Imagine a television with a tuner that can pick up every live TV channel in the world. Well, we’re not quite there yet… but we’ve found a pretty cool start to it on the Apple TV where you can flip through live channels of your choice.
Traditionally the UK’s second broadcaster, ITV was Britain’s first commercial television network after launch in 1955. More than half a century later, ITV offer in addition to their terrestrial broadcasts an on-demand service which includes 30 days of free catch-up, an experimental rental library for their back-catalogue and live Internet simulcasts.
According to a report from The Guardian, the BBC and ITV may be joining forces to create a Netflix-style SVOD service with a focus on archived content. If you ask me, this could be more revolutionary than it at first appears.
It’s one thing to suddenly have access to a vast selection of global television, but finding out exactly what’s on is another story altogether. Thankfully, there are searching sites cropping up, dedicated to making it easier to find exactly what you want – and we just so happen to keep a list here.
If you’ve been wondering what ITV have been up to recently, today is the day you find out. ITV have announced ambitious plans to rebuild its online identity, combining ITV Player and ITV.com into the ITV Hub, along with new platform launches planned for the Amazon Fire TV Box and Stick!
In rather interesting news this week, Sky Go, Sky’s more expensive OTT service that is available on fewer platforms and with more restrictive device limits than Now TV, has added ITV and Channel 5 catch-up content. Now, Sky Go subscribers can watch the otherwise free-to-air catch-up programmes for a fee.
If there is one thing December is great for, it’s sitting in front of the telly! The skies are grey, and it’s horrible outside, so make sure you don’t miss all the great Christmas specials the UK broadcasters will be churning out!
Come October 23rd, Amazon’s Fire TV launches in the UK with a basic range of apps expected for “yet another” streaming set-top-box, including the usual suspects of Netflix and Amazon Prime. But along for the ride are a relatively unknown outfit who just may be paving the road for the end of traditional terrestrial live television.
Just in time for the upcoming Fifa World Cup, Sky Go, the UK satellite broadcaster’s online service, has just added all of the ITV channels to it’s live television line-up.
Worried about the big Satellite change tomorrow morning that could render BBC signals across Europe dead? Fear Not! If you lose your Satellite service due to the new Astra 2E tight beam, it is still possible to enjoy almost totally normal live UK television via the Internet – right on your big living room TV. This is our rescue me from the blank-screen guide designed for the layman!