EETV Replay backlash, Grade backs TV Licence fee, TalkTalk TV complaints rise: DTG daily news, September 22nd 2015

Commercial channels concerned by EE TV's Replay

EE TV's Replay feature—which continually records 24 hours of your favourite channels—is said to be delaying negotiations over catch-up players on the service.

ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are reported to be concerned that Replay lets viewers fast-forward through adverts on hundreds of hours of TV shows instead of watching the ads inserted into their catch-up services.

Michael Grade backs TV Licence fee for BBC

Former BBC and ITV chairman Michael Grade has warned that replacing the TV Licence fee with advertising would be 'the end of the BBC'.

Lord Grade told Radio 4's Today programme that the BBC should have monopoly of a single revenue stream, and shouldn't compete for revenue from advertising or other commercial sources.

TalkTalk slips in Ofcom pay-TV complaints league

YouView-based platform TalkTalk has become the UK's most-complained-about pay-TV provider after its complaints volume increased to from 12 to 14 per 100,000 customers over the first half of 2015.

Ofcom's latest figures show that BT (also based on YouView) has improved its complaints rate to 11 per 100,000, Virgin slipped slightly to 5 per 100,000, and Sky caused just 1 complaint for every 100,000 customers between April and June.

DTG Staff  |  22.09.2015

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