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Sky Go to get live World Cup matches as ITV signs up to service

Sky Go to get live World Cup matches as ITV signs up to service

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Sky has signed ITV's channels for inclusion in its Sky Go application, which introduces live World Cup matches to the mix.As ITV has half the terrestrial TV rights to the live matches throughout the tournament in Brazil, Sky Go users will be able to watch... >>

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

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

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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... >>

ITV screens top adverts remade in Lego to celebrate Lego Movie release (video)

ITV screens top adverts remade in Lego to celebrate Lego Movie release (video)

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As part of the hype for The Lego Movie, one of the commercial breaks during last night's Dancing on Ice on ITV featured some special versions of genuine adverts. They had all been remade using Lego.Recognisable ads from the British Heart Foundation, Confused.com,... >>

ITV Encore will launch on Sky as ITV's first new channel in eight years

ITV Encore will launch on Sky as ITV's first new channel in eight years

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ITV has just announced that it will be launching a new channel called ITV Encore, its first new channel in eight years.ITV Encore will be pay to view when it arrives on Sky as part of a wider four-year partnership. That will mean ITV content is made available... >>

YouView update adds zoom function, other accessibility options

YouView update adds zoom function, other accessibility options

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YouView has rolled out a software update and introduced new accessibility options that will allow TV subscribers to better zoom in and use a USB keyboard to improve the programme search process, among other things.YouView, an on-demand set-top box, has... >>

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

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

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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... >>

Best Android movie player apps

Best Android movie player apps

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There are lots of options when it comes to watching video on your Android phone. Nearly every manufacturer has some sort of offering unique to its take on how TV and films should be on Android to try to persuade you in its direction. On top of that there... >>

New ITV Player goes live, rent archive footage ad-free

New ITV Player goes live, rent archive footage ad-free

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ITV’s decision to offer paid for content ad-free on its ITV Player service has come into effect, allowing consumers to rent shows from the TV channel’s archives, as well as still being able to catch up on recent shows for free.Episodes from classic... >>

ITV Pay Player plans revealed, but will you shell out?

ITV Pay Player plans revealed, but will you shell out?

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ITV has laid out plans for it's ITV Pay Player that will see customers pay for access to more than1,000 hours of archive TV and film content.The announcement follows a trial that saw 5,000 homes try the service, and comes a full two years after the TV... >>

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

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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.

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

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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

YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

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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... >>

ITV Player for iPad, now with live streaming

ITV Player for iPad, now with live streaming

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The ITV Player for iPad app was given a major overhaul on Thursday allowing users of the app to now watch live television as well as on-demand shows they might have missed from the numerous ITV channels.Users of the app will now be able to watch ITV... >>

ITV Digital website offers split screen Euro 2012 experience

ITV Digital website offers split screen Euro 2012 experience

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Football fans will be able to enjoy (or commiserate as the case made be) this summer's European Championship via a split-screen facility on ITV Digital’s dedicated Euro 2012 website.Optimised for both smartphones and tablets, the site will broadcast... >>

Britain's Got Talent final to have Shazam-enabled adverts

Britain's Got Talent final to have Shazam-enabled adverts

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Britain’s Got Talent fans will be able to use music tagging app Shazam during the advert breaks for the series final for a chance to win a selection of prizes. By tagging the Pepsi Max and Cadbury Unwrap Gold advertisements with the Shazam app, users... >>

Britain's Got Talent fans can vote through iPad and iPhone for first time this weekend

Britain's Got Talent fans can vote through iPad and iPhone for first time this weekend

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Viewers of Britain's Got Talent will be able to submit votes for their favourite acts via iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for the first time this weekend, as the live semi-finals, start on Sunday, work in conjunction with the BGT iOS application.The app has... >>

ITV to exclusively show Shazam-enabled adverts

ITV to exclusively show Shazam-enabled adverts

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ITV and Shazam have signed an agreement that allows the UK broadcaster exclusively to add Shazam functionality to adverts shown on its channels. Viewers will be able to use the audio-recognising applications on their smartphones to enter competitions,... >>

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

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

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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.... >>

Lovefilm strikes ITV and BBC deals

Lovefilm strikes ITV and BBC deals

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Lovefilm has announced two new deals to add additional content to its Lovefilm Instant service. Deals with ITV and BBC Worldwide will enable customers to access shows from both channels via the Lovefilm service. Subscribers to Lovefilm can already watch... >>

Netflix UK launch looking serious with MGM and ITV talks

Netflix UK launch looking serious with MGM and ITV talks

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Video on demand giant Netflix is coming to these shores, at last, with a UK service all set for an early 2012 launch. And it looks as if the video on demand giant isn't treating its transatlantic adventure lightly as reports are pouring in that it's doing... >>

ITV and ODG bring on-demand programmes to Three mobiles

ITV and ODG bring on-demand programmes to Three mobiles

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Three has announced a deal with On Demand Group - a video-on-demand aggregator - which will allow Three customers to watch the latest ITV shows on their smartphones.The upshot of this deal is that Three subscribers will be able to watch a selection of... >>

ITV Player beta launches on Freesat

ITV Player beta launches on Freesat

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Freesat viewers with a Humax Foxsat-HD box can now access the ITV Player directly through the EPG after a beta trial of the video-on-demand service was announced.The move follows the addition of the BBC iPlayer to Freesat boxes last year as well as the... >>

ITV big winner at Freesat Awards 2011

ITV big winner at Freesat Awards 2011

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ITV1 has walked away with the Best Entertainment Channel of the Year gong at the Freesat Awards 2011, beating competition from the BBC, Five and Channel 4 for its shows such as X-Factor, Downton Abbey and Penn and Teller: Fool Us.News station Al Jazeera... >>

ITV Player on Android hands-on

ITV Player on Android hands-on

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ITV Player has just landed on Android and we’ve been playing with it to see if it can add a little excitement to your mobile TV watching.The app arrives on devices running on Android 2.2 and above, including Android 3 devices. Although it is principally... >>

Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

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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,... >>

ITV+1 to broadcast on Freeview

ITV+1 to broadcast on Freeview

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Freeview has announced that it will begin broadcasting ITV+1 on 11 January, on channel 33.The move comes on a day when the terrestrial channel announced major a major reshuffle behind the scenes to bring creative and commercial activities together.Like... >>

PS3 nabs ITV and Channel 4

PS3 nabs ITV and Channel 4

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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... >>

ITV player heading to PS3

ITV player heading to PS3

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Sony has announced that it's adding ITV's catch up service, ITV Player, to the PS3 alongside the BBC iPlayer.The company revealed the news, during this year's Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany, that the new offering will go live later this year.It... >>

ITV to Apple: We've "vigorously defended" our IP in the past

ITV to Apple: We've "vigorously defended" our IP in the past

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"ITV has a very strong brand, and a highly valued IP", Mike Large, acting group director of Communications at ITV, has exclusively told Pocket-lint.The comments come in light of the Apple rumours, and we stress rumours, that it is rebranding its Apple... >>

ITV and World Cup matches live on iPhone

ITV and World Cup matches live on iPhone

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As of 11 June, the official start date of the 2010 World Cup, Red Bee Media will provide free live video streaming of ITV 1 and ITV 2 to iPhone users.That means that all matches which ITV has broadcast rights to will be able to watch on the handset for... >>

Project Canvas given all-clear by OFT?

Project Canvas given all-clear by OFT?

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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... >>

Watching the world cup on TV

Watching the world cup on TV

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With a month of football ahead of us, being able to watch every game as it happens might not be possible unless you are a student, lazy bum, or planning on taking a month off fainting some rare disease that will miraculously disappear come the end of... >>

Hulu not coming to the UK

Hulu not coming to the UK

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It's being reported that Hulu, the American web-based TV catch-up service, has abandoned its plans to launch a UK version following the collapse of talks with British broadcasters. Hulu's negotiating team are quoted by the Telegraph as saying they've... >>

Ant and Dec star in new ITV HD advert

Ant and Dec star in new ITV HD advert

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ITV is to launch a campaign to educate TV viewers that it's now got its very own HD channel.The station, which launched on 2 April, has used ITV stalwarts Ant and Dec to tell viewers that while they might not get the idea of HD, it's basically better,... >>

Sky and Virgin Media sign ITV1 HD

Sky and Virgin Media sign ITV1 HD

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Sky, Virgin Media and ITV have confirmed that the HD version of the entertainment channel will be coming to both company's HD services from 2 April.The news, which will be welcomed by football fans in England and Wales means for the first time, the... >>

BBC Trust approves Project Canvas...

BBC Trust approves Project Canvas...

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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... >>

Freesat reveals high def highlights for Christmas

Freesat reveals high def highlights for Christmas

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The seasonal smorgasbord of high definition entertainment has gotten ever larger with a whole host of HD content due to aired on satellite provider Freesat. With high def programmes and films from both the BBC and ITV this year, Freesat is making the... >>

iPlayer's launch on Freesat is delayed

iPlayer's launch on Freesat is delayed

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While it was due to go live towards the end of November, Freesat has announced that the BBC's iPlayer catch up service will now launch in closed beta on the satellite platform on 7 December.This beta version of iPlayer for Freesat will only be available... >>

ITV to show Star Wars I to VI in HD

ITV to show Star Wars I to VI in HD

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ITV has announced that it's going to be showing Star Wars episodes I to VI in high definition on its ITV HD service that's available on Freesat. It'll be starting on 24 October with Episode I: The Phantom Menace.Then the movies will run each weekend through... >>

iPlayer will not get ITV and Channel 4 content

iPlayer will not get ITV and Channel 4 content

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The BBC has had its proposals to integrate ITV and Channel 4 content with its popular iPlayer denied by its regulator, the BBC Trust. The corporation wanted to allow its commercial rivals access to the platform to avoid criticism from those who say it... >>

ITV1 going HD before end of year

ITV1 going HD before end of year

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ITV has announced that its HD service will be available to half the population of the UK by the time that the 2010 World Cup rolls around next year. The company has reached a distribution deal with the Beeb that'll let it borrow some bandwidth to launch... >>