Virgin Media launches dedicated UHD entertainment channel

Virgin Media is launching the UK’s first dedicated 4K ultra high definition (UHD) entertainment channel from September 17th. The channel will be exclusively available for Virgin TV Full House and VIP customers with a V6 set-top box. These customers can tune into a collection of dramas, documentaries and, Virgin claims, some of the biggest names…

Is it worth getting a curved TV?

Television began life as a big wooden box in the corner of the room with a convex screen (powered by a cathode ray tube) that brought black-and-white programmes into the home. Then came colour. Then the CRT screens gave way to flat plasma, LED and LCD televisions. And we even have 3D TVs. Now, it…

Netflix vs Amazon … who’s best for Christmas films?

[nextpage title="Next"] If you're a serious film buff, you probably own your favourite Christmas movies on Blu-ray (my collection includes It's a Wonderful Life, Scrooged and Die Hard). But if you are like most people, you probably rely on the streaming services to give you your annual dose of Christmas cheer. So which service here…

The Digest: Sony Announces PlayStation Vue… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue | Reuters "Sony has unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015. The web-based television service allows users to access live TV and on-demand content without a cable or satellite service, the company said." [/nextpage]…

8 of the best TV shows to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video

[nextpage title="Next"] The TV selection on Amazon Instant Video is quite good indeed - a nice mix of classic shows, recent releases and their own original series. Here are eight of what we consider to be the best shows to sit back and enjoy on Amazon in the UK ... [/nextpage] [nextpage title="Next"] Star Trek:…

10 of the best films to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video

[nextpage title="Next"] Yes, there is so much choice for what to watch on TV these days – far too many good movies and TV shows. Amazon's Instant Video streaming service has loads of good films – some you may have never come across yourself – and there's even some decent TV on it, too. Pretty much everything on…

Almost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020

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…

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…

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…

BBC iPlayer users 'should pay licence fee'

BBC viewers who avoid paying the annual licence fee by only watching television via the iPlayer may not get away with it for much longer. Acting BBC Trust chairwoman Diane Coyle said the BBC will propose that those using just…