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NOW TV apologises for Premier League outage, hands out £10 shopping vouchers (updated)

NOW TV apologises for Premier League outage, hands out £10 shopping vouchers (updated)

By 16 May 2014

UPDATE: Pocket-lint has spoken to Sky and Now TV to get some clarification and has updated some of the details below.... NOW TV, the video streaming service from Sky, has suffered a few dips in its service recently. It struggled during the 9pm showing... >>

Not even PS4 success could stop Sony losing over $1 billion in the last year

Not even PS4 success could stop Sony losing over $1 billion in the last year

By 14 May 2014

Sony will post a loss of $1.26 billion (£750 million) in its financial year ending March 2014. Its income for the year dropped by over $2 billion year-on-year, 89.4 per cent, even though the PlayStation 4 and Xperia phone line-up helped the company... >>

Microsoft to drop Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netflix and other streaming apps

Microsoft to drop Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netflix and other streaming apps

By 13 May 2014

Microsoft will soon drop the paywall for streaming applications on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Apps such as Netflix, 4OD and Amazon Prime Instant will therefore be available to use without an Xbox Live Gold subscription. At present, only Xbox Live Gold members... >>

Virgin Media to get Sky F1 HD channel at last, along with Sky Sports 3 and 4 HD and more

Virgin Media to get Sky F1 HD channel at last, along with Sky Sports 3 and 4 HD and more

By 12 May 2014

Virgin Media has signed a five year deal with Sky that means the cable TV operator will get all of the remaining HD channels it has previously lacked. Sky F1 HD, Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports 4 HD, Sky Sports News HD and Sky News HD will join the service... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the US? Netflix vs Instant Video vs iTunes vs Google Play and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the US? Netflix vs Instant Video vs iTunes vs Google Play and more

By 10 May 2014

Pocket-lint has already detailed the best media streaming services available in the UK, and now we've done the same for the US. Such services have become increasingly important to the way that we consume our content, and fortunately, there are so many... >>

Netflix UK increases monthly cost to £6.99 for new customers

Netflix UK increases monthly cost to £6.99 for new customers

By 9 May 2014

Netflix has confirmed that the price of its monthly subscription will go up for new users. In an email to subscribers, the company confirmed that the price would be going up, but as a thank you to current subscribers, not for them.  "In order to continue... >>

Sky News adds Catch Up TV service for Sky+HD customers

Sky News adds Catch Up TV service for Sky+HD customers

By 8 May 2014

Sky News has launched its own Catch Up TV service on the Sky On Demand platform. Sky+HD customers who have their set-top-boxes hooked up to a broadband connection can choose to watch current and recent stories on demand. Some Sky News applications allow... >>

Netflix confirms 4K Breaking Bad to arrive by June

Netflix confirms 4K Breaking Bad to arrive by June

By 8 May 2014

Netflix has confirmed that not only will it be streaming Breaking Bad in 4K but that it will be doing so from this June. The series, owned by Sony, has been licensed to Netflix for airing already. Now a remastering of the series is almost complete Netflix... >>

Samsung to live-stream Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco opera in UHD tonight

Samsung to live-stream Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco opera in UHD tonight

By 7 May 2014

Samsung has announced it will live-stream tonight's production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco from the Vienna State Opera in Ultra HD via the Samsung Smart TV app, supposedly marking the first streamed broadcast of UHD-level resolution content. The show... >>

BBC unveils digital plans for its World Cup coverage, 24/7 on all platforms

BBC unveils digital plans for its World Cup coverage, 24/7 on all platforms

By 7 May 2014

The BBC has announced that it will be showing World Cup matches across all platforms, online and live throughout the tournament. Its strategy, said Barbara Slater, director of sport at the Beeb, is to present the first 24/7 coverage of the event. It will... >>