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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        

See Freesat channel list 170 channels            Freesat News         Tweets

 

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

 

STREAMING on PC / TABLET / MOBILE PHONE

1. BBC iPlayer BBC Player enabling catch-up of BBC TV and as of Feb.2011 supports search for ITV and Channel 5

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

3. MSN Player Same as BBC iPlayer

Update4. CBS TV.com US Channel currently only showing Channel 5 content (below) but more to follow apparently

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

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

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

8. Sky Go Same as BBC iPlayer - but requires registration, offers 40 channels

9. UKTV Channels include Dave, Really, Yesterday, Drama

 

STREAMING on TV (IPTV)

1. Netflix On demand service from well established US company from 5.99/month

2. Amazon Prime Instant Video (was Lovefilm) On demand streaming service for 79/year of movies and TV shows or pay 5.99/month

3. NOW TV Buy separate Sky TV bundles using NOW TV box e.g. 7.99 Entertainment. Monthly contract

4. TalkTalk TV Option to rent and own TV shows and movies (from 99p) as well as bundle with broadband

Update5. Virgin Digital TV through fibre-optic cable from Virgin

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

Update7. BT Vision Available with BT Total broadband package - not free

8. Mubi On demand movies service from firm that used to rent DVDs from 7.99/month

Update9.Rakuten 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

11. Apple TV 4K Watch through box from 179

12. Facebook Watch Watch free videos - similar service to Youtube

(New Image)13.Britbox On demand service from BBC and ITV from 5.99/month

 

Future of TV which lists one of them as....................

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

Radio Times  What's On TV?        Genome Project    See TV and radio editions going back to 1920s

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

Worldwide TV 2000 stations     

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

 

Radio

(New Image)Radio Garden This site is brilliant!

Want to listen to Digital Radio? UpdateBBC Sounds 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 devices)

British Podcast Awards

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!

Radio Einslive Listen live!  Might not work..............

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

UpdateBFBS Radio British Forces Broadcasting Service

Heart (Exeter) Listen Live!

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