Alan Sugar Quits YouView

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Did Lord Alan “You’re Fired” Sugar jump or was shoved? Either way the opinionated board member is no longer a part of YouView. There are reports of a heated boardroom exchange – nothing new there – but Lord Sugar simply says his job is done. He got the much delayed YouView from concept to shop […]

Google TV UK Launch Confirmed

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Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, has confirmed that Google TV will be arriving within 6 months to the UK market. Which is likely to mean early 2012. Google TV will be available through a set top box or integrated TV receiver. What is not clear yet, is if the boxes will be standalone Google TV […]

Technicolor Pull Out Of YouView

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I don’t think the venerable ‘Sir Alan’ fired them, but one of YouView’s set top box manufacturers has now pulled out as a partner. French company Technicolor was actually one of seven manufacturing partners, so the news is not really going to cause major concern for the group. As the official spokesperson said: We can […]

Sorry Kip, You’re Fired

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As rumoured it has now been confirmed that Lord Alan Sugar will take over as non-executive chairman for YouView. He replaces Kip Meek, the former Ofcom regulator. The change in chairman takes effect right away. The YouView chief executive, Richard Halton, said: Kip joined YouView at a pivotal time in our development and has helped […]

YouView To Sweeten The Deal?

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Apparently the delayed YouView service is about to get a new chairman. Lord Alan Sugar is imminently expected to take over the chair. Called in by Channel 5’s Richard Desmond to review the venture’s business plan, the star of The Apprentice is believed to be set to take the role, subject to clearance at a […]