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

  • BBC iPlayer for Xbox 360 pictures and hands-on
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    BBC iPlayer for Xbox 360 pictures and hands-on

    By 20 March 2012

    BBC iPlayer has landed on the Xbox 360. The service is now available free on every major games console, PCs, Macs and mobile phones. It is the latest video-based application to be added to the Xbox's library alongside the likes of Netflix and Lovefilm. ...

  • Best Android apps for TV and movie fans
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    Best Android apps for TV and movie fans

    By 14 March 2012

    One of the most popular uses for tablets and phones is watching videos or catchup TV. From BBC iPlayer in bed, to movies on your travels, having a good-quality screen to hand makes your Android device a perfect choice for those who love television and...

  • BBC iPlayer app for Android updated, 3G streaming enabled
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    BBC iPlayer app for Android updated, 3G streaming enabled

    By 27 February 2012

    The BBC has confirmed that an update to its BBC iPlayer app for Android is now available. The news was announced by the BBC via Twitter. The new update brings 3G streaming, so you'll be able watch EastEnders no matter where you are, not just when sitting...

  • Best iPad apps to turn your tablet into a TV
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    Best iPad apps to turn your tablet into a TV

    By 14 February 2012

    Whether you are laid up in bed, or merely trying to avoid having a second TV in your bedroom - in the bath, your spare house, the car, or anywhere else for that matter - and if you've got an iPad, then there are plenty of apps that will help it become...

  • Roku tunes in BBC iPlayer for UK streamers
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    Roku tunes in BBC iPlayer for UK streamers

    By 10 February 2012

    The BBC iPlayer is landing on Roku boxes, just in time for the UK launch. Back in January, Roku - the leading streaming platform in the US - announced that it was launching on this side of the pond, courtesy of two models: the Roku 2 XS and the Roku LT....

  • Sky Anytime+ soon to be open to customers on other ISPs - BBC iPlayer inbound too
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    Sky Anytime+ soon to be open to customers on other ISPs - BBC iPlayer inbound too

    By 30 January 2012

    Sky and the BBC have announced a partnership to bring iPlayer to Sky Anytime+, which is available on Sky+HD and the latest black Sky+ boxes. In addition, Sky will be relaxing its rules on who can access Sky Anytime+, allowing subscribers to its satellite...

  • BBC iPlayer sees record-breaking 2011, mobiles and connected TVs contribute
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    BBC iPlayer sees record-breaking 2011, mobiles and connected TVs contribute

    By 16 January 2012

    The BBC has released its BBC iStats, revealing the performance of its BBC iPlayer service in 2011 and specifically in the month of December. The results show that, although the vast majority of viewing takes place on computers, there has been consistent...

  • WD TV adds Netflix and BBC iPlayer
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    WD TV adds Netflix and BBC iPlayer

    By 10 January 2012

    Western Digital has announced that Netflix and BBC iPlayer are now available to users in the UK. Those in Ireland will also get access to Netflix. The new services join existing rich media content from the likes of Spotify and YouTube in WD's nifty media...

  • Sherlock sets new record for BBC iPlayer
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    Sherlock sets new record for BBC iPlayer

    By 8 January 2012

    BBC One drama Sherlock has become the most watched show on the BBC iPlayer according to Hitwise, a data analysis company that specialises in monitoring the web. According to the company, 4.3m Brits visited the BBC iPlayer site on the 2 January following...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #65
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #65

    By 16 December 2011

    We've had a mini-break of late, but episode 65 of the Pocket-lint Podcast marks a beginning of a run of editions that will arrive in rapid succession over this seasonal time of year. This week, Rik Henderson, Stuart Miles and Paul Lamkin examine Nokia's...

  • BBC iPlayer iPhone app finally arrives
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    BBC iPlayer iPhone app finally arrives

    By 12 December 2011

    It has been a long time coming but, at last, you can get rid of that BBC iPlayer icon that is cunningly disguised as an app on your iPhone's homescreen - the BBC iPlayer iPhone app has finally gone live in the Apple App Store. The launch comes as the...

  • BBC broadcasting 3D Strictly Come Dancing
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    BBC broadcasting 3D Strictly Come Dancing

    By 9 December 2011

    The BBC is to enter the third dimension once again, following the successful 3D trial that took place during the Wimbledon tennis Championships back in June. Only there are no ball bags in sight this time (Robbie Savage was voted off last week) and it's...

  • No BBC iPlayer for Xbox 360 Dashboard update
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    No BBC iPlayer for Xbox 360 Dashboard update

    By 5 December 2011

    The Xbox 360 Dashboard update hits tomorrow (6 December), but while it comes with plenty of new features and applications for content providers, including 4OD and Demand 5, the much-touted BBC iPlayer won't be one of them. Yet. Pocket-lint has been told,...

  • BBC iPlayer finally streams into North America
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    BBC iPlayer finally streams into North America

    By 1 December 2011

    The BBC iPlayer has finally crossed the Atlantic and can now be accessed on our North American cousins' iPads using the International BBC iPlayer iPad. Unfortunatley for our Stateside readers, we're referring to Canada here - and not the US of A. The...

  • New TV services coming to Xbox Live
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    New TV services coming to Xbox Live

    By 5 October 2011

    Xbox Live is set to get a major televisual revamp before Christmas with all the major programming players in the UK due to launch Xbox based entertainment services. Everything from 4oD and the BBC to Lovefilm and even Blinkbox and Channel 5 will be arriving...