EE TV launches ‘Recordings to Go’, MPs want the BBC to be a mutual organisation and Sony launching Ultra 4k in April : DTG Daily News March 31st

EE TV launches Recordings to Go

A new update to EE TV’s set top box and companion app means users can download and record Freeview content to their mobile device to watch it at a later time. This includes over 70 channels, from movies and news to sport and soaps, that can be recorded on your EE TV set top box then sent to your phone or tablet via Wi-Fi.

With no expiry date or time limit, the update brings EE TV in line with competitors such as Virgin Media and Sky.

MPs want the BBC to be a mutual organisation

Two MPs, Gareth Thomas and Steve Baker, have requested a restructure of the BBC making it a mutual organisation allowing TV licence-holders to elect the board.

It was suggested by the pair that the BBC align themselves to a similar structure at the John Lewis Partnership; a business owned and controlled by its members.

“The BBC should be mutualised. This would mean TV licence holders becoming members and owners of the BBC, thus solving the ownership deficit. These members would elect representatives to hold the executive management to account,” they suggested.

Continuing to explain that “For the BBC to succeed it must have a governance structure that is fit for purpose. Yet it is plagued by two problems which none of the options under consideration by ministers and the culture select committee will fix: an ownership deficit and an accountability gap,”

Sony launching Ultra 4k in April

Sony have confirmed that their new 4K Ultra HD movie streaming service – ULTRA – will launch on Monday 4th April 2016 on Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs with Android TV in the US.

ULTRA will feature a number of movies to buy and view in 4K Ultra HD, with many including HDR and Digital Extras as no additional charge.

“Consumers are rapidly upgrading their living rooms to 4K, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s new ULTRA streaming service will provide a premium viewing experience to satisfy growing demand for 4K movies and television shows,” said Jake Winett, VP, Consumer Services & Advanced Platforms at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

“ULTRA takes advantage of the latest industry innovations – 4K resolution, high dynamic range, a wider colour spectrum, digital movie extras, and UltraViolet interoperability – so viewers get the most out of their televisions and their movie collections,” Winett added.

DTG Staff  |  31.03.2016

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