News about video on-demand services, new releases on Netflix UK and online video video.
Sky wins uSwitch Best Streaming Service award for Sky GoJanuary 30, 2014 | James R
Sky has been named Britain’s favourite ‘triple-play’ provider, winning Best Provider of TV, Broadband and Home Phone at the prestigious uSwitch Broadband awards in London last night.
The award was one of four awards won by Sky at the ceremony … Read More
Samsung says Netflix 4k streaming will be available in Europe from MarchJanuary 29, 2014 | James R
4K Netflix streaming will be available on Samsung TVs in Europe from March 2014, the company has announced.
The manufacturer has announced that a 4K starter pack will be available in Europe with its Ultra HD TVs in just over … Read More
Better call Mike! Jonathan Banks joins Breaking Bad’s Saul spin-offJanuary 28, 2014 | James R
Better call Mike! No, wait, that’s not right. But we like to think that’s what Vince Gilligan shouted when he decided to bring back Jonathan Banks for the Breaking Bad spin-off show, Better Call Saul.
Yes, everyone’s favourite Ehrmantraut is … Read More
Sky to release whole first episodes of shows on YouTubeJanuary 28, 2014 | James R
Photo: Justin Downing
Sky is releasing entire first episodes of TV shows online for free as part of a major new marketing campaign.
Viewers will be able to watch full episodes of some of Sky’s biggest pay TV programmes, including … Read More
Amazon Prime Instant Video adds even more kids shows to streamJanuary 28, 2014 | James R
Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam and Chuggington are arriving on Amazon Prime Instant Video, as the service expands its kids’ content.
The Amazon company already has an impressive array of children’s shows, from He-Man and ThunderCats to Postman Pat and … Read More
Capaldigan: Peter Capaldi’s new Doctor Who costume revealedJanuary 27, 2014 | James R
Photo: BBC/Steve Brown
The new Doctor’s costume has officially been revealed and Peter Capaldi’s time in the TARDIS is destined be summed up in one word: Capaldigan.
In a picture released today by the BBC, Capaldi can be seen in … Read More
HB-Uh-Oh? Netflix subscribers climb as cable customers fallJanuary 27, 2014 | James R
The number of people subscribing to video on-demand services is on the up in the US, while the number of cable customers is falling, according to a study. Is this a sign that SVOD is the downfall of premium TV?
Thousands of people may be skipping TV licence fees through iPlayer loopholeJanuary 26, 2014 | James R
Thousands of Brits could be watching live TV on BBC iPlayer without paying the licence fee, the BBC has revealed.
The BBC’s on-demand service allows viewers to stream live shows as well as catch up on old programmes for … Read More
Netflix has 44 million subscribers worldwide (and may introduce tiered payments)January 24, 2014 | James R
Netflix now has more than 44 million subscribers worldwide.
The company announced the new figures in its quarterly profits report, which was released to shareholders this week. The Internet TV company overtook HBO in the third quarter of 2013 with … Read More
Sky Atlantic’s Fleming available to watch online before broadcast in FebruaryJanuary 23, 2014 | James R
Photo: Justin Downing.
Bond creator biopic Fleming will have an early digital release in the UK before its broadcast on Sky Atlantic in February 2014.
The drama, starring Dominic Cooper as the famous author, will start on Wednesday 12th February … Read More