Monthly Archives: August 2011

World’s first Freeview tuner for iPad

Digital terrestrial television viewing in the UK is about to move another step closer to mass-market mobility, with hardware and software developer Elgato announcing it is ready to begin selling the world’s first Freeview decoder for iPad tablet computers. http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2011083114705/elgato-launches-worlds-first-freeview-tuner-for-ipad.htmlContinue reading

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Consumers aren’t going as gaga for Google TV as manufacturers had hoped

In fact, people are flocking to return the smart TV set-top box. http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/07/google-tv-not-selling/

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Edinburgh International TV festival highlights

Convergence, data, micropayments and the UK launch of Google TV were among the hot topics discussed at this year’s Edinburgh International TV Festival. http://www.nma.co.uk/3029637.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true

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Social TV by the Numbers

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) broke records on both MTV and Twitter. At 10:35 p.m. ET, Beyonce’s live performance and baby bump reveal generated 8,868 tweets per second… The overwhelming amount of mobile device usage indicates that MTV’s … Continue reading

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Over 50% of people in the UK browse the web while watching TV

Jolyon Barker, global lead for technology, media and telecommunications at Deloitte, said, “Television, via a programme or an advert, can provide the impulse for a purchase […] Consumers increasingly research on the web prior to purchase.” http://www.nma.co.uk/3029446.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true

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London Riots: Social Media Mobilizes Riot Cleanup

After days of riots in London, thousands of Londoners and worldwide supporters are taking to social networks to help reclaim the streets of London. http://mashable.com/2011/08/09/riot-cleanup-london/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29

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BBC extends iPlayer to web-connected TVs

The BBC has launched an updated version of its TV catch-up player for web-connected TVs. http://www.nma.co.uk/3029068.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true

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