Monthly Archives: August 2012

Now TV Lands On YouView, Starting With Sky Movies

BSkyB’s (British Sky Broadcasting) Now TV internet streaming service has just been unveiled on YouView in a move that signals a surprising turnaround in relations between the UK’s foremost premium content provider and the BBC-backed venture. The Now TV application showed up on the YouView homepage last Friday, and is the first premium content service to appear on the IPTV ... Read More »

Plasma Market Share Hits 15-Month Low As LCD TVs Dominate

Is plasma TV soon to become a thing of the past? The display technology, which was once the number one choice for buyers of flat-screen televisions, has just seen its market share slump in the USA to a new 15-month low, as its long and drawn-out fall from grace continues in the wake of LCD TV’s dominance. Plasma market share ... Read More »

Can Olympics Closing Ceremony Save BBC’s 3D Campaign?

It might have been raining medals for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, but the number of British viewers who watched the BBC’s 3D coverage could at best be described as a trickle. According to figures obtained from BARB (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) through data processing bureau Attentional, the average audience on the BBC HD channel dropped to as ... Read More »

BBC iPlayer Global App Hits The Wall In USA

Efforts by the BBC to make its popular iPlayer service available in the USA have met staunch resistance from local cable TV networks, meaning it’s unlikely to be rolled out in the country anytime soon. The UK public service broadcaster recently announced that it would be extending its overseas iPlayer offering by another 12 months, but the US is among ... Read More »