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December 13, 2010

Sony PS3 to get ITV Player and 4oD

by Darren Allan
Sony is continuing to pull ahead of the Xbox in terms of catch-up TV services in the UK. Not only does the PS3 already have the iPlayer, which Microsoft hasn't managed to sort out for the Xbox, but now it seems that the ITV Player and 4oD, Channel 4's video on demand service, will also be coming to the ...

December 1, 2010

Virgin Media officially unveils TiVo STB

by Darren Allan
Virgin Media has officially launched what the company is calling the UK's first next-gen entertainment platform. The TiVo powered set-top box boasts a “game-changing” interface (which we saw leaked screenshots of yesterday), and it brings a new “world of apps” to the living room. Virgin says that the easy to use interface combines the live TV schedule with a catch-up ...

August 9, 2010

Germany announces Hulu-type catch-up TV

by Janet Harris
Germany’s Pro7 and RTL are collaborating on a project that will resemble Hulu, the US-based catch-up TV and movie service offered by major studios and networks such as NBC, Fox and ABC. The proposed, ad-driven service, codenamed Project Amazonas, is being considered by competition authorities in Brussels. It will allow Internet users to stream TV content, free of charge, up ...

March 8, 2010

ITV Player gets 215m views

by David Allen
The programme catch-up service provided by ITV has seen a huge increase in users, with the company announcing that the ITV Player had 215 million views during 2009. In 2008 the service reported just 85 million users or views. The figures were announced during the financial report, which was very buoyant considering the huge loses that the broadcaster announced at ...

October 20, 2009

UK top in Europe for VOD services

by Janet Harris
There were 145 video on demand (VoD), or catch up TV services in the UK at the end of 2008, out of a total of 696 of these services in Europe. The figures, released by The European Audiovisual Observatory and France’s Direction du développement des medias, place the UK as the firm leader for VoD. France was in second place with 106 ...