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

    By 28 March 2014

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

    By 10 February 2014

    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,...

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

    By 29 January 2014

    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...

  • YouView update adds zoom function, other accessibility options
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    YouView update adds zoom function, other accessibility options

    By 3 December 2013

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

    By 11 October 2013

    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
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    Best Android movie player apps

    By 2 May 2013

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

    By 29 October 2012

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

    By 30 July 2012

    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
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    Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

    By 26 July 2012

    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.
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    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...

  • YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July
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    YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

    By 4 July 2012

    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
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    ITV Player for iPad, now with live streaming

    By 31 May 2012

    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
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    ITV Digital website offers split screen Euro 2012 experience

    By 16 May 2012

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

    By 10 May 2012

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

    By 4 May 2012

    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...

  • ITV to exclusively show Shazam-enabled adverts
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    ITV to exclusively show Shazam-enabled adverts

    By 19 April 2012

    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
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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....

  • ITV Player on Sky Anytime+ pictures and hands-on
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    ITV Player on Sky Anytime+ pictures and hands-on

    By 1 February 2012

    On Monday, Sky announced that it would be bringing ITV's catch-up service, ITV Player, to its Anytime+ service on Sky boxes. And true to its word, the company has done just that. But what's it like? Pocket-lint has checked out the new offering... If you...

  • Lovefilm strikes ITV and BBC deals
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    Lovefilm strikes ITV and BBC deals

    By 6 January 2012

    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
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    Netflix UK launch looking serious with MGM and ITV talks

    By 8 November 2011

    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
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    ITV and ODG bring on-demand programmes to Three mobiles

    By 21 October 2011

    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
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    ITV Player beta launches on Freesat

    By 26 July 2011

    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
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    ITV big winner at Freesat Awards 2011

    By 13 July 2011

    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
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    ITV Player on Android hands-on

    By 22 June 2011

    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
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    Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

    By 7 March 2011

    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,...