Monthly Archives: September 2011

Online launch for Lord Sugar’s book reaches over 10m

Book publisher Pan Macmillan used online video and Twitter to launch Lord Sugar’s book The Way I See It, reaching an estimated 10m people. http://www.nma.co.uk/3030560.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true Advertisements

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Will people use PVR/timeshift to avoid ads watching?

Viewers are complaining about the number of adverts in ITV1’s Downton Abbey. Will they make you abandon the show? http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/poll/2011/sep/27/downton-abbey-ads

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YouView outlines how user interface will work

“YouView today published its draft User Interface and Search Policy for consultation with industry, setting out how content will be presented to viewers in a way that makes it easy for them to discover,” stated YouView. http://www.techradar.com/news/television/youview-outlines-how-user-interface-will-work-1029289

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Channel 4 launches on-demand download service for Film4oD

It launched as part of the broadcaster’s strategy o broaden its VOD service and experiment with alternative payment methods. http://www.nma.co.uk/3030424.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true

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Machines | David Mitchell’s Soapbox

David berates the modern button-loving gadget designers who are given free reign with their counterintuitive scratchable DVDs. Do you too lament the simple days of the VHS?

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Television: what does the next decade hold?

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Sky+, the personal video recorder, which took time shifted viewing and made it mainstream. Emma Barnett takes a look what the next decade holds for television. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8779782/Television-what-does-the-next-decade-hold.html

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YouView still on for 2012 launch, snaps up Sky Go exec

In a blog post, YouView announced the appointment of Chris Bramley, formerly chief architect at BSkyB, as its new CTO and stated its intended release was still very much on the cards. http://www.techradar.com/news/television/youview-still-on-for-2012-launch-snaps-up-sky-go-exec-1028515

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