Monthly Archives: June 2012

BSkyB Rolls Out New EPG For Sky+HD Set-Top Boxes

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) has started rolling out its newly-designed EPG (electronic programme guide) on Sky+HD set-top boxes in the United Kingdom. Tens of thousands of Sky subscribers will be able to access the revamped EPG from today, with millions more set to benefit from the gradual rollout before 2012 comes to an end. BSkyB rolls out new EPG for ... Read More »

Augmented Reality App For Choosing Philips TV Launched

TP Vision, the new company formed by Taiwanese LCD panel manufacturer TPV Technology and Dutch conglomerate Philips to operate the latter’s TV business, has launched a new augmented reality (AR) mobile tool to help potential buyers choose a Philips HDTV that has the ideal design and screen size to complement their living room. The app is available initially in the ... Read More »

LoveFilm HD Streaming Launched In The UK By Amazon

In a move that is long overdue, LoveFilm has bolstered its video-on-demand (VoD) streaming service in the United Kingdom with high definition quality, which lets its British customers watch their favourite movies and TV shows in either 720p or 1080p resolution without having to pay additional fees. A similar high-def upgrade in functionality has been rolled out in Germany as ... Read More »

3D TV Gets Standardisation Boost From ITU

The boffins at ITU – the international organisation responsible for setting worldwide standards in TV broadcasting among other things – have been busy lately. Fresh from preparing the technical specifications for 4K and 8K UHDTV, the institution’s Radiocommunication division (ITU-R) has also developed the standards for 3D TV programming, again with the help of television industry professionals, broadcasters and regulating ... Read More »