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Dish TV's aerialBox T2100 is the first set-top box certified for FreeviewPlus...

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Dish TV's aerialBox T2100 is the first set-top box certified for FreeviewPlus ...
The Australian
?We're delighted to welcome Dish TV as a manufacturing partner,? Freeview chief executive Liz Ross said. ?The arrival of the first FreeviewPlus STB is an exciting development for Australian consumers as an affordable way of accessing all of FreviewPlus ...
Freeview launches HbbTV set-top boxSydney Morning Herald

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Freeview can't pull SBS off the air - Sydney Morning Herald

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Freeview can't pull SBS off the air
Sydney Morning Herald
Pulling out of Freeview won't interrupt SBS' digital TV broadcasts or online services. Government broadcaster SBS made headlines this week by pulling out of the Freeview consortium of Australian free-to-air television broadcasters, saving itself more ...
SBS blames government budget cuts as it walks away from industry body FreeviewMuMbrella

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Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker - The Register

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Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker
The Register
Breaking Fad The evolution of TV once again fell under the spotlight at the annual DTG (Digital TV Group) conference held earlier this week in London. The event provides a high profile platform for engineers, service providers, manufacturers and ...


Freeview Play first look: Is this the future of contract-free smart TV? - Rec...

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Freeview Play first look: Is this the future of contract-free smart TV?
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We've been able to get an early look at Freeview Play, a mixture of linear and on-demand TV that's launching later this year. Sadly, what was on show at the 2015 DTG Summit was by no means the finished article, so take what you see here with a pinch of ...


Freeview Play on track to launch this year - DigitalTVEurope.net

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Freeview Play on track to launch this year
DigitalTVEurope.net
Freeview Play, the new connected TV offering from free-to-view digital-terrestrial TV provider Freeview is on track to launch later this year, according to Ilse Howling, managing director, connected TV, at Digital UK. Speaking at the DTG Summit 2015 ...


SBS pulls out of Freeview over budget cuts - The Australian

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SBS pulls out of Freeview over budget cuts
The Australian
Viewers will still be able to watch SBS channels on Freeview unless it removes the broadcaster from the channel line-up. Viewers can also watch SBS channels with a digital reception through a TV aerial. The channels are also available on subscription ...

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Freeview notches over 100 million devices as Play looms on the horizon - Tech...

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Freeview notches over 100 million devices as Play looms on the horizon
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Freeview announced today that it has passed the magic 100 million devices mark. Since first flinging the wonders of subscription-free digital TV into our homes back in 2002 Freeview DVB-T tuners have been jammed into TVs, set-top boxes, DVD and Blu-ray ...
Freeview passes 100m device milestoneDigitalTVEurope.net
Freeview compatible device sales surpass 100m milestoneThe Drum
Freeview passes 100m salesAdvanced Television
Broadband TV News -Neowin (press release) (blog) -Telecompaper (subscription)
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TechUK opposes Freeview Play integration charges - DigitalTVEurope.net

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TechUK opposes Freeview Play integration charges
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Industry body TechUK has launched a campaign against plans by Digital UK to charge device manufacturers a per-device fee to integrate the new Freeview Play technology into TVs and set-top boxes. TechUK said that Freeview Play, the new connected TV ...
techUK acts against 'Digital UK levy'Broadband TV News

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techUK challenges Freeview Play development 'levy' - Advanced Television

techUK challenges Freeview Play development 'levy'
Advanced Television
The new campaign is in response to Digital UK's plans to charge device manufacturers a per device levy for the integration of Freeview Play technology into TV and STB products. The imminent launch of Freeview Play will open up increased access to ...
techUK challenges Freeview Play levyIPTV News

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Freeview tops 100 million sales - IPTV News

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Freeview tops 100 million sales
IPTV News
Freeview has passed the 100 million mark for the number of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) TVs and boxes sold since its launch in 20021. The figure includes all televisions, set-top boxes and DVD and Blu-ray devices with an inbuilt Freeview DVB-T ...



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Texas governor declares states of emergency, more severe weather expected

The governor of Texas on Monday declared states of disaster in 24 counties, citing the severe weather and flash flooding that have killed at least two people.



Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation's fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and saying Americans "can never fully repay the debt" to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.



Tens of thousands turn up for funeral of Saudi suicide attack victims

Tens of thousands of people turned out at a mass funeral in eastern Saudi Arabia for 21 Shi'ite Muslims killed last week in a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State, a Reuters witness said. Saudi security forces stayed away from the funeral in Qatif, as delegates converged on the city from various regions in the eastern province, where most of the country's Shi'ite Muslim minority live, to attend the burial. "Here I am, O Hussein," the crowd chanted, invoking the name of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein, one of the most revered figures in Shi'ite Islam, as they marched toward the cemetery behind the flower-covered coffins, held shoulder-high by local men.



At least three dead, 12 missing in US flooding

Rescuers searched Monday for at least 12 people missing in spectacular flash flooding in Texas and Oklahoma that also left at least three dead. The raging waters destroyed hundreds of homes and sent cars floating down streets, rolling and bobbing like giant toys. In the Texas city of San Marcos, residents were ordered to evacuate their homes as flood waters rose menacingly around them, following torrential rain that turned streets into meandering rivers.



Fighter Jets Scramble Following Reports of Multiple Threats to Passenger Plan...

An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight -- one of several threats made to multiple airplanes bound for different U.S. airports, law enforcement officials told ABC News. Authorities said that the decision to have the plane escorted by two fighter jets was done "out of an abundance of caution" after the Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack, in Garrett County received an anonymous call of a ?chemical weapons threat? aboard Air France Flight 22, which was en route from Paris to New York City airport.



Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote

Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.



Twister kills 10 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

A tornado raged through a Mexico border city shortly after daybreak Monday, destroying homes, upending cars and killing at least 10 people.



America celebrates Memorial Day weekend
Navy Vietnam War veteran Dennis McClelland of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, holds a U.S. flag during a Veterans March on Ocean Boulevard in honor of Memorial Day in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, May 25, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill

3 killed, homes washed away in Texas, Okla. floods

Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday.



Candlelight vigil marks 1 month since deadly Nepal quake

Hundreds of people held a candlelight vigil in Nepal's capital Monday evening to mark one month since the earthquake that killed thousands of people and affected millions.



Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.



Thousands of bikers gather in Washington to honor vets

One week after a gathering of biker gangs in Texas that resulted in nine deaths and 170 arrests, thousands of motorcycle riders roared into the nation's capital Sunday to honor military veterans, prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action.



Authorities detonate suspicious device near U.S. Capitol
(Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Sunday blew up a pressure cooker found in a vehicle parked near the U.S. Capitol and later arrested the vehicle's owner. Pressure cooker bombs were used to kill three people and injured more than 250 others at the Boston Marathon in April 2013. U.S. Capitol Police officers? on routine patrol found the suspicious vehicle on 3rd Street across from the Capitol's west lawn, spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider said.
Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crash

(Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab when the driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail on Saturday afternoon while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike, said Sgt. Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994 for his work on game theory and the mathematics of decision-making.



After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland

Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of patrolman.




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Reality TV stars Kris and Bruce Jenner say they have separated

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kardashian reality television family matriarch Kris Jenner and Olympic gold medal athlete Bruce Jenner have separated, the couple said in a joint statement to celebrity outlet E! News on Tuesday. The couple were married in 1991 and have two teenage daughters, Kendall and Kylie, who appear on the Kardashian reality TV programs. "We are living separately and we are much happier this way," the Jenners told E! in a statement. Kris Jenner's office did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. ...



'Breaking Bad' teacher-turned-druglord gets obit in Albuquerque newspaper

By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - Fans mourning the loss of the gritty drug drama "Breaking Bad" and its main character, chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-kingpin Walter White, memorialized the fictitious druglord on Friday with a real obituary in an Albuquerque newspaper. Members of the Facebook page "Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour" and local high school science teacher David Layman, who appeared as an extra in the show's pilot, purchased advertising space for the 87-word tribute in the Albuquerque Journal, the newspaper reported. ...



CBS gives 'Late Show' host David Letterman two-year extension

(Reuters) - U.S. television network CBS has extended its contract with late night talk show host David Letterman through 2015. Letterman's "Late Show with David Letterman has earned nine Emmy Awards during the 20 years it has aired on the broadcast network, a unit of CBS Corp. "There is only one Dave, and we are extremely proud that he continues to call CBS 'home,'" Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp president and chief executive, said in a statement on Friday. ...



NBC reality TV show to send winner to space with Virgin Galactic

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - After a decade of casting around for a space-themed show, reality TV producer Mark Burnett has finally found a way to launch his dream. On Thursday, Burnett, creator of "Survivor" and "The Voice" unveiled a partnership with Virgin Galactic, a U.S. offshoot of Richard Branson's London-based Virgin Group, for a TV series that will send someone to space. ...



'Mad Men' star Hamm ditches suave for macabre in 'Young Doctor'

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jon Hamm's new TV role takes him far from the stylish 1960s Madison Avenue setting of "Mad Men" to a dreary, isolated and bloody hospital in a small Russian village during the 1917 revolution. The backdrop for "A Young Doctor's Notebook," a four-episode series that makes its U.S. debut on Wednesday on the Ovation cable network, is not a typical one for television, and the show does not fit neatly into a particular genre. Hamm said he liked the project for both of those reasons. "It's dark, and yet it's quite comic," Hamm told Reuters. ...



U.S. TV networks tout video on-demand for catch-up viewing

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The morning after a new episode of the drama "Sleepy Hollow" airs on the Fox broadcast network, a message on the show's Facebook page encourages viewers to catch up with the show by clicking on their cable operator's video on demand service. Fox and other networks are firing up marketing efforts to steer audiences who miss live episodes to free on-demand viewing. As the new television season gets underway, they are putting promotional spots for video on demand, or VOD, in prime time, on their web pages, and on social media. ...



'Breaking Bad' finale draws series record of 10.3 million viewers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - AMC's gritty drug drama "Breaking Bad" drew its biggest audience for the series finale on Sunday, as 10.3 million viewers tuned in to see anti-hero Walter White meet a dark and fitting end. According to Nielsen data provided by AMC on Monday, the 75-minute finale episode entitled "Felina" delivered a series record in viewership as fans saw chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walt tie up the loose ends of his crumbling drug empire and die just as the police finally catch up with him. The 18-49 age group coveted by advertisers drew 6. ...



ESPN to drop International X Games competitions, cut jobs
By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - ESPN said on Thursday it will end the international versions of its X Games extreme sports competitions because it could not make money on the events, which feature skateboarding and other sports. The sports cable network owned by Walt Disney Co will be cutting an unspecified number of jobs related to the International X Games, which took place in cities including Barcelona, Munich, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil and Tignes, France. The International X Games had been broadcast on ESPN's flagship U.S. channel and its sister network, ESPN 2. ...
'Breaking Bad' creator cooks up a dark ending for Walt White as series concludes

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The journey of anti-hero Walter White came to a dark end on Sunday when fans of "Breaking Bad" finally learned the fate of the chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin, as AMC's cult drug drama concluded after a five-season run. Emmy-winning "Breaking Bad" has captured audiences with its gritty plot about Walter, played by Bryan Cranston, a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who turns to cooking methamphetamine with ex-student Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, in order to make money for his family. ...



Miley Cyrus aimed to 'make history' with video awards performance

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Disney star Miley Cyrus says she was out to shock and "make history" and is unapologetic for her raunchy performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. In a documentary, "Miley: The Movement," airing on MTV on October 2, the 20-year-old singer and actress comes across as a shrewd, ambitious performer determined to see her single, "We Can't Stop," hit No. 1 and put her roots as the wholesome Disney Channel star of "Hannah Montana" far behind her. ...



Reality TV stars Kris and Bruce Jenner say they have separated

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kardashian reality television family matriarch Kris Jenner and Olympic gold medal athlete Bruce Jenner have separated, the couple said in a joint statement to celebrity outlet E! News on Tuesday. The couple were married in 1991 and have two teenage daughters, Kendall and Kylie, who appear on the Kardashian reality TV programs. "We are living separately and we are much happier this way," the Jenners told E! in a statement. Kris Jenner's office did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. ...



'Breaking Bad' may be over, but Albuquerque businesses hope their high lasts
By Tim Gaynor (Reuters) - As fans readied to see how chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walter White would meet his end in the tense finale of "Breaking Bad" on Sunday night, one Albuquerque donut maker had a rush of customers on her hands. "It was insane," said Carrie Mettling, the co-owner of the city's Rebel Donut chain, which sold $10,000 worth of its blue frosted and crystal rock candy-slathered "blue sky" donuts in the hours before showtime. "Our sales were probably quadruple what they are on a normal Sunday. ...
CNN, NBC scrap Hillary Clinton TV projects

By Liana B. Baker and Gabriel Debenedetti (Reuters) - Two television projects focused on Hillary Clinton got the axe on Monday after the programs became embroiled in partisan wrangling, including threats by the Republican National Committee (RNC) to boycott presidential debates sponsored by CNN and NBC. The filmmaker for CNN said he could not complete the project because he'd received no cooperation from either Democrats or Republicans, while industry sources said NBC's move had nothing to do with the RNC, the Clintons or NBC News, which is run separately from NBC's entertainment unit. ...



Sky Deutschland promotes James Murdoch to chair board

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has named News Corp's James Murdoch as chairman of its supervisory board, promoting him after just five months on the board. James Murdoch is deputy chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox and son of media magnate Rupert Murdoch, who controls News Corp. He was brought onto the Sky Deutschland board in April 2013, a reflection of News Corp's growing stake and influence in the company. Sky Deutschland also hoped to benefit from his knowledge of international markets and new technologies. ...



ABC TV's 'S.H.I.E.L.D' opens big with 12.2 million viewers

(Reuters) - New ABC drama "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." garnered strong ratings in its Tuesday debut, grabbing 12.2 million viewers overall and ranking first in its time slot among viewers ages 18 to 49, the group most prized by advertisers, according to Nielsen ratings data. Ratings for the one-hour show, which aired opposite CBS drama "NCIS" and NBC singing contest "The Voice," were the highest for a drama debut in nearly four years, ABC said. "NCIS" was the most-watched show overall on Tuesday night with 20.0 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. "The Voice" pulled in 14. ...




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