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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is the self-regulatory organisation of the advertising industry in the United Kingdom.
Alias is an American action television series created by J. J. Abrams, that was broadcast on ABC for five seasons, from September 30, 2001, to May 22, 2006.
Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands.
An annual report is a comprehensive report on a company's activities throughout the preceding year.
Astra 28.2°E is the name for the group of Astra communications satellites co-located at the 28.2° East position in the Clarke Belt that are owned and operated by SES based in Betzdorf, Luxembourg.
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.
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly Detica) is an international business and technology consulting firm owned by BAE Systems.
Bandwidth throttling is the intentional slowing or speeding of an Internet service by an Internet service provider (ISP).
Barclay Knapp is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Financial Economics at The Johns Hopkins University, and has formed Charles Street Partners, to pursue financing and management opportunities in the telecommunications industry.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC Worldwide Ltd. was the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, formed out of a restructuring of its predecessor BBC Enterprises in 1995.
Berkshire (abbreviated Berks, in the 17th century sometimes spelled Barkeshire as it is pronounced) is a county in south east England, west of London and is one of the home counties.
Bid Plus (formerly Speed Auction) was a British television shopping channel owned by Bid Shopping.
Big Brother is the British version of the international reality television franchise Big Brother created by producer John de Mol in 1997.
Big Brother 2007, also known as Big Brother 8, was the eighth series of the British reality television series Big Brother.
Big Brother 2008, also known as Big Brother 9, was the ninth series of the British reality television series Big Brother.
Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack was a special series of Celebrity Big Brother, a spin-off series of the British reality television programme Big Brother.
Bravo was a British television channel owned by Living TV Group, a subsidiary of BSkyB.
The BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited, commonly known as the British Phonographic Industry or BPI, is the British recorded music industry's trade association.
BT Broadband is a broadband service offered by BT Consumer; a division of BT Group in the United Kingdom.
BT Group plc (trading as BT and formerly British Telecom) is a British multinational telecommunications holding company with head offices in London, United Kingdom.
Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to paying subscribers via radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted through coaxial cables, or in more recent systems, light pulses through fiber-optic cables.
A cable television headend is a master facility for receiving television signals for processing and distribution over a cable television system.
The Central Belt of Scotland is the area of highest population density within Scotland.
The chairman (also chairperson, chairwoman or chair) is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly.
Challenge is a British digital television channel owned by Sky plc.
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.
Channel One was a television channel owned and operated by Virgin Media Television and then Sky plc.
Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.
Cloud computing is an information technology (IT) paradigm that enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet.
The Competition Act 1998 is the current major source of competition law in the United Kingdom, along with the Enterprise Act 2002.
The Competition Authority (TCA) was responsible for enforcing Irish and European competition law in the Republic of Ireland and promoting competition in the economy.
The Competition Commission was a non-departmental public body responsible for investigating mergers, markets and other enquiries related to regulated industries under competition law in the United Kingdom.
The New National Consumer Council, operating as Consumer Futures, was a non-departmental public body and statutory consumer organisation in England, Wales, Scotland, and, for postal services, Northern Ireland.
Content-control software, commonly referred to as an internet filter, is software that restricts or controls the content an Internet user is capable to access, especially when utilised to restrict material delivered over the Internet via the Web, e-mail, or other means.
Credit Suisse Group AG is a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company founded and based in Switzerland.
Crumlin (Crymlyn) is a town, community and an electoral ward in Caerphilly county borough in South Wales, situated in the Ebbw River valley, five miles west of Pontypool, within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire.
Dave is a British television channel owned by UKTV, which is available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
David Tennant (born David John McDonald; 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor and voice actor.
Deep packet inspection is a type of data processing that inspects in detail the data being sent over a computer network, and usually takes action by blocking, re-routing, or logging it accordingly.
Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.
Deregulation is the process of removing or reducing state regulations, typically in the economic sphere.
Dial-up Internet access is a form of Internet access that uses the facilities of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to establish a connection to an Internet service provider (ISP) by dialing a telephone number on a conventional telephone line.
Digital Spy is a British-based entertainment, TV and movies website and brand, and is the largest digital property at Hearst UK.
Digital television (DTV) is the transmission of television signals, including the sound channel, using digital encoding, in contrast to the earlier television technology, analog television, in which the video and audio are carried by analog signals.
Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) is an international telecommunications standard that permits the addition of high-bandwidth data transfer to an existing cable TV (CATV) system.
In a telecommunications network or computer network, downstream refers to data sent from a network service provider to a customer.
EE (formerly Everything Everywhere) is a British mobile network operator, internet service provider and a division of BT Group.
Eurobird was a series of satellites owned and operated by Eutelsat.
The European Commission (EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.
Fiber to the x (FTTX) or fiber in the loop is a generic term for any broadband network architecture using optical fiber to provide all or part of the local loop used for last mile telecommunications.
Ftn (Flextech Television Network) was a British television channel from Virgin Media Television (formerly known as Flextech) transmitting free-to-air on Freeview and Virgin Media, and as a subscription channel on Sky Digital.
Gold (stylised as GOLD) is a British classic comedy channel from the UKTV network, broadcasting to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Good Food is a British lifestyle channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of the UKTV network of channels.
Guildford is a large town in Surrey, England, United Kingdom located southwest of central London on the A3 trunk road midway between the capital and Portsmouth.
Hampshire (abbreviated Hants) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom.
The High Court of Justice is, together with the Court of Appeal and the Crown Court, one of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
High-definition television (HDTV) is a television system providing an image resolution that is of substantially higher resolution than that of standard-definition television, either analog or digital.
Highwinds Network Group, Inc.
Home is a British interior home and garden-orientated lifestyle television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as part of the UKTV network of channels.
Hook is a large village and civil parish in the Hart district of northern Hampshire, England.
The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) was the regulatory body in the United Kingdom for commercial television (ITV and Channel 4 and limited satellite television regulation – cable television was the responsibility of the Cable Authority) – and commercial and independent radio broadcasts.
Internet access is the ability of individuals and organizations to connect to the Internet using computer terminals, computers, and other devices; and to access services such as email and the World Wide Web.
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is a registered charity based in Cambridgeshire, England.
ITV plc is a British media company based in London, England.
Jackpot247 (formerly Challenge Jackpot) is an interactive gambling website owned by Betsson Group, with television segments on ITV, except ITV Channel Television, and previously on Vox Africa.
John Carl Malone (born March 7, 1941) is an American billionaire businessman, landowner and philanthropist.
A landline telephone (also known as land line, land-line, main line, home phone, landline, fixed-line, and wireline) is a phone that uses a metal wire or optical fiber telephone line for transmission as distinguished from a mobile cellular line, which uses radio waves for transmission.
Liberty Global is an American international telecommunications and television company.
Living TV Group was a British television consortium originally called Flextech before becoming a subsidiary of British Sky Broadcasting, with Sky Living, Real Lives, and Challenge still broadcasting.
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is a stock exchange located in the City of London, England.
The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
Lost is an American drama television series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes.
Marc Warren (born 20 March 1967) is an English actor, known for his British television roles.
The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication.
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), commonly known as the Metropolitan Police and informally as the Met, is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the "square mile" of the City of London, which is the responsibility of the City of London Police.
A mobile phone, known as a cell phone in North America, is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area.
A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), virtual network operator (VNO), or mobile other licensed operator (MOLO), is a wireless communications services provider that does not own the wireless network infrastructure over which it provides services to its customers.
The Nasdaq Stock Market is an American stock exchange.
Neil Berkett is a New Zealand-born England-based businessperson.
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers treat all data on the Internet equally, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication.
The Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) is an application protocol used for transporting Usenet news articles (netnews) between news servers and for reading and posting articles by end user client applications.
Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.
NTL Incorporated, branded as ntl:, was a United States-listed British company founded in 1992, which provided cable television, cable internet and fixed-line cable telephone services.
Telefónica UK Limited (trading as O2 – stylised as O2) is a telecommunications services provider in the United Kingdom, owned by the Spanish multinational Telefónica, and is headquartered in Slough.
The Office of Communications (Y Swyddfa Gyfathrebiadau), commonly known as Ofcom, is the UK government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) was a non-ministerial government department of the United Kingdom, established by the Fair Trading Act 1973, which enforced both consumer protection and competition law, acting as the United Kingdom's economic regulator.
An optical fiber or optical fibre is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing glass (silica) or plastic to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads between peers.
Phorm, formerly known as 121Media, was a digital technology company known for its contextual advertising software.
Pick is a British television channel, available via Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
Price Drop was a British television shopping channel based in the UK, that ran daily live reverse auctions.
Privacy International (PI) is a UK-based registered charity that defends and promotes the right to privacy across the world.
Privatization (also spelled privatisation) is the purchase of all outstanding shares of a publicly traded company by private investors, or the sale of a state-owned enterprise to private investors.
In telecommunications, quadruple play or quad play is a marketing term combining the triple play service of broadband Internet access, television and telephone with wireless service provisions.
Real Lives is a British television channel owned by Sky plc.
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, investor and philanthropist.
A root kit is a collection of computer software, typically malicious, designed to enable access to a computer or areas of its software that is not otherwise allowed (for example, to an unauthorized user) and often masks its existence or the existence of other software.
The Royal Television Society, or RTS, is a British-based educational charity for the discussion, and analysis of television in all its forms, past, present and future.
Ruby Wax, (born Ruby Wachs; 19 April 1953) is an American actress, mental health campaigner, lecturer, and author who holds both American and British citizenship and who has resided in the United Kingdom since the 1970s.
Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer.
Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker.
Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) was an American mass media company, which was formed on July 1, 2008 through the spin-off of the E. W. Scripps Company's cable television networks and online assets.
SES Astra SA was a corporate subsidiary of SES, based in Betzdorf, in eastern Luxembourg, that maintained and operated the Astra series of geostationary communication satellites between 2001 and 2011.
Seth Gordon (born July 15, 1976) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and film editor.
Shop at Bid was a British television shopping channel based in the UK, that ran daily auction style and later fixed price demonstrations.
Sky Arts (originally launched as Artsworld) is an art-oriented television channel offering 24 hours a day of programmes dedicated to highbrow arts, including theatrical performances, movies, documentaries and music (such as opera performances and classical and jazz sessions).
Sky Broadband is broadband service offered by Sky UK in the United Kingdom.
Sky Living is a British television channel, airing in the United Kingdom and Ireland, owned and operated by Sky plc.
Sky News is a 24-hour international multimedia news organisation based in the UK that started as a 24-hour television news channel.
Sky One is a British general entertainment channel operated and owned by Sky plc, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Sky plc is a pan-European British media and telecommunications company headquartered in London.
Sky Real Lives was an in-house channel from BSkyB that showed extensive programmes about travel, adverts for travel agencies and documentaries.
Sky Sports News (SSN) is a 24-hour sports news television channel in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Nordic countries.
Sky Travel was first launched on 3 October 1994 (and later in 2003 relaunched as Sky Travel Shop) and showed extensive programmes about travel, adverts for travel agencies, and documentaries, with Sky Travel Shop being the adverts for travel agencies.
Sky Two is a British digital television channel operated by Sky plc as a sister channel to Sky One and Sky Living.
Smallworld Fibre (previously Smallworld Cable, Wightcable North and OMNE) was a British telecommunications company based in Irvine, North Ayrshire.
South Wales (De Cymru) is the region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the north and west.
Southampton Football Club is a professional association football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, England, which plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.
Sprint Corporation is an American telecommunications company that provides wireless services and is an internet service provider.
Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization sometimes without their knowledge, that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, that asserts control over a device without the consumer's knowledge, or it may send such information to another entity with the consumer's consent, through cookies.
A subsidiary, subsidiary company or daughter company"daughter company.
TalkTalk Telecom Group plc (commonly known as TalkTalk Group, trading as TalkTalk) is a company which provides pay television, telecommunications, Internet access, and mobile network services to businesses and consumers in the United Kingdom.
Tata Docomo Ltd is an Indian mobile network operator, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Teleservices, founded on November 2008.
Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) was a cable television provider in the United States, and for most of its history was controlled by Bob Magness and John Malone.
Telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, words, writings, images and sounds or information of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems.
Telewest (previously Telewest Broadband and Telewest Communications) was a cable internet, broadband internet, telephone supplier and cable television provider in the United Kingdom.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The O.C. is an American teen drama television series created by Josh Schwartz that originally aired on the Fox network in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons.
The Pirate Bay (sometimes abbreviated to TPB) is an online index of digital content of entertainment media and software.
TheGuardian.com, formerly known as Guardian.co.uk and Guardian Unlimited, is a British news and media website owned by the Guardian Media Group.
Three UK is a British telecommunications and internet service provider operating as a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings, operating under the global Three brand.
Thomas Mockridge (born July 1955 in New Zealand) is the current chief executive of Virgin Media.
Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London, England.
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU; also referred to as the Treaty of Rome) is one of two treaties forming the constitutional basis of the European Union (EU), the other being the Treaty on European Union (TEU; also referred to as the Treaty of Maastricht).
Trouble was a free-to air television channel operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland that was owned and operated by Virgin Media Television.
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster, jointly owned by BBC Studios (formerly BBC Worldwide) and Discovery, Inc. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between BBC and Thames Television.
Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model.
US West, Inc. (stylized as U S WEST), was one of seven Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC's, also referred to as "Baby Bells"), created in 1983 under the Modification of Final Judgement (United States v. Western Electric Co., Inc. 552 Fed. Supp. 131), a case related to the antitrust breakup of AT&T.
Usain St Leo Bolt (born 21 August 1986) is a retired Jamaican sprinter and world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay.
A utility pole is a column or post used to support overhead power lines and various other public utilities, such as electrical cable, fiber optic cable, and related equipment such as transformers and street lights.
Very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (VDSL) and very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line 2 (VDSL2) are digital subscriber line (DSL) technologies providing data transmission faster than asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL).
Verizon Fios, also known as Fios by Verizon, is a bundled Internet access, telephone, and television service that operates over a fiber-optic communications network with over 5 million customers in nine U.S. states.
Video on demand is a programming system which allows users to select and watch/listen to video or audio content such as movies and TV shows whenever they choose, rather than at a scheduled broadcast time, the method that prevailed with over-the-air programming during the 20th century.
Virgin America was an American airline that operated between 2007 and 2018; it was integrated into Alaska Airlines in 2018.
Virgin Central was a barker channel from Virgin Media Television, promoting video-on-demand content.
Virgin Green Fund was established in 2007 to invest in companies in the renewable energy and resource efficiency sectors in the US and Europe.
Virgin Group Ltd. is a British multinational corporation venture capital conglomerate founded by entrepreneurs Sir Richard Branson and Nik Powell.
Virgin Killer is the fourth studio album by German rock band Scorpions.
Virgin Media Limited is a British company which provides telephone, television and internet services in the United Kingdom.
Virgin Media Business Limited is a telecommunications provider specialising in providing services to businesses.
Virgin Media Ireland is Liberty Global's telecommunications operation in Ireland.
Virgin Mobile, also known as Mobile from Virgin Media, is a mobile phone service provider operating in the United Kingdom, and a subsidiary of Virgin Media.
Virgin Mobile USA is a no-contract mobile provider on the nationwide Sprint network.
Virgin TV is a digital and analogue cable television service in the UK, owned by Liberty Global.
Virgin.net was an Internet service provider (ISP) operating in the United Kingdom.
A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.
Vodafone UK is a provider of telecommunications services in the United Kingdom, and a part of the Vodafone Group, the world's second-largest mobile phone company.
W (formerly Watch) is a British general entertainment channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as part of the UKTV network.
Woolhampton is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire, England.
Yesterday is one of the UKTV network of television channels in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
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