NTL tackles football and voting



Premium TV, a company that operates official websites for football clubs, is to offer football fans the chance to sign up to its ‘World’ service and get connected to NTL broadband at the same time.

The bundled package allows fans to receive PTV’s ‘World’ service, which provides them with daily audio and video content, free for the first year. PTV has provided an online postcode checker to enable those interested to check whether the NTL network extends to their area.

According to PTV, half of its ‘World’ users connect via broadband, with the service now surpassing 1,000 new sign-ups a week.

Meanwhile, subscribers to NTL’s cable TV network in Swindon are to benefit from the UK’s first major foray into e-voting later this month. A secure web site accessible only through NTL digital television will enable those connected to vote for their preferred candidate in the forthcoming local elections via their TV. The measure is being employed as one possible means of raising voter turnout.