BBC adds green button programme restart for smart TVs

The BBC has added live-programme restart for its channels on smart TVs, which users can access by pressing the green button on their remote. Viewers are now able to watch BBC programmes from the beginning while they’re still being broadcast by pressing the green button, which loads the BBC iPlayer and automatically starts the show […]

BBC adds iPlayer live restart to set-top boxes

The BBC is rolling out ‘live restart’ iPlayer functionality to compatible set-top boxes. Starting with Freesat, the ability to skip to beginning of a live programme at the press of a button is being added to the electronic programme guide (EPG) for the first time. The UK public broadcaster said it hopes to roll out […]

Sky introduces restart for movies and new recommendation service

Sky in the UK has added restart, recommendation and other features to its Sky Movies service for Sky+ customers. The Watch from Start feature, which is already available in Italy, will enable viewers who missed the start of a movie to watch it from the beginning by clicking on the green button on their remote […]

Numericable-SFR extends Restart service

French service provider Numericable-SFR has added the five channels from public broadcaster France Télévisions to its Restart TV service and is making Restart available across its LaBox TV and SFR TV applications. The addition of France Télévisions channels will enable Numericable-SFR customers with fibre connections to view programmes on France 2, the national version of […]

Numericable to launch social TV service, restart and 4G

French cable operator Numericable has launched two new connected TV initiatives and has confirmed plans to launch a 4G mobile service next month as reports surface of a renewed attempt to merge with Vivendi-owned mobile operator SFR. Numericable has launched VideoShot TV, a new service that allows users to capture video from TV programmes and […]