Monthly Archives: July 2011

BBC iPlayer Global App For iPad Hits iTunes Store In 11 Countries

The BBC has this week launched its global iPlayer application for the popular Apple iPad device in eleven countries. The BBC iPlayer Global app will enable international viewers in these countries to enjoy the UK broadcaster’s content on their iPad tablet PCs. Available now on the iTunes store, the app brings what is described as a “curated” range of BBC ... Read More »

ITV Player Users Will Be Charged For Some Online TV Shows Next Year

British TV broadcasting company ITV has revealed that it intends to start charging viewers for access to certain television programmes on its ITV Player video-on-demand (VoD) service. Among the first content that may be subject to these micropayment charges are web-only episodes – also known as “webisodes” – of series like The Only Way Is Essex and Coronation Street. Since ... Read More »

Discovery Signs First Non-US 3D Content Deals With Sky & Virgin Media

For the first time Discovery Networks International has signed 3D content deals outside the United States, having announced that it has agreed terms with TV providers both in the UK and Japan to broadcast a wide variety of 3D content. In Japan the deal has been inked with entertainment company J:COM, and in the UK the agreement is with the ... Read More »

Freesat Roll Out ITV Player Catch-Up TV Service On Humax Set-Top Boxes

Satellite television platform Freesat is now rolling out the ITV Player Video-on-Demand (VoD) service via Humax set-top boxes. This move now makes the provider the only subscription-free TV service to offer catch-up services from both ITV and the BBC. The ITV Player service will automatically be added to the TVs and digital boxes of existing Freesat customers. Freesat rolls out ... Read More »

Smaller & Lighter Flat-Screen TVs Greener Than CRT Predecessors: CEA

A report has been released by US trade organisation Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) this month, highlighting how the sizes and weights of TV and PC monitors have dropped significantly since flat panels were introduced. Entitled “Materials Footprint Reduction of Televisions and Computer Monitors: 2004-2010“, the report claimed that flat-screen TVs are 75% smaller and a massive 82% lighter than preceding ... Read More »