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 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…

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…

Netflix founder Reed Hastings joins billionaire club

It seems that, for some, there is still a bit of money to be made on the internet. Forbes has announced that Netflix founder Reed Hastings is the latest business mogul to join the growing ranks of the world's billionaires….

YouView catch-up TV service to finally land in July

After an almost never-ending series of delays that have seen the service slip from an original 2010 release date, the IPTV catch up service YouView will now finally launch in July. The set-top box will cost £299 from John Lewis,…

Freeview video-on-demand service YouView delayed until 2012

The consumer launch of BBC-backed video-on-demand service YouView has been delayed until 2012, due to technical issues. BBC, and backers BT, ITV, TalkTalk, Channel 4, Channel Five and Arqiva had hoped to launch the service, formerly known as Project…