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Amazon Prime Instant video beefs up choice of original shows

10 Apr 2014  by Angela Moscaritolo
Amazon Prime Instant video beefs up choice of original shows
Shortly after ordering up six new original shows last week, Amazon has announced it has greenlit two more pilots for its Prime Instant Video service.

Netflix 4K launches with limited service for early 4K adopters

09 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Netflix 4K launches with limited service for early 4K adopters
The content will be available to anyone with an Ultra-HD TV set that was bought this year as the decoder required wasn’t built into sets bought by early adopters.

Chromecast adds BT Sport app to extensive streaming line-up

07 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Chromecast adds BT Sport app to extensive streaming line-up
BT broadband customers are able to use the BT Sport app to stream content from the two channels under the BT Sport banner using the affordable TV dongle.

BBC iPlayer extends catch-up to 30 days, ‘series stacking’ moth-balled

04 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
BBC iPlayer extends catch-up to 30 days, ‘series stacking’ moth-balled
Changes made by the BBC Trust mean the length of time a programme is available on catch up has increased from seven days to 30 days following an extensive consultation.

Breaking Bad narrowly escaped being axed in series 2, says show creator

03 Mar 2014  by Alysia Judge
Breaking Bad narrowly escaped being axed in series 2, says show creator
For all its numerous accolades, according to Breaking Bad's creator, Vince Gilligan, the show would not have made it past series two without cloud technology.

Google launches Play Movies and TV on iOS

16 Jan 2014  by Ryan Whitman
Google launches Play Movies and TV on iOS
After getting Google Play Music up and running on Apple's platform late last year, Google is opening up its TV and movie selection to iOS users with the release of the Google Play Movies and TV app.

LG announces "largest curved TV ever made" ahead of CES 2014 launch

19 Dec 2013  by Damon Poeter
LG announces "largest curved TV ever made" ahead of CES 2014 launch
LG will lift the curtain on its first UltraHD curved TV at the CES in early January and is billing its new 105in, top-of-the-line television display as "officially the largest curved TV ever made."

Deal: £6.49 DVD recorder, £14 Blu-ray Player & £38 Blu-ray recorder

03 Oct 2013  by Desire Athow
Deal: £6.49 DVD recorder, £14 Blu-ray Player & £38 Blu-ray recorder
Optical drives are now cheaper than ever which can only be good news for those looking for a decent external drive.

Apple TV reportedly getting software upgrade to compete with Google Chromecast

12 Sep 2013  by Stephanie Mlot
Apple TV reportedly getting software upgrade to compete with Google Chromecast
The internal upgrade will focus mainly on Apple's AirPlay system, which allows owners to wirelessly stream downloaded content from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to their HDTV.

Sony trumps rivals Samsung and LG with 'world's first' affordable curved LED HDTV

05 Sep 2013  by Will Greenwald
Sony trumps rivals Samsung and LG with 'world's first' affordable curved LED HDTV
Sony claims the KDL-65S990A is the world's first curved LED HDTV, which according to Sony adds depth and immersion to the viewing experience.

BT Sport signs deal with Virgin just in time for Premier League kick-off

15 Aug 2013  by Antony Savvas
BT Sport signs deal with Virgin just in time for Premier League kick-off
The agreement will enable Virgin Media to provide BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN to their XL TV customers as part of their packages, without the need for those customers to take any action.