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  • Samsung and LG launch largest UHD Televisions with curved screen.

    Posted on December 20, 2013 by admin

    Both Samsung and LG have launched new 105 inch UHD Television sets.   The Televisions are the biggest to be produced by main stream manufacturers so far, and are set to make their debut’s at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.    There has been no word from either company as to when we might see these levia..

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  • Freesat launches low cost connected satellite receiver

    Posted on September 12, 2013 by admin

    Freesat is to launch a cheaper connected satellite receiver offering its ‘ Freetime’ service.   The new box, which is made buy Humax, will be available from around £99.  It will bring catch up and on demand services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5 and YouTube, to the satellite service, in addition to the 180..

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  • Freeview adds Film4+1 and True Entertainment channels

    Posted on August 28, 2013 by admin

    Freeview has added two new channels to its lineup. From 27 August Film4+1 will be available on channel 45, with True Entertainment appearing on channel 61.    Film4+1 adds a ‘timeshift’ channel for Film4, so all of its movies can now be caught an hour later than the scheduled time slot, whilst the True Entertainment channe..

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  • Samsung smart TV’s get unseen film footage via BFI app

    Posted on August 19, 2013 by admin

    Samsung and the British Film Institute have joined forces to offer smart TV users access to unseen and rare film archives.   The app has seven channels, and includes footage dating back to 1901 with Mitchell and Kenyon’s films of Edwardian life.   Other footage includes early work of contemporary directors such as Ridley Scot..

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  • Channel 4 offer free mobile downloads via 4oD service

    Posted on August 14, 2013 by admin

    Channel 4 is expanding its 4oD ‘on-demand’ service by offering free downloads to mobile users.   The service will enable viewers to download Channel 4 content from the last 30 days; once downloaded users will have 7 days to watch the content before it automatically expires.     The service is completely free (excluding..

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  • LG signs deal with Sky's on-demand service

    Posted on July 31, 2013 by admin

    LG Smart TV owners will now be tune into Sky's on-demand service. The South Korean technology firm has become the first manufacturer to offer Sky’s NOW TV, with its range of smart TVs. The deal with NOW TV will allow owners of a 2012/2013 LG set to tune into Sky Movies and Sky Sports channels on a pay as you go basis.    Sport..

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  • Sky+ HD box with WiFi coming in September

    Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin

    Sky has announced plans to release a Sky+ HD box with integrated WiFi. From September, Sky users could be kissing goodbye to their ethernet cables, as the broadcaster announces plans for a WiFi enabled version of its PVR set-top box.   The WiFi connection will enable all online content to be streamed directly to the set-top box, rat..

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  • Worldwide simulcast for 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who

    Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin

    Doctor Who fans of the world will be united as the 50th anniversary special is to be simulcast across the globe at the same time later this year.   Broadcasters from across the globe have agreed to broadcast the 50th anniversary special episode of Doctor Who simultaneously on 23 November, in an attempt to avoid plot spoilers and sto..

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  • YouView mulls expansion into multi-device platform

    Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin

    Despite the news of boardroom bust-ups, YouView is busy planning for its expansion beyond the physical restrictions of its current terrestrial PVR hardware.   Shareholders in the company - which include the BBC, ITV and BT – have been in  talks recently over the future development of the platform.  An unnamed source told..

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  • Google announce low-cost Chromecast TV dongle to rival Apple TV

    Posted on July 25, 2013 by admin

    Google has announced its latest TV product, Chromecast. The dongle device plugs into the HDMI port on a television, and allows users to stream media from connected devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.  The system will offer streamed programming from services such as Youtube and Netflix.   Chromecast uses the wirel..

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