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Most-watched TV of 2012 was Olympic closing ceremony

Most-watched TV of 2012 was Olympic closing ceremony (20-12-12)

Sport dominates the list of most-watched television programmes of the year.

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Top TV moments of 2012 revealed

Top TV moments of 2012 revealed (6-12-12)

2012 Olympic Games dominates best telly list, but Paul McCartney’s opening ceremony appearance made viewers cringe.

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Antiques Roadshow: 1.5m 'play along' on red button

Antiques Roadshow: 1.5m 'play along' on red button (6-12-12)

Game invites digital TV viewers to guess the value of objects on screen.

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Digital TV customers happiest with Sky customer service

Digital TV customers happiest with Sky customer service (5-12-12)

New report finds that the satellite TV provider’s customer service is better than Virgin Media’s

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Sky announces Christmas TV line-up

Sky announces Christmas TV line-up (22-11-12)

Spy and Trollied get specials, in what’s looking like a Very JLS Christmas.

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BBC iPlayer added to Sky+

BBC iPlayer added to Sky+ (31-10-12)

Those with a Sky+HD set-top box and broadband can now watch BBC shows on-demand on their television set

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UK digital switchover will be 100% complete tonight

UK digital switchover will be 100% complete tonight (23-10-12)

RIP analogue TV: UK will be fully digital from tomorrow.

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Heart TV and Capital TV launch on Freesat and Sky

Heart TV and Capital TV launch on Freesat and Sky (15-10-12)

New music channels from Global Radio will play music videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Virgin Media adds new Africa-inspired TV channel

Virgin Media adds new Africa-inspired TV channel (12-10-12)

The Africa Channel is available to M+ and above customers at no extra cost.

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See England vs San Marino live on ITV1 tonight

See England vs San Marino live on ITV1 tonight (12-10-12)

The World Cup qualifier will see Roy Hodgson’s men attempt to take the next step on the road to Brazil 2014.

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Red Dwarf returns tonight on Dave

Red Dwarf returns tonight on Dave (4-10-12)

Red Dwarf X is the first full-length new series of the cult sci-fi comedy aired since 1999

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Sky+ gets new catch-up TV service and more storage

Sky+ gets new catch-up TV service and more storage (27-9-12)

Sky launches seven-day Catch Up TV section and Sky+HD 2TB set-top box

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BT Vision most complained about TV service

BT Vision most complained about TV service (26-9-12)

Ofcom reveals most moaned about digital TV services

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Freeview gets Al Jazeera 24-hour news channel

Freeview gets Al Jazeera 24-hour news channel (24-9-12)

Round-the-clock coverage comes to Freeview as on Sky and Freesat

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BT Infinity customers get free YouView box worth £260

BT Infinity customers get free YouView box worth £260 (24-9-12)

New subscribers get 'smart' set-top box with over 100 digital TV channels.

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BT Vision prices set for 25% increase

BT Vision prices set for 25% increase (14-9-12)

Cost of a basic Essential TV package will rise to £5 a month in 2013

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Digital TV switchover starts in the north-east

Digital TV switchover starts in the north-east (12-9-12)

Retune your Freeview set-top box today if you live in or around Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.

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Didn’t see Andy Murray win the US Open? You still can...

Didn’t see Andy Murray win the US Open? You still can... (11-9-12)

Watch replays of the Scot's first Grand Slam victory on Sky Sports today

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James Cameron to produce Sky 3D golf coverage

James Cameron to produce Sky 3D golf coverage (10-9-12)

Avatar director’s production company to produce coverage of the 2012 Ryder Cup

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Paralympics closing ceremony watched by 7.7m

Paralympics closing ceremony watched by 7.7m (10-9-12)

London 2012 Coldplay-starring spectacular pulls in 25% of Sunday night TV audience

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Sky Guide gets ‘undelete’ feature

Sky Guide gets ‘undelete’ feature (7-9-12)

Sky TV customers can now recover any recorded programmes they accidentally delete

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Is it Moldova? It is now!

Is it Moldova? It is now! (6-9-12)

Watch England’s first World Cup 2014 qualifier live on ITV1 this Friday

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First new series of Dallas in over 20 year’s starts on Channel 5 tonight

First new series of Dallas in over 20 year’s starts on Channel 5 tonight (5-9-12)

JR, Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing return to our TV screens for the first time since 1991

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Freesat launches 'smart' box to rival YouView

Freesat launches 'smart' box to rival YouView (04-9-12)

Next-generation Free Time boxes use broadband to deliver catch-up TV

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Ruth Jones comedy Stella returns to Sky for second and third series

Ruth Jones comedy Stella returns to Sky for second and third series (3-9-12)

Sky has commissioned a third series, months before even the second is aired

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Who will your club sign on transfer deadline day?

Who will your club sign on transfer deadline day? (31-8-12)

Sky Sports News will have news of all the coming and goings up to midnight tonight.

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Paralympics opening ceremony watched by 11.2m

Paralympics opening ceremony watched by 11.2m (30-8-12)

Coverage attracted Channel 4's largest audience in over 10 years

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YouView gets milkshake! and STV

YouView gets milkshake! and STV (29-8-12)

New digital TV service adds children’s TV on-demand player and catch-up player for the northern and central Scotland ITV region

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Quarter of Brits think there is 'too much' sex on TV

Quarter of Brits think there is 'too much' sex on TV (28-8-12)

Ofcom study finds 1 in 10 viewers think the watershed should be pushed back.

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See Reading and Leeds 2012 on BBC Three

See Reading and Leeds 2012 on BBC Three (24-8-12)

See The Cure, Kasabian and Foo Fighters live from the comfort - and dryness - of your own sofa

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NOW TV comes to Xbox 360

NOW TV comes to Xbox 360 (23-8-12)

Sky’s new on-demand movie service also available on PC, smartphones and YouView.

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Are you a ‘second screener’?

Are you a ‘second screener’? (22-8-12)

One in four of us now use a laptop, smartphone or tablet while watching TV

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TV channel for Olympic sports to launch

TV channel for Olympic sports to launch (21-8-12)

London Legacy will show 24 sports, including athletics, cycling and judo.

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Sky Sports iPad app gets two-screen football feature

Sky Sports iPad app gets two-screen football feature (20-8-12)

Receive information and statistics about teams and players while watching Barclays Premier League matches live

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BBC to broadcast 8 hours of non-stop Edinburgh Fringe comedy

BBC to broadcast 8 hours of non-stop Edinburgh Fringe comedy (17-8-12)

Comedy acts available through the BBC's digital Red Button service

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90% of TV still watched live as it is broadcast

90% of TV still watched live as it is broadcast (16-8-12)

Time-shifted TV is increasing, but most viewers prefer to watch live

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Paralympics coverage to air on three dedicated digital TV channels

Paralympics coverage to air on three dedicated digital TV channels (15-8-12)

C4 Paralympics Extra is coming to Freesat, Freeview HD, Virgin Media and Sky

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Record viewing figures for BBC during the Olympics

Record viewing figures for BBC during the Olympics (14-8-12)

Almost half of digital viewers watched at least 15 minutes on Red Button

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Aston Merrygold to judge on new series of Got To Dance

Aston Merrygold to judge on new series of Got To Dance (13-8-12)

JLS star replaces Adam Garcia to join returning judges Kimberley Wyatt and Ashley Banjo

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Sky to screen closing weekend Olympic action in 3D

Sky to screen closing weekend Olympic action in 3D (10-8-12)

Satellite TV provider adds an extra dimension to the final two days of London 2012

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Football makes a comeback with the Community Shield

Football makes a comeback with the Community Shield (9-8-12)

Chelsea take on Manchester City in the traditional curtain-raiser to the football season, live on ITV1

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9 out of 10 Brits watching the Olympics TV coverage

9 out of 10 Brits watching the Olympics TV coverage (8-8-12)

More than 50 million people have tuned in to support Team GB from the sofa.

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Sky launches new channel for James Bond movies

Sky launches new channel for James Bond movies (7-8-12)

Will dedicated Bond channel attract subscribers, or will they buy another day?

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Athletics gold rush boosts Olympics TV viewing figures

Athletics gold rush boosts Olympics TV viewing figures (6-8-12)

More than 17 million Brits tuned in to watch Mo Farah win the 10,000m.

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Sky’s movie rights fair and legal says Competition Commission

Sky’s movie rights fair and legal says Competition Commission (3-8-12)

Competition regulator reckons rise of online movie service increase consumer choice.

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Storm Surfers shoot the curl on Sky 3D

Storm Surfers shoot the curl on Sky 3D (2-8-12)

New series follows two friends hunting down dangerous waves in Australia.

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Sky commits to Scottish Premier League for five years

Sky commits to Scottish Premier League for five years (1-8-12)

Coverage will follow ‘new’ Rangers in Irn-Bru Third Division as well as top flight football north of the border.

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TV should move to the internet, says House of Lords

TV should move to the internet, says House of Lords (31-7-12)

We should free up the spectrum for mobile services, according to committee

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Olympics opening ceremony is a TV ratings smash

Olympics opening ceremony is a TV ratings smash (30-7-12)

Danny Boyle’s Isles of Wonder spectacular draws 82% of the Friday night TV audience.

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TalkTalk reveals new YouView-based TV service

TalkTalk reveals new YouView-based TV service (27-7-12)

£299 set-top box available for free to TalkTalk Plus broadband customers

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Sky adds new content and services to Sky Go and Sky Anytime+

Sky adds new content and services to Sky Go and Sky Anytime+ (26-7-12)

New features for catch-up and on demand services from Sky.

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BT to provide free BT Vision bundle

BT to provide free BT Vision bundle (25-7-12)

BT offers free BT Vision with select bundles.

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It’s True: 1 million now watch TV on Virgin Media TiVo

It’s True: 1 million now watch TV on Virgin Media TiVo (24-7-12)

Digital TV provider sends Spandau Ballet star to install 1 millionth TiVo customer’s set-top box.

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Two-thirds of Brits to watch London 2012 Olympics online

Two-thirds of Brits to watch London 2012 Olympics online (23-7-12)

Sport fans across Britain will be streaming Olympic events at home and in the office.

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New View 21 smart digital TV recorders announced for UK

New View 21 smart digital TV recorders announced for UK (20-7-12)

Set-top boxes to combine Freeview, BBC iPlayer and more.

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ZAP!

ZAP! Batman-themed app comes to Virgin Media TiVo (19-7-12)

The digital TV service marks the release of The Dark Knight Rises with the Dark Knight app

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65% of smart TV owners 'turfing' while they watch

65% of smart TV owners 'turfing' while they watch (18-7-12)

1 in 20 households has an internet-connected smart TV

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Sky

Sky launches new online streaming service (17-7-12)

NOW TV will take on Netflix by offering flexible TV and movie subscriptions

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Four new series to start on Yesterday

Four new series to start on Yesterday (16-7-12)

Fresh programming to begin on the new-look digital TV channel later this year.

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Live

Live football means BT Vision 'credibility is growing' (13-7-12)

Premiership coverage rights will help BT Vision go head-to-head with Sky and Virgin Media

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Football fans embrace 'second screen' while watching TV

Government outlines plan to manage 4G interference with TV (12-7-12)

Public sector to foot the bill to keep us watching TV.

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What would you sacrifice for your digital TV subscription?

What would you sacrifice for your digital TV subscription? (11-7-12)

More people using smartphones and tablets during televised games

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Football fans embrace 'second screen' while watching TV

Football fans embrace 'second screen' while watching TV (10-7-12)

More people using smartphones and tablets during televised games.

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Virgin Media resurrects Teletext

Virgin Media resurrects Teletext (09-7-12)

New TiVo app puts holiday deals text service at viewers' fingertips

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Where will you watch the British Grand Prix this weekend?

Where will you watch the British Grand Prix this weekend? (6-7-12)

Set-top box offering subscription-free digital TV will initially sell for £299.

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New channels available to watch online with Sky Go

New channels available to watch online with Sky Go (05-7-12)

Sky customers can now watch Sky 1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living shows online.

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YouView to be launched later this month

YouView to be launched later this month (4-7-12)

Set-top box offering subscription-free digital TV will initially sell for £299.

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BBC announces ‘Summer of 3D’

BBC announces ‘Summer of 3D’ (04-7-12)

Orchestras, Olympics and extinction - all coming in your way in three-dimensions.

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Vampire drama True Blood to return for sixth series

Vampire drama True Blood to return for sixth series (3-7-12)

HBO confirms renewal of supernatural smash hit for digital channel FX.

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Star Trek app arrives on Virgin Media's TiVo service

Star Trek app arrives on Virgin Media's TiVo service (27-6-12)

Fans of the legendary Star Trek franchise won't be disappointed.

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Heat TV channel coming to Sky and Virgin Media

Heat TV channel coming to Sky and Virgin Media (26-6-12)

Heat magazine's TV channel will bring 24/7 mix of celeb news, music and 'unparalleled access and entertainment'

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Google TV service comes to the UK

Google TV service comes to the UK (25-6-12)

Set-top box will compete with Apple TV when it launches in July.

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Sky to screen Isle of Wight Festival in 3D this weekend

Sky to screen Isle of Wight Festival in 3D this weekend (22-6-12)

Sky 3D to show live coverage of Bruce Springsteen, Biffy Clyro, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and more.

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BBC iPlayer updated with 'Live Restart' functionality

BBC iPlayer updated with 'Live Restart' functionality (21-6-12)

New feature enables online viewers to pause and rewind live programmes.

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BBC to broadcast Wimbledon 2012 in HD and 3D

BBC to broadcast Wimbledon 2012 in HD and 3D (20-6-12)

Auntie also unveils a new BBC Sport app for internet-connected TVs, giving audiences access to interactive coverage of the Championships.

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Sharp launches 'largest LED TV on the planet'

Sharp launches 'largest LED TV on the planet' (19-6-12)

Electronics giant's 90in AQUOS LED TV boasts active HD, 3D, built-in Wi-Fi and web browser.

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Pulp Fiction, Starsky & Hutch and more coming exclusively to Sky

Pulp Fiction, Starsky & Hutch and more coming exclusively to Sky (18-6-12)

Life is beautiful for Sky Movies customers as satellite TV company signs exclusive deal with film studio Miramax.

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BT Vision wins Premier League live TV rights

BT Vision wins Premier League live TV rights (14-6-12)

New football channel will show 38 live Premier League games next season.

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Factual healing: National Geographic Channel coming to BT Vision

Factual healing: National Geographic Channel coming to BT Vision (13-6-12)

National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild coming to BT Vision later this year.

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BBC Three announces Cuckoo new comedy

BBC Three announces Cuckoo new comedy (12-6-12)

Greg Davies and Helen Baxendale star alongside Lonely Island rapper Andy Samberg.

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Euro 2012 sends television sales rocketing

Euro 2012 sends television sales rocketing (11-6-12)

3 in 10 Brits intend to watch European Championship matches at work.

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John Bishop to host new Sky1 comedy show

John Bishop to host new Sky1 comedy show (8-6-12)

Stand-up series Only Joking contains 'jokes and nothing but jokes'.

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Average Brit will watch '27 hours of Olympic TV coverage'

Average Brit will watch '27 hours of Olympic TV coverage' (1-6-12)

Sports fans will view more than 90 minutes a day during London 2012.

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Samsung TV owners could be on cloud nine due to new gaming service

Samsung TV owners could be on cloud nine due to new gaming service (6-6-12)

Users will be able to run Xbox and PlayStation games without a console.

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Most complained about adverts of all time revealed

Most complained about adverts of all time revealed (1-6-12)

Poor table manners a big no-no among UK viewers apparently.

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