Jun 212017

The BBC has begun to make signing-in to use the iPlayer mandatory, removing the option to skip sign-in for some.

The BBC is forcing users to sign up for a BBC account to continue using the popular catch-up and on-demand service. Users who are still being allowed access by skipping the sign-in screen will see the option removed shortly.

The BBC says the move to mandatory sign-ins is all about offering a more personalised experience, enabling it to mine user data to provide recommendations and to see who is watching or listening to programmes. But the broadcaster has admitted that data from sign-ins might be used to detect TV licence fee evasion. Since September 2016, most iPlayer users require a TV licence to use the service.
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Jun 152017

BBC Wimbledon 2017 Coverage Details Announced

The BBC will be serving up 15 live HD streams from this year’s Wimbledon Championships as the BBC marks 90 years of coverage.

And for the first time, the BBC will broadcasting qualifying matches from Roehampton in the run up to the start of Wimbledon on 3rd July 2017 via the website.

This year sees the BBC celebrate 90 glorious years of broadcasting Wimbledon. Coverage of The Championships started on radio back in 1927 and a decade later TV viewers were also able to switch on and catch the action. Fast forward to 2017 and the BBC now provides an extensive multi-platform offering for fans which ensures they never miss a minute of the much cherished summer tournament.

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Jun 152017

Kodi Turmoil Continues as TVAddons Disappears

TVAddons, the leading library for unofficial Kodi add-ons, has mysteriously disappeared. The site’s domain names have become unresponsive after the DNS entries were removed. It’s unclear why these drastic actions were taken, but since TVAddons was sued last week, some fear the worst.

Last week third-party Kodi add-on ZemTV and the TVAddons library were being sued in a federal court in Texas.

Since then, the ‘pirate’ Kodi community has been in turmoil. Several popular Kodi addons decided to shut down, and now TVAddons itself appears to be in trouble as well.
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Jun 092017

EFL decides against extending Sky TV deal

The English Football League has decided against extending its current TV deal with Sky.

Instead, broadcasters including BT and Sky will be invited to bid for the TV rights to screen live football from the EFL division from 2019-20, following the end of the current Sky deal which expires in May 2019.
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May 262017

ICC Champions Trophy on Sky Sports

England go in search of their first 50-over global title in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy – and you can watch every game on Sky Sports.

After losing to West Indies and India in the finals of 2004 and 2013 respectively, England have high hopes of claiming the crown under captain Eoin Morgan, who admitted in our podcast that it will be a “huge disappointment” if England don’t win a white-ball tournament under his captaincy.



With home advantage and a power-packed line-up, England begin as favourites but will face stiff competition just to get out of their group
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May 262017

BBC Red Button Services start for the summer

The BBC are once again to offer viewers extra coverage of the summer’s sporting and music events.

Test transmissions for extra Red Button video streams have now commenced on satellite.
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May 252017

Facebook has updated its Commerce Policy to include a ban on “products or items” that facilitate or encourage unauthorized access to digital media. The new rule has almost certainly been put in place to stop the further spread of “fully loaded” set-top devices running modified Kodi and similar software.

Often given the broad title of ‘Kodi Boxes’ after the legal open source software that commonly comes pre-installed, these devices are regularly configured for piracy with the aid of third-party addons.

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May 192017

CNN and CNN HD change of frequencies

CNN and CNN HD have changed frequencies

Sky and Freesat boxes will have automatically updated to the new frequency.

For other satellite receivers, like GI, Iberosat, Vu, Ariva, etc you will have to scan its new frequency of 12051 V 27500.

May 182017

Sky Movies / Cinema and Nat Geo channels removed from Sky Cardsharing today

Three more frequencies have had their encryption upgraded and channel on those frequencies are now no longer available on Sky UK card sharing systems.

This morning all Sky Cinema channels, and National Geographic channels ceased on card sharing systems.

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