At an event in London this morning, with the DTG and Freeview, a significant announcement finally happened – and not before time in my view. From January of next year, all Freeview labelled TVs above 32 inches will have to have support for HD and DVB-T2. From January 2017, that will apply to all Freeview… Read More A long awaited move to T2
Democracy, according to Winston Churchill, was “the worst form of government, except for all the others.” To a degree, I think, the same might be said about the UK’s television licence fee. The BBC’s charter – the legal framework that establishes it – is up for renewal, and so once again there are many discussions… Read More The TV licence – the worst option except all the others?
Last week, I wrote about the withdrawal of Amazon’s video app from some LG BluRay players, and Samsung TVs. Following a bit of extra feedback from readers, I contacted Amazon and they’ve confirmed those are the only classes of products affected in this current round. You’ll find all the details in this month’s Breaking Fad… Read More Should you even bother with smart TV?
Amongst all the talk about the shift of BBC3 to online, and the launch of the BBC 1 + 1 channel, one of the things that’s not received much notice is the extra hour of kids TV. On the face of it, this is a nice gift from Auntie, and means that instead of the… Read More With this extra hour of kids’ TV, you’re spoiling us
Over on The Register I’ve written about why WRC-15 matters. You’ve probably never heard of it, but it’s a conference where decisions are made about the frequencies that countries can use for broadcasting and other purposes. And one of the agenda items for WRC-15, which takes place in November next year, could spell the end… Read More Why you should worry about WRC-15
Since I’ve had it, my Roku 2XS has generally been very stable; I can use it for hours a day watching Netflix, in high definition, without any problems. For the last ten days, however, it’s been nothing but trouble, Netflix support has been useless, and I’ve had to resort to spending the evening watching old… Read More Netflix on Roku – is it hanging for you?
This morning, fellow journo Steve May tweeted about the new range of Sony TV sets; one of the things he asked about was Sony’s new transparent Twitter bar: What do you think of Sony’s new scrolling TV Twitter bar? Sony bullish, but can’t really see many using it myself… pic.twitter.com/caK4odiyhq — Steve May (@SteveMay_UK) January… Read More Social vs Communal – or why TV makers are wasting time with Twitter