Review: Humax DTR-1000 YouView set top box

A digital set top box for those who don't want to subscribe to Sky or cable TV, this Freeview box from Humax combines Freeview with catch-up TV services from all four main broadcasters.

BBC iPlayer now available on the Xbox 360

BBC's iPlayer video-on-demand catch up service is now available through Microsoft's Xbox 360, bringing the last piece of the video streaming puzzle to the console. BBC iPlayer now sits alongside Netflix, Channel 4's 4OD and Crackle (amongst others) on the…

BBC to take on iTunes with Project Barcelona download store

The BBC are to launch their own video download store, ready to duke it out with the likes of iTunes for your cash, BBC director general Mark Thompson has confirmed. Codenamed Project Barcelona, the service will allow viewers to download…

May launch for YouView catch-up TV streaming platform?

YouView, the long-delayed TV catch-up streaming box that pulls together online TV content from all the major terrestrial broadcasters in the UK, may finally have a launch window. The Freeview-based TV-on-demand system is now expected to launch on May…

Who cares about the telly? It's all about the internet now

It's official: internet access and mobile phones are more important to young Britons than television. This is the conclusion from new research from Ofcom, the communications regulator, but at a closer look it's not such a straight shot as…

BBC iPlayer app heads down under

The BBC's iPlayer app is spreading its wings a little further afield once more today, with the announcement that it will soon be available in Australia. After a successful launch in western Europe in July, the Beeb are now setting…

BBC iPlayer for connected TVs, PS3 gets revamp

Versions of the BBC iPlayer video on demand service for web connected TVs and the PlayStation 3 games console get a refresh today to make its user interface even more intuitive. Designed to make arm-chair navigation of the catalogue of…

Catch-up TV gets its own search engine with TimeForTelly

Catch-up TV services like the BBC iPlayer and Channel 4's 4OD service mean that we've fewer excuses than ever for missing our favourite shows, but even they have a "show-by date" of only around a week in most cases. Making…

APP OF THE DAY: BBC iPlayer (Android)

It's not just Apple's iPad getting some loving from the Beeb this week, as an official Android app for the BBC iPlayer has hit Google phones and tablets today too. The free app allows 400 hours worth of TV and…

iPlayer app to hit iPad this Thursday

The iPlayer app for the iPad will be available this Thursday, according to a tweet from the BBC's Geoff Marshall. Using the iPlayer app, a 3G mobile connection will be sufficient only for browsing, BBC interactions operations manager Marshall…