LoveFilm Instant bags Channel 4 4oD content, including Peep Show and The Inbetweeners

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LoveFilm Instant's catalogue of on-demand streaming titles gets a boost today with the announcement of a new content deal with Channel 4. The Amazon-owned streaming service will now offer its members access to choice cuts from Channel 4's 4oD online…

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REVIEW: Now TV movie streaming service

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BSkyB open up their streaming content beyond those who already pay for a Sky subscription with Now TV, a new movie streaming and rental platform. It's got blockbuster content, but at its steep asking price does it do enough to rival the likes of Netflix and LOVEFiLM? Read on to find out.

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REVIEW: Roku 2 XS streaming player (UK)

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Already holding the title of the most popular TV streaming box in the US, Roku are now setting their sights on the UK market. The Roku 2 XS, with its Bluetooth motion controlled gaming capabilities and access to Netflix movie streaming, is their top of the line streaming box. Read on for our verdict.

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Kangaroo could be hopping Channel over to France

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So, it looks as if the poor developers behind the Competition Commission scuppered Project Kangaroo will not have all their good work go to waste. No matter that the BBC et al couldn’t get the multi-channel video platform up and running in UK because Orange’s parent company, France Telecom, is looking to take it across the Channel.

A spokesperson for France Telecom said: “We are examining this company and we see of course that it could be interesting. Nothing has been decided but we can confirm we are examining it.”

It’d be a bit of a shame for the consumer to see what should have been our service disappear off elsewhere but, with a suspected £20m invested in the project in the first place, you can hardly blame them.

(via Brands Republic)

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TD Tips: the best online TV viewing/stealing platforms

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With the sad and slightly tinged with irrelevance news of project Kangaroo biting the dust, we here at TD wanted to share our alternative suggestions for good, damn good and downright excellent places to watch TV on the internet.

So, instead of waffling on – which believe me, I do like to do – about why Kangaroo’s failure isn’t so bad and yet is important in terms of intelliectual property, let’s get straight to the heart of it. What are we going to do now? Where should we watch TV online. Well, this is the Tech Digest answer…

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