Tag: The Wire
The best DVDs to beat the Christmas TV schedules
CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Best DVD TV boxsets
The Christmas holidays; for most of us it's the one time of the year when we've got enough free time to sit down, crack open a beer and stare at the TV for a few hours straight. But what to…
Virgin Media takes its HD channel count up to five
Sky has held the HD monopoly for all too long now but, as of this month, Virgin Media is hitting back. Today, Branson TV has announced four more channels in high definition in the shape of FX, National Geographic, Living and MTV Networks to sit alongside BBC HD and all their HD on demand viewing.
Now, on the surface, these don’t sound like the most scintillating additions but it means Grey’s Anatomy, Dexter, the Wire, CSI, True Blood and Family Guy in HD as well as the intriguing prospect of Next Top Model. I’m not sure exactly how many of these programmes were shot in HD in the first place and I doubt you’ll get much out of a hi-def version of Family Guy but I’m sure the nature broadcasts on Nat. Geo. will look great.
If you’re a Virgin XL customer, then it’s all available at no extra cost from the end of July and there’s also a very good chance that they’ll be adding Good Food HD shortly too.
Still a long way to go before they catch up with Sky but not a bad offering all things considered.
Apple iTunes Store finally hits the UK with HBO
If there’s one US network the public over here wanted on the iTunes Store, then it’s HBO. So fans of the Wire and the Sopranos et al, prepare to be happy as Apple announces today that they’ve agreed a deal to bring them to a computer near you…