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Sky Sports confirm Cricket World Cup final will be free-to-air… but schedule clash throws up headache for Channel 4 who must juggle coverage over two channels due to British Grand Prix
England’s Cricket World Cup final will be shown live on Channel 4 on Sunday
Grantchester will return to ITV for a fifth series
John Boyega and Letitia Wright will star in Small Axe, Steve McQueen’s new series for BBC One.
ITV ‘draws up plans to bring back Jeremy Kyle back for TWO new projects including a secret camera show’ despite controversy after guest ‘took his own life’
The 56-year-old presenter will front a new ITV show called The Kyle Files in 2020
‘We are going to do this together’: BBC Ambulance shows moment operator helps woman who didn’t realise she was pregnant
‘We are going to do this together’
65% of RadioTimes.com readers said they are against the decision to cancel millions of free TV licences for the elderly
The Pale Horse will be the next Agatha Christie story to get the Sarah Phelps and BBC One treatment.
Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio reveals he’s ‘in talks’ with the BBC for a second series… after admitting he’s ‘surprised’ by the show’s success
Jed Mercurio has revealed he’s ‘in talks’ with the BBC to write a second series of Bodyguard.
Killing Eve season 2 will be released on 8 June.
Netflix has boarded BAFTA’s flagship new talent scheme Breakthrough Brits, replacing Burberry as the initiative’s main supporting partner.
The final two candidates will also be invited to take part in a special edition of Question Time
The BBC has been accused of plagiarism for using the slogan “Slay In Your Lane” in a women’s sport promotion.
BBC Click’s 1,000th show will use tools created by BBC R&D
John Rhys Davies – who once claimed Europe faces a Muslim “demographic catastrophe” – confronted Remainer MPs to their faces on the BBC’s Question Time but was accused of being “thuggish”
Corporation wants to be able to show programmes for up to a year in attempt to stem decline
Game of Thrones season eight episode two has accidentally leaked before it was due to be broadcast, with some Amazon Prime users managing to get a sneak preview over in Germany.
Ever since Bram Stoker penned his ever popular Gothic horror novel, Dracula has been one of the genre’s most enduring villains – his exploits terrifying generations of readers and cinema goers alike.
“This is the perfect ending to such a great year!”
Stacey Dooley has already landed her first post-‘Strictly Come Dancing’ presenting gig, following her win this weekend.
DOCTOR WHO season 11 concluded Jodie Whittaker’s first series tonight with The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos, but BBC One revealed the show will not return for another series until 2020.
Doctor Who fans followed the dramatic tenth episode of series 11 which landed on the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, but after the show finished, a brand new trailer was unveiled.
BBC One has released the trailer for their three-part Agatha Christie adaptation The ABC Murders, which is set to premiere on Boxing Day (Wednesday December 26th) at 9pm.
The ABC Murders is set in 1930s Britain and follows Poirot as he faces a serial killer known only as A.B.C. As the murder count rises, the only clue is the copy of The ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene. Poirot’s investigations are thwarted at every turn by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his nemesis then everything about him will be called into question; his authority, his integrity, his past, his identity.
The BBC iPlayer on-demand service recorded its strongest month to date in October, boosted by the popularity of hit series Killing Eve, Doctor Who and The Cry.
BBC iPlayer recorded 334 million requests in October, up 18% year-on-year, with a new record for average daily requests of 10.8 million.
On a daily basis, 12 hours a day
At 10am on Saturday (1st December), Japan broadcaster NHK began broadcasting in 8K. Content with the superior resolution, which is 16 times that of HD, is now being broadcast on two satellite channels, BS4K and BS8K, with the latter scheduled to play 8K broadcasts for around 12 hours a day.
The 7680 x 4320 pictures will be broadcast with 22.2 multi-channel audio, too.
With limited 8K content to hand, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that most of the schedule is made up of repeated programming, though.
The first programme, at 10am, was an information broadcast revealing future shows on the channels, while the launch night film later that day was Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. NHK said it had asked Warner Bros to scan the original 65mm film negatives in 8K for the occasion, according to the BBC.
As we’ve known for some time, Japan broadcasters are gearing up to show the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 8K in 18 months time, where a live 8K workflow will be required.
A considerable spend on hardware is necessary to watch these broadcasts, however. For starters you’ll need a 8K TV (you\’re looking at a minimum of £5000), and then you’ll need a source: as they’re being shown on satellite as opposed to terrestrial channels, a dedicated satellite dish is required.
As reported by advanced-television.com, market analysts IHS Markit says that it predicts only 18,000 8K sets sold globally this year – considerably down on its own earlier forecast that the number would be 85,000 units in 2018.
That figure will no doubt increase next year – at least in some parts of the world – with more 8K TVs, from LG for example, being announced at CES 2019 and hitting the shelves in the following months. After all, only Samsung and Sharp currently have 8K sets on the market.
Still, 8K will likely be a novel, niche concept for at least a few years – as 4K was. So don’t worry, your 4K TV isn’t obsolete yet.
Source: What HiFi .
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“You really are buying baking powder and a tent.”Unless you’ve been living in a Bundt cake-shaped hole, you’ll know that The Great British Bake Off hosts Mel & Sue have decided not to follow the show to Channel 4, suggesting that the BBC was its natural home.
‘The large cuff would have seemed less authoritarian in my opinion.’
Scottish Nationalists have claimed the BBC doctored an image of the country’s Deputy First Minister to make him resemble Hitler.
Sky has announced it has invested $1 million in the Drone Racing League (DRL) and agreed on a deal that will bring the new sport of drone racing to the Sky Sports Mix channel. Sky Sports Mix is free for all Sky TV customers and shows a mixture of live football, golf, cricket, tennis and more.
Are you having problems getting a Wi-Fi signal around your home or office, or even in a yard or garden?
Then a Wi-Fi extender, also referred to as a range expander, is probably the answer. We were asked recently to install a weatherproof Wi-Fi extender at a location in Chichester, to boost the signal strength and, expand the network reach to those dark corners at the extreme limits of a standard wireless router’s range.
The baking phenomenon queen revealed today she won’t judge the innuendo-filled show when it moves to Channel 4.
But Paul Hollywood will remain on the show after the switch — a decision which also left Twitter unimpressed.
A trader will be the first in the country to be prosecuted for selling set-top boxes which allow people to stream the latest films and football matches for free.
Brian Thompson, who runs Cut Price Tomo’s TV in Middlesbrough, says he will contest the prosecution in what could become a landmark case.
A lot has happened in the past week over in Great British Bake Off land.
First off, the infamous BBC cooking show – that racks in millions of viewers every episode -announced that the programme will be moving to Channel 4. Shortly after, Mel and Sue made all our hearts break when they announced that they’re quitting the show.