Hands on with Zeebox, your new social TV guide

The market for social television services is getting increasingly crowded, as companies try to build systems that combine broadcast and social networks. But could British startup Zeebox get the jump on the competition with its smart new iPad app and powerful team?

Netflix launch in UK and Ireland planned for early 2012

After enduring a torrid few months, Netflix is hoping to get that it can generate some positive momentum by announcing plans to launch in the U.K. and Ireland early next year — its first product launch outside the Americas. But it will face stiff competition.

The BBC’s iPlayer for TVs goes HTML5

Users of Sony’s PS3 can now access a special TV version of the BBC’s iPlayer, complete with a navigation optimized for remote controls, personalization and video overlays. The new iPlayer is based on HTML5, showing how important the emerging standard is to the connected-TV world.

BBC’s iPlayer goes Global, embraces the iPad

After endless development and lobbying from fans around the world, the BBC has finally opened up an international version of the iPlayer — its smash hit video-on-demand service — for European subscribers. But will it make the grade as other video subscription services expand?

How do you get video on Kindle? Turn it into a comic

If you can’t wait for a version of the Kindle that can run video, then you may be in luck: one enterprising developer has come up with a bizarre way to take TV programs and make them compatible with Amazon’s e-reader.