iPlayer For Freesat Imminent

Image via Wikipedia There are, believe it or not 600,000 Freesat users in the United Kingdom. In the run up to Xmas there will be a renewed awareness campaign for the free-to-air satellite cousin of Freeview (the free-to-air via your TV aerial digital service). Xmas Bonus Freesat owners will be getting an early Xmas present…

Freesat PVR Ghost Ship In The Night

It’s not been long since the official launch of Freesat and take up in this short period has been good, statistically outstripping any ongoing Freeview purchases though it could be argued that most of the major take-up for Freeview has already happened with only the minority still using existing analogue broadcast signals prior to the…

Here Comes Freesat At Last

Today Freesat finally launches in the UK after a series of protracted false starts. A satellite dish based counterpart to the existing free-to view digital TV service Freeview it provides greater UK wide coverage than Freeview and brings the benefit of High Definition channels such as BBC HD and ITV HD along with a larger…

Digital Relic Speaks Out

I caught this Channel 4 info-puff for the ongoing digital switch-over yesterday which features an aged Max Headroom bemoaning his lot. Ah 80’s nostalgia.“Did I ever tell you about the 80’s?”     Random post__Blogs I Read__Twitter __My Stumbleupon__Facebook

What A TV Waste +1

Our Freeview TV box has announced a new TV channel and lo it’s another +1 channel. To be more precise it’s Channel 4+1. Can someone tell me why, in this day and age of on demand, PVR’s, DVD recorders and the like as to why the precious Freeview channel slots get clogged with +1 channels?…

BBC iPlayer For The Majority In July

At the end of July the BBC will launch its iPlayer which will allow on-line users to access BBC content from the previous 7 days of television and allow them to view on their Windows computer for 30 days. In addition users will be able to watch ‘live’ TV via web streaming.The system itself is…

Time Travel Tennis Via A Long Distance Phone Line

I had a slightly odd technology experience this afternoon. My partner rang me from the other side of the world and she was watching Wimbledon tennis on the late night TV. “Is this live?” she asked. I turned on my (our) TV to check and indeed it was. Only I could hear fault calls and…