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Freeview launches new online TV streaming service - Stuff.co.nz

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Freeview launches new online TV streaming service
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Freeview has launched a new service allowing viewers to stream shows from the internet directly to their TV. Users will need a new set top-box or compatable TV to run FreeviewPlus, but the service itself will remain free. Content from TV One, TV2, TV3 ...
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BT Sport Showcase sneaks into Freeview, YouView and EE TV EPGs - Recombu

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BT Sport Showcase sneaks into Freeview, YouView and EE TV EPGs
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The new BT Sport channel pack is set to cost an extra £5/month on top of BT Broadband, unless you take BT TV. Full price information for Sky TV and Virgin TV customers who want BT Sport Europe haven't been announced - but here's what we know so far.


Where has Brid's freeview signal gone? - Bridlington Today

Bridlington Today

Where has Brid's freeview signal gone?
Bridlington Today
If at800 believes disruption to Freeview is due to 4G at 800 MHz, it will arrange for an accredited engineer to visit the viewer's home, check the cause and fit an approved filter to the TV system, at no cost to the viewer. In most cases, disruption ...


TV One set to pull plug on Wimbledon at 6am - Stuff.co.nz

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TV One set to pull plug on Wimbledon at 6am
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... later in the day, but this will only be shown on the Freeview pop-up channel and TVNZ OnDemand this year. In 2009, TVNZ bowed to public pressure over its Wimbledon coverage and hastily added the highlights package to its weekend TV schedules.

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Review: TabletTV Freeview Tuner for iPad and Android - We Got Served (blog)

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Review: TabletTV Freeview Tuner for iPad and Android
We Got Served (blog)
Now if you've ever felt the need to watch TV while out and about, this little gadget sounds ideal. The proposition is simple: using its own Wi-Fi connection, the device will beam a Freeview TV signal directly to your tablet allowing you to watch and ...


Freeview launches NZ's first HbbTV VOD service - Rapid tv news

Freeview launches NZ's first HbbTV VOD service
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"FreeviewPlus is a smarter way to watch TV. The simple on-screen programme guide lets viewers search across a massive library that brings together broadcast content from 19-plus live channels and on-demand content from TVNZ OnDemand, 3NOW and ...

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Manhattan TV adds to Freeview Play range - Broadband TV News

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Manhattan TV adds to Freeview Play range
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Manhattan TV has joined the list of manufacturers that will manufacture product for Freeview Play. The UK-owned company will offer a standalone receiver (T3) and two digital recorders (T3-R), providing 500GB and 1TB hard drive options. All products ...
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Manhattan TV to launch Freeview Play products in early 2016Telecompaper (subscription)
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Manhattan confirms Freeview Play support: First boxes going on sale 2016 - Re...

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Manhattan confirms Freeview Play support: First boxes going on sale 2016
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The British manufacturer has announced that it's working on a range of set-top boxes which will support the next generation of Freeview, one which blends catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and All 4 with traditional digital terrestrial TV channels.


Set-top box manufacturer to launch range of Freeview Play boxes - Cable.co.uk

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Set-top box manufacturer to launch range of Freeview Play boxes
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Set-top box manufacturer Manhattan TV is to launch a range of Freeview Play boxes early next year. Freeview Play is a new subscription-free service that combines live TV with on demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All4 and Demand 5. Manhattan ...


Freeview relaxes ad-skipping restrictions - Sydney Morning Herald

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Freeview relaxes ad-skipping restrictions
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Freeview has reconsidered its strict ad-skipping ban, in order to get FreeviewPlus catch up TV into more Australian lounge rooms. Backed by Australia's free-to-air broadcasters, Freeview has been on a mission to stamp out ad-skipping. To display the ...



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Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announces 2016 presidential bid

Webb is the latest politician to join the field of challengers going up against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party?s nomination.



Can P.G. Sittenfeld make millennials stop hating politics?

The 30-year-old is aiming to be the first member of his generation elected to the U.S. Senate.



Christie can?t win New Jersey. Does that matter?

Here?s the good news for Christie, if you want to be glass-half-full about it: At least he?s not running for reelection as governor.



All-clear given after reports of shooting at Navy Yard

Reports of an active shooter at the site of a deadly 2013 attack spurred a massive response from law enforcement.



Sanders raises $15 million after launching presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Thursday the Vermont Democrat has raised $15 million since joining the race in late April, a strong total for his challenge against front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.



Thousands evacuated after Tennessee train fire

A train carrying toxic chemicals derails and catches fire in eastern Tennessee.



New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month.



Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee

A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed in eastern Tennessee, igniting a fire in one car and spreading noxious fumes that forced the evacuation of more than 5,000 people and the hospitalization of 25, officials said. Homes and businesses were evacuated following the derailment around midnight Wednesday of the CSX Corp train in Blount County, near Maryville, the officials they said. Local officials said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was monitoring air quality in the area.



Washington state reports first U.S. measles death in 12 years
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A previously undetected measles infection was found by an autopsy to be the underlying cause of a Washington state woman's death this spring, marking the first known U.S. fatality from the disease in 12 years, public health officials said on Thursday. The woman from Clallam County, in northwestern Washington, was most likely exposed to measles at a medical facility during a recent outbreak in the area, the state Health Department said in a statement on its website. The cause of her death was ruled by medical examiners as pneumonia due to measles, according to the agency.
Anonymous donors raise $3 million for scholarships after U.S. church shooting

The large contribution underscores a national outpouring of grief and support for Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church, site of the racially motivated shooting spree on June 17. The scholarship fund will be named after one of the victims, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, the church's leader and a state senator. The scholarships are intended for the church's extended community, including the victims' relatives.



Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples.



Macy's dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.



Obama: 'New chapter' begins as U.S., Cuba to open embassies

President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba are opening embassies in their respective capitals later this month and formally reestablished diplomatic relations between the two countries for the first time in more than 50 years. "More than 54 years ago at the height of the cold war, the United States closed its embassy in Havana. Today, I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally reestablish diplomatic relations with the republic of Cuba and re-open embassies in our respective countries," the president said in the Rose Garden today.



Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.



What could happen if Greece leaves European Union?

If Greece and its 11 million people left the European Union, it would be an unprecedented move within the monetary system that gave birth to the currency known as the euro.A referendum, which has already been criticized as confusing and illegal, scheduled on Sunday will help determine whether a "Grexit" -- Greek exit -- from the 19-nation currency bloc could become a reality. Earlier this week, the government issued a maximum cash withdrawal for Greek residents at 60 euros. But due to the shortage of 20-euro banknotes, people mostly have access to 50-euro banknotes. ...




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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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