Happy New Year from the team at Radio and Telly.
This is our first news posting of the year, and it includes a couple of news snippets that we included in our newsletter sent out earlier today.
2012 holds some interesting things in store: The long-awaited launch of YouView, NetFlix coming to the UK, and the rumoured iTV sets from Apple.
Our Review of 2011
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- Update for Virgin Media Customers – TV channels CBS Action and Sony TV have been added to Virgin’s line-up, more 3D content will soon be added to Virgin’s Video-on-Demand service, and a new BBC Sports application will soon be added to the Virgin TiVo (which will include coverage of F1, Wimbledon and the London 2012 Olympics).
- Apple iTV – Rumours continue to circulate about possible plans for Apple to shift focus to the TV market. We’re hearing stories of Apple iTV sets due to appear by the Summer of 2012. Steve Jobs is quoted as saying that Apple has “cracked TV” with “the simplest interface imaginable” and seamless sync to the iCloud. The rumoured iTV sets will have Apple’s technology built-in, and a customisable TV interface, and we understand that there is also talk of TV functionality being built into the next generation of iMacs.
- Bye Bye NME – Music lovers note that NME TV will leave the Sky and Freesat channel lineups in January 2012.
- Radio Shopping Channel – Given the number of TV shopping channels available, someone must be watching them! Fans of online shooping channels may be pleased to hear that the first radio shopping channel is now on-air. The station broadcasts for 22 hours a day on Sky channel 0184, and is operated by Canis Media and WRN Broadcast.
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Best wishes for an interesting 2012 from all of the team here at Radio & Telly