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Microsoft sells Mediaroom to Ericsson in order to focus on Xbox TV offering

Microsoft sells Mediaroom to Ericsson in order to focus on Xbox TV offering

By 8 April 2013

Microsoft has announced the sale to Ericsson of Mediaroom, its IPTV platform that powers television set-top-box services from major providers worldwide, preferring to concentrate on Xbox for its own cloud TV future. Ericsson will continue to develop and... >>

YouView update rolled out, brings with it surround sound, faster start-up times and more

YouView update rolled out, brings with it surround sound, faster start-up times and more

By 31 October 2012

YouView has begun rolling out an update that will introduce an array of new features to all of its TV set-top boxes.  Customers will now be able to fire up their box quicker, whether in standby mode or switched off, while the auto-standby setting can... >>

Freesat Free time: BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, new user experience

Freesat Free time: BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, new user experience

By 4 September 2012

Freesat has unveiled its next generation of satellite-based free television called Free time. The new service, which uses a combination of internet-connected TV catch-up content and satellite-based free TV, uses an entirely new UI and design from Freesat.... >>

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

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... >>

Sky to introduce Netflix rival NOW TV - new pay-as-you-go internet TV service

Sky to introduce Netflix rival NOW TV - new pay-as-you-go internet TV service

By 21 March 2012

We now know why Sky has been quiet in publicising the availability of Sky Anytime+ to customers of ISPs other than Sky Broadband, it's been too busy preparing the news that the broadcaster is launching a sister television brand and rival to Netflix, Lovefilm... >>

Roku 2 XS
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Roku 2 XS

By 16 March 2012

TV is changing, and it's happening quickly. As recently as 10 years ago, the idea of TV being delivered over the internet was a pipe dream. Now, we can watch near-broadcast quality video, streamed to us over the internet with a wait of just a few seconds.... >>

1080p Apple TV to keep low price point

1080p Apple TV to keep low price point

By 7 March 2012

It's iPad 3 day (or iPad HD day, if you prefer) and understandably fanboys across the world are overflowing with tablet frenzy but, if the rumour mill rings true, there is going to be another Apple product introduction over in California later on - the... >>

Android Enjoy TV Nano2 ATV500 pictures and hands-on

Android Enjoy TV Nano2 ATV500 pictures and hands-on

By 5 March 2012

Over in Barcelona last week at MWC, Pocket-lint got its first chance to get up close and personal with Geniatech's Apple TV rival for the fandroid community - the confusingly named Android Enjoy TV Nano2 ATV500. Don't be put of by the long name though,... >>

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

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... >>

Roku 2 targets gamers with Angry Birds

Roku 2 targets gamers with Angry Birds

By 20 July 2011

Roku, the Netflix streaming specialist, has announced three new flavours of its next-gen player - the Roku 2. And there's one big addition - the inclusion of Angry Birds as Roku aims for a app based TV gaming revolution. "I expect games to be big on Roku,... >>


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