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Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Now Available on PlayStation Network

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock is now available on PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network. The video game features the Doctor and River Song zipping across space and time to save the universe. A retail version of the game will be available on May 25 in the UK, and a PS Vita version will be released on June 13. A …

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Playstation 3 To Get BBC Sports App In England

photo courtesy of European Playstation Blog Is it just me, or do Playstation 3 owners in the United States, which is the biggest market for them, get hosed when it comes to TV options? In Japan they can actually use their Playstation 3’s as a DVR for certain TV providers. We do get some fairly good apps like the NHL …

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Kids Narrate ‘Planet Earth': Cuteness Overload

This Weekend the BBC original series Planet Earth will be shown in its original uncut version on BBC America in celebration of Earth Day. The UK version includes narration by David Attenborough (not Sigourney Weaver) and an original score by George Fenton A new special The Making of Planet Earth will also be aired Sunday April 22nd (Earth Day) at …

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Peter Wragg, BBC Visual Effects Designer, Dead at 65

As a fan of the well-known British sci-fi comedy shows Red Dwarf and Doctor Who, I am saddened to learn about the death of one of the most creative minds behind these shows, Peter Wragg, who died this past weekend at the age of 65. Peter Wragg, a Visual Effects Designer at the BBC, was most known for his creative …

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Rupert Murdoch Lashes Out at ‘Enemies’ on Twitter

Rupert Murdoch, that mogul who most epitomizes the conflict between the old guard of industry and the internet, lashed out at unnamed competitors who are “piling on with lies and libels.” Murdoch, the CEO and founder of News Corporation, used his Twitter account to berate his critics. @rupertmurdochRupert Murdoch Seems every competitor and enemy piling on with lies and libels. …

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Doctor Who Season 7 Teaser Trailer Released

The long-running sci-fi show Doctor Who is receiving a lot of attention lately, mainly because of the Doctor’s new and upcoming companion Jenna-Louise Coleman; however, we still need to finish the “Amy Pond” (Karen Gillan) episodes to get there. It’s been a while since Doctor Who has aired, so now we are ready to continue the saga with Season 7. …

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New Doctor Who Companion Announced: Jenna-Louise Coleman

Questions and speculation about who will be romping around time and space with The Doctor in the new season of Doctor Who have finally been answered. Head writer for the show Steven Moffat announced today that twenty-five year old Jenna-Louise Coleman would be the companion for the current Doctor, Matt Smith. “It always seems impossible when you start casting these …

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BBC iPlayer Comes To Xbox 360 In The UK

The BBC has made their popular iPlayer service available on the Xbox 360 starting today. iPlayer will allow Xbox LIVE users to access a variety of BBC content on their consoles. iPlayer also supports Kinect, meaning that viewers will be able to control iPlayer with their voice and with hand gestures. iPlayer is available for free today for Xbox LIVE …

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“Frozen Planet” Shows North, South Pole As Never Before

The Discovery Channel has partnered with the BBC for several documentaries, including the wildly successful “Blue Planet” and “Planet Earth”. But their latest venture, called “Frozen Planet”, has viewers falling in love with Antarctica and the Arctic via beautifully shot video and images captured with state-of-the-art equipment. The seven-part series–narrated by Alec Baldwin–aired its first episode last night and was …

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BBC Planning iTunes Competitor For UK

The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) has announced they are working on a video-based digital downloading service akin to iTunes that will allow users to access both old and new programming for a small fee. Though pricing and timeframes haven’t been set yet, Director General Mark Thompson said the digital shop–code named Project Barcelona–would be the equivalent to buying a DVD …

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Iran Linked To Cyberattack on BBC

Iran’s government has gone to some considerable lengths lately to muzzle the internet within the country’s borders. Not content with only blocking Google sites and encrypted search merely once in February, the government blocked SSL connections as well as many social networking sites a second time last month ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections at the beginning of March. This …

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BBC World Service Broadcasts Live

In commemoration of its 80th birthday, the BBC World Service broadcasted its daily morning editorial meeting live, for the first time on Wednesday. The 55-minute taping was narrated with all speakers being introduced, to better accomodate a public audience. The BBC World Service also held a live event featuring William Orbit, producer of Madonna’s latest album, Trinidad-born and Nobel prize-winning …

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