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Watch the 2010 general election in high-definition

Watch the 2010 general election in high-definition (30-04-10)

Want to watch all the action of election night in high-definition? Sky subscribers will be able to watch Decision Time on Sky News HD on 6 May...

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Sky subscribers embrace high-definition and 3D TV (29-04-10)

More and more Brits are taking up Sky’s digital TV service, as the satellite giant adds more high-definition channels, offers a free HD set-top box and launches Europe’s first dedicated 3D TV channel...
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Yahoo! scores Premier League highlights deal

Yahoo! scores Premier League highlights deal (29-04-10)

Search engine Yahoo! has won the rights to show five-minute online highlights of every Premier League match for the next three seasons...

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Cable customers love Virgin Media's on-demand TV (28-04-10)

When it comes to on-demand TV, Virgin Media customers are hitting the “play” button more than two million times a day according to the cable giant’s latest financial results...

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Virgin Media launches online movie service

Virgin Media launches online movie service (27-04-10)

Looking for the newest DVD releases or fancy watching one of your all-time favourite films? Virgin Media is launching its own online, pay-per-view movie service this May...

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Sky fights Ofcom pay-TV ruling (26-04-10)

Sky has launched an appeal against regulator Ofcom’s decision that it must slash the price it charges rival digital TV providers to broadcast its premium channels, Sky Sports and Sky Movies...
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Freesat homes could get free 3D TV

Freesat homes could get free 3D TV (23-04-10)

Free-to-view satellite TV provider Freesat looks set to follow in Sky’s 3D television footsteps after the company’s managing director revealed Freesat HD set-top boxes have 3D capability...
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Six months free Sky Broadband (23-04-10)

Digital TV giant Sky Broadband is offering customers the chance to save over £60 with a massive six months free 20Mb broadband...

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3D TV sets now available in UK

3D TV sets now available in UK (22-04-10)

Want to watch 3D films such as box office hits Avatar and Alice in Wonderland in your own home? Head to John Lewis and bag yourself a 40in Samsung 3D TV set for just £1,800...

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Sons of Anarchy second series heading to Bravo (21-04-10)

Virgin Media and Sky subscribers can tune in for the second season of biker drama Sons of Anarchy when it premieres in the UK on Bravo next week...

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New Doctor Who debut boosts iPlayer figures

New Doctor Who debut boosts iPlayer figures (20-04-10)

Over 1 million Doctor Who fans have logged onto the BBC iPlayer to watch Matt Smith’s debut as the new Time Lord, in the first episode of the new series...

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TalkTalk TV to launch on Project Canvas (19-04-10)

TalkTalk’s internet television service, TalkTalk TV, is set to launch on Project Canvas, offering many homes access to on-demand TV shows and entertainment...

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Sky homes get free Sky Player access

Sky homes get free Sky Player access (15-04-10)

Fancy watching Sky1 and Sky Sports on your laptop wherever you are? Sky subscribers can now log on to the Sky Player and watch their favourite shows online for free...

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Freeview homes to get free Sky TV (13-04-10)

Thinking of joining Sky but don’t know if it’s for you? The satellite TV giant is offering some of its most watched programmes to Freeview and Virgin Media homes for free this weekend...

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BT offers three months free on home phone bundles

BT offers three months free on home phone bundles (12-04-10)

Looking to save money on your phone bills by bundling your landline with your broadband and TV? Sign-up for a BT bundle with Unlimited Anytime calls and get three months free...

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Sky TV reveals 3D football fixtures (09-04-10)

Four more Premier League matches will be shown in 3D during April, as Sky brings footy fans closer to the pitch with Europe’s first dedicated 3D channel...

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Over 90% of consumers have switched to digital (07-04-10)

More than 91% of homes in Britain now have digital TV, according to new Ofcom figures...

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ESPN will show football matches on mobile phones (07-04-10)

Watch your team score on your Apple iPhone or iPad...

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Sky TV to show 3D dinosaur documentary (07-04-10)

Nature documentaries are set to get a lot more up close and personal as Sky hires Sir David Attenborough to present a dinosaur documentary in 3D...

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Find a pub showing Sky 3D TV (06-04-10)

Footy fans looking for a pub in their area showing their team’s latest fixtures in 3D can now use the Sky 3D Pub Finder online...

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Virgin Media to offer on-demand SpongeBob over Easter (31-03-10)

Keep your kids entertained over the Easter holidays with a host of on-demand children’s programmes on Virgin Media, including a special hour long episode of SpongeBob Square Pants...
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Sky fights ruling to cut price of its sports channels (31-03-10)

Viewers won’t have to pay expensive subscriptions to watch Premier League football and other sports on the Sky Sports channels anymore, following a decision by regulator Ofcom...

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Watch the 2010 Grand National in high-definition (30-03-10)

Get your betting slips at the ready as the BBC gears up to broadcast Britain’s biggest horse race in glorious high-definition...

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Virgin Media adds Military History Channel (29-03-10)

Homes with a subscription to cable giant Virgin Media's Size XL package can now watch the Military History Channel...

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Virgin Media set to launch rival to Sky Player (26-03-10)

Virgin Media customers will soon be able to watch their favourite Virgin TV programmes on their computers, with the launch of the Virgin Media Player...

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TVs and set-top boxes to get Sky Player built-in (25-03-10)

Sky is teaming up with set-top box and TV manufacturers to offer viewers its online on-demand TV service, the Sky Player, direct to their living rooms...

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Freesat TV now in 1 million homes (25-03-10)

Over a million homes in Britain are now enjoying subscription free satellite TV from Freesat...

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Energy guzzling TVs taken off the shelves (23-03-10)

TVs that use more energy and push up electricity bills are being taken off shop shelves...

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Last chance for £50 voucher with Sky triple-play HD TV deal (22-03-10)

If you’re ready for high-definition TV, then you’ve only got two days left to sign-up for Sky’s new offer which will get you broadband and calls too...

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Premier League football may come to Freeview (22-03-10)

Satellite TV giant Sky plans to launch Europe's first 3D TV channel in April, kicking off with the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Chelsea...

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3D TV is coming to your living room (22-03-10)

Fans may soon be able to watch Premier League football and other Sky Sports coverage on their Freeview TVs, under new rules...

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Sky kicks off 3D TV with Man Utd vs Chelsea (19-03-10)

Satellite TV giant Sky plans to launch Europe's first 3D TV channel in April, kicking off with the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Chelsea...

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1 million Brits watched live EastEnders on iPlayer (19-03-10)

A record number of Brits logged onto the BBC iPlayer during February, to find out who murdered Archie in a live episode of EastEnders...

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Sky customers to get Five HD this summer (18-03-10)

You can watch high-definition episodes of Neighbours and Home and Away on Five HD, as the channel teams up with Sky...

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Five HD won’t be on Freeview until 2012 (17-03-10)

Customers waiting for the high-definition version of channel Five to launch will have to wait until 2012...

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Watch cheap HD TV with Virgin Media (16-03-10)

Looking for HD TV without the added costs? Sign-up for a new high-definition set-top box from Virgin Media to watch all of Virgin’s HD TV channels for no extra cost...

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Sci Fi HD channel heads to Virgin Media (15-03-10)

Want to watch your favourite sci-fi programmes in glorious high-definition? Sign-up to Virgin Media’s XL TV package to watch Sci Fi HD for free...

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Sky to offer 50 high-definition channels by Christmas (15-03-10)

ITV1 HD and Sky Sports HD 4 will be added to Sky’s high-definition line-up as Sky plans to offer 50 HD channels by Christmas...

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Sky: ‘Our 3D channel will be compatible with all 3D TVs’ (15-03-10)

Sky customers can now look forward to the new Sky 3D channel, which will be available on all ‘3D ready’ TVs...

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Watch the World Cup in HD with Virgin Media (12-03-10)

Anyone with Virgin Media will be able to watch all the action from the 2010 World Cup in glorious high-definition on ITV HD...

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Virgin Media to offer TiVo boxes by end of 2010 (12-03-10)

Virgin Media will offer its cable customers a way to revolutionise their TV schedules with the launch of TiVo-enabled set-top boxes later this year...

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Microsoft online TV service has classic TV (11-03-10)

Computing giant Microsoft has launched an online on-demand TV service, offering over 1,000 hours of programmes, including Footballers' Wives, Hustle and Hotel Babylon...

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50% of homes to watch the World Cup in high-definition (09-03-10)

Half of all homes will be able to receive Freeview HD in time to watch the World Cup in glorious high-definition, according to Freeview boss...

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Virgin Media adds Film4 in high-definition (08-03-10)

Virgin Media customers will be able to watch films in glorious high-definition with the launch of movie channel Film4 HD this summer...

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BT Vision adds new Sony TV channels (04-03-10)

Charlie’s Angels and Starsky and Hutch are just some of the classic shows now available on-demand to BT Vision households now...

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Wales to become UK’s first digital nation (04-03-10)

Wales has begun its countdown to become the UK’s first digital nation, which will happen at the end of this month...

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Sky adds new channels to the Sky Player (03-03-10)

People using the Sky Player online will soon have the choice of three extra channels to watch, offering programmes like 24 and Lost, as well as blockbuster movies...

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BT cuts the cost of phone, TV and broadband packages

BT cuts the cost of phone, TV and broadband packages (02-03-10)

Telecoms giant BT has launched a range of new bundles to help customers save money on their home phone, digital TV and broadband services...

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Virgin Media adds new kids channel to line-up (26-02-10)

Virgin Media homes will be “spoilt for choice”, as the cable TV giant adds children’s channel Cartoonito to its line-up from April...

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Virgin Media offers Hannah Montana on-demand (01-03-10)

The kids will be kept entertained this March with a host of on-demand children's programmes, including Hannah Montana and High School Musical 2, on Virgin Media...

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