BBC Trust Stresses Over YouView Subscriptions and Sky Channel Listing Fees

The BBC's core concept of providing free-to-air TV is being eroded by platforms like YouView, with the BBC Trust concerned that commercial companies are using the BBC's content as a way of convincing viewers to take out subscriptions. Read More >>

BBC's Five New-ish HD Channels Arrive on December 10th

Five "new" HD channels from the BBC are scheduled to appear tomorrow, when BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD go live. Same stuff, but now with a minimum guaranteed number of pixels. Read More >>

Freesat's Freetime Boxes go Sub-£100 with Humax HB-1000S

The posh new Freesat Freetime EPG and catch-up system is now available on a budget, thanks to the Humax HB-1000S offering all the fun of a DIY HD satellite TV install for just under £100. There's a catch, though. Read More >>

YouTube to Appear on New Freesat Boxes Next Month

The Freesat platform's about to get a very exciting and innovative new channel, with the free-to-air satellite option set to launch a standalone YouTube channel app that'll work without the need for you to screw around with a separate streaming box. Read More >>

Freesat's New Freetime Service Is Basically YouView With a Satellite Dish

Those who said YouView was a great idea but launched way too late, have now been proved dead right. Its backwards EPG and on-demand services aren’t looking too unique any more, as Freesat's just launched exactly the same thing with its new Freetime service, which lets you scroll back in time and stream shows from TV catch-up services like BBC iPlayer. Read More >>

Freesat's Taking Sky and YouView Head-On With the Help of Netflix

Looks like BBC and ITV's Freesat has Sky and YouView set squarely in its sights. By adding Netflix, catch-up TV, and other on-demand services, Freesat could have just become the on-stop shop for all things TV in the UK. It's adding more on-demand with an incoming new box, that'll allow you to scroll back in time and play catch-up stuff just like YouView, as well as stream stuff from Netflix and potentially LoveFilm and others too. Read More >>

We've Just Taken One Massive Step Forward to 4G in the UK

London’s analogue TV transmitters have gone dark. From now on you’ll have to resort to FreeView or FreeSat to get your free-to-air TV fix in the Greater London area, which I can’t imagine any of you are sad about. But after a myriad of delays, it also means that we’ve taken a very important step towards our 4G future, and that should have you right-royally excited. Read More >>

FreeSat and Sky Jump On the BBC's 24-Channel Olympics Plan

Earlier today we heard the BBC was planning to pump out all 24 of its Olympic event TV streams in glorious HD to both satellite and cable providers. Now the satellite crew has come on-board, with both FreeSat and Sky giving it to you for free. Read More >>

Dutch TV Porn Can't Be Stopped

Ofcom has complained to Dutch TV regulators over the appearance of the likes of soft porn adult chat channel Babestation in our Freeview TV listings, which it's powerless to stop. Read More >>

Channel 5 Launching Five New Freesat Channels Today

If you get your telly through the free part of the satellite spectrum, there'll be a bit more content on offer when you get home today -- thanks to five new channels from Channel 5 joining the Freesat listings. Read More >>

Channel 5+1 Launching This December

Missed that important, amazing programme on Channel 5 you've been looking forward to? No, probably not. But if it ever does show anything decent, and you miss it, Channel 5+1 will launch this December, on Freeview, Freesat and Sky. [Guardian] Read More >>


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