UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has launched a new low-cost Freesat HD box that includes its connected TV service freetime. The Humax-manufactured box goes on sale today at a recommended price of £99 (€118) from retailers including John Lewis, Currys PC World.Freesat’s Chief Technology Officer, Matthew Huntington, said that the new Freesat HD with freetime box was a “natural extension of our award-winning TV service.”Freesat launched freetime a year ago and the service offers a roll-back TV guide, daily TV recommendations and on-demand services including the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5 and YouTube.“The affordable Humax HB-1000S brings the seamless freetime TV guide to cost-conscious consumers, opening up the opportunity for more people to benefit from this leading subscription-free satellite service,” said Graham North, commercial director of Humax.
Tech giant Apple considered a move for its media counterpart Time Warner, according to the UK Financial Times, which added that banking sources said it would be more likely to move for Netflix.The newspaper said Apple’s Eddy Cue, who reports directly to CEO Tim Cook, discussed a possible move for Time Warner with the company’s strategy chief Olaf Olafsson, adding talks never progressed beyond a preliminary stage.It went on to cite several unnamed banking sources who suggested it would be more likely to move for a streaming service such as Netflix, which would be a better fit.Netflix, which went from market star performer to enduring a period in which its stock price was fluctuating down- as well as upwards, ended up 2.6% on the day on the back of the Apple stories. It registered gains earlier this week when it said its movies deal with Disney will kick in later this year.Back in 2014 News Corp. was rebuffed in an approach for Time Warner and subsequently dropped its interest.
Telia-owned Latvian telco Lattelecom has launched a new OTT multiscreen entertainment platform, Shortcut.lv, which it says will offer a mix of series, movies and TV channel content as well live coverage of events.Shortcut users will be able to watch about 50 TV channels live along with Shortcut Films and Premiere, offering on-demand content. International content will be available in the original language with Latvian and Russian subtitles while kids content will be available with a Latvian voiceover.Content on the platform will also include pop-up TV channels covering events such as the Positivus music festival via the 360TV Positivus Shortcut service from July 15-17, and the Latvian World Rallycross Champioinship in Rīga and Biķernieki in October. Lattelecom coproate development director Kerli Gabriloviča said that Shortcut would be available on iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets, PCs and Apple TV devices. Availability via Smart TV apps, Android TV, Chromecast and game consoles will follow.Shortcut.lv will offer a number of option. Shortcut TV and Shortcut Films are available for €6 a month, while the pair together are available for €10. Shortcut Premiere offers on-demand movies for €3.60, while 360 Play, offering content from Lattelecom’s existing 360TV pop-up channels and the best of YouTube, is free.Lattelecom said it planned to offer an international version of the service if it can secure the necessary rights.
COUNTRY crooner Daniel O’Donnell is to play at Millennium Forum next year.The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant will perform on Saturday, April, 15 2017,Tickets go on sale at the box office from this Saturday, September 24. I WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU….DANIEL O’DONNELL TO PERFORM AT MILLENNIUM FORUM And the tickets are expected to get snapped up quickly as soon as they released.It is so far the only date Daniel has confirmed he is playing in the North as part of his Ireland and UK tour.I WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU….DANIEL O’DONNELL TO PERFORM AT MILLENNIUM FORUM was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet