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The developers of GTA have filed a lawsuit against the BBC for trademark infringement related to its upcoming TV drama about the gaming series, which Rockstar says it's "had no involvement with".
The BBC has confirmed that it is closing the international version of its iPlayer video on-demand service in the next few weeks, almost four years after it first launched for non-UK subscribers.
The BBC has announced that it is creating "a new drama based on Grand Theft Auto", which will be broadcast later this year - but the upcoming TV series may not be quite what you expected.
The new subscription-free service from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky will offer live TV, catch-up and on-demand content - but it seems you'll need a new TV or set-top box to be able to access it.
An app that can see almost everything that children are doing on their smartphones, along with their location will be launched in the UK later this year for parents. Does this present a privacy issue?
Perhaps in an effort to avoid piracy, or to build on the attention surrounding the teams visit to Argentina in a car featuring the number plate H982 FKL -tonight's episode will be simulcast worldwide.
After the launch of its BBC Sport app on Windows Phone earlier today, the BBC has now launched its iPlayer app for the Xbox One, bringing on-demand content - but not live TV - to the console.
Almost two years after it launched on iOS and Android, the BBC Sport app is finally available on Windows Phone - although it's little more than a web wrapper, with many key features missing.
The BBC has taken a stand against what it says are wrongful removals under the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling, and is planning to publish a list of its articles which are removed from Google.
The BBC has announced that viewers and listeners can now catch up on programmes they missed for up to 30 days after broadcast - up from just seven days - although some exceptions will apply.
Although Evan Blass aka @evleaks has called it quits, BBC was able to have a sit-down with the man himself to discuss his life and his profession for the past two years.
The BBC has announced that its long-awaited iPlayer app for Microsoft's Xbox One will launch in the next few months, and the new-look iPlayer is also coming to Virgin Media, BT and YouView this year.
The BBC has announced that three matches from the World Cup will be streamed in Ultra High Definition as part of closed trials aimed at understanding the best way to deliver 4K content to the home.
A year after its launch on Windows Phone 8, the BBC iPlayer app has received a major update today, with the addition of live TV and an improved interface - but BBC Radio content has been removed.
A BBC insider claims that issues with Kinect have been plaguing the development of an iPlayer app for the Xbox One, and accuses Microsoft of offering little assistance to help resolve the problems.
The BBC has confirmed that it is "working to bring BBC iPlayer to Xbox One in the future" after the streaming video service was left off the U.K. list of launch apps for Microsoft's next gen console.
Popular British talk show host Jonathan Ross will join the Xbox Games Division in an announcement made by Phil Harrison. His "talent" could prove to be crucial in the competitive gaming industry.
Thought lost forever, two episodes from the 60's era have been discovered as far away as Nigeria, restored and released to iTunes exclusively before being eventually released on DVD.
The BBC has announced a new addition to its suite of mobile apps, with the launch of BBC Weather for iOS and Android smartphones, but there's no sign yet of Windows Phone or BlackBerry versions.
Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, has come out in support of Google's tax avoidance practises in an interview with the BBC. In 2011, Google made £395m in the U.K and paid just £6m in tax.
The BBC has confirmed it will bring a version of its iPlayer video streaming app to Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 devices in the near future, via a shortcut to the iPlayer website.
The BBC has released another app for iOS, with an Android version in development. But are apps on the way too for Windows Phone, Windows 8 and BlackBerry 10? The BBC tells Neowin what's happening.
The popular UK app TVCatchup has now been released for Windows 8, allowing residents in that part of the world a way to watch live TV shows for free on their Windows 8 PC.
In an update to their iPlayer app, the BBC is now allowing users to download programs to their iPad, iPhone and iPod, allowing users to view content offline when Wi-Fi or 3G is unavailable.
The BBC has now issued a statement with the reasons behind why it has yet to release a port of its popular iPlayer streaming video app for Windows Phone products.
The state-run television network of Iran has accused the UK-based British Broadcasting Corporation of hacking their website to alter a poll about Iran's nuclear program. The BBC denies the accusation.
Despite claims that a Nokia spokesperson had confirmed the development of a BBC iPlayer app for the Windows Phone platform, the BBC has today told Neowin it has no immediate plans to do so.
It looks like the BBC has grown fondly of Microsoft's new design language as a recent update to their beta website takes Metro to heart.
The BBC has confirmed that it still wants to bring the iPlayer to the Xbox 360 in the future, though Microsoft's stance is causing issues that may prevent a future release.
The BBC today launched a brand new version of their “BBC iPlayer” service for TV's. The app not only has UI and search improvements, but also allows users to watch programmes in high definition.
The long awaited BBC iPlayer iPad app for the world is launching today, with 11 European countries being the first to have access to the subscription-based service. Australia, Canada and the United States are due...
Mobile coverage is a major issue for any consumer. Of course, the concerns of any phone buyer these days tend to veer first towards which handset to buy, and how much your calls and data...
The BBC continues to extend its reach onto new platforms – a move that began with its vast and comprehensive website, and which gave a huge boost to online TV streaming in the UK with...
The BBC’s on-demand content service, iPlayer, has been a huge success story for the corporation. Since its launch at the end of 2007, iPlayer has now grown to encompass millions of videos being watched every...
Scientists working on a BBC program in the United Kingdom that has been investigating various brands effects on consumers, has claimed that the Apple brand works directly on the parts of our brain that deal...
It's not every day a website as large as the BBC disappears off the face of the Earth, but today is one of those days. As of around 10 minutes ago news.bbc.co.uk, bbc.co.uk and pretty...
According to Websense, a company that makes web filtering software, BBC 6 Music and BBC 1Xtra radio had their websites hacked recently. The malicious code is executed when you load the page. The injected iframe occurs...
The BBC has finally released its long awaited iPlayer iOS and Android app, according to Wired. However, some users are seething at the fact that it can only be used on the iPad and not...
The BBC is set to release the long awaited iPlayer for iPhone and iPad app by the end of February. According to reports, the news comes just after the company announced cutbacks to their budget...
The BBC yesterday announced plans to cut spending on their online services by 25%, resulting in a loss of 360 jobs. The cuts are a part of the BBC's plan to cut overall spending by...
A new initiative launched this week in the UK is aiming to bring affordable computing to the masses by offering a PC that costs a mere £98. Race Online 2012 aims to sell 8,000 refurbished...
After a long run of ups and downs, Project Canvas will be coming to the UK in early 2011 with a set-top box called YouView. Project Canvas is a joint venture by the UK’s major...
It is being reported that the BBC have hired Mark Smith to be the corporation’s global iPlayer launch director. BBC director general, Mark Thompson, confirmed last month that the corporation will indeed be launching a...
Yesterday, the BBC announced that it had hired Daniel Danker, from Microsoft's video on demand division, to head up the BBC’s video on demand division. His official position is General Manager, Programmes & On-Demand. Daniel...
The BBC announced on Friday that its iPhone apps have been approved for release in the UK. The BBC originally announced the iPhone apps back in February but due to anti-competitive concerns, the BBC trust were...
The BBC has announced that there will soon be a new design for its News web page. The BBC say the new design is “focused on design and navigation” with an apparent greater focus on...
The BBC today announced the launch of a new beta version of its video on demand service - iPlayer. The beta version (accessible here) delivers a range of new features. Amongst them, users will now be...
Erik Huggers, BBC Future Media and Technology Group Controller, took the stage today at Mobile World Congress 2010 to announce two new BBC applications for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms. The BBC announced a News...
The BBC initially began a closed group test of the BBC iPlayer for Freesat devices in December 2009. Over the weekend the BBC announced the trial has gone public. Initially restricted to a small group...