From iPlayer to Warren Buffett, here’s the week’s media news in review

From iPlayer to Warren Buffett, here’s the week’s media news in review

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As we shuffle deeper into the digital realm, there’s an almost tangible tension between the old world order and, well, the new one. With that in mind, what better way to kick off this week’s media recap by looking at some of the various pieces that titillated us this week?...
From iPlayer to Warren Buffett, here’s the week’s media news in review
                                       

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BSkyB nabs a $1.9m stake in Roku, taking its total investment in the TV streaming service to $11.9m

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UK-based satellite TV company BSkyB (‘Sky’) has announced it has made a follow-up $1.9m equity investment in TV-streaming platform Roku, almost a year after it joined a cohort of investors in a $45m funding round. Just to recap, Roku provides an over-the-top on-demand streaming service through a range of connected...
BSkyB nabs a $1.9m stake in Roku, taking its total investment in the TV streaming service to $11.9m

iPlayer for Android update brings improved experience on Galaxy S III, Note 2 and Nexus 4, tablets to follow

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Excuse us while we interrupt your episode of The Archers, but we thought users of BBC's iPlayer might like to know about the latest Android app update. Amongst the usual bug fixes, the update promises to offer a "much improved" viewing experience on big hitting devices such as Samsung's...
iPlayer for Android update brings improved experience on Galaxy S III, Note 2 and Nexus 4, tablets to follow

Marks & Spencer connected TV app - what can others learn?

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Following his company's pilot of the M&S TV service on the Samsung platform, Chris Gorell Barnes shares what he learnt about launching a branded content appThe last and next few years have been heralded as the era of smart TV. Many in the industry have predicted its rapid growth, the...
Marks & Spencer connected TV app - what can others learn?

Android Version Of BBC's iPlayer Radio App Hits Google Play At Last, Heading To Amazon App Store Soon

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The U.K.’s BBC has launched an Android version of its iPlayer Radio app which lets users listen to BBC radio stations live or catch up on scheduled programmes they missed. Confirming that the app is now available for download on Google’s Play Store in a tweet this morning, the corporation...
Android Version Of BBC's iPlayer Radio App Hits Google Play At Last, Heading To Amazon App Store Soon

The BBC's iPlayer Radio app lands on Android with live and catch-up content for all of its stations

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The BBC has launched its iPlayer Radio app on Android today, giving users the chance to listen to their favourite shows either live or on-demand while on the go. The app’s design is similar to that found on iOS, with a touchscreen dial along the bottom that can be repositioned...
The BBC's iPlayer Radio app lands on Android with live and catch-up content for all of its stations

Tablet Usage Edges Past Mobile On BBC's On-Demand iPlayer For First Time: Record 41M Tablet Requests In March Vs. 40M Mobile

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Another sign of the swift rise of tablets today: last month tablet usage of the BBC’s on-demand online TV service iPlayer edged past mobile for the first time, with 41 million programme requests by tablet vs. 40 million on mobile, according to BBC stats for the month. There were 200,000 more...
Tablet Usage Edges Past Mobile On BBC's On-Demand iPlayer For First Time: Record 41M Tablet Requests In March Vs. 40M Mobile

For the first time, tablet use of BBC iPlayer has eclipsed mobile

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New figures released by the BBC today reveal that in March this year, tablet use of its iPlayer on-demand catch-up service was higher than mobile use for the first time ever. The number of requests for iPlayer streams on tablets exceeded those on mobile devices by 200,000, with TV viewing being...
For the first time, tablet use of BBC iPlayer has eclipsed mobile

BBC Worldwide announces a new first-run premium channel for Australia's Foxtel, launching mid-2014

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BBC Worldwide, the BBC commercial arm, has announced it’s launching a new premium channel on Foxtel, a subscription TV service in Australia. Foxtel already offers the UKTV channel, which screens archive shows primarily from the BBC, RTL Group and ITV, and is owned by BBC Worldwide. Foxtel also offers BBC...
BBC Worldwide announces a new first-run premium channel for Australia's Foxtel, launching mid-2014
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Engadget HD Podcast 342 - 03.26.2013

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This week we'll discuss several Ultra HD displays, some of which can be purchased (Samsung's $40K 85-inch LCD and JVC's $261K 8K projector) and some that can't, like Microsoft's sweet 120-inch demo unit. We also take a peek at Sonos' new soundbar, and the changing media landscape with news...
Engadget HD Podcast 342 - 03.26.2013
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