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Sky grabs Five HD to complete UK terrestrial HD line-up

Sky grabs Five HD to complete UK terrestrial HD line-up

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Five HD might not be coming to Freeview for some time, but that hasn't stopped Satellite broadcaster Sky jumping in and grabbing the channel for its HD customers when it goes live in July.The news means that fans of CSI, FlashForward, Neighbours and Home... >>

Sky to buy 15,000 3DTVs from LG

Sky to buy 15,000 3DTVs from LG

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LG has revealed that it'll be supplying a huge pile of 3DTVs to broadcaster BSkyB in Britain, who'll be installing them in pubs across the UK in advance of its plans to show football in 3D starting in spring 2010.15000 sets will get installed, presumably... >>

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... >>

Sky 1TB set-top box
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Sky 1TB set-top box

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Sky's Sky HD set-top box, it has to be said is one of our favourite gadgets of the last decade, defining how we watch television and ensuring that no one in the family has to ask how they set the timer on the "VCR". But that's old news, Sky's Sky+ technology... >>

Sky News app hits Android

Sky News app hits Android

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Sky News has followed its iPhone app launch with one for the Android platform allowing Google phone fans to get all the "breaking news" as it happens.Those keen to see what's happening without just firing up their browser can get all the latest deets... >>

Sky TV app arrives for Nokia handsets

Sky TV app arrives for Nokia handsets

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Sky and Nokia have announced that they've built an application that'll allow you to watch Sky Sports on your Nokia handset, and that it's available in the Ovi Store now. The app also offers remote recording and the ability to check Sky News and Sky Sports... >>

Which is the right UK HDTV service for you?

Which is the right UK HDTV service for you?

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With Freeview HD landing from March this year, suddenly the high resolution TV format is available as a choice for the masses as well as for those who've been happy to pay for it up 'till now. But just because it's free, does that mean it's the best option?... >>

Burberry jumps on bandwagon with 3D fashion show

Burberry jumps on bandwagon with 3D fashion show

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The luxury fashion brand Burberry is to go 3D with its next fashion show, creating "fashion history" with a three-dimensional screening of its autumn-winter collection later this month. With the help of Sky, set to become a pioneer for 3D in the UK, Burberry's... >>

Sky's first 3D football match in pics and quotes

Sky's first 3D football match in pics and quotes

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Sky's 3D TV debut for the general public took place on 31 January, with a premier league football match shown off on special 3D TVs in nine pubs across the UK. While the location of the pubs were a closely guarded secret, those that did manage to blag... >>

5 TVs to choose from when Sky goes 3D

5 TVs to choose from when Sky goes 3D

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With the news that Sky's going 3D as of this April, many will be starting to think about getting the right kind of equipment for the job. We already know that the Sky+ HD box will be able to cope with the new transmission but just about every customer's... >>

Sky 3DTV - your questions answered

Sky 3DTV - your questions answered

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Sky is bringing 3DTV to the UK for the very first time this Sunday as a one off and then for good from April. We know you'll be able to get it if you have a Sky +HD box and it'll even be free if you happen to already have the top package but what about... >>

Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD box

Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD box

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Sky has announced the launch of a new Sky+HD box which can store up to 240 hours of high definition television with its 1TB capacity. The new Sky+HD 1TB goes on sale from today at a price of £249 and as well as the larger capacity offers access to Sky's... >>

Sky debuts 3D with Man United vs Arsenal

Sky debuts 3D with Man United vs Arsenal

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Sky has announced that it'll be launching its 3D television channel in April, and that it'll be giving a special preview of the service on 31 January, by screening the Arsenal vs Manchester United match in nine pubs across the country.The Premier League... >>

Sky iPhone app gets overhaul with Version 2.0

Sky iPhone app gets overhaul with Version 2.0

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Sky has overhauled its iPhone remote app introducing a bevy of new features as well as completely redesigning the interface.The app, that originally let you access the Sky Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and let you remote record programmes on your Sky... >>

Sky News iPhone app hits a million downloads

Sky News iPhone app hits a million downloads

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Sky has revealed its Sky News app for the iPhone and iPod touch has been downloaded over 1 million times, with the milestone passed this month. The iPhone app was launched in May last year and offers breaking news by text, images and video and features... >>

Sky reveals LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony to announce "3D Ready" TVs at CES

Sky reveals LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony to announce "3D Ready" TVs at CES

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Sky has issued a release confirming that its coming-soon Sky 3D TV service, which is due to launch later in the year, "will be compatible with a wide range of 3D Ready TVs being launched in the UK and Ireland during 2010". Sky reveals that at CES, just... >>

Sky planning 3D cinema advert

Sky planning 3D cinema advert

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Sky has created what it claims is the first cinema advert in 3D, which the company hopes will raise awareness of the launch of its 3D service due in 2010.The trailer will show before all 3D screenings of James Cameron's Avatar, which starts showing in... >>

Sky launches MGM HD

Sky launches MGM HD

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A new channel "devoted exclusively to the delivery of movies in high-definition" has been announced with the news that Sky and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios have launched MGM HD.   The channel is a 50/50 joint venture between Sky and MGM and is said to... >>

BBC remaking sci-fi classic The Day of the Triffids this Christmas

BBC remaking sci-fi classic The Day of the Triffids this Christmas

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In case you don't fancy the third rate celebs in posh frocks or seeing Clarkson's mug in glorious high def this Christmas, we've news of more exciting HD programming from the BBC - a new version of sci-fi classic "The Day of the Triffids". John Wyndham's... >>

E4 HD to launch on Sky's high def service

E4 HD to launch on Sky's high def service

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It has been announced that E4 HD, Channel 4's second dedicated high definition channel, is to launch on 14 December on Sky's HD service, Sky+HD.   As a simulcast of E4, the channel will provide access to a wide range of series such as Glee, Misfits,... >>

Sky News launches Technology Unplugged

Sky News launches Technology Unplugged

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Sky News has announced the launch of "Technology Unplugged" a new half-hour show that will focus on the latest developments in mainstream tech. Presenter Martin Stanford will explore topics such as broadband, Digital Britain, illegal downloads, social... >>

The low down: Best Software, Service, App 2009

The low down: Best Software, Service, App 2009

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Day 5 of our Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 nominees round-up and it's time for the growth area of tech that is software, services and apps.This category has been blown wide open of late with some enormous releases in 2009 as well as the explosion... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for... AV lovers

10 perfect Christmas presents for... AV lovers

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Welcome to the next of our Pocket-lint perfect Christmas gift guide installments. So you've bought presents for the Apple fanboy/girl in your life, the photographer, laptop addicts, the console gamer and PC gamer. Now is the turn for your favourite couch... >>

Sky Player on Windows 7 available now

Sky Player on Windows 7 available now

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Sky Player, Sky's online TV service is now available via the Windows Media Center programme in Windows 7 offering "a new and innovative way for people in the UK to watch live and on demand TV from Sky on a PC".   For existing Sky TV customers, Sky Player... >>

Sky Player on Xbox 360
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Sky Player on Xbox 360

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Video-on-demand (VOD) is all the rage in TV and games. The BBC’s Project Canvas should initiate open platform set-top boxes in 2010 with elements of IPTV and video on demand streaming services. Sky needs a plan.Similarly, Xbox bosses desperately need... >>

Best Software, Service, or App 2009 nominations

Best Software, Service, or App 2009 nominations

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Here are the nominations for Best Software, Service, or App in The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009.The following products were chosen because we feel they represent the best software, service or app on sale in the last 12 months that are available... >>

Sky Mobile TV launches for the iPhone

Sky Mobile TV launches for the iPhone

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Sky Mobile TV has launched on the App Store for the iPhone. The dedicated app for the service specifically for iPhone and iPod touch lets users stream live TV via Wi-Fi. The channels available include all Sky Sports channels, Sky Sports News, Sky News,... >>

Sky apes Microsoft with Sky+HD parties promo

Sky apes Microsoft with Sky+HD parties promo

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Sky is taking a leaf out of Microsoft's book with the news that the broadcaster is encouraging those with Sky+HD to hold movie-watching parties in order to persuade their guests to sign up for the high def service. Each party host will get one free film... >>

Sky Player on Xbox 360 goes for second time lucky

Sky Player on Xbox 360 goes for second time lucky

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Sky and Microsoft will attempt to launch the new Sky Player for Xbox 360 for a second time after the companies had to pull the service on the official launch day on Tuesday."The service has been suspended due to an unforeseen technical issue". Sky... >>

Sky Player arrives on Xbox 360

Sky Player arrives on Xbox 360

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Ladies and gentlemen, Sky Player for Xbox 360 is finally here. The service, which allows you to access on-demand streams of Sky content and live broadcasting, has been long-trailed (see our coverage here, here, here and here), but has now arrived and... >>

Sky+HD box sold every 30 seconds

Sky+HD box sold every 30 seconds

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Sky has announced that the number of homes with Sky+HD has increased to 1.6 million while 6 million get just Sky+. Throughout July, August and September Sky saw a new Sky+HD customer on average every 30 seconds with 287,000 customers signed up during... >>

Google launching music service?

Google launching music service?

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It's being reported that Google is planning to launch a music service imminently. A number of sources quoted by TechCrunch are saying that the company is securing content from major labels, and one source has named the offering "Google Audio".At a time... >>

Sky Songs is now live

Sky Songs is now live

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Sky's "Sky Songs" music subscription service, which we've dissected in detail previously, has now gone live and is available to consumers. It costs £6.49 each month, and that'll get you ad-free unlimited streaming and ten MP3s. There's also an £8 tier... >>

Xbox 360 Dashboard preview program reopens

Xbox 360 Dashboard preview program reopens

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Microsoft has, just like earlier in the year, offered its users the chance to take a look at the forthcoming dashboard upgrade a little early in the hope of getting rid of any bugs that testers might not have spotted.The next version of the dashboard... >>

Sky News starts 24-hour live stream

Sky News starts 24-hour live stream

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UK broadcaster Sky News has announced it has now begun streaming its TV output live online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A new, higher bit rate video player at skynews.com claims to deliver "faster, crisper and more prominent footage on those stories... >>

Sky Songs music service officially announced

Sky Songs music service officially announced

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Following the news we brought you that the service was coming soon, Sky has officially announced it is to launch its Sky Songs online music streaming and download service in the UK. 4 million tracks are available via unlimited, ad-free online streaming,... >>

Unlimited music service Sky Songs hits beta

Unlimited music service Sky Songs hits beta

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It's been well over a year since UK broadcaster Sky officially announced plans to create an unlimited music service, and it's only now just about to go into a limited beta testing phase. Called "Sky Songs", there's a website up and running now with a... >>

Sky Player coming to Xbox 360 in October?

Sky Player coming to Xbox 360 in October?

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It's rumoured that the next Xbox 360 update will be arriving in October. The October issue of Sky Magazine says that the Sky Player will be avaialble to download on the console, and a web address that the publication links to also features "OCT" in the... >>

Sky: Scheduling clash saw 2 million set Sky+ boxes

Sky: Scheduling clash saw 2 million set Sky+ boxes

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Sky has revealed how many reality TV addicts set their Sky+ boxes to record shows this weekend just gone as - gasp - two rival broadcasters scheduled "talent" programmes to clash. Anyone who wanted to watch (and apparently there's millions of you out... >>

3D TV and exactly what Sky plans to do with it

3D TV and exactly what Sky plans to do with it

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Life is good at BSkyB. The company more or less owns sport on UK screens, it's by far and away the biggest HD program provider and now, at some mystery point of 2010, it looks like it'll be way out in front with 3D too. Sky's director of product design... >>

Sky 3D likely to hit cinema screens first

Sky 3D likely to hit cinema screens first

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Sky has said that it is preparing for the lack of 3D enabled TVs in the home with a possible move to host 3D events in cinemas while people move to the new technology. "We will absolutely be launching a service in 2010 and that service will be fundamentally... >>

Sky could go 3D next week

Sky could go 3D next week

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Sky could offer a 3D service from next week rather than next year according to imaging industry veteran John Lowry. Lowry and his company have developed a new way to vastly improve anaglyph images so users can immerse themselves in the movie without,... >>