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Poor Intel TV dies on vine, its fancy pop-up shops turned into cafes, cinemas

Intel will open three pop-up retail locations in US cities this holiday season, but they won't be the kind of stores that some Intel execs originally envisioned. That's because Chipzilla originally picked up the retail spaces in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to host the rah-rah launch of its much-hyped but little-seen …
Neil McAllister, 22 Nov 2013
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Samsung slurps set-top streamer

Samsung has moved to extend its in-TV recording and streaming capabilities with the acquisition of Israel-based set-top-box-based broadcast aggregation outfit Boxee. While neither party has disclosed terms of the sale, VentureBeat believes the price tag was $US30 million. Boxee had fought battles with Comcast and Hulu over …
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Microsoft notices Xbox gamers actually slack-jawed TV fans, adds 43 new apps

Everyone's been waiting for a game-changing Apple TV product to come riding over the hill, but it could be Microsoft that captures the internet TV market first. In the Xbox, Microsoft already has a popular internet box that people plug into the sitting room TV. Now Microsoft is ramping up the TV and video content available on …
Anna Leach, 11 Dec 2012
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No Apple TV this year: Media moguls still won't cough up content

Media execs unwilling to sign a deal with the suits at Cupertino HQ have scotched hopes for an Apple TV in 2012, Bloomberg reports. Wrangles for control in such areas as the user interface have kicked Apple's TV plans into the long grass, and we won't see a TV of any sort in Apple's 12 September reveal, according to the site. …
Anna Leach, 6 Sep 2012
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Aussie fans of old BBC fodder get paid iPlayer offering

Australians who have lived a lifetime in the shadow of BBC reruns can now ignore them on the Internet, thanks to the launch of the Australian version of the Beeb’s iPlayer app. Unlike Brits, Aussies won’t be able to play early-run Doctor Who for free. Perhaps partly to protect its relationship with the Australian Broadcasting …

Kogan hits 'net-on-TV', Android, Ubuntu markets all at once

Serial stirrer Ruslan Kogan has decided that Gerry Harvey is too boring a target, and wants to stick his thumbs in Steve Jobs' eye instead. To that end, the latest release list from the upstart vendor includes a 7" Android tablet starting at $139 (£99). The latest Kogan Technologies lineup also includes an internet-on-TV …
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Arqiva seeks Dragon for SeeSaw

Arqiva, the owner of the UK's terrestrial transmitter infrastructure and YouView consortium member, wants to sell some or all of SeeSaw, the online TV service it launched in February 2010. The company today said SeeSaw "needs further investment to reach its full potential". Arqiva clearly doesn't feel it can provide the money …
Tony Smith, 19 Jan 2011
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YouView launch date questioned

YouView may have been forced to put back the release of its IPTV platform by six months, it has been claimed. The issues: technical hurdles and concerns over the cost of the endeavour, unnamed sources cited by the Daily Mail say. The upshot: it'll take YouView longer to put its platform in place than originally anticipated. …
Tony Smith, 19 Jan 2011
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LG makes a dash for TV apps

CES 2011 At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), LG announced a range of features for its Smart TV platform, enabling more content and introducing apps to its Internet TV functionality. LG Smart TV LG's Smart TV Home Dashboard At the heart of Smart TV is the Home Dashboard user interface. Deliberately fuss-free, the Home Dashboard …
Bob Dormon, 5 Jan 2011
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Virgin Media readies 1TB TiVo set-top for Brits

Virgin Media today said it is bring TiVo back to Blighty with a 1TB set-top box capable of grabbing HD and 3D content from the cable company. Virgin and TiVo announced a year ago that they were going to bring the DVR pioneer's technology to the UK. TiVo itself never set up shop here, though Thomson and BSkyB jointly offered …
Tony Smith, 3 Nov 2010
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Ofcom blesses YouView

Regulator Ofcom has rejected calls to investigate YouView, the venture formerly known as Project Canvas, under the Competition Act. YouView was formed to create a next-generation set top box jointly owned by the terrestrial UK broadcasters, ISPs BT and TalkTalk, and Arqiva, and bundles TV content with a TiVo-like box. YouView …
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Oct 2010

3D TV: Avatar or Ishtar?

Heads or Fails We've seen plenty of forecasts predicting how many 3D TVs will be sold in the coming years - the latest, from UK-based IMS Research, puts the total at 218m shipped by the end of 2015 - but none that show that punters want or will use the technoology. As we reported recently, there have been small spending surges in the US and …
Tony Smith, 5 Jul 2010

SeeSaw adds telly show rentals

Online TV-on-demand service SeeSaw has activated lots more BBC series. SeeSaw mixes catch-up content - much of it free to view - with a selection of older shows available to watch on a one-off episode basis or to be rented as a series. Again, some shows are free. Others cost from £1.19 an episode to watch, or £5 for a series …
Tony Smith, 20 May 2010

Samsung tellies get Lovefilm on-demand movies

Lovefilm's on-demand movie streaming service is now available on Samsung net-connected tellies and not just Sony ones. The DVD rental company streams a sub-set of its disc catalogue to the TVs free to folk who have subscriptions for an unlimited number of titles each month. Lovefilm The range will appear as an app in …
Hard Reg, 17 May 2010
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Paramount movies tip up on MSN Video

MSN UK is to carry full-length films from Paramount on the new MSN Video Player. Launched in the UK a month ago, MSN Video carries about 1,000 hours of TV programmes and clips, lots of clips, and trailers, lots of trailers, and music videos. Hardly a match then for BBC iPlayer - and probably it never will be. But Project …
Hard Reg, 14 Apr 2010
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News TVs, set-top boxes to get Sky Player

Telly makers Cello and 3View are to build Sky's Sky Player online viewing app into their offerings, the satellite broadcaster said today. Cello will integrated the software into its iViewer connected TV application, while 3View will build the Sky service into its Freeview set-top box. Sky Player doesn't provide free access to …
Tony Smith, 25 Mar 2010

Punters: we want our internet TV

Consumers really do want to access internet video on their tellies, market watcher In-Stat has concluded. The research that led In-Stat to make this claim comes out of the US, but it's hard to believe there would be any significant difference had the company surveyed Britons instead beyond the inevitable lag in the numbers of …
Tony Smith, 11 Mar 2010
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CBS, Comcast in web TV trial subs

Comcast has snagged reluctant online broadcaster CBS to join in testing a service that will let cable subscribers have access to cable television online at no extra charge. At issue is whether the future of American online television will be advertisement-funded or require a subscription. Web sites like prove the …
Austin Modine, 14 Jul 2009

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