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Sky's Adam Boulton Swallows A Fly Live On Air

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Altogether now: "There was an old-ish man/Who swallowed a fly I don't know why/He swallowed a fly Perhaps he'll die? Live on air. But hopefu...

If TV Advertising Falters So Does the Quality of Programmes We Watch

Ted Mico | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Tech
Ted Mico

TV advertising funds the programmes we watch. Without this revenue, many of our favourite TV programmes would never have been made. As consumers, we know that we must be advertised to, but it's important that advertisers work with the available technology to give us a seamless viewing experience whilst promoting the interests of the brands they represent.

Sky Might Already Be Sending Targeted Ads To Your TV

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Sky has launched a new 'targeted' ads service which it says can direct commercials straight to your TV based on information about what you watch, what...

BBC Finds Default Porn Filters Are A Total Shambles

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Government-led attempts to impose porn-blockers on new broadband connections has also blocked sex education websites, advice for people suffering dome...

Are You an Amateur Or a Professional In Life?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Sport
Hugh Salmon

These days, television programmes come round and round like race cars on a track. Gone are the days when, if you missed them, you missed them. And you can pause and rewind programmes too which means, if anyone says anything sensible, you can think about and transcribe what has been said.

Summer Round-Up

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

President Obama, Michelle, Malia and Sasha and are already at their vacation spot on Martha's Vineyard, MA until August 18.

The New Sky Box and the Logic Gene

Hilary Robinson | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech
Hilary Robinson

My great excuse in all this is that my logic is perhaps more accurate than they are willing to accept. Given that technology changes so rapidly I consider it foolish to learn the ins and outs of one contraption only to find that the next model is around the corner effectively and immediately rendering defunct, the prequel.

Adverts Can Now Be Beamed Into Your Brain Through Train Windows

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Tech

Sky Deutschland is experimenting with adverts that can be directed directly into your brain - through the rumbling of a train window. The broadcast...

Sky 'In Talks' With Microsoft Over Xbox One Tie-In?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Tech

Sky is said to be in talks with Microsoft over a potential tie-in with the new Xbox One console. Details of the talks are sketchy, but one idea - t...

Lucy Sherriff

'Two Warriors, A Credit To Their Sport'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Sport

Carl Froch finally wreaked his revenge on long-time rival Mikkel Kessler in a stunning, hair-raising fight at the O2 on Saturday, in a dual sure to ra...

'X Factor' Star Turns To Laughs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Former 'X Factor' star Diana Vickers is turning to laughs after signing up to star in a new Sky comedy about a group of promotions girls. Vickers, ...

ESPN to BT - All a Little Bit of History Repeating

Sri Sritharan | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

As the old adage goes, to never meet your heroes, so it transpires as ESPN sit astride their proverbial horse and ride into the British sporting sunset. They arrived as great American conquerors who would finally give Rupert Murdoch's monopoly a bloody nose and more. As it is, they have conceded to their great rivals and stepped aside for a younger challenger.

Is That Gunfire In North Norfolk?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

North Norfolk may be echoing with a resounding volley of bullets over the weekend, as Alan Partridge, one of the East Anglia's most famous fictional r...

Virgin Media To Take On Murdoch

PA | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Tech

Virgin Media vowed to become a "disruptive challenger" in the pay-TV market today after agreeing a £10 billion takeover by US cable giant Liberty Glo...

Why Do BBC, ITV and Sky News Not Report What is Happening In The World?

John Fleming | Posted 18.02.2013 | Home
John Fleming

America is often criticised for being insular. It was said that, in the build-up to the Gulf War, some people in the southern states - genuinely - we...

David And Goliath

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students are celebrating a victory over broadcasting giant Sky after boycotting their television subscriptions in protest at the company's "divide and...

Starbucks Needs to Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!

John Carr | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK Tech
John Carr

As you probably already knew, Starbucks provides free access to the internet via WiFi. This is available to anyone who is on (or very near) their premises. In the UK, BT Openzone is the WiFi provider, under contract to Starbucks.

Samuel Luckhurst

Sky Sports Denies That Its Reporters Will Record Fans' Chants

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Sport

Sky Sports has strongly denied that it will be placing reporters with listening devices among Liverpool and Manchester United fans during today's Prem...

Hodgson Says Premier League And TV Is Harming England (POLL)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Sport

England manager Roy Hodgson has pleaded for understanding from the Premier League and television companies to help him mould a successful national tea...

My Generation Killed TV

Stephen Canning | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Canning

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the BAFTA Annual Television Lecture. The guest speaker, Armando Iannucci the creator of The Thick Of It and Veep, gave a lecture entilted 'Fight, fight, figt' which I think accurately sums up the situation that broadcasters now find themselves in.

Targeted Advertising Vs. Privacy

Steve Davies | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Tech
Steve Davies

Sky's announcement of Adserve at The Future of Advertising...In One Afternoon in London, earlier this year, marks the leap of TV advertising into the targeted ad world of the internet and store cards.

Sky's New Remote Control Is... An iPad

The Verge | The Verge | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Tech

Sky has announced its new remote control will be an iPad app....

Sense of History on Tour de France's Showpiece Stage

Marcus Liddell | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Sport
Marcus Liddell

There was an unpleasant sense of déjà-vu at the start of stage 16. Frank Schleck's positive drug test continued a dishonourable Tour de France tradition of rest day drug busts. Schleck himself denies taking any banned substance and withdrew from the race awaiting the result of his 'B' sample. But it was a reminder of cycling's darker days ahead of this year's showpiece. A punishing 197 km stage combining four substantial climbs, including the Col du Tourmalet, one of professional cycling's great arenas. If there was ever a stage to truly test Bradley Wiggins this was it.

Brand X : Russell Brand's Career Crossroads

Pete Strauss | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Pete Strauss

You can scarcely look at your computer, pick up a newspaper or turn on your television these days without seeing something about Russell Brand.

Sky Launches 'Now TV' Streaming Rival To Netflix And LoveFilm

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Tech

Sky has announced its long-awaited streaming TV competitor to Netflix and LoveFilm. Now TV will launch on Tuesday, offering on-demand movies and, l...