Feeds

IPTV Week: Complete Coverage

As Netflix launches in the UK, we put the spotlight on net telly

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

IPTV Week

IPTV Week logo

IPTV - television channels delivered over the internet rather than the airwaves - is in its infancy in the UK.

Amazon's Lovefilm has been streaming to the web and to gadgets from games consoles to tablets to TVs for some time, and now it's up against some stiff competition: from the US, Netflix is now up and running in the UK too.

But don't forget the lesser known names of video streaming: Acetrax and BlinkBox.

Then there's Apple's iTunes, considered more a content sales service, but with its movie rental sideline just as much an IPTV service as the others. Ditto YouTube, now it is expanding its collection of paid-for content from major broadcasters and film studios.

Those are the services - what about the hardware you watch them on? More and more set-top boxes and so-called "smart TVs" - aka "connected TVs" - are hitting shop shelves in the hope IPTV is the killer feature 3D wasn't.

This week, Reg Hardware will be taking a look at the IPTV services - the 'software' - and the hardware available to UK consumers. Check back here regularly - we'll be listing all our IPTV Week coverage below.

IPTV Features

•  Netflix vs Lovefilm
•  Telly makers aim to put OLED in your lounge in 2012
•  IPTV UK: what's on tonight?

IPTV Reviews

•  Toshiba Qosmio DX730 PC TV combo
•  Orange Tahiti 7in Android tablet
•  Sony SVR-HDT1000 Freeview+ HD DVR
•  Ten... IPTV set-top boxes
•  Iomega TV with Boxee

IPTV App Reviews

•  TVCatchup for iOS
•  FilmOn for Android

IPTV News

•  FetchTV owner looks for buyer
•  Billions of net-ready boxes in homes by 2016
•  Paramount opens Cloud-based movie shop
•  Telly makers failing to turn punters on to smart TV
•  Ofcom says ITV "breached audience trust"
•  Acetrax joins Inview VoD squad

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.