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Bidding for TV rights to major UK sporting events has always been hotly contested, but things have really hotted up over the past year. BT Sport has done what it can to wrestle some control away from Sky's firm pay-TV grip, but now terrestrial broadcasters are enjoying some success. Having secured...

July 9th 2015 at 10:10am 0 Comments
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It's been eight months since we first become aware that Freeview is looking to take on YouView with a new on-demand service, but since then we haven't heard much about it. Thankfully, the company has decided now is the right time to share a little more information, which includes what the connecte...

February 12th 2015 at 6:43am 0 Comments
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If we'd written Jay Z's 99 Problems, we'd have been tempted to mention that Roku's failure to support ITV Player was a bigger issue than being pulled over for doing 55 in a 54. Thankfully, the company has just announced that ITV's video platform is now supported across the current range of streami...

June 11th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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All's fair in love and war, especially if you're a major UK broadcaster. Once big investors in YouView, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have agreed plans to wound the service they helped create by doubling-down on Freeview. The three companies (joined by Sky and Arqiva) are attempting to secure the fre...

June 5th 2014 at 7:10am 0 Comments
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It's hard to sniff at Sky Go, the service that lets you watch live TV on computers and mobile devices when out of set-top box range. Free to Sky subscribers, its main weakness is a limited channel selection, which is slowly but surely being addressed through new agreements. Today, one such deal ad...

June 4th 2014 at 9:20am 0 Comments
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Remember the three-month exclusivity deal where only Samsung tablet owners could watch ITV Player? Well, now that it's September, anyone with a Google-powered slate can get their The Jeremy Kyle Show fix. Along with axing the manufacturer restriction, the company has fixed various glitches includi...

September 4th 2013 at 5:44pm 0 Comments
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The UK's ITV has announced that is is offering an ad-free ITV Player Premium subscription for iOS users for £3.99 a month. The current ITV Player app allows users to catch up on on-demand TV shows for up to thirty days after that air, but these shows have ads. Now ITV is hoping to profit fro...

June 12th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Fancy catching up on The Jeremy Kyle Show without sitting through adverts for Minogue milk and hair cream? ITV is offering iOS users a premium upgrade for ITV Player that'll cut the commercials and provide simulcasts of ITV3 and 4 over 3G and WiFi. The upgrade will set you back £3.99 per mon...

June 12th 2013 at 10:03am 0 Comments
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Google's signed a deal to bring YouTube to Freesat, liberating users of the subscription-less service from the tyranny of needing an additional device. The BBC / ITV joint venture already has 60-odd channels and has now sold over 3 million boxes to 1.7 million viewers, who will be able to access t...

February 11th 2013 at 6:03am 0 Comments