Mar 262017
 

New BBC TV Masters Golf Deal

The BBC has announced an extension of its broadcast deal with the Masters Tournament.

The new deal extends a relationship that now celebrates 50 years since the BBC’s first broadcast of the Tournament in 1967.

However, .there will be only two days of live coverage on free-to-air television.

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Mar 232017
 

F1 2017 – where to watch F1 on TV

The 2017 Formula One season starts again this weekend, in Australia – early morning start and dont forget the clocks go forward also this weekend

20 race weekends, from March to November.

F1 2017 Race Calendar

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Mar 222017
 

Sky has disabled the ‘developer mode’ on its £10 Now TV boxes to prevent users side-loading apps that could be used to stream illegal content.

In a blog post on the Now TV forums the company explained the quiet update was designed to halt piracy.

“The latest update has been designed to safeguard the device from piracy and illegal streaming of content; therefore it will disable the use of unofficial third party software or apps,”

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Mar 182017
 

Moto GP highlights on UK TV

Highlights of the 2017 Moto GP series will be available on Channel Five, after ITV4 did not bid for the rights.

Channel Five will air the package in a Monday evening slot.

Mark Sharman, Channel 5, said: “We are thrilled to bring viewers the very best of MotoGP and add another headline act to our motor racing portfolio with the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship. It will be a mind-blowing season – one for the books. Complementing our live coverage of Formula E and the World Rally Championship highlights, this further demonstrates our commitment to offer top class sport to our viewers”.

Mar 132017
 

BBC on-demand service launches in Malaysia

The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Wordwide, is set to launch a version of BBC Player in Malaysia, exclusively to subscribers of Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) IPTV service, HyppTV.

This follows the launch of the BBC iPLayer service in Singapore last year.

Hypp TV viewers will be able to watch the very best of BBC content anytime anywhere, via an app on their smartphones and tablets. Content will be available from BBC Worldwide’s global brands, BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies, and BBC World News. Continue reading »

Mar 102017
 

FA Cup 6th Round (Quarter Finals) Fixtures and TV Coverage

Saturday 11 March 2017

12:15 Middlesbrough VS Manchester City
Live on BT Sport Two
Live on Teledeporte (Spanish TV)

17:30 Arsenal VS Lincoln City
Live on BT Sport Two

Sunday 12 March 2017

14:00 Tottenham Hotspur VS Millwall
Live on BBC One
Live on Teledeporte (Spanish TV)

Monday 13 March 2017

19:45 Chelsea VS Manchester United
Live on BBC One
Live on Teledeporte (Spanish TV)

Mar 092017
 

Game of Thrones season 7 air date

The air date for Game of Thrones season 7 has been announced by HBO.

Game of Thrones season 7 will start on HBO on 16 July 2017

It will also be simulcast on Sky Atlantic (in the UK), with a repeat showing later in the day at 9pm.

Mar 092017
 

High Court approves Premier League crackdown on Kodi streaming piracy

Football fans who watch live matches for free via popular Kodi set-top boxes face a crackdown after the High Court approved a Premier League effort to shut down unlicensed streams online.

Mr Justice Arnold approved an order for Britain’s top four broadband providers BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media to block connections to the servers that host pirated streams of matches.

The Premier League is acting with the support of Sky and BT, which each pay millions for every match they broadcast and fear the popularity of Kodi boxes is eroding the value of their spending on exclusive rights. The rivals are paying a total of £5.1bn over three years to show top-flight domestic matches.

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Mar 082017
 

BritBox TV : BBC and ITV let viewers abroad stream their shows using ‘BritBox’

BBC and ITV have launched a Netflix-style app that lets US viewers watch their shows.

BritBox allows viewers in the USA to watch British TV using the new video-on-demand service. BritBox TV could roll out to other countries in future.

The new BritBox TV service is available online, via Android tablets and smartphones, Apple TV, iPhone and soon on Rokus and Chromecasts in the USA.
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Mar 082017
 

Man gets £250k fine for selling ‘fully loaded’ Kodi boxes to pubs in the Uk

A MILLIONAIRE businessman who sold illegal digital television boxes has narrowly avoided jail.

Malcolm Mayes, a 65 year old from Hartlepool, who spends much of his time in Spain after moving there in 2001 running various businesses, pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court to two charges and was given two ten-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months to run concurrently, and was ordered to pay £170,000 legal costs to Hartlepool Borough Council and an £80,000 confiscation order.

Mr Mayes admitted selling devices designed, produced or adapted for the purpose of enabling or facilitating the circumvention of effective technological measures between March 1, 2012 and November 30, 2014 and advertising for sale such devices between January 1 and November 30, 2014.
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