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  • Gracenote will personalise TV adverts in the US next year
    Online

    Gracenote will personalise TV adverts in the US next year

    By 27 December 2012

    Adverts are often some of the most creative and entertaining things on TV. But more often, they're monotonous, boring and irrelevant to you, the viewer. With that in mind, Gracenote - a company famous for identifying music - plans to launch a new system...

  • Behind the scenes of Sky 1's Gadget Geeks
    Online

    Behind the scenes of Sky 1's Gadget Geeks

    By 16 January 2012

    In January 2011 I got, along with quite a few other people, an email asking if I’d like to be on a TV show for Sky. I didn’t take it all that seriously, I mean, why would I? Normal people don’t get offered TV shows, that’s something that happens...

  • Heavy Rain video game to get TV treatment
    Gaming

    Heavy Rain video game to get TV treatment

    By 28 January 2011

    The video game Heavy Rain looks as though it could be coming to the small screen as producer and writer David Milch is signing to adapt it into a television series. Variety is reporting that Milch will partnered by Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, "producing...

  • Ginx: UK games channel to launch in November
    Gaming

    Ginx: UK games channel to launch in November

    By 27 August 2010

    The makers of Bravo's GameFace have announced that they will be launching a dedicated games channel on UK television in November. Ginx, which currently has 24/7 channels in Turkey and Indonesia, will launch its UK channel via both cable and satellite;...

  • Blinkbox offers optimised PS3 service
    Online

    Blinkbox offers optimised PS3 service

    By 10 May 2010

    Blinkbox has launched a PS3 version of its popular streaming service, in a move that it hopes will make it the "British equivalent" to US streaming service Netflix. When PS3 users visit the Blinkbox site, they will now find a PS3 friendly screen that...

  • Free films and audiobooks for your media player
    Home Cinema

    Free films and audiobooks for your media player

    By 24 November 2009

    It's Thanksgiving week which means three certain things. First and foremost is that America goes on holiday while the rest of the world sits in confusion trying to work out what's going on. So, citizens of the UK and Europe, that is why things will be...

  • Sky shows to make a return to Virgin?
    Home Cinema

    Sky shows to make a return to Virgin?

    By 9 May 2008

    Virgin Media customers could finally get all of the Sky channels back 18 months after a wrangle between the two companies saw the likes of Lost and 24 taken off air for them. Reports on the internet suggest that top execs from both companies are sitting...

  • Worker runs up £27k mobile bill
    Phones

    Worker runs up £27k mobile bill

    By 29 December 2007

    A factory worker from Darlington in County Durham had a bit of a shock when he opened his monthly mobile phone bill. Ian Simpson, 29, was more than a little shocked to find out he had managed to tot up a £27,322 mobile bill, according to the Daily Mirror....

  • 2007: A year in review, February
    Online

    2007: A year in review, February

    By 26 December 2007

    The month of lurve saw the settlement of the Apple versus Apple legal case ending 25 years of feuding as a new agreement was penned between Apple Inc and Apple Corp after the bitter battle finally came to an end. Both sides mounted up huge legal costs,...

  • Comment: Do we really want Channel 4 plus one?
    Home Cinema

    Comment: Do we really want Channel 4 plus one?

    By 22 August 2007

    With the launch of Channel 4 +1, pseudo time-shifting TV has come to the mainstream. But in a world of Personal Video Recorders, electronic programming guides and Sky+ do we really yet another TV channel that offers us the same programs but simply an...

  • Online TV viewers on the rise
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    Online TV viewers on the rise

    By 3 May 2007

    Amid a host of online IPTV service launches like Joost, BBC's iPlayer and ITV's iTV in the last week, new research out today has found that users accessing content is on the rise. Jumping on an IPTV bandwagon, Motorola questioned 2500 people across Europe...

  • CSI ready for new web channel
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    CSI ready for new web channel

    By 13 April 2007

    TV networks all across the states and UK have been joining forces to launch their programmes on the Internet for download. CBS in the US are the next to say it is moving online. The TV network has partnered with a number of companies to deliver the TV...

  • Sky rebrands movie channels
    Home Cinema

    Sky rebrands movie channels

    By 5 April 2007

    Sky has revamped its movie offering focusing on offering different genres of movies rather than a random selection of Movie channels one to nine. In the change, Sky Cinema 1 and 2 go, as do the original naming, with Sky opting to ditch simultaneous SD...

  • Virgin Media to lose Sky channels
    Home Cinema

    Virgin Media to lose Sky channels

    By 23 February 2007

    Virgin Media says it is likely to lose Sky One, Sky Two, Sky Three, Sky News and Sky Sports News channels. Following an intensive series of meetings over the last week, "We now anticipate a withdrawal of these channels by Sky at the end of February"....

  • Oscars go HD
    Home Cinema

    Oscars go HD

    By 23 January 2007

    Sky has announced that it will be broadcasting the 79th Annual Academy Awards in HD when the awards ceremony takes place in February. Sky One and Sky One HD's 90 minute preview coverage, starting at 11pm on Sunday 25 February will capture the famous red...

  • Sky takes Super League XII HD
    Home Cinema

    Sky takes Super League XII HD

    By 20 November 2006

    Sky is continuing its push in the run up to Christmas with its HD service with the announcement that it is Sky Sports service will broadcast the first ever Rugby League in high definition (HD) starting with next season's exclusive live coverage of the...

  • Sky to show ALL SIX Star Wars films in HD on New Year's Day
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    Sky to show ALL SIX Star Wars films in HD on New Year's Day

    By 15 November 2006

    Sky has announced that for HD customers recovering from a hangover on New Year's Day, they will be able to spend the day watching Star Wars movies back to back. The broadcaster has announced that it is showing all six Star Wars films back to back in HD....

  • Sky One and Sky One HD to broadcast Lost
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    Sky One and Sky One HD to broadcast Lost

    By 20 October 2006

    Interesting news for fans of the American hit series Lost. Although series one and two were broadcast to everyone with terrestrial TV on Channel 4 last year, the station has lost the rights to Sky. Sky One and Sky One HD have won the exclusive UK rights...

  • Fox to air TV shows on MySpace and local TV station websites
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    Fox to air TV shows on MySpace and local TV station websites

    By 4 October 2006

    In the US, the Fox television network has announced that it’s launching Fox On Demand, which will air TV shows for free after they’ve been broadcast. Fox on Demand will be available through two other branches of Rupert Murdoch-ownded News Corp. –...

  • Sky to broadcast full six episodes of Star Wars in HD
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    Sky to broadcast full six episodes of Star Wars in HD

    By 7 September 2006

    Star Wars is coming to high definition. Sky has announced that it has struck a deal with LucasFilm to broadcast Star Wars Episodes IV, V, and VI in HD for the first time in the UK. Sky is quick to point out that it is the only broadcaster to show the...

  • CBS to advertise new shows with Bluetooth billboards
    Home Cinema

    CBS to advertise new shows with Bluetooth billboards

    By 25 August 2006

    US television network CBS has come up with a different way to market its upcoming fall lineup of TV shows. New York’s Grand Central Station will host Bluetooth-enabled billboards that beam show clips and trailers to people’s mobiles and PDAs. The...

  • Home Cinema

    CBS to stream top shows online for free

    By 16 August 2006

    CBS is the latest US network to announce it will stream primetime TV shows online after they’re broadcast. All three CSI series, plus “Survivor” and “Jericho” will be available the morning after the programs air, with advertising breaks. CBS...

  • Home Cinema

    Fox to sell TV shows including 24 on MySpace.com

    By 14 August 2006

    As Pocket-lint reported in May, Fox Entertainment Group has confirmed that it is planning to use its corporate network of internet sites, which includes MySpace.com, to sell movies and TV Shows for download by October. Fox will sell hit TV shows like...

  • Sky Sports to show Premiership matches in HD
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    Sky Sports to show Premiership matches in HD

    By 3 July 2006

    So we're out of the World Cup, still, at least it means we can start looking forward to the start of the Premiership. Sky Sports has announced that it will be showing all 138 live games on Sky Sports and PremPlus in HD and Dolby Digital, giving footie...

  • US network NBC to promote its autumn lineup on Youtube.com
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    US network NBC to promote its autumn lineup on Youtube.com

    By 27 June 2006

    The US television network NBC has signed an agreement to promote its shows on YouTube.com, the internet video site. With the popularity of free internet video growing, the deal leads the way in bringing online content and traditional television broadcasts...