Monthly Archives: October 2011

Timeshifting Makes Up 10% Of TV Viewing In The UK

Recently released data from BARB, the broadcasting industry’s audience measurement organisation, has revealed that timeshifting makes up 10 percent of TV viewing in the United Kingdom, setting a new record. However, this consists mainly of recording soaps and dramas, which are then watched later on that same day. The figures were based on data for the week ending the 25th ... Read More »

BBC iPlayer Sees Growing Requests From Tablet PCs Like iPad

The Beeb has published its monthly performance figures for the BBC iPlayer this week, revealing that the video-on-demand (VoD) service received 153 million requests for TV and radio programmes across all platforms over the month of September 2011 in the UK. The data showed that newer technology, which is increasing in usage, helped to drive the number of requests, with ... Read More »

UK’s Analogue To Digital TV Switchover Completion Date Announced

In just around one year the United Kingdom will be privy to the end of an era – that of analogue TV. It has been announced that the old five-channel television system will be switched off permanently on the 24th of October 2012, bringing to an end eighty years of analogue TV based on when the first experimental broadcasts were ... Read More »

Samsung Smart TV App Store Reaches 1000 Apps & 10m Downloads

Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung Electronics this week celebrated two major milestones for its HDTV-based app store, Samsung Apps. The application store for Samsung’s internet-connected Smart TV displays has now reached the first landmark of having one thousand registered apps, and a second even more impressive achievement of smashing through the ten million download barrier. Samsung Smart TV app store ... Read More »

Sony Sets Up Safety Inspection For Overheating Bravia LCD TV Models

Reports have emerged that as many as 1.6 million units of Sony Bravia LCD TV displays worldwide are at risk of becoming a fire hazard due to a faulty batch of components used inside the affected models. Sony UK has swiftly initiated a safety inspection and rework programme for those who own the potentially dangerous televisions sets. Sony sets up ... Read More »