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Tuesday 16 September 2008, AM

HiddenWires - LG: TV industry called to action - HD education is needed in the UK

Results show that although the majority of respondents want to experience HD, over 60 per cent of those surveyed are yet to invest in it due to confusion. The results of these reports show the need for clear and simple consumer education to ensure people know how to get HD and what to look-out for. In lengthy telephone interviews they were asked how much they know about High Definition television and to describe their experiences of it. - hiddenwires.co.uk

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Monday 15 September 2008, PM

Michael Grade: YouTube is a parasite leeching off ITVs content |Media |guardian.co.uk

Michael Grade 'absolutely believes' ITV has a long-term future. Grade, who recently delayed ITV's target of 150m in online revenues by two years from 2010 to 2012, argued that ITV would tap into a digital future. For all other inquiries please call the main Guardian switchboard on 020 7278 2332. - guardian.co.uk

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Elevator Pitch: BlinkBox steals a march signing big-name shows |Media |guardian.co.uk

Launched in only April this year, the site is backed by three venture capital firms and employs 40 staff at its base in Farringdon, London. Chief executive and co-founder Michael Comish introduces BlinkBox. I've started up a website where you can watch and share the best film and TV online. - guardian.co.uk

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Monday 15 September 2008, AM

Sky's picnic rained off

Sky are claiming that the media watchdog, Ofcom, has been dragging its heels on making a decision, proving to Sky that dealing with Ofcom is no picnic. Ofcom does not have anything against Picnic from Sky, it is just that when international businesses and government departments go head to head they do not always seem to see eye to eye. This has prompted Sky to trim things down at Picnic until Ofcom have made their decision. - techwatch.co.uk

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Sunday 14 September 2008, PM

Can new BT boss Ian Livingston see the big picture? - Times Online

The last time that the index slipped below the 50 mark that separates growth and contraction was when heavy snowfall brought the nation to a standstill in December 2010. The gloomy news took its toll on Britains standing in the global credit markets its cost of borrowing rose above that of France for the first time since April 2011 as gilt yields rose to 2.12 per cent, undermining George Osbornes oft-repeated claim that the nation was a safe haven for capital. Taken with poor figures from the manufacturing and construction sectors this week, the picture drawn by the services data was the worst quarterly performance for three and a half years and points to the economy shrinking by about 0.2 per cent in the final quarter of the year. - business.timesonline.co.uk

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FT.com / Home UK / UK - Project Kangaroo fights its corner in online TV battle

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Saturday 13 September 2008, PM

Ofcom blames Sky in Picnic row

It takes just 2 minutes and offers full, instant access to the Broadcast website along with a copy of the magazine delivered every week. - broadcastnow.co.uk

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Saturday 13 September 2008, AM

Radio Today with United Radio..: Digital Radio agreement for Europe

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Sky and Ofcom at war over pay-TV service - Telegraph

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Gaelic Channel Will Not Be Accessible To All (from The Herald )

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Ofcom and Sky fall out over Picnic - Web User News

Sorry, we couldn't find the page you were looking for. If you've arrived here from a bookmark, search engine or another website, then the page may no longer exist. Try using the site search, select a link from the footer below, or start at the beginning and visit our homepage - webuser.co.uk

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Friday 12 September 2008, PM

Transmission mode changes to hit early Freeview boxes

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BSkyB puts Picnic plans on hold

Over the last 5 years Centaur Media plc has developed individual websites to deliver the depth required to keep you and your business one step ahead in marketing, advertising, design and new media. The success of marketingweek.co.uk designweek.co.uk, creativereview.co.uk and econsultancy.com is testament to the evolution of our information offerings but more importantly your changing needs. Creative Review inspires, informs and stimulates debate in graphic design, advertising, digital media, illustration, photography and all other fields of visual communication. - mad.co.uk

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Sky halts plans for Picnic terrestrial TV - Brand Republic News - Brand Republic

It will be good for consumers and a good opportunity for Sky. Consequently, we intend to wind down preparations by redeploying as many of the team as possible to other parts of Sky. To access the service, customers would have needed to use a new generation of digital box and pay a subscription. - brandrepublic.com

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Friday 12 September 2008, AM

Broadcasting - News - Broadcasters aim to restore voting trust - Digital Spy

Most of the UK's public service broadcasters are to form a coalition designed to restore trust in participation TV activities such as phone and text voting. Text message voting services, which are particularly sensitive to timing and reliability concerns, are only just beginning to be reintroduced to the premium rate service portfolio on some broadcasters' output. - digitalspy.co.uk

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Thursday 11 September 2008, PM

Digital signal upgrade sparks more controversy | News | TechRadar UK

Last month, we informed you of a digital signal upgrade that resulted in thousands of homes suffering a Freeview blackout. At the time, Freeview spoke to TechRadar, explaining that it was budget boxes made before the Digital Tick symbol that were affected, and that users of these boxes would have to buy a new one. New information has come to light, however, suggesting an additional change in the transmission mode from 2k to 8k will affect other equipment. - techradar.com

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Thursday 11 September 2008, AM

TV veterans outline PSB options

It takes just 2 minutes and offers full, instant access to the Broadcast website along with a copy of the magazine delivered every week. - broadcastnow.co.uk

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DTG News: Pace to demonstrate High Definition over DVB-T2 at IBC 2008

To enable terrestrial services to compete effectively with the other platforms, DVB-T2 is an essential move. DTG Staff 10.09.2008 Links open in a new window. - dtg.org.uk

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BetaNews | Beta test of DTV transition an apparent success

The Wilmington broadcast area serves an estimated 14,000 households, and support calls to local stations and the FCC's hotline are only now numbering in the low hundreds. - betanews.com

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FT.com / World - Setanta relents over England highlights

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Scandal of TV licence fee - Letters, Opinion - Independent.ie

I was wondering for ages why the edges were being cut off my TV picture -- it's a common problem. Only NTL Digital, Sky digital, and satellite freeview digital broadcast in widescreen. The picture is either squashed, stretched or cropped. - independent.ie

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Wednesday 10 September 2008, PM

Plea for more viewers to see Gaelic channel - Stornoway Today

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Digital Television Switchover Help Scheme | Welcome to the Switchover Help Scheme

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Wednesday 10 September 2008, AM

Advice group offers digital TV switch help

Sometimes pages move or become out of date and are deleted, so older bookmarks may no longer work. It's possible that the page you were looking for has either changed name or is no longer available. To find what you are looking for, you might like to try one of the following You may like to view our latest videos - which.co.uk

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Tuesday 09 September 2008, PM

BBC Trust - BBC Trust to review licence fee collection

This is a new responsibility for the BBC's governing body which is stated in the Royal Charter for the first time. For the BBC to meet its remit, and deliver the quality programmes and services the public rightly expects, it is essential it collects the funding needed. The BBC has a duty to be efficient in collecting the licence fee and to keep evasion rates as low as possible so that those people who pay are not disadvantaged by those who do not. - bbc.co.uk

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Monday 08 September 2008, AM

Mobile phone users to be able to download BBC programmes - Telegraph

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Saturday 06 September 2008, AM

Happy Birthday, MediaGuardian.co.uk | Organgrinder | guardian.co.uk

It seems like just yesterday that MediaGuardian.co.uk was born, kicking and screaming into the online world... but it was actually eight years ago on this very day. Those of you old enough to remember that and, let's face it - that's probably all of you will remember those early days of stories about last night 's ratings, multi-million pound acquisitions and Jeremy Paxman moaning about things. In September 2000, I'd just started running an art gallery. - blogs.guardian.co.uk

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Friday 05 September 2008, AM

Ross viewers insight on the big switchover - Ross-shire Journal

The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please try the following Make sure that the Web site address displayed in the address bar of your browser is spelled and formatted correctly. Click the Back button to try another link. - ross-shirejournal.co.uk

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Thursday 04 September 2008, PM

How to build a DVB-T2 modulator and demodulator

There are about 30 emails every day on the DVB-T2 email reflector as people from all over the world discuss detailed technical aspects of what should be in the specification. Remember it's January 2008 and at this point we have... nothing. The first goal was to produce a modulator so that we could begin transmissions at the same time as the specification is approved. - bbc.co.uk

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Thursday 04 September 2008, AM

DTG News: BBC iPlayer and Freesat fight it out for industry award

Freesat and the BBC iPlayer launch on Virgin Media. 2008 is the second year of this industry award, which seeks to recognise the project, product or service that has made, or has the potential to make, the biggest contribution to the development of digital TV in the UK. Since this date there have been over 10 million views of BBC programmes through the platform. - dtg.org.uk

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Viewers frustrated by video on demand but future looks positive, report finds |Media | guardian.co.uk

The takeup of video-on-demand services has been held back by complicated navigation, incomplete catalogues and a confusing array of competing services, research has found. Examining consumer attitudes to VoD services, the market research firm Essential Research identified a need for standardised formats and aggregation of TV content. Users reported a range of navigation problems with VoD services. - guardian.co.uk

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BBC plans power shift to regions

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Murdoch unmasked: Meeting a media mogul - Media, News - The Independent

It took a trip to Mr Murdoch's daughter, Prudence MacLeod, in the newspaperman's native Australia to get the scoop. If we are to believe hints in the Vanity Fair article, published tomorrow, Wolff has no shortage of anecdotes to make Mr Murdoch's liberal critics blanche. Meanwhile, the unapologetically right-wing Fox News has entirely upended American cable news in little more than a decade. - independent.co.uk

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Raymond Snoddy on Broadcasting: Could the big fish at ITV learn a lesson or two from the minnows?

SMG's core television business, home of Taggart these 25 years, managed flat revenues of 56m but produced a 26 per cent rise in operating profit at 4.9m. Of particular note though was the company's 14 per cent increase in regional advertiser revenue with more promised for the future. The official line from ITV's executive chairman Michael Grade goes as follows. - tinyurl.com

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Wednesday 03 September 2008, PM

BBC successful with HD over DTT test

It takes just 2 minutes and offers full, instant access to the Broadcast website along with a copy of the magazine delivered every week. - broadcastnow.co.uk

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Radio Pop - social radio listening from BBC Radio Labs

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Satellite TV for Free in ITV and BBC Plan - Entertainment - redOrbit

Freesat will initially feature more than 80 TV and radio channels, a number which is expected to rise to 200 by the end of the year. Viewers will be able to watch high-definition programming with no subscription. Freesat will be available to 98-per cent of UK homes, including those who currently cannot receive Freeview, which is broadcast via terrestrial transmitters and aerials. - redorbit.com

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Win Setanta free for a year | The Sun |Fun|Competitions

Setanta Sports is the first and only broadcaster of premium sports on digital terrestrial television Freeview. Then there's the Setanta-enabled Freeview box pack for those with analogue TVs or without a Setanta-enabled Freeview box. To subscribe, visit www.setanta.com or call 08712 10 20 30. - thesun.co.uk

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Wednesday 03 September 2008, AM

Digital TV Group | About the DTG | T2 Implementers

The DTG web site has changed and some pages, such as the list of digital retailers or digital TV manufacturers, is no longer on this site. You may be seeing this page because you typed the address into your browser incorrectly. Please use the site navigation or our site map to find what you're looking for. - dtg.org.uk

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BetaNews | Hurricane could delay North Carolinas DTV transition

The first US market to officially cease analog television broadcasting is Wilmington, North Carolina, but an approaching tropical storm could force all local stations to continue use of their analog frequencies for emergency alert. Broadcasters just arbitrarily chose a date because they were all prepared. The original schedule calls for all local affiliates to cease programming on their analog stations on September 8 and broadcast only in digital. - betanews.com

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Tuesday 02 September 2008, PM

Google Chrome download

Note Installing Google Chrome will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Google Chrome up to date. If you dont want Google's repository, do sudo touch /etc/default/google-chrome before installing the package. - google.com

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Saturday 30 August 2008, AM

BBC NEWS | UK | Comedy producer dies in accident

He was previously a director of Hat Trick Productions, one of the UK's leading independent production companies, for eight years. On leaving the BBC, he joined Tiger Aspect productions. - news.bbc.co.uk

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Friday 29 August 2008, PM

PlayTV review | Games | guardian.co.uk

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IFA 2008: Humax Quietly Unveils Freesat HD FOXSAT-HDR PVR - TrustedReviews

Despite being an eminently exciting development, there was very little fanfare - just a little section of stand in the outer reaches of the Berlin Messe. If you want to watch HD broadcasts without paying Rupert Murdoch Freesat is your only hope, but who wants to sacrifice their viewing flexibility for Freesat, when you can keep it - trustedreviews.com

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Wednesday 27 August 2008, PM

Freeview? Not quite too sure... - Coventry Telegraph - Pass the Remote

Switching on my telly each day has become a lottery - the excitement is palpable. I was once sent-off in a football match for a blantant swing at the chap in the black. In my defence, he had just loudly announced a free-kick in my favour. - blogs.coventrytelegraph.net

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DTV Upgrade Proves Costly, Headachy | Epicenter from Wired.com

Most Americans know by now that television is going digital on Feb. 17, 2009. They also know well about 70 percent of them, anyway that theyve got to buy a converter box or a digital TV in order to get basic television reception after that date. Of the estimated 21 million analog TV households, a hefty percentage is resisting the transition, according to various surveys. - blog.wired.com

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BBC - Radio Labs - Archrs - an everyday story of web development

As a drama, each episode is split into distinct scenes - typically indicated by a fading to silence - a convention for audio drama because of its need for clear signposting. The other interesting aspect is the many distinct facets of each scene - which characters are involved, the time of day, the current location, the storylines that intersect at that moment and even the weather. So earlier this year the Radio Labs team started to design and build a prototype website for The Archers based around the drama's scenes and facets. - bbc.co.uk

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Wednesday 27 August 2008, AM

iPhone: Watchdog rules against Apple advert on net access |Media | The Guardian

Link to this video An advertisement for Apple's iPhone handset has been shelved after Britain's advertising watchdog ruled that it misled buyers. The Advertising Standards Authority said that a TV promotion had falsely suggested that iPhone users would have unfettered access to the entire internet over their mobile. Apple had argued that its decision not to support technologies such as Flash and Java only meant that individual parts of some websites - rather than entire sites themselves - were unavailable. - guardian.co.uk

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Tuesday 26 August 2008, PM

Shiny Shiny: Hauppauge offers you Freeview on the move with MyTV

Having this fab Freeview portable TV in front of me would really help, as I could catch up on my Hollyoaks oblivious to the grunting men around me. There's an extendable antenna you can adjust for the best reception perhaps don't use this on the treadmill. You can use SD cards to store music and files on the device and it takes up to 32GB. - shinyshiny.tv

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