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Freeview TVs will be HD-only from the end of 2016

Friday, September 25th 2015

The subscription-free TV service has announced that the Freeview Trade Mark Licence will only be granted for HD products from the end of 2016. The move, which is expected to give a boost to sales...

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Could iPlayer offer content from other TV providers as part of ‘Open BBC’?

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Outlining his plans for the future of the BBC, director general Tony Hall said although the iPlayer had helped “make the unmissable, unmissable”, Britain is losing out to rivals whose platforms...

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More than a third of TV and video viewing now watched on demand

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

The Ericsson ConsumerLab TV & Media Report 2015, launched today, shows that consumers now spend six hours a week watching streamed on-demand TV series, programmes and movies. This has more than...

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EE and Sky unveil new features to personalise TV viewing

Thursday, August 20th 2015

EE unveiled a range of updated features for EE TV set to launch next Tuesday (25 August) for new and existing customers. The additions have been developed with a focus on mobile, and will allow...

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Number of TVs connected to the internet will double by 2020

Friday, August 14th 2015

The Connected TV Forecasts report from Digital TV Research estimates that the number will reach 415m by the end of this year, up from 105m at the end of 2010. Streaming, or ‘over-the-top’...

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Young viewers snub traditional TVs for smartphones and tablets

Friday, August 7th 2015

The regulator’s 2015 Communications Market Report said 57% of 16 to 24-year-olds regularly watch on-demand and catch-up TV on a laptop or PC. Almost half (45%) watch on a smartphone and four in...

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Bingeing Brits spend nearly 10 years watching telly

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

A nationwide study of 2,000 people across the UK, commissioned by uktvplay.co.uk, found that the average person watches about 24 hours of TV a week. 40% said they watched at least 26 hours a week,...

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Now TV 'no contract' claims were not misleading - ASA

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

Six people complained that the claim ‘no contract’ was misleading as monthly passes for the service automatically renew unless they are cancelled. Following an investigation, the Advertising...

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Average Briton spends £144 a year on streaming and downloads

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

The pan-European study by Samsung also found that almost half of Britons (46%) now stream TV, movie or video content at least once a week. The findings are part of Samsung’s annual Techonomic...

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NOW TV to launch new streaming box and Sky Sports monthly pass

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

The month pass will give customers access to all seven Sky Sports channels for £31.99 and will be available in time for the kick-off of the new football season. It follows the launch of a £6.99...

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