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    Peaky Blinders Season 6 - Final Season (BBC 4K) Premiere TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Peaky Blinders Season 6 - Final Season (BBC 4K) Premiere TV Show Review
    Two and a half long years later and the tremendous Peaky Blinders returns to finish the story it started that we've now long forgotten.  
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    BBC licence fee to be scrapped in 2027

    by Andy Bassett
    BBC licence fee to be scrapped in 2027
    Official government channels confirm a two year price freeze followed by the abolition of the BBC’s licence fee funding program in 2027.  
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    Superman & Lois Season 1 (BBC) TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Superman & Lois Season 1 (BBC) TV Show Review
    Did Arrowverse secretly spawn a big budget, character-driven TV show about Superman that nobody would have believed could have been possible, and did BBC then drop the entire first season this weekend?  
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    Sky and BBC extend long term partnership

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky and BBC extend long term partnership
    The BBC and Sky have announced the renewal and expansion of their long-term strategic partnership to further showcase the BBC’s brands and services on Sky’s TV products.  
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    Netflix subscriptions overtake pay TV for UK viewers

    by Andy Bassett
    Netflix subscriptions overtake pay TV for UK viewers
    As UK viewers watch nearly 6 hours of TV or on demand video per day, there are now more households with a Netflix subscription than a pay TV account for the first time, according to Ofcom's latest survey.  
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    Streaming giants face UK regulation by Ofcom

    by Andy Bassett
    Streaming giants face UK regulation by Ofcom
    Streaming video-on-demand services that operate in the UK such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ could soon be subject to the same rules and regulations as more traditional linear broadcasters like the BBC, ITV and Sky.  
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    BBC Euro 2020 coverage includes UHD on iPlayer

    by Andy Bassett
    BBC Euro 2020 coverage includes UHD on iPlayer
    The delayed Euro 2020 football tournament starts on Friday 11th June and the BBC’s coverage will include matches streamed in 4K on the BBC iPlayer.  
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    Will we see a BBC One UHD channel anytime soon?

    by Andy Bassett
    Will we see a BBC One UHD channel anytime soon?
    Sky, Netflix, Disney and others have 4K content available, so what do AV enthusiasts think is holding up the UK PBS / commercial broadcasters from getting UHD content out to consumers now that 4K TVs are in more and more homes?  
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    Best 10 New TV Shows of 2020

    by Tom Davies
    Best 10 New TV Shows of 2020
    A genuinely great year for TV, picking the 10 best has almost completely stumped us...so inevitably we got the order wrong. OH WELL!  
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    Small Axe: Mangrove (BBC) TV Show Review

    by Kumari Tilakawardane
    Small Axe: Mangrove (BBC) TV Show Review
    Both timely and timeless, Steve McQueen's Small Axe is an important piece of British culture and it feels it at every turn in this first film-sized TV chapter, Mangrove.  
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    Humax launches AURA 4K Freeview Play Recorder

    by Andy Bassett
    Humax launches AURA 4K Freeview Play Recorder
    Digital TV set-top box manufacturer Humax has unveiled AURA, the first 4K Freeview Play Recorder powered by Android TV technology.  
  • TV News

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    LG 2020 TVs regain access to BBC iPlayer

    by Andy Bassett
    LG 2020 TVs regain access to BBC iPlayer
    The BBC iPlayer service comes to LG’s 2020 range of OLED and NanoCell TVs.  
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    Movies preferred to TV shows during lockdown in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Movies preferred to TV shows during lockdown in UK
    A wide ranging survey has revealed certain UK viewer’s habits during lockdown and it’s good news for Disney+ and movies in general, with some surprises topping the 'most anticipated' lists going forward.  
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    Movies leaving the BBC iPlayer by the end of July 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    Movies leaving the BBC iPlayer by the end of July 2020
    The BBC iPlayer has around 75 films in its library at any one time, some stay around for up to a year but others are in and out within 30 days or so. Here’s a look at movies that are leaving by the end of July 2020.  
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    TV licence fee now applies to over 75s from 1st Aug

    by Andy Bassett
    TV licence fee now applies to over 75s from 1st Aug
    The BBC’s plans to charge over 75s for the TV licence were put on hold when coronavirus struck but with restrictions easing, 1st Aug is now the date from which most older pensioners will no longer be exempt from payment.  
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    I May Destroy You (BBC/HBO) TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    I May Destroy You (BBC/HBO) TV Show Review
    Created, written and directed by - and starring - Michaela Coel, this BBC drama is equal parts acerbically witty and tragically powerful.  
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    BBC iPlayer movies leaving by end of June

    by Andy Bassett
    BBC iPlayer movies leaving by end of June
    The BBC iPlayer has the sort of library that befits the well-rounded tastes of film buffs who aren’t necessarily just after the latest CGI heavy blockbuster. Here’s a look at what’s currently available to view before coming off the service by the end of June 2020.  
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    BBC iPlayer movies leaving by Tuesday 16th June

    by Andy Bassett
    BBC iPlayer movies leaving by Tuesday 16th June
    The BBC iPlayer has its fair share of decent movies but with only 30 days availability for a lot of them, they’re easy to miss if you’re used to having your watchlist scheduled weeks in advance. Here are the iPlayer movies that you may want to squeeze in right at the top of that list - as they say, ‘use it or lose it’.  
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    Samsung 2020 TV app lineup upgraded

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung 2020 TV app lineup upgraded
    Samsung’s 2020 UK TV lineup now features an upgraded range of app offerings to cover all the live, catch up and streaming TV you might ever want to watch.  
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    Movies Leaving the BBC iPlayer by the End of May

    by Andy Bassett
    Movies Leaving the BBC iPlayer by the End of May
    The BBC iPlayer is the place that everyone forgets has a plentiful and varied supply of freely available cinematic content. However, movies don't hang around forever - here’re the films leaving the service over the next week that you might not want to miss.  
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    Movies leaving BBC iPlayer tonight

    by Andy Bassett
    Movies leaving BBC iPlayer tonight
    The BBC iPlayer plays host to almost 100 feature films and is often forgotten about when considering which streaming service is going to supply the goods for your next movie session.  
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    BBC's Normal People Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    BBC's Normal People Season 1 TV Show Review
    The BBC's faithful adaptation of the best-selling novel proves to be a richly honest, well-written, directed and acted drama.  
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    Devs Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Devs Season 1 TV Show Review
    The BBC picks up Alex "Ex Machina" Garland's new TV show, Devs, which offers an unsurprisingly intriguing near-future landscape of potentially scary technology.  
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    BBC's Killing Eve Season 3 Premiere TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    BBC's Killing Eve Season 3 Premiere TV Show Review
    Returning for a third season, hopefully the quirky and darkly witty BBC spy thriller Killing Eve manages to set the excellent duo of Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh back on track.  
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    Sky Movies and Virgin Media get new movies early

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky Movies and Virgin Media get new movies early
    As millions of people self-isolate and work from home, home entertainment will play a large role in staving off boredom and maintaining positivity. The likes of Sky, Virgin Media, Apple, Amazon, Google and the BBC are all changing things up to make allowances for the Covid-19 pandemic.  
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    Freeview Play coming to Android TV devices

    by Andy Bassett
    Freeview Play coming to Android TV devices
    Freeview is the UK’s biggest TV platform and now its internet connected Freeview Play service is heading for Android TV devices.  
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    Netflix launches daily top ten rankings

    by Andy Bassett
    Netflix launches daily top ten rankings
    Netflix will be rolling out a new feature that will let viewers see what the most popular shows and movies are in their country.  
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    BBC licence fee to be scrapped?

    by Andy Bassett
    BBC licence fee to be scrapped?
    According to reports, the government has sent out the clearest message yet that the BBC will lose the licence fee and have to find funding from other sources.  
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    BBC TV licence fee to rise £3 from April

    by Andy Bassett
    BBC TV licence fee to rise £3 from April
    As the UK government mulls over plans to decriminalise non payment of the TV licence fee, the cost of getting one in the first place will rise an extra £3 from £154.50 to £157.50 from 1st April 2020.  
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    BBC's Dracula Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Simon Crust
    BBC's Dracula Season 1 TV Show Review
    Gatiss & Moffat's colourful updating of Dracula blends horror and classic camp comedy to surprisingly good effect, delivering everything you would expect from the makers of Sherlock.  
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    BBC's A Christmas Carol TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    BBC's A Christmas Carol TV Show Review
    This Guy Pearce-starring, Tom Hardy/Ridley Scott-produced, Steven "Peaky Blinders" Knight-written adult adaptation of Dickens' classic tale makes for suitably gritty, compelling Christmas viewing.  
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    BritBox streaming service now supported on Chromecast

    by Andy Bassett
    BritBox streaming service now supported on Chromecast
    BritBox is now supported on Chromecast as well as smart TVs from Panasonic and Vestel.  
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    Samsung TVs unexpectedly losing access to BBC iPlayer

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung TVs unexpectedly losing access to BBC iPlayer
    Support for the BBC’s iPlayer on certain Samsung devices including Blu-ray and DVD players plus set-top boxes ended on 9th Dec 2019 as expected. What wasn’t expected were the many Samsung TV owners who also now find themselves without access too.  
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    Seven Worlds, One Planet 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Seven Worlds, One Planet 4K Blu-ray Review
    The BBC and the legendary Sir David Attenborough give us yet another must-see, jaw-dropping, eye-opening and ultimately heartbreaking look at our planet, making for demo 4K material with Zimmer's score all the more bracing in Atmos.  
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  • TV News

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    Samsung Smart TVs from 2012-2015 require update for BBC iPlayer

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung Smart TVs from 2012-2015 require update for BBC iPlayer
    From Dec 9th, UK owners of older Samsung Smart TVs will have to perform an update in order to enable continued access to BBC iPlayer.  
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    Sky TV offers cheaper Sky Q box with updated features

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky TV offers cheaper Sky Q box with updated features
    Sky now offers a cheaper Sky Q set-top box with updated features but reduced storage.  
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    BBC's His Dark Materials Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Simon Crust
    BBC's His Dark Materials Season 1 TV Show Review
    After the abortive film adaptation, the popular book series gets explored by BBC and HBO, crafting an intriguing, well-cast mystery which might actually do it justice.  
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    BBC's The War of the Worlds TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    BBC's The War of the Worlds TV Show Review
    The BBC try to remain faithful to the original H.G. Wells novel in terms of both the Edwardian setting and the Surrey locations, but can't help but give this new adaptation a distinctly Doctor Who feel.  
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    BBC and Sky agree new collaboration

    by Andy Bassett
    BBC and Sky agree new collaboration
    Sky and the BBC have signed a new partnership deal that will see the two broadcasters collaborate across content and technology.  
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    BritBox streaming service goes live in UK with Channel 4 now on board

    by Andy Bassett
    BritBox streaming service goes live in UK with Channel 4 now on board
    BritBox, the UK SVOD alternative to US based streaming services goes live in UK with Channel 4 now joining in a three year deal.  

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