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    BBC iPlayer to undergo major overhaul for 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    After Ofcom’s recent approval of proposed changes to the BBC iPlayer service, news also comes of a major revamp for the video streaming player, its biggest since its launch in 2007.  
  • Movies & TV News

    5

    BritBox adds Channel 5 and Comedy Central to roster

    by Andy Bassett
    BritBox adds 100s hours of Channel 5 and Comedy Central programming ready for launch.  
  • Movies & TV Review

    10

    Peaky Blinders Season 5 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The tremendous Peaky Blinders returns for a suitably painful fifth year, bringing the empire crashing down.  
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  • Movies & TV News

    8

    BBC developing Alexa rival for regional accents

    by Andy Bassett
    The BBC is developing an Alexa style voice assistant to make it easier for UK regional accents to be understood and also to gather data on what programmes and content consumers are accessing.  
  • Movies & TV News

    113

    BritBox announces firmer plans for streaming service

    by Andy Bassett
    With a Q4 2019 launch window and a £5.99 monthly fee, BritBox announces firmer plans for its greenlit streaming service.  
  • Movies & TV News

    5

    BBC iPlayer changes get provisional thumbs-up

    by Andy Bassett
    After a public consultation earlier in the year, Ofcom gives the provisional thumbs-up to plans to increase the availability of content on the BBC iPlayer.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    BBC submits iPlayer proposals to Ofcom

    by Andy Bassett
    Following a positive Public Interest Test earlier in the year, the BBC has taken its proposals for the iPlayer service to the industry regulator, Ofcom, for approval.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    BBC to stream FA Cup matches in 4K HDR

    by Andy Bassett
    The BBC will stream one of the upcoming FA Cup semis plus the final in 4K HDR, available via their iPlayer service.  
  • Movies & TV News

    TV still most popular for viewing says survey

    by Andy Bassett
    With so many devices able to display both live and streaming broadcasts, a recent survey suggests TV is still the most popular way to view content.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    785

    Should we keep the TV licence?

    by Andy Bassett
    Broadcasting has changed so much recently that even the BBC has succumbed to the streaming demon. What does this mean for the future of the TV licence?  
  • Movies & TV News

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    BBC and ITV team up to take on Netflix

    by Andy Bassett
    Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more services to be pulled out of the streaming hat, the BBC and ITV have announced plans to team up and expand the existing ‘BritBox’ service.  
  • Movies & TV News

    23

    BBC Launches Public Consultation to Help Shape iPlayer Future

    by Andy Bassett
    The BBC is asking the public to help test its proposals on the shape and scope of the BBC iPlayer going forward.  
  • Movies & TV News

    Sport on TV This Week: November 3rd - 9th

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    We have collected the best and biggest sporting events you can find on UK TV this coming week.  
  • Movies & TV News

    Best TV and Movies from October, 2018

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    We recap the best new TV and Movies from October, 2018. From Netflix, Amazon, BBC and others.  
  • Movies & TV News

    5

    Sport on TV This Week: October 27th - November 2nd

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    We cover the biggest sports events that you can watch this week. Whether its Freeview, Cable, Satellite or IPTV we have you covered.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Top Gear: McGuinness and Flintoff Are New Hosts

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    BBC confirms that Paddy McGuinness and Andrew Flintoff will be the new presenters of Top Gear.  
  • Movies & TV News

    131

    Broadcasters Want Government Support Against Netflix

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    Terrestrial broadcasters want the government's help in defending again streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.  
  • Movies & TV News

    94

    BBC Chief asks for deregulation to fight Netflix

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    The BBC asks for deregulation to take on Netflix and Amazon. But is it to little to late and would deregulation even help?  
  • TV Thread

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    How is the BBC UHD HDR World Cup trial going for you?

    by AVForums
    There has, understandably, been a very keen interest in the BBC's streamed 4K HDR coverage of World Cup 2018. While it is a trial, most of our members have been enjoying it but we'd love to hear how it's going for you. Come and join the discussion.  
  • TV News

    1502

    BBC to show World Cup games in 4K HDR

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Following recent trials of the FA Cup and Rugby League, the BBC has confirmed it will show twenty-nine of its allocated World Cup 2018 games in UHD HDR HLG via the iPlayer.  
  • TV Thread

    158

    Do you need a TV Licence if you only watch streaming services?

    by AVForums
    If you only want to watch video streaming services - not including the BBC iPlayer - on your television, do you still need a UK TV Licence? Come and join the discussion.  
  • Home AV News

    11

    SKY Launch NOW TV Stick

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Sky is to launch the cheapest streaming stick in the business with the £14.99 NOW TV Smart Stick which is powered by Roku technology. Sky also announced its plans to introduce downloads to the surface and promised 1080p streaming (at last) for later in the year.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Can you watch live channels through the Apple TV 4K?

    by AVForums
    The Apple TV 4K has many streaming capabilities including Dolby Vision HDR 4K but is it capable of showing love streams from the free to air UK channels?  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Amazon Echo Plus Review

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    The Echo Plus packs in Alexa, decent audio capabilities and baked-in Smart Home hub functionality for under £140. It's not perfect and there's a long way to go before we can control all our entertainment hands-free but it's an undeniably cool bit of kit.  
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  • Movies & TV News

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    Blue Planet II coming to iPlayer in 4K HDR

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    The BBC has revealed that Blue Planet 2 will be its first ever non-disc full Ultra HD series release following the conclusion of its broadcast run on the 10th of December.  
  • TV News

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    Freeview Play launches on Sony BRAVIA TVs

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Freeview Play has been rolled-out on a selection of Sony BRAVIA TVs as the subscription-free platform grows in influence.  
  • Home AV Review

    156

    Roku Streaming Stick Plus Review

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Do you want pretty much all the major UK streaming services, in up to 4K HDR, packed in to one, tiny and incredibly easy to use package? Look no further, the Roku Streaming Stick Plus is indisputably the best supported dedicated streamer available. Obviously, it's not without its niggles, though...  
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    Fire TV 3 to get Cinema Mode?

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    There is a cinema mode hiding in the Fire OS 6 source code which would allow the Fire TV 3 to output content at a refresh rate that complements the frame rate of the content. We just need Amazon to unlock it and developers to make use of it now.  
  • Home AV News

    19

    Apple TV 4K set for HDR/SDR bug fix

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    The latest beta of tvOS for developers contains fixes for the dynamic range issues of the Apple TV 4K as well as adding dynamic refresh rate switching as an option.  
  • Home AV Review

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    Amazon Fire TV 3 Review

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    For less than £70 the new Fire TV offers up to 4K HDR streaming, an absolute wealth of apps and games and all the benefits of Alexa but is there a reason why it's £110 cheaper than the Apple TV 4K and NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV?  
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  • Home AV News

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    Roku launch 4K HDR capable streamer for the UK

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Just when we were beginning to think Roku had abandoned the UK market, they announce two new streamers. A budget £30 mini-box and a 4K HDR capable streaming stick.  
  • Home AV Article

    19

    Best Media Box Streamers

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    There seems to be an endless wave of streamers being released to market. It would be nice if there was one that could cover all requirements but, alas, that's not the case but this guide should help you determine which one(s) suit you best.  
  • Home AV News

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    All new 4K HDR Amazon Fire TV costs just £69.99

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    The all-new Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) will be released on 25 October. It’s faster and more powerful than the best-selling Fire TV Stick and features an all-new diamond shaped design that easily fits behind your TV. The Alexa enabled remote lets you find and play content plus all the other skills are supported.  
  • Home AV News

    11

    HUMAX unveils FVP-5000T Freeview Play Recorder

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Humax has a new Freeview Play enabled PVR in the shape of the FVP-5000T. It features three tuners, built-in Wi-Fi, access to all the major catch-up services and both Netflix and YouTube apps.  
  • Home AV Article

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    Forum Topic: Smart TV vs. Dedicated Box

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    With almost all TVs featuring built in 'Smart' services, is there any need to buy an additional device?  
  • Home AV Review

    442

    NVIDIA Shield 4K TV Media Gaming Box Review

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    It's a new SHIELD TV with a host of added features, a redesigned controller and all-new smaller form factor chassis. Is it still the daddy of all-in-one solutions?  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Minix NEO Z83-4 Mini-PC Review

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    The new budget Windows 10 Mini PC from Minix is built well, performs great and makes for a very decent option as a media hub.  
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  • Home AV Article

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    Best Buy Media Players of 2016

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    As TV and projector technology advances so does that of its supporting devices and in an ideal world there would be a single solution. The bad news is it doesn't exist but our six of the best media boxes come close, in their own ways.  
  • Home AV News

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    BBC trialling 4K HDR Planet Earth II via iPlayer

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    The BBC is trialling the use of Ultra HD and HDR video using footage from Planet Earth II via the iPlayer. Early reports from users suggest it's working on certain Panasonic TVs.  
  • Home AV News

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    Virgin 4K Ultra HD TV V6 Box announced

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Virgin has just announced their new Ultra HD HDR capable TV V6 box, along with a revamp of the Media Store app, a new kids app and, more surprisingly, a new 14-inch TV Tablet.  

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