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Sky News iPad app has premium plans

Sky News iPad app has premium plans

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Sky News boss John Ryley has confirmed that the new Sky News iPad app wouldn't remain free for non Sky customers forever, and that a monthly fee would be introduced at "some point" this year.Speaking at the Millbank Tower in Central London at the launch... >>

Sky News for iPad hands-on

Sky News for iPad hands-on

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Sky News has launched a dedicated iPad app that will let you get the most of the 24 hour news channel when you are away from a TV.Open up the free app and you’ll notice that it looks very different from your average catch up news broadcasting app with... >>

Sky introduces free multiroom HD box

Sky introduces free multiroom HD box

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Sky has released details of its latest incentive to temp people away from the evil lure* of Virgin Media - a free multiroom HD box.The new, smaller, bedroom friendly box is free when you take out a HD subscription. An extra HD subscription that is though... >>

Sky targeted adverts coming to your living room in 2013

Sky targeted adverts coming to your living room in 2013

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Sky is said to be readying targeted adverts for its customers - based on their viewing habits, location and the package they subscribe too.And we're not talking about online viewing here, we're talking adverts during live broadcasts via your usual TV.The... >>

Your old TiVo is dying: Here’s what to replace it with

Your old TiVo is dying: Here’s what to replace it with

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It’s got fans across the globe, but the programme guide feed that powers the older generation of TiVo boxes in the UK will officially cease on 1 June this year.Originally sold to BSkyB customers at the turn of the century, the clever PVR capable of... >>

Rupert Murdoch given all clear for BSkyB takeover

Rupert Murdoch given all clear for BSkyB takeover

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Rupert Murdoch's plans to buy out the remaining shares in BSkyB have been given a massive boost, as the British Government has okayed News Corps proposal. He will be allowed to increase the corporation's shareholding from 39 per cent to 100 per cent,... >>

Sky 3D receives a culture shock

Sky 3D receives a culture shock

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Fed up of all the repeats on Sky 3D? Yep, us too - check out our "7 days living with" feature. Craving some new 3D programming?If so, good news as Sky has announced that a new five-part series, hosted by Selina Scott - Treasure Houses of Britain - will... >>

7 days living with... Sky 3D

7 days living with... Sky 3D

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Sky 3D launched with great fanfare in October 2010, but 4 months on, what’s the service like to watch at home, is it the future, and should you be rushing out to buy a 3D television and signing up to Sky’s 3D channel? No, we didn't know the answers... >>

Sky Atlantic HD broadcasting imminent

Sky Atlantic HD broadcasting imminent

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Flick onto channel 108 on your Sky set top box and you will no longer find the dark-hole of repeats that is Sky 3. Instead, in its place you'll find Sky Atlantic, the home of Sky's HBO content.Back in July last year, Sky put pen to paper on a £150 million... >>

Londoners to get 15 minutes of free Cloud Wi-Fi

Londoners to get 15 minutes of free Cloud Wi-Fi

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BSkyB confirmed its £50 million buyout of The Cloud last week and it looks as if city workers in the Square Mile are going to be the first surfers to benefit from the deal, with a 15 minutes per day free scheme set to go live on 1 February.It's not clear... >>

Sky confirms The Cloud buyout

Sky confirms The Cloud buyout

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BSkyB has delivered its latest financial results, and at the same time confirmed that it has completed the purchase of Wi-Fi hotspot company, The Cloud.The deal was said to have cost Sky less than £50 million and will pave the way for Wi-Fi access on... >>

Sky 3D gets 70,000 homes in 3D specs

Sky 3D gets 70,000 homes in 3D specs

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Sky has finally confirmed some figures for its 3D TV service - revealing that 70,000 homes have signed up for the new platform.Now, with Sky having 10 million subscribers, and over 3 million of these being Sky HD customers, 70,000 only represents a very... >>

Cloud(y) Sky on the horizon

Cloud(y) Sky on the horizon

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The Sunday Times is reporting that BSkyB is about to buy out Wi-Fi hotspot company The Cloud, in a move that would see the broadcast giant go head-to-head with BT and its public Wi-Fi offerings.Sky has been ramping up its mobile streaming services over... >>

Sky, Eurosport and Aardman to bring 3D content to Nintendo 3DS

Sky, Eurosport and Aardman to bring 3D content to Nintendo 3DS

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Nintendo has signed a deal with BSkyB, Eurosport and Wallace and Gromit/Shaun the Sheep animators Aardman Studios to bring short clips of their 3D content to the forthcoming 3DS console. This content, which expands the console's offering to more than... >>

Sky EPG reshuffle gives HD channels priority

Sky EPG reshuffle gives HD channels priority

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Sky is ready to revamp its EPG in what the satellite broadcaster is calling "one of the biggest updates to the channel line up for over a decade".The move sees HD customers getting their 1080i (or 720p) fix on the original "high-profile" channels (i.e.... >>

2010: A year in review, June

2010: A year in review, June

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Creeping up on us like a Pantomime villain, 2011 promises a whole lot of tech fun and gadgetry sequels. The list of expected products and digital tomfoolery even reads like a Saturday afternoon's football results: iPad 2, iPhone 5; Android 3, Samsung... >>

Sky+ iPad app hands-on

Sky+ iPad app hands-on

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Sky has moved to create an interactive digital TV guide out of the iPad, with a new app designed specifically for the Apple tablet that lets you select programmes to record without having to pick up your traditional remote; and yes, moments after it hit... >>

Sky iPad app brings TV guide to your Apple tablet

Sky iPad app brings TV guide to your Apple tablet

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Sky has launched an iPad version of its Sky Remote + app on Monday, bringing the features found in the iPhone app to the Apple tablet.The new app will feature a visually rich discovery experience where you might browse for much longer; you can also schedule... >>

Sky sees other platforms as experiments for new tech

Sky sees other platforms as experiments for new tech

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Sky has told Pocket-lint that it loves putting its service on new devices like the Xbox 360 as it allows the company to experiment with what’s possible without upsetting its core TV customers.“We aren’t precious about content, we are just precious... >>

Sky to Tivo: Our TV products are superior across all dimensions

Sky to Tivo: Our TV products are superior across all dimensions

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Sky’s director of TV Product Development, Brian Lenz, has implied that Virgin Media’s Tivo service, when it launches in January, will give the satellite broadcast little to be worried about.When asked what he thought of the social aspects of the new... >>

Sky: 3D Blu-ray chaos helping channel

Sky: 3D Blu-ray chaos helping channel

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This Christmas Eve, thousands of Sky 3D customers will sit down, don a pair of active or passive glasses and watch Avatar in 3D. But not on Blu-ray.Launched earlier this year with the Ryder Cup, Sky 3D’s showing of a three-dimensional Avatar is the... >>

Sky looks to smartphones and tablets to be next remote control

Sky looks to smartphones and tablets to be next remote control

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Sky has told Pocket-lint that it is looking into the possibility of using smartphones, iPads and tablets as remote controls for its Sky box in the future.“I do think that smartphones, iPads, and tablets are actually going to bring new opportunities,... >>

Sky to switch off SD in favour of HD channels

Sky to switch off SD in favour of HD channels

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Sky has confirmed that it will be offering HD customers a new EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) in February that allows them to replace SD for HD channels where available. “With so many high definition channels now available, and more and more of the... >>

Sky 3D confirms follow-up to Flying Monsters: Penguin Island 3D

Sky 3D confirms follow-up to Flying Monsters: Penguin Island 3D

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Sir David Attenborough's partnership with Sky 3D is set to continue as Sky has announced a second documentary called Penguin Island 3D - following in the footsteps of Flying Monsters 3D. The feature documentary is being produced by Atlantic Productions... >>

Sky News broadcasting from Sony Bravia

Sky News broadcasting from Sony Bravia

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Sony has announced that it is to offer 24 hour coverage from Sky News across its Bravia range, via an app on its web-connected line-up.The on demand service will be available on all internet-enabled Bravia devices, including Blu-ray players, Blu-ray home... >>

Innovation of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...

Innovation of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...

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Once in a blue moon, a new product comes along that changes the face of technology as we know it. This category isn't about stats and specs, it's about genuinely game-changing innovations that have made us take a step back in shock/admiration/child-like... >>

Avatar 3DTV world premiere on Sky 3D

Avatar 3DTV world premiere on Sky 3D

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Sky 3D has secured a major coup - the 3D TV world premiere of the biggest movie of all time, Avatar.James Cameron's blockbuster will be shown in 3D, on the Sky 3D channel, on Christmas Eve at 8pm.John Cassy, Sky 3D’s channel director said: "Confirming... >>

Sir David Attenborough’s Flying Monsters 3D soars in for Christmas Day

Sir David Attenborough’s Flying Monsters 3D soars in for Christmas Day

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Sky has announced that Sir David Attenborough's Flying Monsters 3D is to be given its first airing on Christmas Day.Despite sounding like a show that Alan Partridge may have pitched ("Monkey Tennis, Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank, err, Flying Monsters... >>

Sky Anytime+
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Sky Anytime+

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With over 200 channels, you would think that there is already enough to watch on Sky, but if that's the case why are you always saying there's nothing on? Don't worry you aren't alone, and perhaps hearing the cries that people just want to watch what... >>

Ringside with David Haye: Behind the scenes of Sky 3D boxing

Ringside with David Haye: Behind the scenes of Sky 3D boxing

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Sky's 3D boxing coverage is "amazing". That's the view of WBA Heavyweight Champion of the World, David Haye, who was speaking with Pocket-lint during an up close and personal look at Sky's 3D boxing coverage.And if you want to argue with him, be our guest.... >>

Sky 3D to stay free for HD customers

Sky 3D to stay free for HD customers

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Good news 3D fans, Sky's 3D channel is likely to remain free (well, free if you're on the HD package at least) for a considerable time, according to the channel's director John Cassy, who spoke with Pocket-lint."We're quite a long way ahead of the curve,... >>

Sky finally ups its VoD game with Sky Anytime+

Sky finally ups its VoD game with Sky Anytime+

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Sky's impressive sounding video on demand service, Anytime+, is to go live on 26 October.The platform, which works via Sky's broadband network and your existing Sky HD+ box, means that the broadcasting giant will finally have a VoD service to rival that... >>

Keeping up with the Ryder Cup

Keeping up with the Ryder Cup

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Golf's 2010 Ryder Cup has made history in two ways - not only is it the first sporting tournament to be shown in 3D, it's also the first time in the cup's 83-year run that play has carried on until the Monday - a result of the glorious UK weather. Thanks... >>

Sky Atlantic HD: Channel to launch with exclusive US content

Sky Atlantic HD: Channel to launch with exclusive US content

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Sky has announced a brand new, US-content-focused, channel - Sky Atlantic HD which will be the only place to watch the first run of the new Mad Men season in the summer of 2011.The Guardian is reporting that the subscription-only channel will be available... >>

Sky 3D - everything you need to know

Sky 3D - everything you need to know

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You can now get 3D broadcasts at home, courtesy of both Sky and Virgin Media. We've pulled together a series of guides to get you up to speed if you're thinking of taking the plunge into the third dimension. Before you do anything, take a look at our... >>

How to go 3D at home

How to go 3D at home

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Get your glasses on and prep the popcorn because Sky's new 3D service is finally here, including films, sport and a range of original programming. If you're thinking of taking the plunge into the the third dimension, but you're not quite sure where to... >>

What's on Sky 3D?

What's on Sky 3D?

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Due to launch on Friday (1 October), Sky 3D is set to pave the way for three-dimensional TV broadcasts. We've already covered the full list of 3D programmes announced by Sky earlier this week, which will include original programmes, sports and movies,... >>

Virgin Media serves up Sky 1 HD

Virgin Media serves up Sky 1 HD

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Virgin Media has announced that it will be offering its XL TV customers Sky 1 HD, as part of their packages from 1 October.Sky's flagship entertainment channel will slot into channel 122, with Sky 2 moving to channel 123 to make way.The move means that... >>

First Look: Sky 3D

First Look: Sky 3D

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The dawn of a new era in television is upon us, but is 3D really the answer? We've given Sky's new 3D service a run for its money to see what's what before the service goes official. It's worth stressing at this point that Sky's 3D service is in its infancy.... >>