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Sky enhances search features for Sky+HD boxes

Sky enhances search features for Sky+HD boxes

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Sky has announced a raft of improvements and changes for the way its Sky+HD boxes search for content. It will be rolling out the new features to customers over the "coming months" and asks that they ensure their devices are connected to the internet so... >>

Sky brings The Sopranos back to its on demand TV Box Set service, adds The Wire

Sky brings The Sopranos back to its on demand TV Box Set service, adds The Wire

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Sky is to put all six series of The Sopranos back on to its TV Box Set service, to watch on demand on Sky+HD boxes or via Sky Go. In addition, series of The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men and Hannibal will be available alongside several other hugely... >>

Sky Go adds E4 and Film4 to channel line-up

Sky Go adds E4 and Film4 to channel line-up

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Sky has added E4 and Film4 to its Sky Go line-up that now brings its number of accessible channels up to 49. Channel 4 and More4 had already been introduced to the service earlier this year. The addition of the two new channels now completes the Channel... >>

Sky broadcasts first 4K live UK event, Premier League football in ultra high-definition

Sky broadcasts first 4K live UK event, Premier League football in ultra high-definition

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In a UK first, Sky has broadcast a live event using 4K Ultra High Definition. The event was to show that Sky has the technology to support 4K UHD and to assess its future potential. Sky filmed and broadcast Saturday's West Ham versus Stoke football... >>

Sky Sports Pub Challenge launches, with app to match

Sky Sports Pub Challenge launches, with app to match

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Sky's new Pub Challenge app gives you the chance to win all sorts of amazing prizes, including Premier League tickets, weekly £2500 prizes and an annual £20,000 grand prize. And remarkably, all you need to do is go to a Sky Sports pub.  The app, available... >>

Now TV box review
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Now TV box review

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Sky has launched a set-top box that allows you to turn any crusty old television with an HDMI socket into something capable of getting movies, sports and BBC iPlayer. All via the internet, all for a tenner. It can’t be that easy can it? Design With... >>

Microsoft to change name of SkyDrive after losing Sky trademark battle

Microsoft to change name of SkyDrive after losing Sky trademark battle

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Microsoft has agreed to change the name of its cloud storage service SkyDrive after a UK court ruled that it infringed on a trademark owned by BSkyB. The British Sky Broadcasting Group won its battle with the software giant after claiming that the SkyDrive... >>

Got a Sky Now TV box? Now you can get a subscription for just £2.50 a month

Got a Sky Now TV box? Now you can get a subscription for just £2.50 a month

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At the tail end of last week, Sky launched the Now TV box, a £9.99 online streaming device that gives you access to the Now TV movie and sports services, BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and more. Now it is pushing its on demand streaming service by offering a... >>

New Sky+HD box coming in September with built-in Wi-Fi as standard

New Sky+HD box coming in September with built-in Wi-Fi as standard

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Sky has revealed that it will be introducing a new Sky+HD box in September, with integrated wireless internet connection as standard. It will become the version offered to new Sky HD subscribers and will help the channel ensure more of its customers are... >>

Sky's catch-up TV services and Sky Go contribute to successful financial year

Sky's catch-up TV services and Sky Go contribute to successful financial year

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BSkyB has posted its year-end financial results for 2012/13 and its profits have risen year-on-year. This is in no small part thanks to a major rise in subscribers connecting their Sky boxes to the internet to make use of the company's catch-up TV and... >>

Sky wants to turn your existing TV smart with new £10 Now TV box

Sky wants to turn your existing TV smart with new £10 Now TV box

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Sky is hoping to shake up the set top box market with the launch of a £10 box that plugs into your TV and gives you access to Now TV, BBC iPlayer, and other internet services. Priced at just £9.99, the box will allow people without a smart TV to connect... >>

LG grabs Now TV exclusive until 2014

LG grabs Now TV exclusive until 2014

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Sky has teamed up with LG to release its Now TV service exclusively with the television maker. We say exclusively, but that term is only for smart TV platforms built into the television or Blu-ray players and doesn't affect how you get Now TV on other... >>

Sky Go Android and iOS apps updated, enjoy the new look and get highlights from Sky Sports

Sky Go Android and iOS apps updated, enjoy the new look and get highlights from Sky Sports

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Sky has released an update for its Sky Go iOS and Android applications, overhauling the interface to bring a new, cleaner look to the proceedings and one that is more in keeping with the company's set-top box user interface. The refreshed design includes... >>

Sky Go MD says Android app has fallen short of expectations

Sky Go MD says Android app has fallen short of expectations

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Sky has admitted it needs to do better to service the needs of its customers who use the Sky Go app and service on Android. In an open letter to the Sky User forums, Alun Webber, MD for product design and development at Sky. admits: "Sky Go on Android... >>

Sky's Now TV out of beta on PS3, faster and smoother to use

Sky's Now TV out of beta on PS3, faster and smoother to use

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Observant PlayStation 3 owners will have noticed that an application for Sky's Now TV streaming platform appeared on the XrossMediaBar just over a month ago. The full service is now available today and the access is smoother and far quicker to use than... >>

No Wimbledon 3D coverage for Sky subscribers, BBC wouldn't pay for EPG listing

No Wimbledon 3D coverage for Sky subscribers, BBC wouldn't pay for EPG listing

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For the third year running, the BBC will be showing the Wimbledon men's and ladies' singles finals live in 3D. It will also be showing 3D coverage of the semi-finals. However, because it has moved the broadcasts to its Red Button HD service from the now... >>

BT responds to Sky Sports' free for a day promotion: BT Sport is free every day

BT responds to Sky Sports' free for a day promotion: BT Sport is free every day

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Sky fired the first salvo in what is going to be an interesting battle with BT to capture the attention of sports and specifically football fans by making Sky Sports 1 free on the first day of the new Premier League season, Saturday 17 August. However,... >>

BT Vision subscribers to lose Sky Sports if they don't take Infinity broadband

BT Vision subscribers to lose Sky Sports if they don't take Infinity broadband

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Many BT Vision subscribers are angry that they will lose access to Sky Sports when the communications and broadcaster launches its own BT Sport channels from 1 August. Because BT Sport will be filling the digital terrestrial television channel slots that... >>

Sky Sports to be free to every household in UK on opening day of Premier League season

Sky Sports to be free to every household in UK on opening day of Premier League season

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Sky Sports will be offering its first live Premier League game of the season free to potentially every household in the UK. All other football shows from the first day will also be available to watch for free, as Sky Sports 1 will take over Sky 2 on Sky... >>

Sky Go and On Demand getting major update: New look, channels and features

Sky Go and On Demand getting major update: New look, channels and features

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Sky Go is due to get a major update later this summer, which will see a new-look design implemented across apps. As well as the redesign, Sky will be bringing four new catch-up TV channels and the ability to use Sky Go Extra for free for Sky Multiroom... >>

Sky introduces free broadband access in response to BT Sport offer

Sky introduces free broadband access in response to BT Sport offer

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Sky announced on Friday it would give Sky Sports customers one free year of Sky Broadband Unlimited (£14.50 line rental) or six months free of Sky Fibre Unlimited (£20 per month after and £14.50 line rental) - as long as they make the switch from... >>

Yahoo signs deal with Sky News to broadcast feed online

Yahoo signs deal with Sky News to broadcast feed online

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Yahoo's continued bank balance blowout now involves Sky News. Following the $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr, the Flickr buyout and the GhostBird iOS developer purchase, Yahoo is now to begin broadcasting Sky News footage live online during breaking news... >>

Sky Sports Highlights added to Sky Go iPhone, iPad and Android apps

Sky Sports Highlights added to Sky Go iPhone, iPad and Android apps

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Sky just keeps on adding channels to its Sky Go service. The latest is Sky Sports Highlights which, as the name suggests, gives you highlights of the latest action on Sky Sports if you've missed it. The new feature is available on iPhone and iPad and... >>

Sky *not* looking to sell Xbox One to subscribers [update]

Sky *not* looking to sell Xbox One to subscribers [update]

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UPDATE: Pocket-lint has been in contact with Sky. The satellite TV service provider and broadcaster told us that contrary to earlier reports, it has no intention whatsoever of offering the Xbox One to its subscribers, as a set-top-box or otherwise. "We... >>

Sky+ Android app gets update, brings advanced search

Sky+ Android app gets update, brings advanced search

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Sky has updated its Sky+ Android app bringing with it a proper advanced search functionality and Google-style instant type search results. The app's look remains unchanged for the most part, but the intelligent search should speed up the rate at which... >>