The BBC is bringing its popular iPlayer Live Restart feature, which lets viewers watch shows which have already started from the beginning, to a range of Smart TVs and connected set top boxes.
TalkTalk is offering anyone signing up to its YouView-based Plus TV package six months free access to Netflix. The package, which costs £10 per month plus line rental. includes broadband, calls and a mobile SIM as well as access to six Sky entertainment channels, including Sky One, Sky Living and Sky Arts.
If Ofcom’s wholesale order is eventually overruled, Sky faces a choice between cutting off BT customers or continuing to supply the channels despite its court win.
The ISP’s TV service uses YouView set top boxes which combined broadcast digital terrestrial TV (DTT) channels with catch-up and on-demand content.
UKTV Play will soft launch on Apple’s iOS platform this summer and be added to YouView and accessible on PCs by the end of the year.