TalkTalk will be the first operator to give its customers YouView’s re-engineered user interface. It will be followed by BT and YouView’s retail boxes as the telco-PSB venture prepares to upgrade all 2.5 million deployed boxes.
BT has announced an upgrade of its BT TV service with a new ‘image rich’ user experience and a new BT app.
YouView is to be made available on all 2015 models within Sony’s Bravia TV range. It means BBC iPlayer, All 4, ITV Player and Demand 5 will be available to all Android connected television sets.
Arqiva has launched a suite of IPTV channels, currently delivered to connected DTT boxes, onto YouView.
UKTV has launched its online brand UKTV for PCs and iOS. The new app is designed to give viewers easy access to the UKTV portfolio including the UK’s most watched non-PSB channel, Dave and popular entertainment channel Really.
BSkyB will be forced to allow BT to carry two of its Sky Sports channels over IPTV following a new ruling by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
Netflix has secured carriage on the connected TV platform YouView. As a result, YouView now offers all the major UK on demand players, which include BBC iPlayer, 4OD, ITV Player, Demand 5, Milkshake, UKTV, Quest from Discovery, NOW TV from Sky and Sky Store.
YouView has added the BBC’s Connected Red Button to its platform, alongside the new version of the iPlayer.
YouView has announced the appointment of Nick Thexton as its new chief technology officer.
The trademark dispute between YouView and the Cheltenham-based communications firm Total Ltd has been settled.