Digital TV

Average home could contain 500 smart devices by 2022, says Gartner

Tuesday, September 9th 2014

As consumers warm up to concepts like the internet of things and connected household appliances over the next decade, the number of smart devices in the average family home will skyrocket. This is...

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Sky and BT to do battle once more as Premier League returns

Friday, August 15th 2014

This weekend's return of the Barclays Premier League means two things: football fans will finally be sated after making it through the barren one-month stretch since the end of the World Cup, and...

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Sky ups investment in virtual reality firm Jaunt

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Sky has more than doubled its investment in Jaunt, a Palo Alto-based early-stage technology company specialising in video capture and display. The satellite broadcaster backed Jaunt to the tune of...

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Ultra-HD TV channel launch moves a step closer

Monday, July 7th 2014

A new broadcasting specification for ultra-HD TV services has been approved by the DVB Steering Board, bringing the launch of 4K channels in the UK a step closer to reality. Pictures with a...

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Sky and Virgin Media EPG support coming to Xbox One ahead of World Cup

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Electronic programme guides (EPG) from Sky and Virgin Media will be available to Xbox One owners in the UK ahead of the World Cup. The flagship sporting event gets underway in Brazil on 12 June 2014...

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Netflix offers mixed message on ultra-HD

Friday, May 9th 2014

Consumers can be a little wary when it comes to adopting new TV viewing technology. High-definition (HD) TV is now pretty much the industry standard, but took several years to reach the mass market;...

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Sony Pictures Television shutting down Crackle

Monday, March 31st 2014

Crackle, the free video-on-demand service from Sony Pictures Television (SPT), will be shut down in the UK from tomorrow (1 April 2014). SPT acquired Crackle back in 2006 when it was still known as...

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Will ITV Encore capture audience imagination?

Friday, January 31st 2014

ITV caused great excitement this week with the news that it's poised to launch its first new channel in eight years. To be called ITV Encore, the station will - at least initially - be...

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Five major events to hit the telecoms industry in 2013

Friday, January 3rd 2014

As you're no doubt aware, 2013 turned out to be a pretty big year for the telecoms industry. With the government pushing forward with efforts to boost superfast broadband coverage, former Culture...

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Sports fans to reap benefits of BT and Sky rivalry

Friday, November 22nd 2013

As the battle between BT and Sky over sports TV grows ever-more bloodthirsty, it increasingly seems there'll only be one real winner: the consumer. This month, BT dished out perhaps the deadliest...

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