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Digital TV (No subscription costs once set up costs paid)  See Wiki for full listing

1. Freeview Official website                         Click here for what channels (TV and radio) you can get (roughly 100! but they are SD - Standard Definition)              Check Radio&Telly too for info

Tweets Latest news on Freeview TV    Interference from 4G Useful FAQs

 

2. FreeSat Read about the free digital TV service which requires no subscription, just a satellite dish, cable and Freesat box  Freesat Freetime Similar to Youview         

See Freesat channel list 170 channels            Freesat News         Tweets

 

3. FreeSat from Sky Read about the free digital TV service from Sky - 240 TV channels for 175

(New Image)Google Chromecast Great plug-in device (30) for your TV allowing cast connectivity with tablet and mobile

VideoOnDemand news from Digital Spy - Discuss online entertainment services

Another option is to buy a Media box e.g. Sony Playstation  which will stream media content from your PC to display on TV and play 'On-Demand TV' (see below). Click Pricerunner for available media centres

Video On-Demand VoD (Catch-up) TV

Basically VoD can be viewed either on a PC or on a TV. See the options below.

Future of TV which lists one of them as....................On-Demand TV (IPTV) List available services - "tailor made television piped into your home'

hbbTV Read about 'Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV' a pan-European initiative

 

VoD on PC

1. BBC iPlayer BBC Player enabling catch-up of BBC TV and as of Feb.2011 supports search for ITV and Channel 5                       Multicast Higher quality radio and TV but must be right ISP  (New Image)BBC Store  (was Project Barcelona) and it's now here at long last!!

2. YouView Now available, after much delay, from various broadband suppliers

3. TV Catch-up 40 channels to choose from (Requires registration and has adverts) but it's my favourite and currently best in class

4. MSN Player Same as BBC iPlayer

5. CBS TV.com US Channel currently only showing Channel 5 content (below) but more to follow apparently

6. ITV Hub  Same as BBC iPlayer, but for ITV

7. My4 Same as BBC iPlayer, but for Channel 4

8. My5 Same as BBC iPlayer, but for Channel 5

9. Sky Go Same as BBC iPlayer - but requires registration, offers 40 channels     Now TV Pay per view movie service from Sky (from 6.99/month)

 

Video on-Demand (VoD) on TV (IPTV)

1. BT Vision Available with BT Total broadband package - not free

2.. FreeSat On-Demand  BBC iPlayer now available, also ITV Player available on some boxes

3. Virgin Digital TV through fibre-optic cable from Virgin

4. Android TV (was Google TV) Available now in UK. it's brilliant! (stock discontinued??)

5. Sky+ Sky's video on-demand service

6. Netflix On demand service from well established US company for 6.99/month

7. Amazon Prime Instant Video (was Lovefilm) On demand streaming service for 79/year of movies and TV shows

8. Mubi On demand movies service from firm that used to rent DVDs from 5.99/month

Update9. Rakuten TV (was Wuaki) Part of Play.com company offering TV/movies for 5.99/month as well as pay as you go. Some content free!

10. HBO Now US streaming service for $15/month on Apple devices

 

Radio Times  What's On TV?          

Blinkx  35 million hours of TV and video - Amazing site    Worldwide TV 2000 stations         BBC TV         TV Cream All your favourite TV programmes from the past - Beware as this site is very addictive                     British News Pathe (Archive - requires registration) 3500 hours of archive footage between 1896 and 1970

TV links below are .ram files that play on RealOne Player

 

Radio

Want to listen to Digital Radio? BBC iPlayer for radio Find radios for sale at Radio Now

Radio  Fail Snippets of radio when it goes wrong

Podcasts BBC podcasts (listening to radio shows on mobile device) See here for more worldwide Podcast content

BBC Radio 1 Listen live!      BBC 1Xtra Listen live!

BBC Radio 2 Listen live!

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BBC Radio 3 Listen live! 

BBC Radio 4 FM Listen live!         BBC Radio 4 Extra Listen live!

BBC Radio 5 Live  Watch and Listen to 5 Live!

BBC 6 Music Listen live!

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BBC Asian Network Listen live!

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BBC Radio World Service Listen live!

BBC Radio Scotland Listen Live!

BBC Radio Wales Listen Live!

BBC Radio Devon Listen Live!

UpdateRadio Einslive Listen live!

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To listen to all BBC stations above you may need to download free version of RealOne Player

BFBS Radio British Forces Broadcasting Service

Heart (Exeter) Listen Live!  or        watch live!

Radio Locator   Radio Feeds

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