TV news

  • Analogue TV to be turned off as Digital switchover is completed

    Posted on October 23, 2012 by admin

    This Tuesday (23/10/2012) will see the UK’s analogue TV system switched off permanently after more than 70 years of service.  The move comes as the last part of the UK - Northern Ireland - switches to digital TV.  The news means that anyone still using an analogue television set up will lose access to all stations.   The..

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  • 4K TV screen technology is re-branded as ‘Ultra-High Definition’

    Posted on October 19, 2012 by admin

    4K, the next big leap in consumer television technology, has been officially renamed as Ultra-High Definition (shortened to Ultra HD).   The decision was taken buy the Consumer Electronics Association in a bid to avoid confusion among consumers who are already bombarded with branding and technology terms.   The CEA has implemen..

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  • Spotify joins Samsung Smart TVs

    Posted on October 10, 2012 by admin

    A new Spotify app will go live today on Samsung Smart TVs. Samsung is the first connected TV manufacturer to offer the music streaming service. As with the Spotify app for mobile devices the TV version grants on demand access to over 18 million songs and can sync playlists across all devices including Samsung Blu-ray players.  Spoti..

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  • Sky+ adds catch-up TV

    Posted on September 27, 2012 by admin

    Sky+ customers are being offered access to on-demand services free of charge. A new 7-day catch up service is being launched through Sky's Anytime+ feature offering programmes from ITV Player, BBC iPlayer and Demand 5, with Channel 4's 4oD being added in early 2013.  The new service is available to all customers with a Sky TV packag..

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  • Pure launches Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder

    Posted on September 25, 2012 by admin

      Pure sets its sights on YouView buy announcing the launch of it’s first Freeview set-top box, the Avalon 300R.   Pure launches the Avalon 300R Connect, a high-performance, easy-to-use Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder.   The Avalon offers an attractive ‘tile’ based user interface, claimed be a simple way of navigation around the..

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  • BT offers YouView box for free

    Posted on September 24, 2012 by admin

    BT has announced it will offer free YouView set-top boxes to customers.   The set-top box, championed by Lord Sugar, usually costs around £299, but BT will give customers the box for free on BT Infinity.  Broadband customers not in an Infinity enabled area can still get a free YouView box when they add the TV essentials package, whic..

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  • Virgin announces TV Anywhere web streaming service

    Posted on September 10, 2012 by admin

    Virgin Media unveil plans for TV streaming service, Virgin TV Anywhere.   Virgin Media has announced plans for an online streaming service for TV content named Virgin TV Anywhere.    Similar to Sky’s ‘Sky Go’, Virgin’s TV anywhere service will be available to users of smartphones, tablets, and computers.  The service will off..

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  • TV with eye-control unveiled at IFA

    Posted on September 3, 2012 by admin

    A proto-type TV controlled by eye movement has been unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin.   The ‘Gaze’ TV, as it is known, has been produced by the Chinese electronics manufacturer Haier, and features eye-tracking technology developed by Swedish company Tobii.   The system works by tracking users eye movements.  When the user ..

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  • New Ultra-High definition TV standard gains UN approval

    Posted on August 31, 2012 by admin

    A new super-high resolution TV standard has been approved by the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU).   The new broadcast standard - known as Super Hi-Vision or 8K, offers a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels, which is equivalent to a 32MP photograph.  To put that into context, current High Definition (HD) TV’s offer a r..

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  • LG launches biggest ultra-definition TV

    Posted on August 29, 2012 by admin

    LG Electronics has launched what has been described as the world’s biggest ultra-definition TV.   Although not the biggest TV in the world, the 84 inch LG TV set is the largest to support the new 4K picture format, otherwise known as ultra-definition.   Every frame on the screen is made up of 8M pixels, four times that of 1080p HD di..

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