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Freeview homes must retune their digiboxes today (30-09-09)

Over 18 million households in the UK with digital TV service Freeview must retune their set-top boxes and TVs later today if they want to watch channel Five...

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Xbox addicts can now watch catch-up Sky TV (30-09-09)

Sky is launching its SkyPlayer catch-up service on the UK Xbox 360 in mid-October...

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Virgin Media adds Living to HD line-up (25-09-09)

Cable telecommunications giant Virgin Media has confirmed that LIVING will be joining its high-definition (HD) line-up next month...

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Free Sky+ HD installation for new customers (25-09-09)

You can get free installation for Skyís high-definition Sky+ box when you sign-up to the supplier as a new customer....

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Tiscali cuts cost of TV service installation (24-09-09)

Tiscali TV has reduced its one-off installation cost from £99 to £30...

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BT Vision adds shopping channel (22-09-09)

BTís digital TV service, BT Vision, now features an on-demand 24-hour shopping channel...

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Virgin Media strikes Disney mobile content deal (17-09-09)

Virgin Media customers will soon be able to watch Disney content on their mobiles as well as their TVs and computers...

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Freesat is now in 600,000 homes (07-09-09)

Digital satellite TV service Freesat has sold 200,000 digiboxes over the summer, boosting to the number of Freesat households to 600,000...

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BT Vision adds Bollywood channel (10-09-09)

Fans of Bollywood television and films are in for a treat after BT Vision announces plans to launch its new video-on-demand service, Bolly & Beyond...

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New Sky TV users to get £50 Tesco voucher (07-09-09)

Sign up to digital TV giant Sky online before 30 September 2009 and get a free £50 Tesco gift voucher...

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Channel 4 to start 3D TV in autumn (04-09-09)

Channel 4 will begin broadcasting 3D programmes this autumn, offering viewers a selection of new and vintage content...

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ESPN wins rights to Uefa Europa League (02-09-09)

Everton, Fulham and Celtic fans will be able to watch their teams European matches live on ESPN, after the broadcaster scored a broadcasting hat trick...

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Living Player catch-up service to launch on Virgin Media (28-08-09)

The Living channel will be boosted by a free catch-up service launching on Virgin Media this autumn...

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Hulu launch delayed until 2010 (27-08-09)

Online TV site Hulu had been set for a September launch, but now it seems that the free service will not go live in the UK until next year...

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BT offers free Vision+ boxes (26-08-09)

BT Vision is offering free Vision+ boxes to customers taking one of its TV Value packs...

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Switch to digital with TV scrappage scheme (25-08-09)

Electronics giant Sony has launched its own version of the governmentís car scrappage scheme by offering money for old television sets...

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Virgin Media increases Sky channel prices (21-08-09)

Itís going to cost you more to watch Sky Sports or Sky Movies if youíre a Virgin Media customer, following wholesale price rises from Sky...

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Tiscali TV to show Premier League games (17-08-09)

Tiscali TV customers get Premier League football treat with 1p subscription to ESPN...

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Sky increases TV prices (14-08-09)

Digital TV giant Sky is increasing its TV pack prices on 1 September 2009...

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BBC iPlayer attracts 5 million viewers (11-08-09)

The BBCís internet on-demand service, iPlayer, has doubled its number of users in the past year, according to Ofcom...

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Faster broadband wonít fuel online TV

Faster broadband wonít fuel online TV (10-08-09)

A faster broadband connection would make no difference to consumer online TV habits, according to a new survey...

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BT Vision to air Premier League (04-08-09)

Telecommunications giant BT will offer its digital TV customers ESPNís football channel as a replacement for Setanta Sports...

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Virgin Media adds high definition Channel 4 (30-07-09)

Customers with Virgin Media will soon be able to watch Channel 4 TV shows like Desperate Housewives, Skins and Shameless in high definition (HD)...

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Virgin Media to air Premier League (29-07-09)

Cable giant Virgin Media will offer ESPNís football channel as a replacement for Setanta Sports - in standard and high definition...

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BT Vision offers Sonyís on-demand movie service (28-07-09)

The latest Hollywood blockbusters, as well as movie classics are heading to BT Vision, after it's latest tie-up with Sony Pictures...

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BT cuts cost of Vision+ set-top box (27-07-09)

Telecommunications giant BT has cut the set-up cost of its digital TV service to £15...

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Virgin Media adds new high-definition channels (13-07-09)

Cable TV giant Virgin Media is adding four new high-definition (HD) channels to its line-up...

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Brits not benefiting from bundled savings

Brits not benefiting from bundled savings (07-07-09)

Nearly a third of broadband customers are failing to take advantage of bundled broadband, home phone and digital TV offers.

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Freeview HD will air before Christmas 2009 (03-07-09)

The BBC has confirmed that homes in Manchester and Liverpool will receive Freeview HD in December this year...

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BT Vision cuts prices (02-07-09)

Digital TV service BT Vision has slashed the price of two of its packages...

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90% of Brits have switched to digital TV (01-07-09)

Nearly 90% of homes in Britain now have digital TV, according to the latest Ofcom figures...

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Virgin Media to offer new £5 HD movie service (29-06-09)

Virgin Media has teamed up with Universal Pictures to offer customers a new movie-on-demand service featuring both standard and HD films...

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Setanta Sports enters administration (23-06-09)

Struggling Irish sports broadcaster Setanta has been put into administration following the collapse of its business in Britain...

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ESPN wins rights to Premiership League (23-06-09)

US broadcaster ESPN has won a £90million contract to show 46 live Premier League games next season after Setanta Sports lost the rights...

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BT Vision stops selling Setanta Sports (22-06-09)

The future of Setanta Sports still hangs in the balance after BT Vision suspends sales of the digital TV sports channel...

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BT Vision resumes sales of Setanta Sports (15-06-09)

BT Vision has resumed sales of Setanta Sports, whilst the sports broadcaster continues to look for potential investment...

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Setanta sports cut from BT Vision (14-06-09)

BT Vision has announced that as of today it will no longer be offering Setanta Sports to customers...

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Sky to offer TV via Xbox (29-05-09)

Sky has joined forces with Microsoft to bring live pay TV channels, on demand content and interactive sports available direct to Xbox games consoles...

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Virgin Media plans to offer its services to more homes (19-05-09)

Virgin Media intends to expand its network to potentially supply a further half a million homes and businesses...

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Sky offers £50 switching bounty to Tiscali deserters (13-05-09)

Sky TV is wooing existing Tiscali customers with a £50 credit to switch, and a free Sky+ box...

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Technology helps bring families together (07-05-09

Rather than dividing generations, technology can actually help to bring families together, according to new research...

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BBC iPlayer HD comes to Virgin Media (04-05-09

Rather than dividing generations, technology can actually help to bring families together, according to new research...

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BBC iPlayer HD comes to Virgin Media (17-04-09)

Virgin Media TV customers can now watch the BBC iPlayer in high definition on their television screens...

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