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BBC iPlayer booms in Australia, with a quarter of global subscribers now ‘Down Under’

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Two months after BBC Worldwide launched its global iPlayer app to 11 Western European countries in July, the app arrived in Australia, followed swiftly by Canada and then Scandinavia. The global BBC iPlayer app is a Video-on-Demand (VoD) pilot (paid) subscription service that differs from the UK version of iPlayer,...
BBC iPlayer booms in Australia, with a quarter of global subscribers now ‘Down Under’

Wanted: a box to do catch-up TV | Ask Jack

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Pat Sweeney would like something that handles all the UK's catch-up TV services, not just the BBC's iPlayer, along with movie services such as LoveFilmI am interested in getting a media streamer that would allow access to all the catch-up TV services - BBC iPlayer, 4oD etc - plus some...
Wanted: a box to do catch-up TV | Ask Jack

Zeebox launches ‘Shout out’ and ‘Group Chat’ features to better connect UK TV viewers with celebs

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One month after social TV app Zeebox finally arrived on Android, the second-screen platform has announced a slew of new features designed to better engage audiences. Today’s announcement means that celebrities can use the app to draw fans into their shows, whilst letting viewers set up group chat rooms based...
Zeebox launches ‘Shout out’ and ‘Group Chat’ features to better connect UK TV viewers with celebs

Channel 4 second-screen app 4Now to allow real-time viewer interaction

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Advertisers will be able to target ads, with app tapping into popularity of viewers using social media while watching showsChannel 4's second screen app will be called 4Now and will offer viewers real-time votes, games and quizzes - and enable advertisers to target them with interactive ads synchronised with the...
Channel 4 second-screen app 4Now to allow real-time viewer interaction

Stevie leans back and moves forward, launching more than 450 new channels on its social TV platform

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Back in December, we brought you news on Stevie, the oddly-named TV-focused startup that emerged from Microsoft’s Azure Accelerator in Israel earlier in the year. At the time, it had just closed a $1.5m Series-A funding round and launched a new iPhone app. This followed a few months after its...
Stevie leans back and moves forward, launching more than 450 new channels on its social TV platform

iTunes or Blinkbox - which is better?

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Online film and TV download and streaming services from blinkbox and iTunes take their turn in the home viewing spotlightEach week we look at two competing products and review what they offer consumers, from how much they cost to how they perform.Our reviewer will offer some thoughts based on his...
iTunes or Blinkbox - which is better?

The BBC’s Global iPlayer gets its first ever sporting event

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Nine months after BBC Worldwide launched its global iPlayer app to 11 Western European countries on iPad, the commercial arm of the UK broadcaster has announced that the first ever sporting event has been made available to customers around the world. The Global iPlayer app is a video-on-demand (VoD) pilot...
The BBC’s Global iPlayer gets its first ever sporting event

Sun on Sunday heat builds amid a swirl of rumours

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Day by day we learn a little more about the seventh-day Sun. Today, The Sun has devoted a spread to boosting its new issue, with a big plug for the fact that both the Saturday and Sunday papers will cost 50p each.Trinity Mirror executives were somewhat miffed by my opinion...
Sun on Sunday heat builds amid a swirl of rumours

BBC iPlayer is now optimized for iPhone 5, meaning no more black bars

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Good news Apple fans, the BBC has finally released an updated version of iPlayer for iOS, bringing much-needed support for the iPhone 5 which was announced almost three months ago. Just to recap, the BBC last updated its iPlayer iOS app back on September 4, the main addition being the...
BBC iPlayer is now optimized for iPhone 5, meaning no more black bars

Social TV service Stevie lands on the Xbox, launches iPad app for the US election

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Stevie has signed a partnership with Microsoft to bring its social TV service to the Xbox, the Israeli startup announced today. In addition, it is also launching a dedicated channel for the US election. As you may know, Stevie’s social TV layer combines content from your Facebook and Twitter feeds...
Social TV service Stevie lands on the Xbox, launches iPad app for the US election

Men hooked on the web - even in bed

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Almost all young men use the internet every day, and it is the technology they are most attached to, according to new study. Research conducted by Sparkler for Microsoft Advertising across the UK found that 99% of young males go online either every day or nearly every day, and half...
Men hooked on the web - even in bed

Does Guardian iPad edition take me over download limit?

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BT said the 'particularly big' downloads are to blame for me exceeding my monthly broadband allowanceI thought others might like to know that I have succeeded in getting BT to refund an additional charge that appeared on my bill for usage over the monthly allowance included in my broadband package....
Does Guardian iPad edition take me over download limit?

News: Study links violent behaviour to individual personalities

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A new study into violent behaviour and the possible influence of videogames has concluded that effects are likely to be limited only to those whose "personalities are predisposed to be highly neurotic, less agreeable and less conscientious." The research, conducted by Dr Patrick Markey of Villanova University and Dr...
News: Study links violent behaviour to individual personalities

Despite single-market push, it's English content more Europeans will pay for

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One of the European Commission’s biggest ongoing digital initiatives is a multi-pronged approach to creating a “single market for digital content”. That plan would, for example, harmonise the currently fractured entertainment licensing regimes to ensure online services can offer music, TV and more across national borders. But do Europeans really...
Despite single-market push, it's English content more Europeans will pay for

Netflix launches on Sony Entertainment Network, initially via 2012 Bravia TVs and Blu-ray models

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The day after Netflix announced details of its first quarter’s financials, losing $0.08 per share on $870 million, the video-on-demand (VoD) service has finally arrived on the Sony Entertainment Network. The Netflix app will be made available on the 2012 Bravia, Blu-ray and Blu-ray Home Theatre models which feature the...
Netflix launches on Sony Entertainment Network, initially via 2012 Bravia TVs and Blu-ray models

Netflix nabs exclusive rights for The Hunger Games, available in the UK and Ireland first from March 3

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Netflix has announced today that The Hunger Games will be available to stream exclusively on its service from March 3 in the UK and Ireland, followed by a later release for U.S. customers. The film, which was an international hit last year, features Jennifer Lawrence and is based on the...
Netflix nabs exclusive rights for The Hunger Games, available in the UK and Ireland first from March 3

Hollywood Group Kills Hundreds of "Pirate" TV and Movie Streaming Sites

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With broadband connections becoming more prevalent, movie and TV streaming sites have become a growing problem for copyright holders. These streaming sites come in all shapes and sizes, and there are scripts on the market that allow anyone to set up their own streaming index in just a few minutes....
Hollywood Group Kills Hundreds of "Pirate" TV and Movie Streaming Sites

Netflix comes to Windows Phone in Latin America, UK and Ireland, adds subtitles in US and Canada

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Netflix is releasing an international version of the Netflix app for Windows Phone, greatly increasing the number of devices it runs on in the UK, Ireland and Latin America. Netflix is now available on devices from HTC, LG, Nokia and Samsung that run Windows Phone in those regions. The app...
Netflix comes to Windows Phone in Latin America, UK and Ireland, adds subtitles in US and Canada

Adam Curtis argues TV needs 'new tools' to tell its stories

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Traditional techniques are obsolete, leading documentary-maker will tell masterclass at television festival in EdinburghTelevision no longer has the dramatic techniques to explain today's world, the leading documentary-maker Adam Curtis is warning.At a masterclass session at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television festival, Curtis will claim that the traditional techniques television uses,...
Adam Curtis argues TV needs 'new tools' to tell its stories

Can I use a mouse with Windows 8?

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Cindy wants to replace her slow Windows XP machine with an all-in-one, but can only find Windows 8 machines in the shopsI have an old XP PC which is very slow and driving me mad. At the moment, I have a Sky package that drives my phone/TV/broadband, so I can...
Can I use a mouse with Windows 8?
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