Poll: What would be most important to you in the G2 spec?

With Freesat expected to announce the G2 specification and range of receivers in September, I thought it would be a good opportunity to ask what functionality would be most important to you in deciding to buy.

The functionality I’ve included based on information I’ve received so far are: Continue reading Poll: What would be most important to you in the G2 spec?

Jobsite Trials New Interactive Service On Freesat

Jobsite Trials New Interactive Service On Freesat

Article copied from Jobsite website

Jobsite.co.uk are proud to announce the launch of an interactive version of its job search and careers advice service on Freesat, the subscription-free digital satellite TV service.

The new Jobsite service can be accessed by Freesat viewers who connect their HD receiver to their home broadband connection. The Jobsite service can be found on Teletext Channel 986 and offers job seekers a quick and easy job search, together with careers advice.

Users can search for jobs by job title, location, contract type and date added to the site – from the last two hours to the previous seven days. The service will soon be enhanced to include an interactive video interview practice with leading business bosses, such as Duncan Bannatyne.

To benefit from the new free Jobsite service, users will need a satellite dish, any Freesat HD receiver and a home broadband connection with a home router. Users simply connect their Freesat HD set top box or integrated television to their broadband router, either directly via an Ethernet cable or using a ‘homeplug’ device if their TV is not in the same room as their broadband router. Instructions are available on freesat.co.uk/teletext

Keith Potts, CEO of Jobsite.co.uk comments;

At Jobsite we are constantly looking for new ways to reach candidates and embrace new technology platforms. This latest innovation is part of Jobsite’s philosophy to make job hunting quicker, easier and less frustrating, and to help job seekers look for work in the most convenient way for them.

The Jobsite TV trial complements recent innovations such as our iPhone app and Jobs-By-Twitter service and will help to ensure that our recruiters continue to find the best people to fill their vacancies. We are very proud to be the first recruitment brand to offer a service via Freesat and look forward to further development using this technology.

Freesat’s Head of Channels, Mark Briggs added;

This is an important trial which demonstrates how our viewers can get even more from Freesat by connecting their HD receiver to their home broadband router”

BBC HD Now Interactive

BBC have today added the Interactive service on their high definition channel (BBC HD channel 108).

Accessed via the red button, this service should allow for more features such as multi-screen of major HD events, plus text, information and much more.

As soon as we have confirmed uses for this service, we’ll let you know. Maybe Wimbledon multi-screen court action in HD?