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  • Sky announces September television price increase

    Posted on June 12, 2013 by admin

    Sky has announced that its TV prices will increase on September 1.  Despite hopes of a pay-TV price war, the news of the price rise comes days after BT increased line rental of one of its telephone saver products.    Last September also saw a price increase for Sky, including a 7.5% increase on some entertainment packages, ..

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  • 4G impact on Freeview TV services downgraded by at800 organisation

    Posted on June 10, 2013 by admin

    Having conducted tests around the country, at800 has revised its estimate of the likely scale of the impact 4G mobile communications will have on Freeview TV. If national rollout reflects the results seen during its tests, at800 expects no more than 90,000 households, with Freeview as their primary TV service, to experience disruption ca..

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  • Sky Go expands to include sports highlights

    Posted on June 6, 2013 by admin

    Sky’s on-the-move service, Sky Go, has added premium Sky Sports highlights.  Alongside all six Sky Sports channels, the best bits of cricket test matches, Formula 1 races and football and rugby matches are now available to stream on the app. Sky Go Extra subscribers can also download the highlights to watch at a later date offline...

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  • Virgin adds new channels to Anywhere service

    Posted on June 6, 2013 by admin

    Virgin Media has expanded its TV Anywhere service to include a host of new channels. The service has added 11 new channels, including channels from ITV, Viacom International Media Networks and A&E Networks UK. With ITV, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 joining the likes of Channel 4 and Channel 5, the BBC is the only public broadcaster left to joi..

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  • Channel 4 to launch second-screen companion app

    Posted on June 6, 2013 by admin

    Channel 4 is to launch a dedicated companion app to be used alongside its broadcasting schedule. The app will be available in July to registered users of the Channel 4 website. Whilst watching their favourite shows, users will be able to access synchronised experiences including programme information, interactive content like votes, quizz..

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  • Top Up TV ceases broadcasting sports channels

    Posted on June 6, 2013 by admin

    Freeview pay-TV broadcaster Top Up TV is to completely withdraw sports channels from its service after failing to reach an agreement with BT.  The service, which offers Freeview customers the option of paying for extra premium film and sports channels, has been unable to reach an agreement to resell BT Vision’s new sports channels...

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  • YouView set to launch new channels

    Posted on May 30, 2013 by admin

    YouView is set to launch a host of new channels as it reaches 400,000 homes.  The popular set-top box will be bringing viewers  new standard and high-definition channels via an internet connection, alongside aerial channels. Although YouView is remaining tight-lipped about which channels will be added, it is expected that they w..

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  • Most popular TV music channels available to stream online

    Posted on May 29, 2013 by admin

    Box TV, which runs 4 Music, Heat, Kerrang!, Kiss, Smash Hits, Magic and Box, has launched an online streaming service. The branded OTT player, powered by SimpleStream, can be accessed from any of the channel websites via PCs, tablets and mobile phones. The player features a mini-EPG to allow users to easily switch between channels an..

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  • Ofcom calls for improvement in TV subtitling

    Posted on May 22, 2013 by admin

    Ofcom is proposing a time delay on live TV to combat current ‘low quality’ subtitling.  In reaction to viewers’ complaints over speed, synchronisation, accuracy and presentation of live TV subtitling, communications regulator Ofcom, has asked broadcasters to consider a short delay to improve subtitling quality. Delays between s..

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  • Sony release ‘bargain’ Ultra-High Definition 4K TV

    Posted on May 16, 2013 by admin

    Sony has announced a new range of cheaper Ultra-High Definition 4K television sets.  The Sony Bravia X9 range will offer 4K viewing from £4000.  Whilst £4000 might seem like a lot to spend on a TV, the X9 represents fantastic value for money compared to rival 4K models such as Samsung S9, currently on sale at Selfridges for an..

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