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Sky 3D channel line up confirmed: The fight begins

Sky 3D channel line up confirmed: The fight begins

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Virgin Media may have just pipped Sky to the 3D post, but the Murdoch-owned giant has seen its cable rival's StreetDance 3D hand and raised it with a veritable 3D full-house.The official line-up includes an array of content including original programming,... >>

3D TVs: what televisions are on offer?

3D TVs: what televisions are on offer?

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Although 3D home cinema has been a reality for a while now, it's now set to really take off following the highly anticipated launch of Sky 3D. We've hunted down the best 3D TVs around so that you don't have to and the good new is that they're all compatible... >>

Xbox 360 Kinects with Sky Player

Xbox 360 Kinects with Sky Player

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Microsoft has announced that Xbox 360 users who jump on board the good ship Kinect will be able to control their Sky Player app using the new camera-based system.From 10 November, Kinect users will be able to use their hands to gesture at Sky's internet... >>

Stephen Fry claims he invented 3D TV

Stephen Fry claims he invented 3D TV

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If you hadn't heard, Sky are launching it's 3D television service at the start of October allowing current Sky HD subscribers to experience the next generation of television from the comfort of their own sofa without having to go down the pub or head... >>

Sky: LG has best 3D TV

Sky: LG has best 3D TV

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Sky and LG have formally announced they will be teaming up to launch Sky's 3D TV service when it launches on 1 October 2010.The partnership, which will see the two brands embark on joint marketing as well as consumer awareness, education and demonstration... >>

EXCLUSIVE: Samsung's Internet@TV could become serious rival to Pay TV operators

EXCLUSIVE: Samsung's Internet@TV could become serious rival to Pay TV operators

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This year has been a doozy for new display technologies, with headline acts Freeview HD and 3D TV getting their fair share of the limelight. Indeed, 3D is still a buzzword that bristles with electrical charge every time it's mentioned in print, online... >>

Sky vs Virgin Media vs BT Vision - which is the best for football?

Sky vs Virgin Media vs BT Vision - which is the best for football?

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With the football season upon us, it’s time to make sure you’re all set up to watch it, but with the Sky Sports channels everywhere these days, it’s not easy to work out who’s got what and the best way of doing things. As always, we consider it... >>

Ofcom refers Sky's Pay TV movie practices to Competition Commission

Ofcom refers Sky's Pay TV movie practices to Competition Commission

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After an investigation into Sky's Pay TV movie packages, Ofcom has decided to refer the company's practices to the Competition Commission.Rival service providers Virgin Media, BT, Setanta and Top Up TV submitted complaints over 3 years ago over the way... >>

Sky nabs HBO content for a cool £150 million

Sky nabs HBO content for a cool £150 million

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Sky has signed a deal with US premium cable network HBO that will see the station's hit shows, including the entire back-catalogue, appearing exclusively on its channels.The deal, which has cost Rupert and the board around £150 million, means that repeats... >>

Sky sets date for 3D in the home

Sky sets date for 3D in the home

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Have you got your 3D glasses ready? Sky has confirmed that it will launch a 3D service for its customers who have 3D enabled televisions in the home, on the 1 October 2010.The service, which will be available to any Sky+HD home that has invested in a... >>

BT lands Sky Sports in time for Premier League kick off

BT lands Sky Sports in time for Premier League kick off

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The World Cup is a Mickey Mouse tournament that no-one really cares about (this popular opinion began at around 4.30pm on 27 June, after Thomas Müller exposed England's defence for the shoddy, shameful mess that we all, deep down, knew that it was).But... >>

Sky Sports News: Leaving Freeview soon

Sky Sports News: Leaving Freeview soon

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For 8 years Freeview viewers have been able to keep up to date with all the goings on in the world of sport by watching Sky Sports News. But that is all set to end as Sky has announced that it will be taking the channel off of the Freeview line-up and... >>

Virgin slashes price of Sky Sports and Sky Movies

Virgin slashes price of Sky Sports and Sky Movies

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Ah, isn't it nice to see Sky and Virgin Media getting along? We told you all about the two media giants agreeing a deal that will see Sky acquiring VMtv and Virgin subscribers getting some extra Sky channels in return. Now there's news of discount subscriptions... >>

Virgin Media sells channels to Sky and gets Sky Sports HD as part of package

Virgin Media sells channels to Sky and gets Sky Sports HD as part of package

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It's been rumoured on and off for a while now, but bitter rivals Virgin Media and Sky have agreed a deal that will see the satellite broadcaster acquire VMtv and take on responsibility for its channels for £160million in cash.In addition, Virgin Media... >>

Sky Anytime Plus adds video on demand service to Sky HD

Sky Anytime Plus adds video on demand service to Sky HD

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Sky is set to launch a video on demand service called Sky Anytime Plus later in the year, the broadcaster has confirmed to Pocket-lint.The new service, which will be available to all Sky HD subscribers free of charge, will offer over 500 movies and... >>

Sky brings Mobile TV to the iPad

Sky brings Mobile TV to the iPad

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After the success of the iPhone version, Sky has made an iPad edition of its Mobile TV app available to download from iTunes today.Like its smaller brother, but optimised for the bigger screen, the application allows access to the live feeds of some of... >>

Sky Player coming to PS3?

Sky Player coming to PS3?

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Last week we told you how Sky had expanded its Sky Player service to FetchTV's Freeview+ Smartbox 8000 and now it looks as if the PS3, and also possibly the Wii, may be getting some Sky Player action too.Until recently Sky Player was only available via... >>

Sky Player hits living rooms with FetchTV

Sky Player hits living rooms with FetchTV

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Already available via Xbox 360 and PC browser, and expected to appear on Cello TVs and 3View's set-top-boxes in the future, Sky Player has made its first leap into the AV market through FetchTV's Freeview+ set-top box.The box has been around for a while... >>

The Top 5 PVRs in time for the World Cup

The Top 5 PVRs in time for the World Cup

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The sad truth of World Cup football is that it only comes around every four years and yet it's just all too easy to miss. However, if you intended on capturing every second of the show piece event in South Africa, then you might want to consider picking... >>

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... >>

Sky HD boxes kit up for the World Cup

Sky HD boxes kit up for the World Cup

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Sky is celebrating the World Cup by releasing three limited edition, uniquely designed, 1TB HD set top boxes.Sky recruited fashion guru Wayne Hemingway, renowned illustrator Gerald Scarfe and actor and part-time Blur member Phil Daniels to design the... >>

Watching the World Cup...in HD

Watching the World Cup...in HD

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The good news for football fans is that just about everyone in the UK will be able to watch the World Cup 2010 in HD. But before we get started on the whens, hows and whyfors, there is the small matter of making sure you've got the kit to watch high definition... >>

Sky News gets shiny HD makeover for general election

Sky News gets shiny HD makeover for general election

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Sky News is to begin its HD service at 9pm 6 May to coincide with the forthcoming general election. The high definition channel, which had a solid trial with The Sky News Debate last week, will feature on Sky channel 517 and be simulcast alongside its... >>

Sky offers 20Mbps broadband for free

Sky offers 20Mbps broadband for free

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As of June 1, British broadcaster Sky is to upgrade all of its existing broadband customers to (up to) 20Mbps, and streamline its packages to two simple offerings. The company is also going to give all Sky TV and telephone line subscribers the highest... >>

Sky Player coming to Humax set-top boxes

Sky Player coming to Humax set-top boxes

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Humax has announced a deal with Sky that'll see the broadcaster's Sky Player on-demand TV system added to the manufacturer's newest range of set-top boxes. That includes the HD-FOX T2, which is the first Freeview HD box that's available in Britain.The... >>

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 announces four more 3D matches

Sky announces four more 3D matches

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Sky has announced four more live Premier league fixtures to be broadcast in 3D during April. All the matches will involve the three title challengers and gives 3D and football fans alike something to look forward to - especially for those who were impressed... >>

Sky to give political leaders HD treatment

Sky to give political leaders HD treatment

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Sky News, which is expected to go HD by the end of the month, has said that it will be showing the prime ministerial debate in HD when it's its turn on 22 April.The 1.5-hour long debate between Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg and David Cameron will be on Sky... >>

Flying Monsters 3D: Sky teams with David Attenborough for first 3D commission

Flying Monsters 3D: Sky teams with David Attenborough for first 3D commission

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Sky has unveiled its first original 3D commission that it hopes will help it woo more than just footie fans; "Flying Monsters 3D".The new commission, written and presented by Sir David Attenborough will get a cinema release in both large format and IMAX... >>

Sky launches online 3D pub finder

Sky launches online 3D pub finder

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With Sky showing the Chelsea vs Manchester United game on Saturday in 3D in thousands of pubs across the UK, how will you know where you can catch the action?Simple, via a website.Sky has launched an online pub finder ahead of Saturday’s (3 April)... >>

Sky must offer Pay TV to others Ofcom rules

Sky must offer Pay TV to others Ofcom rules

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Ofcom today published the conclusion of its investigation into the pay TV market and with it granted permission for Sky to launch its Picnic service on Freeview.However, while it gives with one hand it's taking away with the other and will force Sky... >>

Sky Player heading to more devices

Sky Player heading to more devices

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Sky has continued to roll out its Sky Player offering to even more devices beyond the PC and Xbox 360.Sky Player, Sky’s online TV service will now be coming to Cello LCD TVs, and 3View's digital and IPTV set-top boxes.   “We will continue to look... >>

Premiership could be heading to Freeview

Premiership could be heading to Freeview

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Footie fans could find themselves watching Premiership football next season via Sky Sports without having a satellite dish or subscription package with Sky.Ofcom is expected to try and force Sky to offer its Sky Sports and Sky Movie packages to other... >>

Sky launches 3DTV in UK pubs with Man U Chelsea game

Sky launches 3DTV in UK pubs with Man U Chelsea game

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Sky has confirmed its plans to launch 3D in pubs across the UK, with the announcement that it will show the Man Utd vs Chelsea game on Saturday in over 1000 pubs across the land.Footie fans will be able to get a glimpse of the new technology, which has... >>

Sky attacks Project Canvas

Sky attacks Project Canvas

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Sky has openly criticized Project Canvas, the on demand over the internet TV service supported by the BBC in an open letter in the Guardian.Mike Darcey, BSkyB's chief operating officer, used the paper to criticize the need for the service that won't... >>

LG backtracks on 15,000 3D TV sold to Sky claim

LG backtracks on 15,000 3D TV sold to Sky claim

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Sky's bean counters seemed to have got involved and told someone in purchasing that they can't buy 15,000 3D televisions to pack out every pub in the UK when they roll out their new 3D service in April.That's probably the over exaggerated story, but LG... >>