Alastair Yates has died
Former BBC and Sky News presenter dies aged 66Terrible news. My utmost condolences to his family. And along with many others, I would agree that his delivery was impeccable - in my mind, he was what you would call 'a proper newsreader'. Worth...
Do Sky Q boxes sulk when it detects an HDMI splitter? Sky+HD will be HDCP 1.4 max - so won't have an issue. Most (but not all early) UHD TVs are HDCP 2.2 - which is backwards compatible with HDCP 1.4. HD TVs will be HDCP 1.4 max. An HD source will...
Comcast bids to takeover Sky
The deal would value Sky at £22.1 billionI know Fox wants it. But at the same time I can see the board going with Comcast so there wouldn’t be any hassles or them having to deal with a seperate transaction later down the line.
Sky Arts rumoured to go free-to-air
Strategic review of channel could possibly point to FTAI guess realistically that would be a BBC / Channel Four co-operative effort, as ITV and C5 don't do much in the way of arts (though C5 does tend to surprise with docs now and again). To be honest...
At the Races to become Sky Sports Racing This is the best theme post the original for C4 IMO (though I think a better title sequence preceeded these): Is this the same theme as when it was C4 attheraces?
Leaves the UK in May. Adds Sky FTA and UKTV channels in SwitzerlandZattoo UK, which streams UTV and some minority channels is leaving the UK as well as Denmark and Spain where they have premium packages is closing from the end of May. However, the Switzerland...
Streaming services and their effect on multichannel TV
How broadcasters have adapted with the rise of Netflix/Amazon Prime and what the future holdsHolding a large back catalogue of potentially sellable programmes provides an additional dimension for a broadcaster to play with in the future.
Retrieving recording from a Sky + box
Help needed on retrieving recordings from a Sky + boxIf the recordings are from FTA channels and you're technically inclined it's perfectly possible to remove the hard drive and extract the content to a PC as a bunch of transport stream files. Recordings...
BT and Sky reach wholesale agreement
They’ll sell each other’s channelsSeems this type of deal is catching - Sky Italia have announced similar arrangements with Mediaset in the last few days.
Sky Catch-Up TV for ITV, C4, C5, etc
Is there a special deal?No idea. But the same thing happens on the CBBC closedown loop too.