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

    By 28 March 2014

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

    By 9 January 2014

    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...

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

    By 5 December 2013

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

    By 27 November 2013

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

    By 11 October 2013

    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
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    4oD for iPad, iPhone and Android adds offline viewing

    By 26 July 2013

    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
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    Channel 4 launching second screen 4Now companion app in July

    By 6 June 2013

    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
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    4oD offline viewing coming 2013

    By 12 November 2012

    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
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    Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

    By 26 July 2012

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

    By 6 July 2012

    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
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    YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

    By 4 July 2012

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

    By 8 March 2012

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

    By 30 September 2011

    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
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    Channel 4's 4oD comes to iPhone

    By 2 September 2011

    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...

  • iPhone not Stephen Fry's greatest gadget
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    iPhone not Stephen Fry's greatest gadget

    By 30 August 2011

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

    By 25 August 2011

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

    By 28 April 2011

    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
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    Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

    By 7 March 2011

    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
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    Freesat increases its high-def armoury with C4HD

    By 2 February 2011

    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
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    PS3 nabs ITV and Channel 4

    By 13 December 2010

    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
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    Film4oD to give Lovefilm a theatrical run for its money

    By 1 November 2010

    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?
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    Project Canvas given all-clear by OFT?

    By 19 May 2010

    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
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    Online TV streaming service Seesaw goes live for all

    By 17 February 2010

    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...

  • First Look: SeeSaw review
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    First Look: SeeSaw review

    By 27 January 2010

    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...
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    BBC Trust approves Project Canvas...

    By 22 December 2009

    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...