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Roku adds Sky NOW TV to UK streamers

Roku adds Sky NOW TV to UK streamers

Roku users in the UK have another streaming media option to choose from, with the addition of Sky's NOW TV subscription service to the set-top boxes. Added to the Roku Channel Store today, the new NOW TV app streams content to the Roku boxes but also to existing iOS, Android, PC, and Mac devices; in the initial line-up there's Sky Movies content with the promise of up to 20 new premieres per month.

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Sky and Warner Bros. ink exclusive movie deal: iTunes, Netflix left out in cold

Sky and Warner Bros. ink exclusive movie deal: iTunes, Netflix left out in cold

Movie lovers in the UK may struggle to find their title of choice to watch in the coming months, with news that Sky and Warner Bros. have signed an exclusive deal for new and back-catalog titles. The agreement covers both Sky's on-demand and subscription Sky Movies services, and will see new Warner Bros. releases hit the broadcaster roughly six months after they finish showing in theaters. Other services will have to wait out a twelve month exclusivity period after that before they can offer titles like The Dark Knight Rises, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

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Netflix expanding to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland

Netflix expanding to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming media services in the United States, with the company recently expanding into the UK to try and woo the local population with easy movie and TV streaming. Now the company is setting its sights on the rest of Europe, today announcing that it will soon be available in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. Netflix says the full service should launch in those countries towards the end of 2012.

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Amazon Digital Media Innovation Hub will push next-gen content delivery

Amazon Digital Media Innovation Hub will push next-gen content delivery

Amazon is boosting its R&D work into digital media, including "interactive digital services" for consoles, smart TV, tablets and other mobile devices, with a new Digital Media Innovation Hub opening in the UK. The new 47,000 sq. ft. center in Central London will pull together software engineers, UI experts and graphic designers, who will likely be responsible for not only bringing Amazon's site up to date, but for developing the next-gen Kindle Fire tablet interface and software for the much-rumored Kindle smartphone.

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Sky launches Now TV streaming movie service

Sky launches Now TV streaming movie service

If you want to enjoy streaming movies in the UK, currently you have to rely on either Netflix or Lovefilm. Neither are ideal, with missing titles and long waits before new movies show up on either service. Sky has decided to throw its hat into the ring, today announcing Now TV. The service, which launches tomorrow, will offer two methods for watching movies: pay as you go, or via a monthly subscription.

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Competition Commission BSkyB movie probe deadline extended

Competition Commission BSkyB movie probe deadline extended

The UK Competition Commission has been looking into whether or not BSkyB exclusive deals in place with six major Hollywood movie studios are limiting competition for online movie streaming within the country. BSkyB has contracts with Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, and Universal Studios. The investigation seeks to determine if those contracts are anticompetitive and need to be broken to allow competition.

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Xbox 360′s LIVE cable TV attack detailed

Xbox 360′s LIVE cable TV attack detailed

Microsoft has detailed its challenge to cable TV, with a roadmap of Xbox LIVE streaming content for the Xbox 360 including Hulu Plus, Netflix and the BBC, as well as the Kinect-powered voice control that will be used to bypass the traditional remote. Beginning as part of the Xbox LIVE Dashboard update for the 360 that rolls out tomorrow, the dozens of TV channels, streaming services and other content providers will join gaming and other internet services on the console. More details of content deals after the cut.

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Netflix bringing streaming to UK and Ireland in early 2012

Netflix bringing streaming to UK and Ireland in early 2012

Netflix has announced it will be launching its streaming TV and movie service in the UK and Ireland in early 2012, offering on-demand video for a monthly fee rather than on a per-title basis. Already operational in North America, Netflix allows PC and Macs, many standalone internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players, smartphones, tablets and other devices to access its streaming media catalog. The company has faced criticism in recent weeks over abandoned plans to split its DVD business under a new brand.

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