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BBC ports global iPlayer app to iPhone

Months after BBC debuting a global version of its iPlayer iPad app for non-UK countries with a subscription model (as opposed to the free UK version), the broadcaster has announced a pilot...

Sky Go app goes on-demand for films

Following the relaunch of its mobile TV service, allowing users to watch channels on smartphones and tablets, BSkyB added on-demand films access to the iOS apps. “The launch of...

Channel 4 prepares new interactive gameshow

The UK broadcaster is adding second-screen interactive TV enhancements to its popular game show The Million Pound Drop Live , and is also talking to social TV app developer Zeebox about...

LoveFilm signs multi-year deal with Warner Bros.

In a deal that could help it stave off upcomiing competition from Netflix, the UK-based streaming video service has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with the major film studio. ...

Netflix UK/Ireland signs exclusive deal with Lions Gate

Netflix reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Lions Gate Entertainment, granting it exclusive streaming video rights to the studio’s films in the United Kingdom and Ireland, for...

Channel 4 partners with zeebox for Desperate Scousewives

The UK broadcaster has signed a deal with startup zeebox to add some social TV elements to its Desperate Scousewives series, including a Twitter visualization app and a customised Google map....

BBC to supply VOD content to rivals

New syndication rules approved by the BBC Trust will enable BSkyB and other cable, satellite TV and mobile video distributors to distribute BBC programming through video-on-demand platforms. ...

BSkyB to launch movies app and Sky Go for Android

The satellite broadcaster is readying a new mobile application for its Sky Movies channels, which will act as a companion guide to what’s on them and at the cinema.   ...

Netflix lost 800k US subs, announces UK launch

Following launches in Latin America, Netflix said it will bring its subscription-based streaming TV and films service to the UK and Ireland in early 2012, for connected TVs, PCs, tablets and...

Three UK to distribute ITV content

SeaChange's On Demand Group has signed a deal with ITV to distribute content to Three UK's mobile subscribers. Under the terms of the deal, Three’s customers will be able to watch...

YouTube launches rental movies service in the UK

YouTube has added a third country to its online movie rentals service: the UK, after launching in the US and Canada in May and September, respectively.   YouTube says it...

Channel 5 launches Big Brother multi-platform play-along game

The broadcaster has teamed with app developer JadeWorld, to launch MatchPhrase, a multiplatform play-along game for the reality TV show. The game costs £0.69, and can be played on iPhone,...

LoveFilm and 4oD launch on Xbox

The partnerships, localised to certain European territories, will enable Xbox Live subscribers free access to the TV and film content on demand through apps on the Xbox 360 console, with the...

easeltv extends partnership with Virgin Media

Connected-TV apps developer easeltv announced an extension to its partnership with Virgin Media, for developing apps for the latter's TiVo-powered hybrid-TV service.   ...

LoveFilm launches iPad player

UK-based VoD provider’s new app allows users to stream full films and trailers, as well as add to their DVD rental list, straight on the iPad. Access to the app is available at no...

X Factor Tap to Clap app passes 100 million interactions

The UK public has clapped and booed more than 100 million times through the Tap to Clap app. Previously, 17.6 million claps and boos were registered on the Saturday 3rd September show alone,...

Hulu goes deep into social with new Facebook app

Online TV service Hulu had its f8 moment showing off its new Facebook app, which enables users not only to watch and share full videos within the social network, but also to leave...

TiVO and Virgin Media unveil interactive iPad companion app

TiVo and UK cable operator, Virgin Media, have announced that they plan to launch an iPad-based companion app that will allow customers to control Virgin Media's TiVo-powered...

Channel 4 terminates deal with SeeSaw, publishes 4oD stats

The broadcaster has published the first of a series of monthly usage reports for its online programming catch-up service, and has also announced the end of its content deal with the broadband...

BBC researches interactive mobile app

The corporation is undertaking a two-screen technology trial, which will tablet or smartphone users to playalong with The National Lottery: Secret Fortune .     ...
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BSkyB to launch movies app and Sky Go for Android

The satellite broadcaster is readying a new mobile application for its Sky Movies channels,...

TiVO and Virgin Media unveil interactive iPad companion app

TiVo and UK cable operator, Virgin Media, have announced that they plan to launch an...

X Factor Tap to Clap app passes 100 million interactions

The UK public has clapped and booed more than 100 million times through the Tap to Clap app....