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Get an eyeful of the stunning galaxies near us in ultraviolet light

Astronomers have published the largest ultra-violet survey of the local universe, showcasing 50 active galaxies in high resolution using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The project nicknamed LEGUS (Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey) captures a whopping 39 million hot blue stars and about 8,000 star clusters within a 60 million …
Katyanna Quach, 18 May 2018

Amazing never-seen-before photo of colourful hot young stars (Thanks Hubble)

A new composite image from the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed the universe's "grade-school children" – star-forming galaxies 5 to 10 billion light years away. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014 image. Pic: NASA The Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014 is made up of images of an area of space within the constellation Fornax, …
Lester Haines, 4 Jun 2014
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Nook Video store launches, brings UltraViolet to Blighty

UK bookseller Barnes & Noble has become the first retailer in the UK to support UltraViolet, the online film library that’s the closest thing we have to a universal digital content format - and which Tesco reckons is "too complicated" for Brits. Enter Nook Video, a B&N service with makes movie and TV show downloads available …
Tony Smith, 10 Dec 2012

Seagate eyes UltraViolet for cloud pie in the sky

Storage specialist Seagate has joined the organisation behind the universal online movie locker service UltraViolet. A company focusing on local storage keen to get its foot in the door of a cloud-based service? That can’t be right surely? Don’t forget that for all Seagate’s promotion of external hard drives and network …
Tony Smith, 2 Nov 2012

UltraViolet universal movie format still a no-show

UltraViolet, Hollywood’s attempt to tie physical media to movie downloads through an online locker, now has more than 5m accounts under its belt, but it’s still not ready for prime time: it’s key feature, a universal file format, is still not ready to be rolled out. UV was launched a year ago. By February 2012, it had clocked …
Tony Smith, 18 Oct 2012
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BBC unveils UltraViolet DVDs, BDs

The BBC has announced a set of Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases that will support the UltraViolet online video locker service. Upcoming Doctor Who, Top Gear and David Attenborough releases will support UV to allow owners signed up to the service to stream and download versions of the discs’ content to mobile devices, computers …
Tony Smith, 10 Oct 2012

Dolby sets Digital Plus to shine in UltraViolet

Cloud-based movie library UltraViolet is to gain Dolby Digital Plus sound technology, the audio specialist said today. The move will see DDP added to UV's Common File Format (CFF) specification, and Dolby has a development kit available to allow content providers to add DDP audio into their UV assets. How soon - or, indeed, …
Tony Smith, 10 Sep 2012

Fox to release movie downloads weeks before discs

Fox is to offer movie downloads up to three weeks before the films arrive on disc and in video-on-demand services in a bid to boost digital sales. The studio's scheme will take place in the US, and push product - starting with Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, Prometheus - through the UltraViolet cloud movie service. Prometheus …
Tony Smith, 7 Sep 2012

Tesco exec brands UltraViolet 'too complicated' for Brits

Tesco's entertainment products chief has branded UltraViolet, Hollywood's would-be standard for digital movies, "too complicated" for British film fans. The comment was made by Tesco's Category Director of Entertainment, Rob Salter, during a debate at the Future of Entertainment Summit in London, Advanced Television reports. …
Tony Smith, 22 Jun 2012
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YouView: You're delayed - Sugar

The YouView set-top box won’t be on sale in time for the Olympics, according to a report. Baron Sugar of Clapton, aka Alan Sugar, the chairman of the consortium, doesn’t deem the technology ready for prime time. YouView originated in 2008 at the BBC as ‘the iPlayer in hardware’, a disruptive ploy to bring internet apps and …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Apr 2012

Warner, Sony commit to UltraViolet in UK

Warner Home Entertainment has revealed that all its future Blu-ray Discs will tap into Hollywood's UltraViolet cloud-based movie locker to provide punters with downloadable copies of films they buy. Warner said it will make UV the standard for double- and triple-play BDs that offer a digital copy. Sony said it will offer …
Tony Smith, 29 Mar 2012
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Walmart offers $2 digital copies of your DVDs

US retail giant Walmart is to offer punters digital copies of each of their DVDs and Blu-rays for $2 (£1.27) a pop. Converting a standard definition title to HD will cost $5 (£3.18), the firm said. Every digital copy is delivered through Walmart's online streaming service, Vudu. Discs don't have to have been bought at Walmart …
Tony Smith, 14 Mar 2012
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Storage players pitch DRM tech for downloads

Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox have said they are working on yet another DRM technology for HD video, this time with the support of storage companies WD and SanDisk. The endeavour is codenamed 'Project Phenix' [sic] and if it won't do much for consumers' ability to spell, it will, the principals promised, give them "an …
Tony Smith, 28 Feb 2012
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Dixons preps movie download service

Dixons Retail - better known these days as Currys and PC World - will launch an online movie service on Thursday. Called Knowhow, the service will initially be available on Windows and Mac computers, but Dixons promised Android and iOS apps "within the next six months". Some smart TVs - most likely Dixons' own brand, Logik - …
Tony Smith, 28 Feb 2012

UltraViolet passes million download mark

More than 800,000 US homes have signed up for Ultraviolet, the Hollywood-backed movies-in-the-cloud platform. And they've used it to download more than 1m copies of films. Not bad numbers for a service that only went live four months ago. That said, that total was dwarfed by the 19m digital movies that market watcher IHS, …
Tony Smith, 24 Feb 2012
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Paramount opens Cloud-based movie shop

IPTV Week IPTV Week logo Paramount has opened the door of the the first Ultraviolet-based film rental and download service. The studio said it is offering 60-odd titles initially, though there seem rather fewer when you look at the website. Films are priced at $20 (£13) for an HD copy and $13 (£8) for an SD version. Rent SD titles …
Tony Smith, 25 Jan 2012
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UltraViolet: Hollywood's giant digital gamble is here

Hollywood's big plan to update the industry for the digital era - UltraViolet - comes to the UK on 26 December, the consortium behind it has revealed. It will be an inauspicious start, represented by just one new movie release, but there's no mistaking the ambition of the project. Three years in the planning, UV is Hollywood's …
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'Insatiable' Brits gobble Blu-Ray, deserve reward

Britain's appetite for buying movies makes it a lively laboratory for Hollywood's marketing experiments. One of these is the "triple play" bundling of a Blu-Ray disc, regular DVD and digital file in the same package - a practice now standard here. Unfortunately, however, we won't be at the forefront of UltraViolet just yet, …

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