• Category Archives Television
  • Another Way to Watch UK-TV (BBC, ITV, etc) outside UK

    Hi everybody,

    Recently, I found another way to watch UK-TV outside the UK, and it even supports livestreaming of Channel 4 and Five (however, only the livestreams, no on-demand like IPlayer, 4oD or ITVPlayer are supported). This time, there is no need for a UK-Proxy or a VPN. Just go to www.filmon.com and you have a quite wide variety of UK-Channels available. Since it seems that they already had some legal fights with the broadcasting stations, I am rather positive that this will be an option that is available for a longer time.

    If you want an easier way to watch, try to set up XBMC. Then follow the instruction of the XBMCHub-Community (http://www.xbmchub.com/blog/2013/05/26/how-to-instantly-configure-xbmc-with-the-xbmc-hub-wizard-beta-addon/) and voíla, the ‘notfilmon’-addon enables you to watch live UK-TV.

    Unfortunately, XBMC does not yet support DLNA-streaming of the plugins, however that might change as it seems that this is already in development. (Well, yes, before you ask, I tried the Universial Media Server with the jumpy-plugin, but my Bravia CX-TV, 2011-model does not like it – it always gives an error message about not being able to read the list index, but it works with an Android device).

  • Ever wondered what happened to Lorraine Crosby?

    Hi everybody,

    You may ask now: Lorraine who? I don’t know her anyway…. Well, that’s not completely true, there’s a quite big chance you already might have heard of her: She’s the female voice in Meatloaf’s millionseller ‘I’d do anything for love’. This year, she auditioned for ‘The Voice UK’ – unfortunately, she did not make it through, although her performance of Midnight Train To Georgia was quite good – you can review it on Youtube.

  • First The Voice UK Auditions

    Hi folks,

    On Saturday, the first ‘The Voice UK’-auditions were broadcasted on BBC One. As expected, a lot of good singers, however, it is interesting that especially the singers who once were successful in the 90s sound quite boring, so it seems that auto-tune was used a lot in this era…

    Will.i.am is as funny as always (I couldn’t imagine that he would be so funny, before I saw the first ‘The Voice UK’-series last year), nevertheless, my wife and I are quite big fans of Danny.

    So, quite looking forward to the next installment on Saturday.