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BBC launches improved iPlayer for Android, will steadily increase quality in 2013

BBC launches improved iPlayer for Android, will steadily increase quality in 2013

The BBC has been fairly regularly updating its iPlayer for Android app, with a release having come out in October, and now another update having just been rolled out that adds new support and better image quality. Rather than just push out a new update and call it a day, however, BBC went on to state in the announcement that Android is "extremely important," and that it will be rolling out a series of regular updates to improve the player's quality and performance.

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BBC Connected Red Button blurs line between TV and web content

BBC Connected Red Button blurs line between TV and web content

UK broadcaster the BBC has launched Connected Red Button, further blending web TV with live broadcasting, and kicking things off with an appearance on Virgin Media TiVo boxes. The new service redresses existing BBC internet TV features like iPlayer, BBC News, Sport, Weather, and other content including local, into a new interface suited for big-screen browsing, and in a curated fashion which the BBC claims will cut down on choice-overload.

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Sky+ adds BBC iPlayer for on-demand entertainment

Sky+ adds BBC iPlayer for on-demand entertainment

Sky UK has added the BBC's iPlayer video-on-demand service to Sky+, the first time the VoD system has been enabled on the satellite provider's boxes. Requiring a Sky+ HD set-top box, and with content showing up in the Sky On Demand section of the DVR, the new iPlayer addition uses roughly the same interface as its browser-based version, only now no longer requires a laptop be hooked up to the TV.

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Jelly Bean update hits for BBC iPlayer

Jelly Bean update hits for BBC iPlayer

If you're a fan of BBC programming and use an Android smartphone you will be glad to hear that BBC has offered up the new version of its iPlayer app. The new version of the app makes it compatible with the features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The updated app also brings with it some other nice and interesting features that fans of the app will appreciate.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 2, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 2, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. The afternoon brought us a number of interesting stories, including brand new shots of what appears to be the long-rumored iPad Mini. Speaking of devices with the word "Mini" in their name, some are thinking that Samsung will announce the Galaxy S III Mini next week after German press invitations suggested something along those lines. iOS 6 adoption has hit 60% of Apple's user base, and we found out today that Motorola has dropped its ITC lawsuit against Apple, but we don't why just yet.

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BBC iPlayer now allows mobile downloads

BBC iPlayer now allows mobile downloads

Some really good news has turned up for fans of BBC's iPlayer. BBC announced today that its iPlayer has been updated with a new feature that fans of BBC programs will love. Starting today users of iPlayer will be able to download their favorite TV shows directly to their smartphone or tablet at no charge.

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Twitter backtracks on Olympic NBC tweeter: Account reactivated [Update: Twitter reponds]

Twitter backtracks on Olympic NBC tweeter: Account reactivated [Update: Twitter reponds]

This week Twitter made more than just a tiny mistake in banning one of their more famous members in an effort to keep him quiet on speaking out against NBC's coverage of the London Olympics. This fellow was (and is) Guy Adams, a journalist who writes for the BBC, and his supposed crime was pointing out the email of NBC's Olympics president, saying that he was responsible for the Olympics being broadcast with a time delay so that they might reach prime-time audiences across the USA. Adams alleges that NBC didn't see this tweet until Twitter informed NBC of it, and once NBC complained, Twitter banned him - Twitter disagrees.

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