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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... >>

Sky to introduce Netflix rival NOW TV - new pay-as-you-go internet TV service

Sky to introduce Netflix rival NOW TV - new pay-as-you-go internet TV service

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We now know why Sky has been quiet in publicising the availability of Sky Anytime+ to customers of ISPs other than Sky Broadband, it's been too busy preparing the news that the broadcaster is launching a sister television brand and rival to Netflix, Lovefilm... >>

Sky Anytime+ now available to customers on other ISPs

Sky Anytime+ now available to customers on other ISPs

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Pocket-lint has received numerous reports from readers that they can now access Sky Anytime+ on their Sky boxes when using an internet service provider other than Sky Broadband. We already knew that Sky was to change its policies on rival ISPs before... >>

Best Formula One apps

Best Formula One apps

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The first qualifying session is about to start. Engines are revving up at 17,000 rpm, tyres are screeching and the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are prepping to make their mark on the sport.For those lucky enough to have it, then all this... >>

Best Android apps for TV and movie fans

Best Android apps for TV and movie fans

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One of the most popular uses for tablets and phones is watching videos or catchup TV. From BBC iPlayer in bed, to movies on your travels, having a good-quality screen to hand makes your Android device a perfect choice for those who love television and... >>

Sky News app for iPhone revamped and reloaded

Sky News app for iPhone revamped and reloaded

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The Sky News app for iPhone has been tweaked to be more in-line with its popular iPad brethren.Version 2 of Sky News for iPhone includes bespoke coverage - ie, specially selected picture galleries, interactive images, graphs and timelines all designed... >>

Sky Sports for iPad F1 pictures and hands-on

Sky Sports for iPad F1 pictures and hands-on

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The Sky Sports News app for iPad is to get a significant redesign to coincide with the launch of the broadcaster's new dedicated Formula One channel. It's now called Sky Sports for iPad, and Pocket-lint has had a play with what the application has in... >>

Sky understands why people are upset by F1 exclusives

Sky understands why people are upset by F1 exclusives

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Sky's dedicated Formula One channel goes live at 8pm tonight. It will be the first time that F1 has coverage seven days a week. But non-Sky subscribers will be left with just a selection of races to which the BBC has access - a controversial move for... >>

Sky Store replaces Sky Box Office for Anytime+, movie selection expands

Sky Store replaces Sky Box Office for Anytime+, movie selection expands

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Sky Box Office is to be replaced by Sky Store on Anytime+, as the company moves to strengthen its position against invading online rental services like Lovefilm, Knowhow Movies and iTunes.Sky's pay-as-you-go movie rental service will feature more than... >>

Netflix: Sky Movies is our number one target, not Lovefilm

Netflix: Sky Movies is our number one target, not Lovefilm

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Netflix is to focus on delivering exclusive content in the UK, and that includes securing the first window rights to Peter Jackson's forthcoming blockbuster The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.During a one-to-one chat, Adrian Cockcroft, the company's "cloud"... >>

Virgin Media adds Sky Sports red button services to TiVo

Virgin Media adds Sky Sports red button services to TiVo

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Television service provider Virgin Media has officially added Red Button interactive services to its TiVo box experience, with Sky Sports being the first to benefit from the feature.From today, Sky Sports and Sky Sports HD customers will be able to access... >>

Sky Go for Android video, pictures and hands-on

Sky Go for Android video, pictures and hands-on

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Sky has released an Android version of its Sky Go app allowing some Android smartphone owners to turn their phone in to TV. We've grabbed a Samsung Galaxy S II downloaded the app, and plugged in our details to check it out.Sky Go Android is free, the... >>

Sky F1 HD: The BBC came to us to save its Formula One rights

Sky F1 HD: The BBC came to us to save its Formula One rights

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Many Formula One fans were shocked when they heard that Sky was to become the major broadcaster for the motorsport's forthcoming season and beyond, bemoaning that the broadcaster and paid TV platform was nigh-on stealing the rights from terrestrial television.... >>

Sky Go Android app now available for selected phones

Sky Go Android app now available for selected phones

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Sky has finally released the Android version of its extremely popular and Pocket-lint Gadget Award-winning live TV and video on demand application, Sky Go. However, at present the app is not compatible with all handsets, only a few by Samsung and HTC.Currently,... >>

Sky teases details of Sky Race Control F1 iPad app and interactive services

Sky teases details of Sky Race Control F1 iPad app and interactive services

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The Sky Sports F1 HD team has hinted at some of the features it hopes to include in its official Formula One iPad application, Sky Race Control. And the highlight so far is that it will allow viewers to watch the multiple live video streams on their tablet... >>

Sky could offer Formula One in 3D

Sky could offer Formula One in 3D

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Sky's dedicated Formula One channel launches on 9 March in SD and HD, and the broadcaster has revealed to Pocket-lint that it hopes to add 3D to that mix some time in the future.Speaking at its Sky Studios complex, opened last summer, Martin Turner, executive... >>

ITV Player on Sky Anytime+ pictures and hands-on

ITV Player on Sky Anytime+ pictures and hands-on

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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... >>

Sky looks beyond the dish with new Internet TV Service

Sky looks beyond the dish with new Internet TV Service

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Sky is to give viewers the option to ditch the dish with a new Internet TV Service that it plans to launch later in the year.There has been a tidal wave of announcements from Sky over the last day or so. On Monday it was revealed that Sky Anytime+ would... >>

Sky Go tunes in on Android

Sky Go tunes in on Android

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It's all go over at Sky Go. Not only is the streaming platform all set to hit Android, it is being expanded to include even more channels.Sky Go launched back in July on PC and iOS and is Sky Mobile TV revamped, showing both live streamed and catch up... >>

Sky 40Mb Unlimited Fibre broadband lands along with free Wi-Fi from The Cloud

Sky 40Mb Unlimited Fibre broadband lands along with free Wi-Fi from The Cloud

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Big news if you're a Sky Broadband customer - not only is the satellite giant launching its own fibre-optic network with up to 40Mb download speeds - free Wi-Fi access from The Cloud is also set to rain in.Sky Broadband Unlimited Fibre is landing in April... >>

Sky Anytime+ soon to be open to customers on other ISPs - BBC iPlayer inbound too

Sky Anytime+ soon to be open to customers on other ISPs - BBC iPlayer inbound too

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Sky and the BBC have announced a partnership to bring iPlayer to Sky Anytime+, which is available on Sky+HD and the latest black Sky+ boxes.In addition, Sky will be relaxing its rules on who can access Sky Anytime+, allowing subscribers to its satellite... >>

Pocket-lint vs a Formula One driver

Pocket-lint vs a Formula One driver

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It’s the in-between time right now for Formula One, those select few months where the sport goes quiet and our Sunday television viewing switches to something far less exciting. However, soon the sport will return and no longer will our weekends be... >>

Sky Sports Formula 1 speeds onto Virgin Media

Sky Sports Formula 1 speeds onto Virgin Media

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Virgin Media has announced that it will be showing off the new Formula 1 Sky Sports channel, making the entire Formula 1 Grand Prix 2012 season available to Virgin Media customers.Starting in March the new channel, Sky Sports F1, will be introduced onto... >>

Sky and Zeebox team up for augmented TV viewing

Sky and Zeebox team up for augmented TV viewing

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Sky and Zeebox are coming in all guns blazing with a brand new venture which will offer the Zeebox augmented TV service within Sky's existing mobile apps - Sky+ and Sky Go.This new venture will allow Sky viewers to connect with friends around TV programmes,... >>

Sky Sports News iPad app kicks-off

Sky Sports News iPad app kicks-off

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Sky has announced the arrival of a dedicated Sky Sports News app for iPad. The app, which replaces the current iPhone and iPad friendly one, takes its inspiration from the impressive Sky News iPad app that was released last year.This means live and on-demand... >>

Best Android sports apps

Best Android sports apps

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There's a lot of sports out there in a lot of different countries with tens of leagues all of their own. By the same token, there seems to be almost as many sports apps available on the Android Market to choose from.As ever, Pocket-lint has done most... >>

Year in review 2011: August

Year in review 2011: August

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Of all the stories that broke in August the one that really got people talking was that tech superstar Steve Jobs would be resigning from Apple, to be replaced by CEO Tim Cook. It was one of the most important stories to break this year apart from of... >>

Year in review 2011: July

Year in review 2011: July

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It was the height of Summer and shorts-clad frisbee fans were frolicking throughout the country's parks. Us tech lovers however were confined to our rooms, busy reading through all the juicy announcements that were filling the airwaves in July. Despite... >>

Gadget Geeks hits Sky in January, promises some Pocket-lint skill

Gadget Geeks hits Sky in January, promises some Pocket-lint skill

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A new gadget show is hitting Sky 1 in the New Year called Gadget Geeks. Normally we wouldn't be telling you about things like that, but in this case we'll make an exception, because our very own Ian Morris, editor of reviews, is one of the presenters. The... >>

Series Link hits Sky+ apps for iOS and Android

Series Link hits Sky+ apps for iOS and Android

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Just like we told you it would back in November, Sky has released updated mobile apps into the App Store and the Android Market that bring the Series Link feature to the table.A much requested and long awaited addition, the new feature means that not... >>

Galapagos 3D: Attenborough heads to remote island with Sky 3D camera crew

Galapagos 3D: Attenborough heads to remote island with Sky 3D camera crew

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Sky has announced that it is continuing its partnership with Sir David Attenborough with a new three-part natural history series which tells the story of the remote Galapagos Islands.  Galapagos 3D, which is scheduled to air on Sky 3D in late 2012, will... >>