Xbox 180 – Microsoft reverses Xbox One online check-in policy

Microsoft has reversed its policy requiring the Xbox One console to check-in every 24 hours as well as other restrictions on second-hand games following extensive criticism.


BSkyB facing Ofcom investigation over BT deal

BSkyB is to face an Ofcom investigation over claims that it withheld its Sky Sports channels from BT’s YouView service while offering them to rivals.


Netflix to premier Dreamworks animations

Netflix has entered into a deal with Dreamworks Animation that will see the streaming service premier 300 hours of animation.


US cable co paying to keep shows offline

US cable TV company Time Warner Cable is reportedly offering incentives to prevent hit TV shows being offered to online services like Apple TV.


Freesat adds 150,000 homes in last year

Freesat has published figures for 2012/13 that shows the freeview satellite service is growing fast.


Samsung launches ‘epic’ ad campaign for Smart TV

Samsung is determined to push its Smart TV platform and is pumping a rumoured £14 million into spreading the word.


UK DVD rentals plummet

Rentals of DVD and Blu-ray films is predicted to have fallen to an all time low in the UK.


BT: Smart TVs no threat to IPTV

BT doesn’t believe that smart TVs are a serious competitor to set top boxes, for the time being at least. Alex Green, director, TV for BT Retail was talking to Broadband TV News,…


40% of Virgin Media customers now on TiVo

Virgin Media has seen a rise in the number of customers switching to its TiVo PVR and set top box.

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Digital TV Labs gets accreditation to offer independent DLNA certification testing

Digital TV Labs has become an accredited Independent Certification Vendor for products wanting to comply with the DLNA home networking standard.


Guest Editorial: Transforming search to revolutionise the Smart TV Experience

A paradigm shift has occurred with the use of graph-based semantic technologies to achieve next-generation user experiences in web, mobile and enterprise applications.


Virgin TV Anywhere app gets 21 new channels

Virgin’s TV Anywhere service has been given an additional 21 channels, taking the total number of live channels to 66. These include the addition of Channel 4, Nickelodeon and a range of Sky…


UltraViolet to be launched in France and Germany by Q3 2013

UltraViolet, the technology that allows purchasers to download a secure digital copy of movies and TV shows, is to be extended to France and Germany by the end of Q3 this year. The…

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BT to undercut BSkyB in pub/club Premier League football broadcasting

With BT having secured the rights to a selection of top Premier League matches every season for the next three years, starting this August, it seems a price war is about get underway…


Samsung raided over LG OLED theft

Samsung offices in South Korea have been raided by local police investigating claims of the theft of LG’s OLED Display technology.

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