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BBC Three shut down to make way for BBC One +1 and £50m saving

BBC Three shut down to make way for BBC One +1 and £50m saving

By 6 March 2014

Pocket-lint reported yesterday that the BBC was considering axing BBC Three as a broadcast channel. Today an official announcement has been released stating that BBC Three will stop broadcasting and be an iPlayer only channel by 2015. READ: BBC 3 could... >>

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 create Freeview Connect for universal catch-up on all smart TVs

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 create Freeview Connect for universal catch-up on all smart TVs

By 11 February 2014

Freeview Connect is a new brand created by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 that will offer their catch-up TV services as standard on smart TVs. BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD will comprise the Freeview Connect app which will be available on all internet-connected... >>

Tank Top TV lets you find where to stream or download box sets, instantly

Tank Top TV lets you find where to stream or download box sets, instantly

By 28 November 2013

Tank Top TV is a website that houses links to more than 2,500 digital TV box sets. It’s a bit like a Google search that only links to videos and has everything you could want to watch. That’s over 73,000 episodes of TV at your fingertips. Imagine... >>

Sony PS4 launch apps list confirmed: BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Lovefilm and more

Sony PS4 launch apps list confirmed: BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Lovefilm and more

By 26 November 2013

Sony has officially confirmed the app line-up that will be available for the PS4 on its release this Friday, 29 November. The UK will be happy to see a selection of BBC offerings including the iPlayer, BBC News and BBC Sport. There will be a total of... >>

BBC to launch personalised 'My BBC' iPlayer today

BBC to launch personalised 'My BBC' iPlayer today

By 8 October 2013

Launched in 2007, the BBC iPlayer is probably due for an update. And BBC director-general Tony Hall is expected to announce a revamp of the streaming app on Tuesday for licence-fee payers. According to a report from the BBC, users will be given the ability... >>

New BBC connected red button pictures and hands-on: Virgin Media TiVo first, then YouView in 2013

New BBC connected red button pictures and hands-on: Virgin Media TiVo first, then YouView in 2013

By 4 December 2012

The BBC has relaunched its red button service - initially as a Virgin Media TiVo box exclusive - bringing increased amounts of content, a more streamlined experience and catch up capabilities. Called the "connected red button", the new BBC service lets... >>

Sky+ updated with undelete function and Catch Up TV

Sky+ updated with undelete function and Catch Up TV

By 6 September 2012

Sky+ is receiving an update that will enable the recall of programmes that have been deleted accidentally. The Undelete feature stores deleted programmes in a separate folder. Any programmes sitting in the deleted space can then be restored - or, if you’re... >>

BBC iPlayer gets live TV rewind function

BBC iPlayer gets live TV rewind function

By 19 June 2012

It's easy to forget that we have one of the best - if not THE best - catch-up TV services in the world, in iPlayer. Today, the BBC has announced that to make it one notch better, you will be able to restart a currently airing TV programme at the touch... >>

BBC announces Olympics coverage plans for tablets, smartphones, connected tv and online

BBC announces Olympics coverage plans for tablets, smartphones, connected tv and online

By 15 May 2012

The BBC has announced ambitious plans for its Olympic coverage, with no fewer than 24 HD streams available and full video of every single sport across the Games.  On top of this, the BBC will launch a dedicated radio channel, Radio 5 Live Olympics extra,... >>

Roku: We are talking to key partners to bring more UK channels

Roku: We are talking to key partners to bring more UK channels

By 26 March 2012

Roku has told Pocket-lint that the company is talking to all the relevant catch-up services in the UK to bring them to the new Roku box launched in the UK in February. "The BBC iPlayer is the only catch up service on there at the moment. That will change.... >>