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YouView: Everything you need to know about the UK’s new TV service, and why it might succeed

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Last week we gave you a sneak preview of what YouView looked like prior to its official launch earlier today. The Next Web was in attendance to see Lord Sugar, YouView Chairman, and CEO Richard Halton pitch their product to the assembled crowd. Here’s the full lowdown on what to...
YouView: Everything you need to know about the UK’s new TV service, and why it might succeed

6 New York subway stations get free WiFi this summer, as Google and Boingo partner up

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In what Boingo is calling the ‘Summer of Free Wi-Fi NYC’, some New York City residents will be benefiting from a signal on the subway. Boingo provides software and services for Wi-Fi around the world. You’ll recognise its presence in places like airports for starters. From today, Google Offers is...
6 New York subway stations get free WiFi this summer, as Google and Boingo partner up

BSkyB's UK pay-per-view Now TV arrives on Xbox 360

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We knew it was arriving, but we weren’t quite sure when. But BSkyB’s (Sky) pay-per-view Now TV service should be available on your Xbox now. BSkyB first announced Now TV at The Guardian Media Summit in March, having initially alluded to the existence of such a service back in January....
BSkyB's UK pay-per-view Now TV arrives on Xbox 360

BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

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Rupert Murdoch group celebrates online success, but pre-tax profits dip as TV subscriber growth slowsBSkyB has moved past TalkTalk to become the third largest broadband provider in the UK in the three months to the end of September, as growth in TV subscriber numbers slowed.BSkyB, which reported a 6% fall...
BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

BSkyB probe to include Netflix and LoveFilm

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Competition Commission extends deadline for final report until July to to take into account changes in the movie marketBSkyB's battle to retain its stranglehold on Hollywood films on pay-TV has been given a potential boost, after the Competition Commission announced it will broaden its investigation to measure the impact of...
BSkyB probe to include Netflix and LoveFilm

EU Commission approves Liberty Global's $22.5 billion acquisition of Virgin Media

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The European Commission has announced that it has approved the proposed acquisition of UK cable operator Virgin Media by the US company Liberty Global under the EU Merger Regulation, as expected. This removes the final hurdle for the massive deal to proceed. The transaction has an enterprise value of €17.2...
EU Commission approves Liberty Global's $22.5 billion acquisition of Virgin Media

Broadband Britain: how fast is your connection?

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Do you have a whizzy 52mbps or a dozy dialup? Help us crowdsource Britain's broadband speedsWith your help, the Guardian will create an up to date broadband map of Britain, showing advertised versus real speeds. We want to highlight the best and worst-served communities, and bring attention to the broadband...
Broadband Britain: how fast is your connection?

Boot up: Instagram v Vine, Playbook woes, Microsoft v BSkyB, and more

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Plus Firefox's new logo, are handsets heading for a 'black summer'?, the problem in San Francisco and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamA week after Instagram's video launch, Vine sharing tanks on Twitter >> MarketingLandIt's now been a full week...
Boot up: Instagram v Vine, Playbook woes, Microsoft v BSkyB, and more

Amazon's LoveFilm gets a Netflix Queue-like Watchlist feature to save movies and TV shows for later

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Two weeks after we announced that LoveFilm’s website was getting a search makeover, the Amazon-owned movie and TV show service has unveiled a new Watchlist feature on its website, letting users add any title from its Instant catalogue to a library to watch later. From today, you’ll now see a...
Amazon's LoveFilm gets a Netflix Queue-like Watchlist feature to save movies and TV shows for later

Smart TV Box Maker Roku Raises $45 Million Round Led By News Corp And BSkyB

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Roku, the company that makes web-connected TV boxes, announced Wednesday night that it raised a $45 million investment round led by News Corporation, BSkyB, Menlo Ventures, and Globespan Capital Partners. Roku's devices let you stream content from popular services such as Hulu, Netflix, HBO GO, and Pandora to your TV....
Smart TV Box Maker Roku Raises $45 Million Round Led By News Corp And BSkyB

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Facebook is working with HTC on a phone that is expected to come out by the middle of next year, Bloomberg reports. Sprint missed on earnings, reporting a second-quarter loss of 46 cents per share. The company sold 1.5 million iPhones during the quarter. Zynga...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

BSKyB's Now TV is available to download for Android now, no ICS or Galaxy S2 support on launch

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Yesterday we brought you news on BSkyB’s Now TV launch, its much-anticipated subscription-free Internet TV service. As we noted yesterday, the initial launch is restricted to Windows PCs, Macs and Android smartphones. Well, the Android app has finally hit Google Play, confirming what handsets it’s compatible with – HTC Desire,...
BSKyB's Now TV is available to download for Android now, no ICS or Galaxy S2 support on launch

Pay-per-view English football? Here's why BSkyB's Now TV is a game-changer.

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It was a long time coming, but BSkyB finally announced a launch date for its online, pay-as-you-go TV service. It will be available in the UK from tomorrow, July 17. As we noted earlier today, Now TV poses a huge threat to the likes of LoveFilm and Netflix, with its...
Pay-per-view English football? Here's why BSkyB's Now TV is a game-changer.

News Corp Shareholders Plan To Sue Board Over Phone Hacking

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A group of News Corp shareholders are attempting to sue members of its board over their inability to stop the culture of phone hacking within the firm. Although the firm is attempting to have the case dismissed, the group yesterday petitioned a Delaware court judge to be given the green...
News Corp Shareholders Plan To Sue Board Over Phone Hacking

From Marissa Mayer to the NYT quote-approval controversy, here's the week's media news in review

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Where else can you read all about Marissa Mayer, the Digg-rebuild and Vimeo trumping YouTube (in some areas)? Here’s our weekly look back at some of the key developments in digital media over the past week. BSkyB’s game-changer finally launches UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB (Sky) finally launched its pay-per-view, on-demand,...
From Marissa Mayer to the NYT quote-approval controversy, here's the week's media news in review

Sky News is launching its 24-hour Arabic news channel tomorrow

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Having just been made available in the US and Canada via Livestation, Sky News is launching a 24-hour Arabic news channel, which has been two years in the making. Tomorrow, Sky News Arabia, the multi-media news platform is finally launching at 4pm GMT (8pm UAE time). Joining the ranks of Al Jazeera, Al...
Sky News is launching its 24-hour Arabic news channel tomorrow

Record Profits Of $1.9B For News Corp's BSkyB As PayTV Co. Launches Triple Play In Ireland

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BSkyB, the UK-based, News Corp-controlled pay-TV provider, today posted record profits for the year, rising 14 percent to £1.2 billion ($1.9 billion) in the 12 months that ended June 30. Full-year revenues were £6.8 billion ($10.4 billion), a rise of three percent on 2011. Earnings per share were also up:...
Record Profits Of $1.9B For News Corp's BSkyB As PayTV Co. Launches Triple Play In Ireland

Freesat hopes to lure customers from BSkyB with premium service

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BBC and ITV-backed venture to offer paid-for movie and music programming for first time as part of Freetime serviceFreesat, the satellite television joint venture backed by the BBC and ITV, is to launch a new smart-TV service it hopes will lure customers from BSkyB, including offering paid-for movie and music...
Freesat hopes to lure customers from BSkyB with premium service

Roku Nabs $45 Million From News Corp., BSkyB in Strategic Investment

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Roku, the maker of a nifty device that plays a variety of content over televisions, is getting $45 million in a new round of investment from News Corp. and British Sky Broadcasting. Current investors Menlo Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners will also be part of the new funding. Here’s the...
Roku Nabs $45 Million From News Corp., BSkyB in Strategic Investment

Roku raises $60 million, wants to become a smart TV platform

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Roku has raised an additional $60 million in funding, and the company is now looking to take the jump from its companion boxes straight into the heart of the TV by providing consumer electronics makers with yet another choice for a smart TV platform. The funding round, which was first...
Roku raises $60 million, wants to become a smart TV platform
$23 billion acquisition of Virgin Media may pose biggest threat yet to Rupert Murdoch's Sky

Roku gains $60M in new funding round, working on Smart TV software

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Roku has received another injection of investment to develop its streaming set-top box. The $60 million round of funding comes from new investors Fidelity and Hearst Corp, as well as from previous investors such as broadcaster BskyB and News Corp, and brings the total amount of money invested into Roku...
Roku gains $60M in new funding round, working on Smart TV software

Netflix Picks Up 1 Million U.K. Subscribers

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Netflix has hit 1 million subscribers in the U.K. and Ireland in seven months since it launched there. In the U.K., Netflix faces competition from steadily growing LoveFilm (backed by Amazon who opened a London office for digital streaming this summer) and BSkyB's Now TV, which launched the streaming movie...
Netflix Picks Up 1 Million U.K. Subscribers

Sky creates 800 new jobs in Dublin

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Broadcaster wants to bring more of its customer services in-houseBSkyB has created 800 new jobs in the Irish Republic at a customer contact centre in Dublin, which will open in August.The broadcaster says customer questions are becoming more technical because of ever-expanding ways of delivering content including through computers, games...
Sky creates 800 new jobs in Dublin

BSkyB told to withdraw misleading 'rent movies instantly' advert

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Advertising watchdog upholds rival BT's complaint about Sky Store claim saying company must not exaggerate speedThe advertising watchdog has told BSkyB to stop exaggerating the speed of its film download service, after rival BT complained its claim that it was "instant" was misleading.BSkyB ran a press ad promoting its new...
BSkyB told to withdraw misleading 'rent movies instantly' advert

BT hits superfast broadband target ahead of deadline

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BT chief executive Ian Livingston said: 'Our roll-out is one of the fastest in the world and our engineers deserve lots of credit.'BT Group has rolled out fibre-based superfast broadband to an area covering 10 million homes eight months ahead of deadline, after hiring hundreds of extra engineers and drafting...
BT hits superfast broadband target ahead of deadline

UK's internet video regulator is here to stay

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The UK’s controversial new VOD regulator has been re-appointed to the task, after a review backed every aspect of its work. The Authority for Television On-Demand (ATVOD) has ruffled online publisher and broadcaster feathers since its introduction in 2010. Complaints included: the fees ATVOD charges operators to be regulated by...
UK's internet video regulator is here to stay

56 London Overground train stations to get free wifi

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According to a report in The Telegraph, London’s Overground train passengers will be able to access 60 minutes of free wifi per day with the introduction of hotspots. The good news is that it will be free to begin with but it eventually become a pay as you go service....
56 London Overground train stations to get free wifi

Sky buys Telefónica's UK broadband and fixed-line telecom business for $300 million

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BSkyB has announced that it has struck a £200 million (approximately $300 million) deal to buy Telefónica’s broadband business in a move that it says makes it the UK’s second largest broadband Internet provider. More to follow…  ...
Sky buys Telefónica's UK broadband and fixed-line telecom business for $300 million

Sky Go for Android arrives – if you have the right phone

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UPDATE: Sky has confirmed to Electricpig that the Sky Go Android app does not require Adobe Flash. That points to faster performance, but does also make the small range of supported devices rather puzzling. The Sky Go Android app for watching the broadcaster’s channels on the go will arrive by...
Sky Go for Android arrives – if you have the right phone
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