If You Want To Watch iPlayer Next Year You'll Need An Account

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Tech

The BBC has announced that anyone who wants to watch iPlayer from early 2017 will need to log in. To set up an account, viewers will be required to p...

You Now Need A TV Licence To Watch BBC iPlayer

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech

If you choose to only watch the BBC’s content on iPlayer then we’ve got some bad news, you’re going to need to start paying the licence fee. Tod...

iPlayer Loophole Spells End Of BBC Red Button And Sports Coverage

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Huffington Post Staff | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

The BBC is expected to announce it will shut down its Red Button service and reduce sports coverage as part of £150 million in cuts. BBC News repo...

How We Are Controlling The Future Of TV Scheduling

Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Since its inception, television has been a unifying social force, bringing family, friends and different groups of people together. Even watching tele...

A Vision of the Dystopian BBC-less Future

David Mooney | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK
David Mooney

You sit back in your armchair, pick up the television remote control and click the screen on. After a moment of warming up, the picture displays itself into your house, with the volume slightly too loud from the last time you were watching telly, and you hurriedly press the minus key to try and get the sound to pipe down a bit. It only works after you smack the batteries on the back and jab a little bit of life into them...

Why Was EastEnders on DISH Killed?

Larry Jaffee | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Last Sunday night, DISH Network viewers who pay monthly US$9.95 to watch weekly four back-to-back episodes were rudely alerted to the news that EastEnders would not be available.

Britain's Most Popular Drug

Tom Beetham | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Beetham

As I languish in a town where I could count acquaintances of a similar age on one hand, working a zero-hour contract which my degree and successful school did little to prepare me for, the real world has somewhat lost its rosiness.

Are TV Formats Boring?: Welcome to #Britishshowsrenamed

Josh Marshall | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Josh Marshall

These days I've become increasingly bored of television formats and much prefer the company of my laptop, the neighbours cat (who wanders through my conservatory in a daily escape bid from captivity) and a mug of beef tea.

Museums to Wallpaper - PushON's Online Marketing at Its Best

Hannah Gal | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Gal

I catch up with managing director Simon Wharton not long after news of PushON's collaboration with the powerful Apadmi hit the newswire and start by asking about the exciting new working partnership

BBC Relaunches iPlayer

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech

The BBC has announced a massive "ground-up" relaunch of iPlayer. More than 10 million programs a day are viewed or listened to via the Beeb's flags...

Play for Today

David Julian Price | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Tech
David Julian Price

Sometimes, the technology has been around to do something special for ages, and then finally someone hits on the right combination of cleverness and creativity to make it happen.

BBC To Reinvent The 'Red Button'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Tech

The BBC has announced a plan to 'reinvent' the Red Button as an additional hub for its digital entertainment. The 'Connected Red Button' is a new ...

BBC App Turns Every iPhone Into An Awesome Digital Radio

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Tech

The BBC has launched a brand-new service that it says will form the new home of radio online. BBC iPlayer Radio will form a consistent product acro...

BBC 'Working On iPlayer For Music'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Tech

The BBC is said to be in talks to give licence-fee payers free streaming access to its massive archive of music recordings. The Beeb has a huge lib...

BBC iPlayer Introduces Mobile Downloads

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Tech

The BBC will allow mobile iPlayer users to download programs to mobile devices for the first time. From Tuesday, the mobile iPlayer app for the iPh...

April Fool's Day: Top 5 Best Hoaxes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

In honour of April Fool's Day, we have compiled a short list of the best and the worst media hoaxes of all time, spanning from amazing fake BBC docume...

Out with the old, in With the...old?

Julian Benson | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Tech
Julian Benson

We see the old methods being forced onto the new system. 4oD and ITV player insert ad breaks into their online content at quarter hour intervals; video streaming sites put ads at the start of their videos, more and more sites are putting gates between users and what they want to watch.