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4oD is dead, long live All 4: Channel 4's new on demand service launches 30 March

4oD is dead, long live All 4: Channel 4's new on demand service launches 30 March

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Channel 4 has announced that it will be rebranding its 4oD catch-up and on demand service All 4 from 30 March, with 3G and 4G streaming for iPad and iPhone just one of the new additions added to its feature set, plus a portal will be available for PC... >>

4oD expires in 2015, Channel 4 to change catch-up platform to All 4

4oD expires in 2015, Channel 4 to change catch-up platform to All 4

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Channel 4 will rebrand and relaunch its catch-up and on demand platform 4oD in 2015. It will be called All 4 and be the new home of all digital content from the UK broadcaster, including its linear channels.From the end of the first quarter of next... >>

YouView’s future secured, all major backers agree investment extension - including BBC

YouView’s future secured, all major backers agree investment extension - including BBC

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Contrary to rumour and speculation in recent months, the BBC has joined the rest of the original YouView backers in pledging further investment to the service for another five years.The new agreement includes ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and... >>

Channel 4 to broadcast live from International Space Station as part of its Space Season

Channel 4 to broadcast live from International Space Station as part of its Space Season

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Channel 4 will broadcast an interactive two-hour live special show from the International Space Station in March, to end a whole month of programming dedicated to space travel and exploration.Live from Space: Lap of the Planet will be broadcast from both... >>

The Snowman and The Snowdog game hits iPad, iPhone and Android in time for Christmas

The Snowman and The Snowdog game hits iPad, iPhone and Android in time for Christmas

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We're walking on the Air. The iPad Air, that is. Channel 4 has released The Snowman and The Snowdog, a game application based on the 2012 sequel to Raymond Briggs's seasonal favourite The Snowman. It's also available for other iPads, the iPhone and Android... >>

Now TV box gets 4oD to expand catch-up and on-demand offering

Now TV box gets 4oD to expand catch-up and on-demand offering

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Owners of a Now TV set-top-box will find a new app alongside the existing catch-up and on-demand offerings from BBC iPlayer and Demand 5. Channel 4's 4oD service is now accessible through the box, leaving just ITV as the last major terrestrial TV broadcaster... >>

Battle lost: TVCatchUp stops streaming ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 due to high-court ruling

Battle lost: TVCatchUp stops streaming ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 due to high-court ruling

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London-based TVCatchUp can no longer stream some services from ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 on its website.The broadcasters won a high-court ruling against TVCatchUp on Friday, as reported by The Guardian, which has forced the controversial website to... >>

4oD for iPad, iPhone and Android adds offline viewing

4oD for iPad, iPhone and Android adds offline viewing

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Channel 4 has updated its 4oD application for both iOS and Android devices. Like BBC iPlayer, the television catch-up and video on demand app now includes a download feature so you can watch shows offline.After the mandatory update, many shows will have... >>

Channel 4 launching second screen 4Now companion app in July

Channel 4 launching second screen 4Now companion app in July

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Channel 4 will be the first UK broadcaster to launch a proper full second-screen, always-on companion app. Called 4Now - although that name could change after beta testing - it will let you access extra content on your iOS device while watching Channel... >>

4oD offline viewing coming 2013

4oD offline viewing coming 2013

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Channel 4 is to make mobile offline viewing on 4oD available for catch-up viewing from early 2013 on iOS, and on Android later in the year.The announcement, made at the company's Upfront 2013 conference on Monday, highlights the importance the broadcaster... >>

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

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Customers who sign up to the TalkTalk Plus broadband and phone plan will now receive a free YouView set-top-box as part of their on-going subscriptions.The box, which enables users to catch-up with shows from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well... >>

I wanted to love YouView, but I don't. Yet.

I wanted to love YouView, but I don't. Yet.

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The development of YouView has been a long and arduous affair, not just because of the technical hurdles, but because of other broadcasters and rights-holders. The service started as a brilliant notion that IP TV was quickly becoming a reality, and that... >>

YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

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YouView has announced on Wednesday that its TV set-top box will be available to buy from the end of July, bringing BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 on-demand content to UK homes, without the need for an ongoing subscription.The YouView project has been... >>

4seven channel announced: The most talked about TV from C4

4seven channel announced: The most talked about TV from C4

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Channel 4 is to launch a new catch-up TV service known as 4seven, the schedules being determined by those programmes that make the most "noise" online. Turning to the likes of Twitter and Facebook, Channel 4 will decide which programmes will populate... >>

Inbetweeners boosts 4oD views as nation's appetite to catch up continues

Inbetweeners boosts 4oD views as nation's appetite to catch up continues

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Channel 4, like the BBC, has confirmed that there are a growing number of us using online catch up services to watch shows that we’ve missed on telly.According to the UK broadcaster, viewing figures for its 4oD service are up over 20 per cent on the... >>

Channel 4's 4oD comes to iPhone

Channel 4's 4oD comes to iPhone

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Channel 4 has announced that you can now get its 4oD service on the iPhone, thanks to the launch of a new app on Friday after months of waiting. The new 4oD CatchUp app will now let iPhone owners as well as iPad users view Channel 4’s catch-up TV service... >>

iPhone not Stephen Fry's greatest gadget

iPhone not Stephen Fry's greatest gadget

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The iPhone, and smartphones generally, only came a paltry 13th in Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - a TV show aired by Channel 4 in the UK yesterday. And the self-confessed Apple fanboy revealed that the iPad (10th) and iPod (3rd) were also beaten... >>

Channel4.com 4oD launches all-new rebuilt user interface

Channel4.com 4oD launches all-new rebuilt user interface

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Channel4.com has announced that its ever-popular 4oD video on demand service has had an overhaul; due to rise like a phoenix from the flames on 31 August, resplendent in a host of new features.Keeping its 30-day catchup service and extensive back catalogue,... >>

4oD Catch Up comes to iPad, we go hands-on

4oD Catch Up comes to iPad, we go hands-on

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Channel 4 has deemed the iPad good enough now to launch a dedicated Channel 4 On Demand iPad app allowing you to catch up on Channel 4 shows from your Apple tablet rather than the a laptop. But it is any good? We go hands on to find out.  Download the... >>

Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

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YouView has swapped its non-executive chairman for Sugar. And before you say, "how many bags?", we're talking about the entrepreneur and host of The Apprentice.Former incumbent Kip Meek, who joined YouView when it was still known as Project Canvas,... >>

Freesat increases its high-def armoury with C4HD

Freesat increases its high-def armoury with C4HD

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Freesat has announced that it will be increasing its high-definition offerings to four channels by, ironically enough, adding Channel 4's HD platform - C4HD - to its line-up.Freesat managing director Emma Scott said: "This is fantastic news for Freesat.... >>

PS3 nabs ITV and Channel 4

PS3 nabs ITV and Channel 4

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PlayStation 3 video-on-demanders will soon be able to stream ITV and Channel 4 content on their consoles after deals were done with the broadcasters to bring their content to the PS3 platform.The ITV Player and 4oD will join the BBC iPlayer on the system's... >>

Film4oD to give Lovefilm a theatrical run for its money

Film4oD to give Lovefilm a theatrical run for its money

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Channel 4 has jumped head first into the competitive movie on demand industry, with the launch of Film4oD.The service, which has already gone live at film4od.film4.com, boasts more than 500 titles, including not only Film4 classics such as Four Lions,... >>

Project Canvas given all-clear by OFT?

Project Canvas given all-clear by OFT?

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Project Canvas, the video-on-demand service backed by seven partners including the BBC, ITV and BT, will not be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading over competition issues; potentially given it the green light to go ahead.Speaking today, Sheldon... >>

Online TV streaming service Seesaw goes live for all

Online TV streaming service Seesaw goes live for all

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The Seesaw online TV service has now launched into open beta after a successful closed beta has seen testing with around 20,000 users.Like an ad-funded version of the BBC's iPlayer service, Seesaw offers programming from the Beeb, Channel 4 and Five for... >>

First Look: SeeSaw

First Look: SeeSaw

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You know iPlayer? It's good isn't it? The trouble is  that you can only get BBC programmes on it, which is okay if you like BBC programmes, but what if you don't? What if you want to watch Channel 4 or Five shows? In steps SeeSaw.SeeSaw has been born... >>

BBC Trust approves Project Canvas...

BBC Trust approves Project Canvas...

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Although its final decision is not due until spring 2010, the BBC Trust has given its provisional approval to the BBC's involvement in Project Canvas, published in a lengthy document available for the public to view. The Trust has decided that "the likely... >>

E4 HD to launch on Sky's high def service

E4 HD to launch on Sky's high def service

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It has been announced that E4 HD, Channel 4's second dedicated high definition channel, is to launch on 14 December on Sky's HD service, Sky+HD.   As a simulcast of E4, the channel will provide access to a wide range of series such as Glee, Misfits,... >>

You Booze, You Looze iPhone app launches

You Booze, You Looze iPhone app launches

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A new iPhone app has launched that offers a "fun approach" to getting people to consider just how much booze they are sloshing down their gullets at this time of year. As the title would suggest "You Booze, You Looze" warns of the health and wealth dangers... >>

Sainsbury's now offering free glasses for Channel 4's 3D week

Sainsbury's now offering free glasses for Channel 4's 3D week

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While here at Pocket-lint we had our very own 3D week a little way back, Channel 4's 3D week is fast approaching on 16 November and the broadcaster's promotional partner Sainsbury's is now in full swing distributing the required glasses.The supermarket... >>

iPlayer will not get ITV and Channel 4 content

iPlayer will not get ITV and Channel 4 content

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The BBC has had its proposals to integrate ITV and Channel 4 content with its popular iPlayer denied by its regulator, the BBC Trust. The corporation wanted to allow its commercial rivals access to the platform to avoid criticism from those who say it... >>

Channel 4 content to be available on YouTube

Channel 4 content to be available on YouTube

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YouTube and Channel 4 have done a "landmark" deal that will see full-length versions of the broadcaster's top TV shows available online, on demand on the Google-owned site. The agreement, 6 months in the making, is for a 3-year period and will mean programmes... >>

Channel 4 to beat Sky to 3D TV this autumn

Channel 4 to beat Sky to 3D TV this autumn

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Channel 4 has revealed it is to go 3D for a week in the autumn as a special celebration of 3D footage. Beating satellite broadcaster Sky - which is prepping its 3D TV services for 2010 - the Channel 4 broadcasts will offer a 3D effect with ColorCode technology.... >>

Virgin Media announces 4HD "coming soon"

Virgin Media announces 4HD "coming soon"

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Virgin Media has announced that Channel 4's high definition channel, 4HD, will join its HD line-up. 4HD's programmes include "Ugly Betty", "Skins", "Shameless" and "Desperate Housewives" broadcast in "glorious" high definition. 4HD will be available to... >>

Orange launches "Monkey" package with "free music"

Orange launches "Monkey" package with "free music"

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Orange has unveiled "Monkey", describing it as the first pay as you go package for the UK market that offers free music to customers when they top up their mobile. Slightly convoluted - and with limited content - the scheme, that will arguably not be... >>

All Channel 4 content to be free online

All Channel 4 content to be free online

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Channel 4 has announced it is set to become the first UK broadcaster to make all its archived programming available on its website completely free of charge, beating the BBC's popular iPlayer service to such an announcement. From July archived content... >>

Hulu launching in the UK in September

Hulu launching in the UK in September

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TV streaming service Hulu has proved very popular in the USA, but many Brits are frustrated by its unavailability this side of the Atlantic. Luckily, that seems to be about to change. Senior sources quoted by the Telegraph claim that Hulu is attempting... >>

Channel 4 4oD arrives on Mac

Channel 4 4oD arrives on Mac

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Channel 4 has finally made its on-demand service 4oD available for Mac and Linux users. The service, which allows users to catch up with programmes aired on Channel 4, has until now only been available via a Windows powered PC, but from this week will... >>

Project Kangaroo killed by Competiton Commission

Project Kangaroo killed by Competiton Commission

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Project Kangaroo has been blocked by the Competition Commission. The online TV project - a joint venture between ITV, Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide - has been deemed "too much of a threat to competition in this developing market". The Project had previously... >>

Digital Britain report published

Digital Britain report published

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Lord Carter's "Digital Britain" interim government report has finally been published and has been described as a "plan to secure Britain’s place at the forefront of the global digital economy". The 86-page document - plus glossary, foreword and annexes... >>

Project Kangaroo tweaks plans for Competition Commission

Project Kangaroo tweaks plans for Competition Commission

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Project Kangaroo has volunteered to dump plans to jointly sell catch-up and archive shows to rivals, so that it can get regulator approval to launch.ITV, BBC Worldwide and Channel 4 - the broadcasters involved in the venture - argue that by changing the... >>

Project Kangaroo deemed anti-competitive

Project Kangaroo deemed anti-competitive

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A serious spanner has been thrown in the works for Project Kangaroo, the joint video on demand service from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, as it has failed to gain approval from the Competition Commission. The regulator has ruled that the scheme, that would... >>

Gov scraps Channel 4 license fee bid

Gov scraps Channel 4 license fee bid

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Ofcom warned in September that Channel Four could face a bleak future if it wasn't given a share of the license fee to make the changes necessary before the digital switchover. But now the Government has scrapped this plan. Channel 4 could have got £14... >>

Project Kangeroo bounces back

Project Kangeroo bounces back

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It may have just lost its chief exec to Microsoft, but Project Kangeroo is readying for launch. Ashley Highfield announced he was leaving the BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 joint initiative after only 6 months in the job, but, although no permanent... >>