Tag: On Demand
BT brings films to YouView on the same day as the cinema release
Posh cinema chain Curzon have signed a deal with BT to bring their Curzon On-Demand service to YouView and BT TV customers – showing films on the same day that they are released into cinemas. According to BT, the first…
4oD added to Sky's On Demand platform
Sky have announced the arrival of Channel 4's 4oD service as part of Sky TV's On Demand hub. Landing on Monday, Sky subscribers with their boxes hooked up to the internet will be able at access on demand content from…
Sky announce Now TV: New Netflix, LoveFilm rival to launch this summer
Sky are to launch a brand new video on-demand offering called Now TV, which will open up their catalogue of shows and movies on pay monthly and pay as you go deals. Though details are scarce at the moment, Sky's…
Google TV UK launch announcement expected today
Google is expected to launch its Google TV service in the UK today, with Eric Schmidt set outline his Goggle Box plans for us Brits at the Edinburgh Television Festival. Though the service got off to a rocky start in…
Sky to revamp Anytime video-on-demand service
Sky are set to roll out a new Anytime+ service to Sky+ HD subscribers later this year. It will allow customers to choose specific shows from Sky's vast catalogue of programs and download them onto their box to be viewed….
Sky Player headed to Humax Freeview boxes
Sky have announced a new deal this morning, bringing their on-demand Sky Player to Humax Freeview set-top boxes, expanding the number of Sky viewers by thousands. The deal comes hot on the heels of similar ones made with 3View and…
Sony unveil BDP-S470 and BDP-S570 3D Blu-ray players
Sony have unleashed two brand new Blu-ray players, both of which will be fully 3D compatible. The Sony BDP-S570 model will be 3D ready straight out of the box, while those opting for the cheaper BDP-S470 player will get 3D…
BT launch new Vision + box
In keeping with the big green trend in electronics right now, BT are re-launching their Vision range of set top boxes, claiming a 12% reduction in power consumption. The new BT Vision + box doesn't just give you Freeview TV…
Sony's Qriocity on-demand movie streaming service to launch in February
You've had Netflix, you've had iTunes; the next contestant in the great "Battle of the Online Movie Services" is Sony's Qriocity. Heading to anything with a Xross Media Bar on it (be it your PS3 or soon-to-be-released web-connected Sony…
4oD to relaunch with huge archive
Channel 4 has today announced plans for a relaunch of 4oD, its catch up service that was originally released in November 2006.
The new version, available from July, will allow users to watch their favourite Channel 4 programmes direct from Channel4.com, free of charge.
The current service allows users to watch programmes for up to 30 days after they are first broadcast. With the exclusion of US shows such as Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives, users will no longer be restricted to the 30 day period.
In fact, full seasons of older shows such as Queer as Folk, Brass Eye and Father Ted will be available in their entirety. Users will have a massive selection of Channel 4 shows at their fingertips, without the need to purchase DVD box-sets. What’s more, the service will be fully compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.
The move is sure to put pressure on the BBC’s iPlayer service which, despite proving massively popular, only has access to programming from the previous 7 days.
With rumours also persisting that Hulu are also planning a UK launch, it’s an exciting time for on-demand television.
(via Brand Republic)