Friday, 14 December 2018

Virgin Media hits back at Sky Q with V6, 'TellyTablet'

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 30 November 16

Cableco's new TiVo-powered STB able to record six channels at once, costs £100.

Virgin Media UK on Wednesday shared details of its hotly-anticipated new set-top-box (STB), the V6, and surprised with the unveiling of a new tablet designed with TV watching in mind. Powered by TiVo, a pioneer of digital video recorders (DVRs) and integrated video streaming, the V6 is capable of recording six channels at once, storing shows on its 1 TB hard drive. Linear and on-demand content can be streamed over WiFi to smartphones and tablets; recordings can also be downloaded to devices for watching while out and about. As has become standard for TV services, streaming apps like Netflix, BBC iPlayer and YouTube are all easy to access through the newly…

Virgin Media UK on Wednesday shared details of its hotly-anticipated new set-top-box (STB), the V6, and surprised with the unveiling of a new tablet designed with TV watching in mind. Powered by TiVo, a pioneer of digital video recorders (DVRs) and integrated video streaming, the V6 is capable of recording six channels at once, storing shows on its 1 TB hard drive. Linear and on-demand content can be streamed over WiFi to smartphones and tablets; recordings can also be downloaded to devices for watching while out and about. As has become standard for TV services, streaming apps like Netflix, BBC iPlayer and YouTube are all easy to access through the newly…

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