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Xbox’s boss: Years before game streaming is mainstream

Xbox’s boss: Years before game streaming is mainstream

Technology
It will take many years before streaming video games becomes mainstream, the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has said.The best gaming experience was still on a console or PC, Mr Spencer told BBC Click's Marc Cieslak.His comments come just before Google launches its video game streaming service Stadia on 19 November 2019. Xbox has a rival service called Project xCloud which is still in its public testing phase.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
BritBox joins battle of the streaming giants

BritBox joins battle of the streaming giants

Entertainment
BritBox - the new paid-for streaming service from the BBC and ITV - has launched.The joint-venture platform will also show content from Channel 4 and Channel 5. Image: Olivia Colman as DS Ellie Miller and David Tennant as DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch. Pic: ITV It the first time programmes from the UK's main terrestrial channels will be available through one catch-up service.BritBox was successfully launched in America more than two years ago, with a specially curated catalogue of content, and now has 650,000 subscribers.The majority of UK content will be classic series - including Fawlty Towers, Blackadder and Absolutely Fabulous. Advertisement More r...
Eight men facing charges over illegal streaming sites

Eight men facing charges over illegal streaming sites

Technology
Eight men who allegedly ran pirate streaming services that claimed to offer more content than Netflix have been indicted in the US. Jetflicks and iStreamItAll claimed to be used by thousands of subscribers and allegedly lost copyright owners "millions of dollars". Together they claimed to have more than 300,000 TV episodes and films available to users in the US and Canada.Many of the films had yet to be made available for home viewing. Jetflicks charged users $ 9.99 (£8.20) per month, while iStreamItAll, which has yet to be closed down, currently offers monthly plans for $ 19.99 and charges $ 179.99 for a full year. "The two services allegedly offered more television pro
BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service

BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service

Entertainment
Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey, Gentleman Jack and Broadchurch will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming service BritBox when it launches this year.The broadcasters are joining forces to set up the subscription service in the UK as a rival to the likes of Netflix.It will cost £5.99 per month in HD, launching between October and the end of December.New programmes will also be made specially for BritBox, with the first arriving next year.Other existing series to be made available will include Victoria, Happy Valley, Les Miserables, The Office and Benidorm.How will BritBox work?The monthly fee will cover multiple screens and devices, "which is less than other streaming services", a statement said.Many ITV and BBC programmes