YouView IPTV DVR detailed: launching 1H 2011

UK digital content partnership Project Canvas has spawned its commercial service, YouView, promising to bring IPTV to British households through a new set-top box.  Backed by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 - as well as BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva - the YouView service will support catch-up streamed TV, pay-per-view on-demand content and a DVR for regular free-to-air Freeview digital TV broadcasts.

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IN Media !ROFL adds Android to IP set top box

Remember the bizarrely named IN Media !ROFL set-top box from a few months back?  The company has just announced that they're using Android with the IP STB, apparently including Android Market access so that users will be able to download applications and games and play them on their HDTV.  Details are scarce, but IN Media also says they support cloud-based streaming from online storage, together with video-on-demand through services like Netflix and Blockbuster.

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Sky planning dish-free IPTV Sky+ service

It used to be straightforward: satellite TV, like that from Sky, comes via a satellite dish, and cable comes via cable.  Now, according to some leaked documents from Sky UK, it seems things might not be quite so clean-cut anymore.  TrustedReviews have heard that Sky UK are ramping up to offer their Sky+ service "through a new set top box supplied by Sky connected to your Freeview aerial and broadband connection", that would use IPTV distribution rather than the traditional dish.

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Conceptronic YUIXX Streaming HD media player & IPTV system

The first retail product to use Intel's Media Processor CE 3100 - aka the Canmore SoC - has been announced, the Conceptronic YUIXX, promising streaming media at up to 1080p high-definition resolution, up to 2TB of onboard storage and optional DVB T/C/S TV tuners.  The handiwork of Conceptronic and Metrological (who supplied the software), the YUIXX has HDMI 1.3a, composite and component ports, together with two USB 2.0 ports, TOSLINK, an SD/MMC card reader and optional Bluetooth and WiFi draft-n. 

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