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The Morning Lowdown 2-8-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  Sprint (NYSE: S) earnings: 1.8 million iPhone sales, but “all the money’s going to Cupertino” (paidContent) »  By the numbers: NBC’s Super Bowl streams (paidContent) »  Magazines’ newsstand slide accelerates, but digital circulation shows promise (AdAge) »  Paul...
The Morning Lowdown 2-8-12

Apple's iWatch may be unveiled this year, Bloomberg says

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The iWatch rumors heat up as consumers await Apple's next new product. A timepiece seems more likely to be a profit machine than that other rumored Apple device, the iTV. [Read more]...
Apple's iWatch may be unveiled this year, Bloomberg says

The Apple Television Rumor Gets A New Ring To It

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New rumors say future Apple TV will be controlled with a ring. An actual ring, on your finger. A strange but compelling new twist has been added to slowly-swelling Apple television rumors, this time by analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital Markets. Topeka says Apple is indeed on track...
The Apple Television Rumor Gets A New Ring To It

Amazon's LoveFilm gets UK Channel 4 shows such as Peep Show, available in special 4oD-branded section

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Less than a week after LoveFilm inked a deal with NBCUniversal for a slew of US TV shows, the Amazon-owned VoD and DVD rental service has announced a new content deal with the UK’s Channel 4. The deal will give LoveFilm Instant members streaming access to shows from Channel 4′s...
Amazon's LoveFilm gets UK Channel 4 shows such as Peep Show, available in special 4oD-branded section

Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*

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Those who draw some self-esteem from being the first of their friends to get new Apple gadgets are going to have to find a new source of identity for a while. Why? Because unless Apple pulls a rabbit out of a hat next winter in the form of a...
Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*

Apple Could Sell 13 Million Televisions According to Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty

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Last week, Tim Cook shared that television was an area of "intense interest" for Apple, stoking the rumor mill once again that the company will come out with a TV at some point. Today, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty shared results from a proprietary survey of 1,568 U.S. heads of...
Apple Could Sell 13 Million Televisions According to Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty

ITV blames News Corp company for leaking smartcard codes

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Former ITV executives have blames the company's demise on corporate hacking that was allegedly commissioned by News Corp subsidiary NDS Group. ITV was reportedly plagued by hacking attempts, which successfully gained access to the company's smartcard codes and leaked the information online.......
ITV blames News Corp company for leaking smartcard codes

Sky adds Channel 4′s catch-up TV service 4oD to On Demand and Sky Go

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Sky has announced that Channel 4’s catch-up TV service, 4oD, will be added to On Demand this Monday. Customers of the subscription-based satellite television service will be able to access it for free, provided they have a Sky+HD box connected to the Internet. Channel 4′s video on-demand service offers programming from its entire...
Sky adds Channel 4′s catch-up TV service 4oD to On Demand and Sky Go

Upstairs Downstairs takes a tumble | Media Monkey

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Thwack! That was the sound of ITV's announcement about Shirley MacLaine joining Downton Abbey hitting the launch of the second series of BBC1's Upstairs Downstairs for six on Monday. The Downton story knocked the BBC1 period drama down most papers' news lists. So was it somewhat cynical timing by ITV?...
Upstairs Downstairs takes a tumble | Media Monkey

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

Apple TV set due this year with speculated 'iRing' for motion control

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An Apple TV set will probably launch "in the latter part of 2013," says Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White. The claim is based on a "meeting with an [sic] tech supply chain company," he writes in a new investor memo. "Clearly, there has been plenty of mis-guided speculation around...
Apple TV set due this year with speculated 'iRing' for motion control

Lord McAlpine settles with ITV for £125,000

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Former Tory treasurer settles after broadcaster inadvertently made public false allegations linking him to child abuse....
Lord McAlpine settles with ITV for £125,000

Report: Apple breaks records with production investments, but for what?

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A new report this morning detailed Apple’s investment in equipment and machinery during the most recent quarter as record-breaking, which indicates the company is certainly up to something. According to Asymco, Apple’s financial reports hint at even more future investments. The Cupertino, Calif.-based Company spent $1.3 billion in the last quarter, with...
Report: Apple breaks records with production investments, but for what?

Hands-On With Apple’s Mountain Lion: Don’t Like Change? You’ll Love Mountain Lion

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While Microsoft is working on its most significant operating system update in recent memory, Apple just released the first developer preview of Mountain Lion, the next update to OS X. Mountain Lion is scheduled for a public release in the summer. As with Apple's Leopard to Snow Leopard update, the...
Hands-On With Apple’s Mountain Lion: Don’t Like Change? You’ll Love Mountain Lion
Analyst Claims 60-Inch 'iTV' Could Launch in Late 2013 With 'iRing' Motion Control and iPad-Like Auxiliary Screens

ESPN On The Apple TV

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ESPN On The Apple TV: Sounds great, ESPN on the Apple TV (and possibly the forthcoming iTV)! Until you see this quote: “We’re a platform-agnostic content company,” Bratches, the network’s executive vice president of affiliate and advertising sales, said today in an interview. “To the extent that in the future...
ESPN On The Apple TV

Sky+ update allows undeleting recorded shows, more on-demand and future Catch Up TV

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Sky+ has been on a bit of a tear refreshing its set-top boxes, and it's not about to stop now. When ready, a new update for the satellite TV provider's devices will let you undelete recorded programs; deleted shows are now moved to a separate space and only removed...
Sky+ update allows undeleting recorded shows, more on-demand and future Catch Up TV

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Is There Such Thing As iOS Fragmentation? (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Reaching Highs Into Earnings    The futures markets are taking on the jobs miss. Apple will report calendar first quarter earnings on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:00pm ET. Investors will be...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Is There Such Thing As iOS Fragmentation? (AAPL)

Why big change may be coming to iOS this year

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There are a lot of predictions being floated about what Apple’s going to do in 2013: an iWatch? An iTV? How about a plastic iPhone and an Apple TV SDK? A note from an analyst from Jefferies published Wednesday contains many of these predictions, but one idea about a move the...
Why big change may be coming to iOS this year

Apple's 'iTV' Could Be Launching Early Next Year Too [REPORT] (AAPL)

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Along with the news that Apple is working on a so-called iPhone 5S refresh for the first half of 2013, the China Times also reports that the long-rumored Apple television set will launch within the same time frame.  Overall, the report seems shaky. Apple has never refreshed the iPhone less than...
Apple's 'iTV' Could Be Launching Early Next Year Too [REPORT] (AAPL)
Netflix, Freesat team to drive another nail in pay-TV's coffin

UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView

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YouView, the UK Internet TV provider has been sued for trademark infringement in a row about its name. According to the BBC, (a member of the joint venture which also includes BT, ITV and others), a company in Gloucestershire, England, had registered the name YourView back in July. The High Court...
UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView
Could TV's 'second screen' be used for even more TV?

Can a hologram Les Dawson tell 'em like he used to? | Brian Logan

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The deceased Dawson - and his gags - are being resurrected for a last show. But a hologram can't compare to the real thing'I saw six men beating up my mother-in-law," runs an old Les Dawson gag. "My neighbour said, 'Aren't you going to help?' I said, 'No, six should...
Can a hologram Les Dawson tell 'em like he used to? | Brian Logan

Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

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Samsung has today snatched the exclusive rights to an updated version of the ITV Player app for its Android smartphones and tablets being sold in the UK. The app is available right now through the Samsung Apps and Google Play store on a range of devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, its...
Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

Call of Duty: Ghosts - animation lead Zach Volker on 'classy violence' and the cost of realism

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We talk to the lead animator on the forthcoming next-gen instalment in the Call of Duty series.Triple A game development never really stops. Studios crunch for months to make release deadlines, then a few weeks later, everyone is back in the office brainstorming the next instalment. The industry is ruthless...
Call of Duty: Ghosts - animation lead Zach Volker on 'classy violence' and the cost of realism

Apple iTV expected to launch this year, featuring finger-worn iRing remote control

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As Apple looks to sneak its way into other markets -- or in the case of the iWatch, create them -- its long-rumored attempt at a television always seems to find its way to the forefront of the conversation. On cue, one analyst detailed very specific components of what Apple's...
Apple iTV expected to launch this year, featuring finger-worn iRing remote control

On-the-move TV viewing figures remain low

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Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops account for just 1.2% of total viewing, according to researchThe future of media may be mobile but on-the-move television is still in its infancy accounting for three minutes of viewing a day, according to industry figures.The average UK viewer watched four hours...
On-the-move TV viewing figures remain low

Apple ‘iTV’ details emerge from source claiming to have seen a prototype

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Apple’s upcoming high-definition television is real, and it will reportedly feature an aluminum construction, Siri, FaceTime video calling and more. An anonymous source speaking with Cult of Mac claims to have seen a prototype of Apple’s upcoming “iTV” in action, and a number of details have been reinforced as...
Apple ‘iTV’ details emerge from source claiming to have seen a prototype

Nurse cleared of Stepping Hill poisoning sues police

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Rebecca Leighton is claiming aggravated damages from Greater Manchester police for breach of privacy and negligenceA nurse cleared of poisoning hospital patients is suing the police for up to £100,000 after officers allegedly leaked her name to the media and made public her private Facebook account.Rebecca Leighton was arrested by...
Nurse cleared of Stepping Hill poisoning sues police
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