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Britons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs

As our “second” screens get smaller while our TV screens get larger, it seems that the old adage that “bigger is better” just might hold true. Some new research has shown that despite the growth in watching television via a PC, tablet or smartphone, 90 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to watch their content live – …

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Stuart O'ConnorBritons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs
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Netflix now in 10% of British homes

Streaming film and television service Netflix is now hooked up to more than three million British households. A report in the Daily Telegraph says that the new figure means more than one in 10 households have joined the service, and signals a rise in take-up over the past year. The report says that Netflix is well ahead of its nearest …

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Stuart O'ConnorNetflix now in 10% of British homes
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Amazon drops pre-orders for Disney titles

Amazon in the US has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies in what appears to be another contract dispute, according the Wall Street Journal. Copies of films such as Muppets Most Wanted, Maleficent and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were unavailable for order on DVD or Blu-ray on Amazon.com on Sunday, although digital copies were still available for pre-order. Pre-orders …

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BBC technical problems affect iPlayer and homepage

TV viewers were unable to watch or listen to their favourite BBC shows online for more than 24 hours over the weekend, when the corporation’s TV and radio iPlayer service was hit by technical issues. The gremlins also got into the BBC website’s front page. An error message on the page reads: “Due to technical problems, we are displaying a …

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Stuart O'ConnorBBC technical problems affect iPlayer and homepage

Netflix begin rollout of multiple profiles to single shared accounts

Netflix from today will begin rolling out a new Profiles feature that will allow multiple users of a single shared Netflix account get individually personalised recommendations. Each user will get their own profile, which they'll be able to log-in to…

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New Netflix Max recommendation system will guide you to movies and shows to suit your tastes

A surprising and unexpected launch from Netflix today, with the online TV and movie streaming company lifting the lid on Netflix Max, their new recommendation system on the PS3 version of their platform. Designed to be more conversational and personal…

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Gerald LynchNew Netflix Max recommendation system will guide you to movies and shows to suit your tastes