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Now TV: Everything you need to know

Now TV: Everything you need to know

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Sky’s Now TV has launched, offering on-demand movies while allowing you to dodge the Sky subscription needed for Sky Go. There is a lot to like about the new service, but at £3.49 per rental, or £15 a month, is it really worth it? We have had a long... >>

Hands-on: Now TV review

Hands-on: Now TV review

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Forget Netflix, forget LoveFilm, Sky wants Now TV to be the service you choose when it comes to streaming movies online to your computer, phone, games console, or set top box. But is the new service "powered by Sky" good enough to impress? We had a quick... >>

Now TV powered by Sky goes live

Now TV powered by Sky goes live

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Sky has announced the launch of its pay-per-view IPTV streaming service, Now TV, as it looks to claw back lost time against Netflix and LoveFilm. The new service will see customers able to buy new movies for 99p to £3.49 a go, or pay a monthly subscription... >>

YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment?

YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment?

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Sony’s new Internet Player with Google TV has been announced, adding another box to what is, for many, already a crowded living room. Google TV was a bumpy experience at best when it launched, but just like the Android of smartphones and tablets, it... >>

Sky Sports for iPad app adds split-screen tech in time for British Grand Prix

Sky Sports for iPad app adds split-screen tech in time for British Grand Prix

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Sky has added split-screen viewing to its Sky Sports for iPad application, to allow avid followers of Formula One to watch two different camera viewpoints at the same time. Although it's not the "four-way split" teased to Pocket-lint at Sky's headquarters... >>

Sky Go Ice Cream Sandwich support coming end of July, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Google Nexus users rejoice

Sky Go Ice Cream Sandwich support coming end of July, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Google Nexus users rejoice

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Sky has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will be releasing an Ice Cream Sandwich approved version of the Sky Go Android app by the end of July."By the end of July an additional update to Sky Go will support the Android operating system Ice Cream Sandwich... >>

Sky Go iOS and Android apps updated: Now watch TV shows on demand too

Sky Go iOS and Android apps updated: Now watch TV shows on demand too

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Sky has updated its Sky Go app once again, for both iOS and Android, this time creating an entertainment and TV shows on-demand area within Anytime. It means that Sky customers will now be able to watch a selection of their favourite shows on the go from... >>

Hate your BT Vision and TalkTalk service? Ofcom says you aren't alone

Hate your BT Vision and TalkTalk service? Ofcom says you aren't alone

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Are you a BT Vision customer; maybe a Talk Talk customer perhaps? Turns out if you've been grumbling about your service you aren't alone.  Ofcom has found that the two companies have received the most complaints with regards to mobile, landline, broadband... >>

Sky Go for Ice Cream Sandwich coming soon, previous Google Play appearance premature

Sky Go for Ice Cream Sandwich coming soon, previous Google Play appearance premature

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Although a version of the video-on-demand application, Sky Go purporting to work with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich appeared as an update recently, it was soon withdrawn by the broadcaster as some complained that it didn't work. However, a new version... >>

Sky EPG (2012) update starts rolling out, we go hands-on

Sky EPG (2012) update starts rolling out, we go hands-on

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UPDATE 7 June 2012: The new EPG is starting to roll out slowly in the UK and we've already got it. Sky has told Pocket-lint that the roll out will be phased out gradually to a wider audience in the coming months.  A second glance on our home setup and... >>

Sky+ HD F1 boxes: Designed for speed freaks by celebs

Sky+ HD F1 boxes: Designed for speed freaks by celebs

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Sky has announced the launch of three new limited-edition set-top boxes inspired by its Formula 1 channel, so fans can really show their need for speed. The company is continuing its decade-long association with designers, and this time around Sky has... >>

Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough: The secrets behind the series

Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough: The secrets behind the series

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With the first episode from Sir David Attenborough’s Kingdom of Plants 3D series airing on Sky 3D this weekend, Pocket-lint got to meet the living legend in person, and to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the programme was recorded in 3D. As Sir... >>

Sky and Sir David Attenborough bringing 3D to the plant world with new TV series

Sky and Sir David Attenborough bringing 3D to the plant world with new TV series

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National treasure and wildlife expert Sir David Attenborough explores the hidden lives of the plant world in a new, three-part series Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough, from Sky 3D. The series - which begins at 6pm on Saturday, 26 May - was... >>

BSkyB buys Acetrax video-on-demand service ahead of NOW TV launch

BSkyB buys Acetrax video-on-demand service ahead of NOW TV launch

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Sky's NOW TV service, which the company says is still on track to launch in the UK before the end of June, has received a major boost. The satellite broadcaster has confirmed in its latest earnings report that it has quietly acquired Acetrax, a video-on-demand... >>

UK High Court rules that ISPs must block Pirate Bay

UK High Court rules that ISPs must block Pirate Bay

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The British public will no longer be able to access file-sharing site The Pirate Bay after the High Court ruled that UK internet service providers are to block their users from visiting it. ISPs, such as Virgin Media, have previously refused voluntarily... >>

Sky: Second screen experience in front of TV key

Sky: Second screen experience in front of TV key

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Sky has told Pocket-lint that it sees tablets and smartphones as key in enhancing the viewing experience in front of the TV. Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, told Pocket-lint that partnerships with companies such as Zeebox are all about "creating a... >>

Sky 3D audience growing, new channel hinted

Sky 3D audience growing, new channel hinted

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Sky is looking at the possibility of splitting its Sky 3D channel in two, creating a dedicated Sky Sports 3D channel in the process. Both Simon Rexworthy, controller of acquisitions at Sky Movies, and Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, separately confirmed... >>

Sky to let iPad owners watch Planner recordings

Sky to let iPad owners watch Planner recordings

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Sky is in the process of developing an app for the iPad that will let Sky+ users stream the saved shows and movies on their Sky box to their tablet. In a candid one-two-one chat with Pocket-lint, Simon Rexworthy, controller of acquisitions at Sky Movies,... >>

Virgin Media joins Sky in offering London 2012 Olympics in 3D

Virgin Media joins Sky in offering London 2012 Olympics in 3D

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As well as confirm that it will be carrying all 24 of the BBC's live London 2012 Olympic Games feeds, in both SD and HD, Virgin Media will be joining Sky in showing plenty of the action in 3D too. The BBC will be showing the opening and closing ceremonies... >>

James Bond catalogue coming to Sky HD on demand

James Bond catalogue coming to Sky HD on demand

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James Bond is getting the HD treatment as the entire catalogue of films is added to Sky Movies HD on demand service. From October, viewers will be able to watch the likes of Connery, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, Craig - even Lazenby - as they portray Ian Flemming’s... >>

WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud brings 10,000 access points to paying Sky Broadband customers

WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud brings 10,000 access points to paying Sky Broadband customers

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Sky is set to launch its public Wi-Fi hotspot service from The Cloud called - yes - WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud The company announced its intentions to provide the free and unlimited access to paying broadband customers nationwide at more than 10,000... >>

BBC to broadcast every single minute of London Olympics across 24 HD channels

BBC to broadcast every single minute of London Olympics across 24 HD channels

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The BBC is making its 24 separate HD-quality live video streams of the London Olympics available to cable and satellite broadcasters for the duration of the Games. That means the broadcaster is offering both Virgin Media and Sky the option to show every... >>

News Corp accused of targeting Sky-rival in new hacking scandal

News Corp accused of targeting Sky-rival in new hacking scandal

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The BBC has accused News Corporation company NDS of paying computer hackers to crack and freely distribute keycodes that would allow pirates to clone the pay-TV smartcards of a Sky rival. BBC Panorama, first screened on the evening of 26 March, claims... >>

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.... >>

Orange most complained about mobile network provider, according to Ofcom report

Orange most complained about mobile network provider, according to Ofcom report

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Ofcom has released its annual report on the most complained about telecoms providers, with Orange being named and shamed as the mobile network coming in for most complaints. The report covers the major companies that offer mobile, landline and fixed broadband... >>