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  • ITV added to Wauki.tv line-up
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    ITV added to Wauki.tv line-up

    By 31 October 2013

    ITV is now on Wuaki.tv, the company has announced, bringing with it hundreds of hours of past and current ITV shows to enjoy. The service, owned by the same people behind Play.com and pronouced "wacky", will mean users now have access to an extensive...

  • Dave catch-up service now available on YouView
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    Dave catch-up service now available on YouView

    By 23 July 2013

    Dave, the channel that combines new shows with repeats of classic comedy and other big UK series, has launched an on-demand portal on YouView that offers the last seven days of programming as catch-up content. The shows can also be played by browsing...

  • 4oD offline viewing coming 2013
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    4oD offline viewing coming 2013

    By 12 November 2012

    Channel 4 is to make mobile offline viewing on 4oD available for catch-up viewing from early 2013 on iOS, and on Android later in the year. The announcement, made at the company's Upfront 2013 conference on Monday, highlights the importance the broadcaster...

  • Philips adds YouTube Movie Rentals to Smart TV
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    Philips adds YouTube Movie Rentals to Smart TV

    By 4 September 2012

    Philips has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Philips Smart TV owners will soon be able to rent movies from the YouTube Movie Rental store when it launches on its TVs in the UK later this year. Philips Smart TV will be among the first TV platforms to offer...

  • Dune HD Connect stick is world's smallest Full HD Media player
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    Dune HD Connect stick is world's smallest Full HD Media player

    By 3 September 2012

    Plug the Dune HD Connect into the back of your “normal” televison and you’ll get the same experience as that of a smart TV, with access to the internet and a host of apps. Dune’s dongle is the world’s smallest Full HD Media Player and slots...

  • Netflix Post-play feature now lets you watch non-stop
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    Netflix Post-play feature now lets you watch non-stop

    By 22 August 2012

    Netflix has launched a new "Post-play" feature aimed at those trying to work their way through the box sets of their favourite TV shows. Now when viewers get to the end of an episode, instead of boring you with details like who was the Best Boy or the...

  • Is Sky about to take on Netflix in its own back yard through Roku investment?
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    Is Sky about to take on Netflix in its own back yard through Roku investment?

    By 26 July 2012

    Roku, the TV box provider that offers access to web streaming services such as Netflix, has received a cash investment of $45 million. The financial backing comes from, among others, News Corporation and BSkyB, which, when combined with the launch of...

  • Hands-on: Now TV review
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    Hands-on: Now TV review

    By 16 July 2012

    Forget Netflix, forget LoveFilm, Sky wants Now TV to be the service you choose when it comes to streaming movies online to your computer, phone, games console, or set top box. But is the new service "powered by Sky" good enough to impress? We had a quick...

  • Netflix "Just for kids" section just got bigger
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    Netflix "Just for kids" section just got bigger

    By 10 April 2012

    Kids rejoice! Those that live in the US at least. Netflix has agreed a new deal that means you’ll have even more shows to help put off your homework. The internet subscription service has thrashed out a deal with Hasbro Studios that will see its various...

  • BBC to launch iTunes rival
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    BBC to launch iTunes rival

    By 15 March 2012

    The BBC is to launch a premium download video service to take on the likes of Apple's ITunes. The move - part of an initiative called Project Barcelona - has long been rumoured but has now been officially confirmed by BBC director-general Mark Thompson....

  • Netflix Just for Kids hits the PS3
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    Netflix Just for Kids hits the PS3

    By 13 March 2012

    If you don't like the idea of your little cherubs accidentally stumbling across the raunchy antics of Hank Moody in Californication, have them witness Walter White cooking up crystal meth in Breaking Bad, or subject them to the loose and foul tongue of...

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

    By 8 March 2012

    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: 8pm on Sunday night our most popular time
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    Netflix: 8pm on Sunday night our most popular time

    By 7 March 2012

    Sunday night, 8pm. That's the moment most of Netflix's 23 million subscribers tune it to watch the company's selection of movies and TV shows. Speaking to Pocket-lint in a one-to-one briefing in a London hotel, Adrian Cockcroft, the "cloud" architect...

  • Netflix: We are paying to make the internet better
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    Netflix: We are paying to make the internet better

    By 6 March 2012

    Netflix has told Pocket-lint that it believes it is making the internet better for all of us, regardless of whether you use the service or not. The amount of money it invests in making sure the internet can stream its movies and TV shows to its customers...

  • Sky Go for Android video, pictures and hands-on
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    Sky Go for Android video, pictures and hands-on

    By 20 February 2012

    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,...

  • Best iPad apps to turn your tablet into a TV
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    Best iPad apps to turn your tablet into a TV

    By 14 February 2012

    Whether you are laid up in bed, or merely trying to avoid having a second TV in your bedroom - in the bath, your spare house, the car, or anywhere else for that matter - and if you've got an iPad, then there are plenty of apps that will help it become...

  • YouView on course for spring launch
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    YouView on course for spring launch

    By 7 February 2012

    YouView - the much-delayed free TV service funded by a consortium that includes the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV, as well as ISPs Arqiva, TalkTalk and BT - is on course for a scheduled spring launch. That's according to TalkTalk CEO, Dido Harding,...

  • ITV Player on Sky Anytime+ pictures and hands-on
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    ITV Player on Sky Anytime+ pictures and hands-on

    By 1 February 2012

    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...

  • Crackle pops more movies onto your Xbox 360
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    Crackle pops more movies onto your Xbox 360

    By 1 February 2012

    The Sony Pictures owned video on demand platform Crackle has landed on the Xbox 360. We know, who would have thunk it - Sony and Microsoft playing nicely when it comes to consoles? But they are and, as a result, Xboxers now have access to all of the streaming...

  • BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand
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    BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand

    By 31 January 2012

    It isn't just Netflix and Lovefilm racing around Hollywood trying to sign up all the movie studios (we like to imagine this is literally happening, Wacky Races stylee) - BT has got in on the act by signing up Miramax for its BT Vision platform. The partnership...

  • Sky looks beyond the dish with new Internet TV Service
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    Sky looks beyond the dish with new Internet TV Service

    By 31 January 2012

    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
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    Sky Go tunes in on Android

    By 31 January 2012

    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...

  • Vimeo revamped and almost ready for launch
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    Vimeo revamped and almost ready for launch

    By 24 January 2012

    YouTube's posher rival, Vimeo, has been "rebuilt from the ground up" and is ready to launch the redesign into a closed testing period, ahead of a full public release. The revamped video on demand website will boast a 2x larger full-width player, more...

  • Lovefilm announces new Disney deal to stream ABC
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    Lovefilm announces new Disney deal to stream ABC

    By 16 January 2012

    Lovefilm has announced a deal with Disney, which will enable it to stream a wide variety of ABC programming to its members, bringing access to some popular American TV, including Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives. Beginning this month you'll be...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Netflix review
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    APP OF THE DAY: Netflix review

    By 11 January 2012

    Netflix has now officially launched in the UK, bringing with it a formidable streaming experience that works across multiple platforms including iOS and Android. We have had a few days to play with the service now, running it through its paces on various...