TiVo launches iPad recommendations

US DVR specialist TiVo has updated its iPad app to include a ‘What to Watch Now’ feature, combining recommendations and personal preferences to create a custom display of relevant content. The personal dashboard draws upon a users’ viewing history and assesses live programs airing within the next 30 minutes against real-time, regional viewing trends and […]

Al Jazeera English revamps iPad app

Al Jazeera English has revamped its iPad app, enhancing the social functionality of its access to the channel’s TV feed.  According to Al Jazeera, the Live Dashboard update includes a social second screen feature alongside the in-app live TV output. Users will be able to view the channel’s official Twitter feeds, the user’s own personal […]

iTunes dominates online video, says NPD

Apple’s iTunes store accounted for a massive 67% of electronic sell-through for TV shows last year, dominating the home digital-video sector, according to market research firm NPD.  According to the US stats, iTunes also accounted for 65% of online sales for feature-length movies and also took a 45% share of the online movie rental market. […]

VimpelCom launches mobile TV for iPads

Russian service provider VimpelCom has launched an over-the-top version of its TV service for iPad users.  The Beeline TV app for iPads with iOS version 5.0 or above is now available from the Apple App Store, and offers access to 60 channels including six HD services – Nickelodeon HD, MGM HD, Sony Entertainment Television HD, […]

Ex-YouView technology chief Rose launches Zeebox

Former YouView chief technology officer Anthony Rose has launched his Zeebox social TV service on the iPad. The free app allows users to find out what their friends are watching and share information with them, and can act as a remote control on connected TV platforms. Zeebox provides a guide to current UK scheduled TV […]

Lovefilm Germany launches iPhone app

Lovefilm Germany has launched an app for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. The app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, provides access to about 45,000 movie titles. Lovefilm, which already streams movies via the Sony Playstation 3 and Sony Bravia connected LCD TVs and Blu-ray players, also recently signed a deal […]

Lovefilm launches iPad streaming service

Online streaming service and DVD rental company Lovefilm is launching an application on the Apple iPad. The app will allow subscribers to watch television series and movies on the tablet device as well as add DVDs to their rental lists. Movies available on the service include A Single Man, The Wrestler and The Twilight Saga: […]