TV channels from Virgin in £160m deal

Satellite broadcaster BSkyB today acquired television channels Living and Bravo as part of a £160 million deal with rival Virgin Media.

BBC 1 will go HD by end of year

Programmes such as EastEnders, The Apprentice and The One Show are to be broadcast in high definition by the end of the year as the whole of BBC 1 goes HD, it was announced yesterday.

TalkTalk signs up 42,000 new customers in its first quarter

TalkTalk, the broadband provider, published its first update as an independent company yesterday, saying that it had added 42,000 new customers in the first quarter of the year.

BT takes a gamble and pushes ahead with package cuts

BT will stick to its pledge to slash the fees it charges customers to watch Sky Sports in a multimillion-pound gamble that BSkyB will lose its appeal.

Virgin boosts customers and eyes HD sports

Virgin Media attracted customers at its fastest pace ever in the first three months of the year, and is banking on cheaper Sky Sports and high-definition services to further take the fight to rival BSkyB.

Neil Berkett: The man who led Virgin Media into the light

In just five years he transformed the cable company into one of Britain's biggest digital players. Nick Clark reports
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