Video On Demand
The other week I interviewed an old friend, Stig Abell, Editor of the Times Literary Supplement and LBC radio host, for my
Having subtitles across all On Demand content and other online content is a big must. As we are moving into a more digital futuristic world, it concerns me that if there are no subtitles then more people could be left out. I recently found out that in America, anything that is broadcasted on television and is later uploaded online, must have subtitles so that people can access it. Why can't we be more like America in this situation? I feel that once we've got Sky to introduce a more accessible service, maybe others would follow suit.
All of these are then powered by Sky Hub, a powerful router that not only provides WiFi to the house but also acts as a 'Power
The balance of power has already shifted. VoD is a door that won't be slammed shut. The traditional broadcasters have spent the last few years looking down their noses; throwing a few out-of-date series in the direction of VoD. But recently things have changed.
Imagine if you couldn't get involved in friends' or colleagues' conversations about Games of Thrones, Breaking Bad or W1A? As FOMO (that's Fear Of Missing Out, for anyone over 35 like me) continues to take hold, it's not acceptable for broadcasters to continue cutting one in nine people out of the popular culture of their generation.
On receiving a Fellowship at the BFI, Al Pacino said: "If you put any movie on a big screen nowadays, I'll love it. I mean, who wants to watch movies on iPhones? I'm so tired of that." I too love a good night out at the cinema, but he's wrong. Sorry Mr Pacino but millions of people watch films on their mobile devices worldwide, and Video on Demand (VOD) is their preferred choice.
Despite its Hollywood A-list cast and crew - Halle Berry and Steven Spielberg, to be specific - it appears that the latest
A new flaw has been found in todays smart TVs which means a hacker could easily gain access and start monitoring you with
Brain surgery, it's not exactly rocket science... but it is one of those jobs that people can't quite believe you do, and I am usually asked if I am joking.... So what is it like being a neurosurgeon? In common with rocket science, neurosurgery sounds more glamorous than it really is.
Imagine a friend giving you a present. It's a free Metro newspaper he got on the bus. You could as well have picked one up yourself. Now, another friend gives you a special magazine she thought you'd really like. You will appreciate its value which lies in a combination of quality content and the fact that she actually bought it for you... We hope to attract enough participants to get our experiment to a self-sustainable level, but we're not quite there yet.