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Pocket-lint Podcast #101 - BlackBerry 10, Nook tablets and TalkTalk YouView

Pocket-lint Podcast #101 - BlackBerry 10, Nook tablets and TalkTalk YouView

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It's back to normal for the podcast this week, as the Pocket-lint team turns its attention on the latest tech news, including Barnes & Noble's decision to launch two new tablets in the UK, the Nook HD and Nook HD+, alongside its eBook reader range. Plus,... >>

Joanna Lumley shins up a ladder, hits a car, to launch TalkTalk's YouView service

Joanna Lumley shins up a ladder, hits a car, to launch TalkTalk's YouView service

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This morning was another one of those mornings. Get an invite to fight through the London rush hour to see Joanna Lumley at a TalkTalk launch or not? As it turned out, the whole affair was so ridiculously surreal - as you'd expect from a luminary of British... >>

TalkTalk YouView pictures and hands-on

TalkTalk YouView pictures and hands-on

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When YouView landed in its plain vanilla form we were whelmed. Not overwhelmed, or underwhelmed, just plain, regular whelmed. And that was because, although the user interface was pretty, and the box seemed to work well in its PVR duties, it was not an... >>

Free YouView box for BT customers, well apart from the installation and delivery cost

Free YouView box for BT customers, well apart from the installation and delivery cost

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BT is offering new customers who sign up to its Infinity Broadband package a free YouView set top box worth £299.  With no subscription fee, customers will be able to enjoy more than 100 digital TV and Radio stations and access seven days of catch-up... >>

YouView gets influx of movies with Now TV arrival

YouView gets influx of movies with Now TV arrival

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Movie fans may now have the perfect excuse to sign up to YouView after Now TV went live on the on-demand TV service. With a range of titles to choose from in the Sky Movies film catalogue, the Now TV app can be found on the YouView homepage with customers... >>

Humax DTR-T1000 YouView PVR
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Humax DTR-T1000 YouView PVR

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YouView is one of the most complicated products ever to launch. It's not so much technically difficult to do what has been done here, but it involves a lot of what, in management terms, are known as "stakeholders". Namely, the people who have a vested... >>

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

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Customers who sign up to the TalkTalk Plus broadband and phone plan will now receive a free YouView set-top-box as part of their on-going subscriptions. The box, which enables users to catch-up with shows from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well... >>

Now TV: Everything you need to know

Now TV: Everything you need to know

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Sky’s Now TV has launched, offering on-demand movies while allowing you to dodge the Sky subscription needed for Sky Go. There is a lot to like about the new service, but at £3.49 per rental, or £15 a month, is it really worth it? We have had a long... >>

YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment?

YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment?

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Sony’s new Internet Player with Google TV has been announced, adding another box to what is, for many, already a crowded living room. Google TV was a bumpy experience at best when it launched, but just like the Android of smartphones and tablets, it... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #91 - Nintendo 3DS XL, Canon EOS 650D and Google Nexus 7

Pocket-lint Podcast #91 - Nintendo 3DS XL, Canon EOS 650D and Google Nexus 7

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Episode 91 of the Pocket-lint Podcast is somewhat special in that we don't look at the major news stories this week. Instead, the team examines some of the products it has been reviewing, and reveals more than you might already have read. Up for scrutiny... >>

I wanted to love YouView, but I don't. Yet.

I wanted to love YouView, but I don't. Yet.

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The development of YouView has been a long and arduous affair, not just because of the technical hurdles, but because of other broadcasters and rights-holders. The service started as a brilliant notion that IP TV was quickly becoming a reality, and that... >>

Lord Sugar: Freeview box is a waste, YouView only box you need

Lord Sugar: Freeview box is a waste, YouView only box you need

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YouView's non-executive chairman Alan Sugar has claimed that the new service will not be aiming to steal users away from pay-TV rivals Sky and Virgin Media, but to take on Freeview in the home. At least when it comes to set-top-boxes. Speaking at the... >>

YouView pictures and hands-on

YouView pictures and hands-on

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Pocket-lint first wrote about Project Canvas, YouView's orginal working title, in 2009, and Project Kangaroo, a former failed attempt by the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV to offer a unified on-demand service, in 2007, so to say that YouView has suffered a few... >>

YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

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YouView has announced on Wednesday that its TV set-top box will be available to buy from the end of July, bringing BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 on-demand content to UK homes, without the need for an ongoing subscription. The YouView project has been... >>

YouView on course for spring launch

YouView on course for spring launch

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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,... >>

Virgin Media TiVo boss decamps to breathe new life into BT Vision

Virgin Media TiVo boss decamps to breathe new life into BT Vision

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Alex Green, formerly Virgin Media's executive director of commercial, TV and online, has left the company in order to take up a position at rival BT. One of the influential figureheads behind the successful launch of Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo,... >>

BBC outlines its vision of TV in the future

BBC outlines its vision of TV in the future

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The BBC’s director of distribution, Alix Pryde, has outlined what she and the BBC sees as the future of television in the coming years, suggesting that life in front of the sofa is about to get a lot more interactive.  Clarifying that this isn’t... >>

Technicolor pulls out of YouView partnership

Technicolor pulls out of YouView partnership

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It's only been in bed with YouView for a month and a half, but French manufacturer and broadcast technology giant Technicolor has pulled out of the venture with, currently, no public explanation as to why. The split was first rumoured by sources close... >>

YouView hands final tech spec to manufacturers

YouView hands final tech spec to manufacturers

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YouView has released its Core Technical Specification white paper for prospective set-top-box manufacturers, and has announced that Huawei, Manhatten, Pace and Vestel have joined Cisco, Humax and Technicolor in expressing interest in developing kit for... >>

YouView reveals its tech and content partners

YouView reveals its tech and content partners

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YouView has not been without its problems of late, with massive delays (as exclusively revealed on Pocket-lint), a change in its management team in the form of Sir Alan Sugar replacing Kip Meek as non-executive chairman, and constant scrutinisation by... >>

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... >>

Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

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YouView has swapped its non-executive chairman for Sugar. And before you say, "how many bags?", we're talking about the entrepreneur and host of The Apprentice. Former incumbent Kip Meek, who joined YouView when it was still known as Project Canvas,... >>

YouView confirms delay until 2012

YouView confirms delay until 2012

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As revealed exclusively on Pocket-lint on Tuesday, YouView isn't going to be hitting UK homes until early 2012. We revealed the delayed February 2012 date after an inside source spilled the beans to us, and now YouView has officially confirmed the delay... >>

YouView delayed until February 2012

YouView delayed until February 2012

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New video-on-demand platform YouView has been delayed until next year, according to one of Pocket-lint's trusted sources. It was previously reported that the service, formerly called Project Canvas, had been pushed back to summertime, but we now understand... >>