“..The future of television has arrived – and its great advantage is going backwards.
A new set-top box that allows viewers to watch popular programmes like Strictly and Sherlock days after they have been screened has gone on sale to millions of homes for £50.
Backed by the terrestrial broadcasters BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 – YouView offers a much wider choice of programmes without the need to take out a year-long package with Sky.
As well as showing Freeview’s 70-plus channels – YouView can pause and rewind TV.
But its unique feature is that it can screen almost any terrestrial broadcast shown during the previous seven days – allowing instant viewing on a TV set –
- rather than a laptop – of shows from the BBC’s iPlayer and rival services…”
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