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Amazon FINALLY adds subtitles/closed captioning to Instant Video apps

James O'Malley Amazon, Online TV Leave a Comment

Amazon has quietly rolled out a captions facility for users of its instant video service - marking a victory for disability campaigners. The good news is that it appears in recent days that Amazon has quietly released an update for app, adding a caption facility (we certainly haven't received a press release about it). Titles…

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Amazon Instant Video won’t charge Prime customers extra for 4K streaming

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Amazon has announced that it won't be charging extra for 4K streaming - unlike rivals Netflix. The news comes just weeks after Netflix announced a price hike for customers wanting 4K quality streaming - to $11.99 from $8.99 in the US. Meanwhile Digital Spy quotes Michael Paull, VP of Amazon Digital Video saying: ""Amazon Prime…

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EE TV is now available in shops

James O'Malley Online TV Leave a Comment

We've been intrigued by EE TV since it was announced. The new service combines a Freeview box, DVR and on-demand services - and will even preemptively record your six favourite channels so you can catch up on the last 24 hours at the touch of a button. And today it is finally available in EE…

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Is BT YouView going to get the Sky Sports channels?

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Interesting legal intrigue this morning as it has emerged that Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, could force Sky to offer its sports channels on rival platforms - including BT's YouView offering. According to the news release, the decision was made by the Competition Appeal Tribunal to uphold a ruling from Ofcom in 2010 which would force…

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YouView gets Netflix

James O'Malley Online TV Leave a Comment

YouView has announced that its set-top-boxes now support Netflix. If you've not watched House of Cards yet, and have a YouView box, now you've got no excuse. The Netflix update is rolling out today on "YouView from BT" and Humax boxes - though YouViewers with boxes made by TalkTalk or Huawei will have to wait…

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Which UK streaming services have the Marvel movies?

James O'Malley Amazon, Apple, Online TV, TV, TVs Leave a Comment

Last night was a big night for film fans and comicbook geeks: Marvel announced its plans for "Phase 3" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - and revealing who will be joining Iron Man, Captain America and company for Avengers: Infinite War in 2018. And this made us think: Before next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron,…

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Almost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020

Stuart O'Connor Broadband, Digital set-top boxes, Gadgets, Gaming, HDTV, Home Appliances, Internet, Internet Of Things, IPTV, Online TV, TV, TVs Leave a Comment

The world is becoming ever more connected, and it's not going to slow down any time soon. According to a new report from the company Digital TV Research, the number of TV sets connected to the internet will reach 965 million by 2020 - up from 103m at the end of 2010 and the 339m…

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