Digital TV

NOW TV service faces surge in demand for Game of Thrones season premiere

Monday, April 13th 2015

Last April, the Sky-owned streaming service apologised to customers after problems prevented some viewers from watching the live season four premiere of Game of Thrones. However this year Sky made...

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The internet will ‘open the door’ to new forms of TV content - BBC

Friday, April 10th 2015

BBC chief technology officer Matthew Postgate said the use of internet technologies to deliver programmes will open the door to new forms of content, like Ultra HD or virtual reality. His comments...

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Domestic TV channels all 'comfortably' meeting accessibility targets - Ofcom

Thursday, April 9th 2015

The regulator published its Television Access Services Report 2014 today, which found that all 72 domestic channels required to provide access services – subtitles, signing and audio description...

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Formula 1 fans angry after Sky Sports reduces web coverage

Thursday, April 9th 2015

The popular Race Control feature allows viewers to switch between on-board cameras, a live timing screen and a driver tracker. It is now only available via the red button or the Sky Sports app for...

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Virgin Media customers to continue getting TiVo boxes under new deal

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

A new agreement extends the existing five-year partnership between the two companies in the UK for a further three years. As part of the new agreement, Virgin Media has committed to the...

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Broadband connections are changing our TV viewing habits - Sky CEO

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

Jeremy Darroch said the number of programmes downloaded through Sky’s On Demand service had risen by 40% year-on-year. Mr Darroch was speaking at the Media & Telecoms Conference in London...

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BT Sport signs longest ever TV deal for Premiership Rugby

Monday, March 16th 2015

A four-year extension to the existing BT Sport contract makes it the longest ever TV deal in the history of Premiership Rugby. Mark McCafferty, chief executive of Premiership Rugby, said: “BT...

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Over 60% of football fans have cut back on spending to keep watching TV games

Thursday, March 12th 2015

The ‘Consumer perceptions of choice, pricing and availability of English Premier League broadcasting report’, commissioned by Virgin Media, found that fans admitted to going out less, buying...

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Sky's Now TV to launch on EE TV box

Wednesday, March 11th 2015

The Now TV app will join on-demand services BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and Wuaki.TV as well as 70 Freeview channels via the EE smart box. Apps including MUZU, Box +, YouTube, BBC Sport, BBC News and The...

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Sky wins 75% of Premier League rights for record £4.2bn

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

The broadcasters were named as the winners in the Premier League TV rights auction, each securing a share of the 168 live matches on offer. Sky TV secured 126 matches, an increase on the 116 matches...

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