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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?

By 10 July 2012

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

By 9 July 2012

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.

By 6 July 2012

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

By 4 July 2012

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

By 4 July 2012

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

By 4 July 2012

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

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,... >>

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

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

By 17 November 2011

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

By 16 June 2011

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

By 13 May 2011

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... >>