Hands on with the Spotify TV app for Virgin Media’s TiVO box
This morning, we woke up to find our Virgin Media PVR had updated its software during the night, with the update including the long-awaited Spotify TV app. Naturally, we jumped on for a quick play. It’s slick and works...
November 29, 2011
Sony plans four-screen future including ‘different kind of TV set’
The initial unpopularity of Google TV devices ties into a wider rivalry that will become more and more important in the next 2-3 years, as Google battles with Apple, Sony and others for control of the living room, and specifically...
November 14, 2011
X Factor Tap to Clap app passes 100 million interactions
The UK public has clapped and booed more than 100 million times through the Tap to Clap app. We reported a few weeks ago that 17.6 million claps and boos were registered on the Saturday 3rd September show alone, taking the...
September 28, 2011
MOG available on Samsung TVs
US based on demand streaming/caching music service MOG has announced integration with a range of Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players.
September 28, 2011
LG, Sharp and Philips looking to standardise connected-TV apps
Three TV manufacturers have teamed up in an effort to set standards for connected-TV applications. LG, Sharp and Philips are hoping to "define common technical requirements for their Smart TV", making it easier for developers...
September 2, 2011
Fox’s eight-day delay for Hulu shows may be spurring piracy
US broadcaster Fox has started leaving a gap of eight days between the terrestrial transmission of new shows, and making them available on digital subscription service Hulu.
August 23, 2011
Grooveshark launches its service for Boxee set-top box
Streaming music firm Grooveshark has launched a new version of its service for the Boxee set-top box. "It's all the things you love about Grooveshark: you can search and play music, get your cloud libraries and playlists,...
August 12, 2011
BBC to make The Voice downloads available in the UK
UK broadcaster the BBC won the rights to air music TV talent show The Voice earlier this month, after it became a big hit in the US. The corporation has now revealed its plans for digital downloads during the show's UK run,...
June 21, 2011
Time Warner boss: ‘Let’s cheer up. This is not the music industry…’
The US cable TV industry is facing some significant challenges at the moment, including the phenomenon of 'cord-cutting', where people cancel their cable contracts...
June 15, 2011
Heard of Tube+ yet? You probably should…
What do you get if you cross BitTorrent with cyberlockers, and also with unlicensed streaming sites? A creative industry lawyer's nightmare/delight (delete as appropriate), and also a service called Tube+. It's being promoted...
April 19, 2011
BSkyB pub football ruling may have implications for music
British landlady Karen Murphy has prevailed in an appeal against a fine for showing Premiership football matches in her pub via a foreign broadcaster, rather than UK broadcaster BSkyB. Well, we say ‘prevailed’...
February 4, 2011