CHOOSING a digital TV package has become an entertainment minefield.Some of us opt to watch TV through a free service, which doesn't require a contract or subscription and lets you watch dozens of channels.But an increasing numbers of telly fans are opting to take out contracts with telecoms firms.If you aren’t careful you might end up paying sky-high prices for hundreds of channels you don’t actually watch.To help cut down the cost, together with experts from uSwitch, we have pulled a guide to paid-for TV curated to your needs.It's also important to remember that you options may be be limited depending on your internet provider, so it's worth considering that before switching. If you are a huge Sports fan, Sky definitely offers the biggest selection, with dedicated cricket, football and formula one channels.It costs £42 per month with a £20 set up cost and this will get you 280 channels including Sports channels and Sky Atlantic.The provider also lets … [Read more...] about The best TV packages for reality TV addicts, boxset bingers and Sport fans – which one is best for you?
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I DON’T think I have ever heard so much financial self-interest disguised by lies, deceit and dissembling as has surrounded the future of the much-loved Great British Bake Off.Each player’s statement needs demolishing. Let’s start with Jamie Oliver. He said he would love to be a judge on the show when it moves to Channel 4.Putting aside the idea that his cockney twangs would ever fit into this most middle-class of shows, the truth is he has to say that.After all, his cooking shows already appear on C4 and were he to say the format would die without Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood his contract would come to a very swift end.Now let’s turn to Jay Hunt, the creative boss of C4 and the most disingenuous of all the players. She said she paid the £75million — this is a state-owned business just like the BBC — as she feared the show would end up on a pay TV broadcaster.What complete b*****ks.The … [Read more...] about How all stars, execs and TV channels have their fingers in the Bake Off pie
WATCHING the BBC iPlayer without a TV licence will be banned within months,John Whittingdale said viewers with no telly who dip into popular shows suchThe Culture Secretary said the loophole would be shut down “as soon asREAD MORE:It‘StopTeachingMumHe told the Oxford Media Convention: “When the licence fee was invented, video“And while the definition of television in the legislation covers live“The BBC works on the basis that all who watch it pay for it.“Giving a free ride to those who enjoy Sherlock or Bake Off an hour, a day orIt said a “swift closure” of the iPlayer loophole would help give the BBCMeanwhile, an ongoing review of the Beeb said yesterday that the BBC Trust … [Read more...] about Want to watch catch-up telly on the iPlayer but don’t have a TV? Soon you’ll have to pay the licence fee too
WE rely on them in our most vulnerable moments.They bring us into the world and look after us in our final days.That is why today The Sun is celebrating the very best of the NHS with our first Who Cares Wins health awards.Thousands of you got in touch to tell us about the health professionals who go above and beyond. By SIMON STEVENS, Chief Executive, NHS England THE skill, dedication and commitment of NHS staff has been truly tested by events we’ve witnessed this year.The extraordinary response of our emergency services to the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, along with the Grenfell Tower tragedy — with staff often running towards danger to help others — is rightly a matter of national pride.We can all, however, be equally proud of the quiet, everyday heroism of NHS staff who don’t usually make the headlines.These are the nurses, therapists, doctors, cooks, midwives, porters, technicians, cleaners and countless others who make up the biggest … [Read more...] about NHS boss Simon Stevens pays tribute to our emergency services for their extraordinary response to terrorist attacks in London and Manchester and the Grenfell Tower tragedy
GEORGE GROVES is set to take on Chris Eubank Jr in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final.Groves progressed through his quarter-final against Jamie Cox with a fourth round knockout win at Wembley Arena.And Chris Eubank Jr knocked out Avni Yildirim in the third in Stuttgart.Groves vs Eubank Jr is set to be held in January or February.Lifelong Chelsea fan George Groves has stated that he would like the fight to be held at Stamford Bridge.He said after beating Eubank Jr: “We’re looking at the Stamford Bridge fixture list, and the last week of January, when Chelsea are away.“Kalle [Sauerland, Groves’ promoter] promised me we’re going to fight there.Groves then joked: “It’s definitely going to happen. Kalle’s going to move the FA Cup fixtures, and make sure it’s sunny that day.”ITV hold the rights to the World Boxing Super Series.The fight is set to be a pay-per-view event and available through the ITV Box Office.Both … [Read more...] about When is George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr and what TV channel is the World Boxing Super Series semi-final on?
CHORLEY FOOTBALL CLUB need a hero – and are prepared to offer a goalkeeper the chance of a lifetime.The National League North side, managed by ex-Premier League star Matt Jansen, have launched an emergency Twitter appeal for a shotstopper to play in their FA Cup first round clash with Fleetwood.A 4-3 win at Boston United on Tuesday secured them a glamour home tie against League One opposition, which will be screened live on BT Sport on Monday 6 November.The only problem is two of the non-league team’s most vital players are cup-tied – and that has left them without a senior ‘keeper.No1 Matt Urwin is on-loan at the Lancashire club from their visitors – making him ineligible to play against his parent club due to the competition’s rules.Midfielder and fellow Fleetwood man, and Chorley’s top scorer Nick Haughton, is also in a similar scenario.But the situation has left Chorley in a pickle and with no-one to pull on the gloves– leading … [Read more...] about FA Cup latest news: Chorley offer YOU chance of a lifetime to play in goal live on TV in the FA Cup
A POPULAR TV bailiff who shot to fame on Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! is in remission months after he received a “death sentence” cancer diagnosis.Delroy Anglin revealed last April that he needed a bone marrow transplant after doctors told him he had blood cancer. His heartbreaking health fears saw more than 100 people join a donor register in just two hours to try and save his life.The Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! star had an aggressive form of leukaemia.But now, an update on Twitter revealed: “Delroy Anglin is now in remission.“He still has a long way to go but this is definitely a step in the right direction.” Speaking in April, the dad-of-six told the Croydon Advertiser his condition would be terminal unless he could find a donor.Former cop Delroy, 56, said: “You feel as if someone has pronounced a death sentence.“At the end of the day, unless somebody says differently – I’m … [Read more...] about Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away star Delroy Anglin reveals he is in remission after being given ‘death sentence’ cancer diagnosis
IF you're short of a few quid and don't mind embarrassing yourself in front of the nation, we could have just the career for you.Getting involved in reality TV is definitely the way forward, as Love Island winners Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey are apparently about to prove.The pair bagged themselves the £50,000 prize money by winning the show on Monday night, but their real pay day will likely be over the next 12 months.Top celebrity manager Rob Cooper has claimed they could be coining it in if they make smart decisions."If they play the game right they can earn at least £100k in the next few months, if they go on to have a family and wedding then they have the potential to be a £1 million couple," he explained.Which got us thinking... how much does your average reality TV star make?Turns out the answer is A LOT, as long as they are canny with their cash. Here we look at 10 of the top reality TV earners - the only rules are that their cash has to … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Cara and Nathan are set to make £1m… here are 10 other people who have cashed in from reality TV
Steffen Moeller first visited Poland 14 years ago on a two-week language course. He liked it so much that he decided to return for good. After seven years teaching German, he launched a career in cabaret and television. While still relatively unknown in his native Germany, the soap star and game show host has become a household name in Poland. The German emigrant has also written a number of books, most recently "Viva Polonia" -- an account of his experiences living in Poland and a guide to his adopted homeland. In 2005, he was awarded the German Federal Order of Merit for his services to German-Polish relations. DW-WORLD.DE: Were there many other Germans in your situation when you arrived in Poland in 1994? Has the situation changed at all since then? Steffen Moeller: Quite a lot of Germans move to Poland with German firms. But they tend to remain within these firms as managers. I was one of the few who always had Polish employers. I do now occasionally … [Read more...] about Poland Makes It Easy to Be German, TV Star Says
Sky Deutschland plans to raise 340 million euros ($448 million) in fresh cash in its seventh share sale since 2005 as the troubled broadcaster continues chasing elusive profits and tries to convince reluctant Germans to pay more for television content. The company, which is based near Munich and 45.4 percent-owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., also issued a profit warning, saying its full-year 2010 loss before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization would be "significantly" greater than previous estimates of 130-170 million euros. The company blamed "slower than expected subscriber development and increased investment in key initiatives." It predicted that while its earnings in 2011 would be higher than in 2010, the company would still be in the red. No new breakeven target was announced. The announcement is the latest indicator that pay-TV in Germany has not lived up to the potential that its backers once thought it had. Many dreamed of easily tapping Europe's largest … [Read more...] about Will Germans ever embrace pay-TV?