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Here’s some good news if you’re a Sky subscriber: Sky is launching a new service called Sky Go which will give you access to 30 channels on a range of devices including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, PCs and Macs.

The new service is replacing Sky Player and the current Sky Mobile subscriptions from 6 July. Read on for our run down of the five things you need to know about Sky Go…

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To be honest Xbox Live TV subscription rumours are one of those hardy tech perennials but they’ve raised their pretty heads again and negotiations sound fairly advanced. The good folk at Reuters have rootled out a Microsoft source who says an Xbox TV subscription service is coming to Xbox Live and Xbox 360. The story says discussions with ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, ESPN and CNN as well as premium channels like HBO are in the works. The mention of Fox is intriguing from a UK perspective – Sky Player Xbox 360 has been around for a while and we’re already wondering, will we get an Xbox Live TV subscription service in the UK? We’ll be chasing this like a dog with after a bone covered in steak carried by a postman.

Out TBC | £TBC | Microsoft (via Reuters)

Sky Player to get Kinect controls

Sky Player on Xbox 360 is to support the Kinect motion sensor, which should mean that shaking your fist at the TV will at last have some effect on what is on screen. Progress!

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Sky Sports News is set to disappear from Freeview and appear exclusively on pay TV services. If you’ve been used to getting your fix of Jeff Stelling’s perfect punning on Soccer Saturday for free you’ll now have to pay for the privilege or catch him on Countdown instead. Sky has also announced that Sky Sports News HD is on the way. For details and to find out what Sky is flinging onto Freeview instead, head on through…

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A new Freeview + HD box with FetchTV with Sky Player support hits Tesco tomorrow. The Technika Smartbox, which we previously spotted as the FetchTV Smartbox 8320HD in March, gives you Freeview, Freeview HD and on-demand content from FetchTV including BBC iPlayer and Sky Player. Read on for the full specs and how much the super-telly box will set you back…

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Sky Anytime+ will launch later this year and finally bring a true VOD service to Sky+ HD customers who’ve previously had to make do with Sky Anytime shovelling its choice of programmes onto their PVR over night. Looks like Virgin Media has suddenly got a serious on demand TV rival…

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The Sky Leaders Debate is being hosted by the pay TV titan but you don’t need to put down any money to watch tonight’s political punch-up. Though Sky subscribers will get the dubious pleasure of seeing the three leaders in HD, the debate is actually being screened in lots of other places. Here’s five free ways to watch the Sky Leaders Debate and see Cameron, Clegg and Brown battle it out again…

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Sky Player is headed to Humax Freeview HD boxes, the satellite TV giant has announced. Soon, you’ll be able to pipe pay TV to your Freeview HD set up whenever the urge takes you, so read on for the details, and the models supported.

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