UK Television

'Huge Majority' Of 3D TV Owners Regret Buying One

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Almost four in five people who buy a 3D TV regret it, according to a new study. Bearing in mind the limitations of the research - only 1,172 3D TV ...

'Embarrassing' Parents: Cringey or Cool?

Anna Pitts | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Whilst it is understandable that anything that combines parents and 'getting jiggy' are quite possibly the most mortifying situations to be in, other activities that made the 'Top 10 Cringe Index' seem questionable.

Why I Will Never Watch the 'X Factor' Again

Caterina Soave | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Caterina Soave

Simon Cowell's TV talent-show format has grown tired and exhausted. There are only so many accusations of fixing results and sob stories the nation can take. Cowell's vow to 'shake up' the show for next year begs the question: will anyone care enough to watch it?

Five Minutes with Brix Smith-Start

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jerrine M Lowe

Born in LA, Brix tells quite the tale of an adventurous youth; from edgy punk musician to stylist extraordinaire. Sat with a huge bottle of what can only be described as 'Detox Juice', she comes across as a centred, caring individual who exudes edgy glamour.

Kids Exposed To TV Gambling Ads More Than 200 Times A Year

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

Kids as young as four are being exposed to gambling adverts on TV more than 200 times a year, as official figures show that the amount of gambling ads...

5 Comedy Acts From The Eighties That Weren't Funny... And 5 That Were

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Remember when comedy wasn't funny? That’s right – the eighties. That tragic decade responsible for the comedic blind alley that was the Saturday n...

What is the future of TV?

Alan Sim | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alan Sim

I guess the answer is don't give up on the large television companies just yet. Yes, there will be huge pressure from the new guard of Netflix, Google, Vice and Amazon all wanting a slice of the content market. But right now the number one light entertainment shows on both sides of the continent are still Pop Idol and the X Factor

LOOK: Before And After Typhoon Haiyan

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

UPDATE: The before and after photos from this story have been removed. The extent of the devastation in the Philippines has been showcased by shock...

London Calling: The Guardian, GroupM, IAB, Nielsen, Rightster, Unruly, Xaxis, Videology at Programmatic Summit

Andy Plesser | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Plesser

LONDON - We are here for our programmatic video advertising summit presented by Videology and hosted by Xaxis at the London headquarters of GroupM. ...

How Jeremy Kyle is Killing Women

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

You will not see a face like mine on Jeremy Kyle's show even if you need one. The same as I never saw a face like mine on Jeremy Kyle's show when I desperately needed it. His platform will continue to ignore the real faces of female alcoholism.

PHOTOS: True Devastation Of Typhoon Haiyan Revealed

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The true devastation of Typhoon Haiyan has been revealed in a truly shocking series of photographs. Global news agencies have been on the scene to ...

Downton Abbey Food Stylist Lisa Heathcote On Serving Grub

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Harvey | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you're anything like HuffPost UK Lifestyle, you'll have spent the last few Sunday evenings salivating over the food on Downton Abbey. And who c...

Five Reasons Not to Cover Climate Change

Martin Scott | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Tech
Martin Scott

There hasn't been a single, factual, long-form programme about climate change on any mainstream television channel in the UK for over a year. This is one of the key findings of a recent research report published by the International Broadcasting Trust analysing non-news television coverage of the environment.

Technology and Football: A Match Made in Heaven

Lucas von Cranach | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Lucas von Cranach

The football season's fully underway and we're getting back into the thick of the action again. I'm just so thankful to technology that I now have the luxury of keeping up-to-date with every second of the game with news, stats, videos and more via the press of a button in the palm of my hand - as opposed to pulling my hair out waiting for the paperboy!

Enabling Justice to Be Seen to Be Done

John Battle | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Battle

The broadcasters have always stated that cameras in court will have significant public benefit and give real effect to the right to see justice being done. There will be greater understanding of our justice system on issues such as sentencing or what happens in a court, it will better prepare the public if they have to appear as a witness or juror.

How Many Were Jailed For Not Paying TV Licence Fines?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

The BBC has come under fire after official figures showed that 107 people had been jailed in just over two years for failing to paying fines for not h...

London YouTube Series Set for Mainstream Television

Zaneta Denny | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zaneta Denny

The show, scripted and produced by Samuel Benta, follows the life and times of the McKenzies, a nuclear family living London. Benta plays Samuell McKenzie, the eldest sibling, who wants to be a star.

The Real Problem With Homeland

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

The rather dull and uninvolving third series of Homeland - and let's face it, it's been going downhill since the middle of the first series - is, I think, the result not just of the curse of 'sequelitis' but the impossibility of turning a crisis into a drama.

Another TV Comedy Panel Show

Gareth Ellis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gareth Ellis

David Mitchell launched his new TV comedy panel show, Was It Something I Said? on Channel 4 last week, and whilst many people may be looking forward...

Do Smart TVs Mean Smarter Advertising?

Ryan Manchee | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Ryan Manchee

Grab a cigar, the next generation of TV ads are being born. They are a spitting image of their parents, but they've evolved to become interactive, more engaging, and more digital. But how do they work?

YouTube - The New TV?

Alice Stansfield | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Stansfield

In 2012 I wrote an article discussing the ever growing video platform 'YouTube', and how it arguably has grown into the new TV. Since then I constantly rethink how within that time YouTube has still continued to grow...

Happy New Year (TV)

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Waszkowiak

Although my school days are over, late September still feels like the New Year. It is again this time of the year when I'm looking forward to watching television.

The Walking Dead Spin Off: Five Things We Want to See

James Peckham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Peckham

AMC announced a few weeks ago that their most successful show will be getting a spin off. Zombie filled drama The Walking Dead will receive a "companion series", in 2015, focusing on an entirely separate storyline than the comic series.

Sky Boxes Get Huge Update

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Tech

Your Sky Box might have just gotten a lot more useful - if you've connected it to the internet. A big software update for the ubiquitous Sky+ HD ca...

London Irish: So Boring It's Offensive

Christopher Jackson | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Christopher Jackson

London Irish is about four feckless young Northern Irish, two men and two women, who seem to spend their time avoiding sobriety and perpetuating stereotypes. It is a show so devoid of character, so devoid of charm, so devoid of comedy that I felt for a moment ashamed to be Irish in London.