The 2014 Winter Olympics are being held in Sochi, Russia starting 7th February and the BBC will be broadcasting over 650 hours of “live as it happens” action. As well as 200 hours of live network coverage the entire games will be covered via six live HD streams from the BBC website.
Analysis, insight, news and highlights will be presented by Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine and Jonathan Edwards.
You can follow the all the action on the BBC from any location in the world if you sign up for a Whatsonthebox VPN account.
2010 gold medallist Amy Williams and former Olympians Graham Bell, Colin Bryce, Emma Carrick-Anderson, Robin Cousins, Jackie Lockhart and Wilf O’Reilly form BBC Sport’s world-class team of winter sports experts. Each will draw on their Winter Olympic experience to bring the most unique and insightful analysis to viewers.
All of Team GB’s medal moments will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 live throughout the event with Chris Mitchell, Eleanor Oldroyd and Will Perry presenting all the main events and races live across 5 live’s daytime schedules.
BBC Two will start live coverage every day from Sochi from 07:00 GMT with an hour-long daily highlights programme starting at 19:00.]]>
Its the weekend so we’ve chosen a list of UK TV shows for you to watch this weekend so you don’t miss a thing
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Live Tennis – Australian Open Woman’s Final
Sat 25 Jan 8.25am – 11.30am BBC 2
Li Na v Dominika Cibulkova. Sue Barker presents coverage from Melbourne Park, where the title will be decided in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. This is Li’s third appearance in the showpiece match, having lost to Victoria Azarenka last year and Kim Clijsters in 2011, while Cibulkova is playing in her first Grand Slam final
Sat 25 Jan 10am – 12pm Sky Sports 1
Max Rushden and Helen Chamberlain present the weekly collection of football-themed competitions, comedy, phone-ins and guests.
Live FA Cup Football
Sat 25 Jan 12.15pm – 3pm ITV, UTV
Bournemouth v Liverpool (Kick-off 12.45pm). Adrian Chiles presents coverage of this afternoon’s fourth-round clash at Dean Court, as the clubs meet for the first time since 1968. Having suffered a surprise exit from this competition last year when drawn away to Oldham Athletic in the fourth round, despite including Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in the starting eleven, Brendan Rodgers will be keen to ensure his side avoid another embarrassing defeat. With analysis from Roy Keane, Lee Dixon and Harry Redknapp, and commentary by Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.
Live International One-Day Cricket
Sun 26 Jan 3am – 6am Sky Sports 2
Australia v England. All the action from the fifth and final match of the series, held at the Adelaide Oval, as both teams aim to finish on a high ahead of three Twenty20 contests. A Jonathan Trott century helped England win by 21 runs when the sides last met here in this format three years ago, but the Aussies earned a dominant Test victory at this venue in the recent Ashes series.
Live Tennis – Australian Open Men’s Final
Sun 26 Jan 8.15am – 12pm BBC 2
Rafael Nadal v Stanislas Wawrinka. Sue Barker presents all the action from Melbourne Park, where the first Grand Slam event of the year reaches its conclusion. Although Wawrinka overcame defending champion Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals en route to reaching his maiden Grand Slam final, he still goes into this match as the underdog against Nadal, who defeated Roger Federer in straight sets in the last four.
The Voice UK
Sat 25 Jan 7pm – 8:15pm BBC One
Emma Willis and Marvin Humes join the hopefuls backstage for the third round of blind auditions. As usual, the coaches decide whether they want the acts based purely on their singing voices, spinning in their chairs to show their interest. But if more than one of the celebrity mentors has turned, the power shifts to the singer, who chooses which team they want to join.
Sat 25 Jan 9pm – 10pm BBC Four
When an unknown bomber threatens to blow up a chemical plant, Saga and Martin team up once again to track down the villain. After compiling the clues, they find a common denominator that confines the would-be terrorist to a particular area, but the questions still outweigh the answers. Meanwhile, Saga begins to realise romance is harder than she thought, and Martin uncovers a secret in his Swedish counterpart’s past. Crime drama, starring Sofia Helin and Kim Bodnia.
Sun 26 Jan 9pm – 10pm ITV, STV, UTV
Trade unionists arrive at Selfridges to demand more rights for workers, and the protest stirs up emotions among the staff, with some asking whether Harry will return to America if war breaks out, and what this will mean for their jobs. Wanting to reassure everyone he isn’t going anywhere, the store owner organises a tango party to thank his employees for all their efforts. Meanwhile, Lord Loxley thwarts Lady Mae’s plans to escape to the country without him, and Rose tracks down Henri, finding him living in squalor.
Movie – Harry Brown
Sun 26 Jan 10pm – 11:55pm Channel 5
Revenge thriller starring Michael Caine. With his wife terminally ill in hospital, retired Marine Harry Brown lives alone on a London council estate with only best friend Leonard for company. When Leonard is murdered by the lawless youths that have turned the estate into a no-go area, Harry decides it’s time to mete out some old-school justice and reclaim the streets]]>
The show tells the story of notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (Purefoy) who escapes death row and embarks on a new killing spree. Having put Carroll away nine years earlier and knowing him better than anyone else, the FBI calls upon former agent and psychologically damaged Ryan Hardy (Bacon) to assist on the case. But they soon uncover a sinister web involving an entire cult of mass murderers, all communicating with one another, all masterminded by the devious Carroll.
The review below is taken from Den of Geek
The second season kicks off pretty much where we left off at the end of the first season, with a little catch-up montage, then a jump right back into the action. Ryan Hardy is bleeding on his apartment floor. Claire walks in, looks confusedly at him, and then she gets stabbed too. Cue repeated stabbings for both Ryan and Claire courtesy of Ryan’s neighbor the cultist. It’s stunningly violent, as is Ryan’s response to the stabbing, and it serves as a reminder for The Following’s fans that could have easily been forgotten in the gap year: it’s is one of the most surprisingly violent shows on television.
Perhaps it’s all the work Kevin Williamson has done alongside Wes Craven. Perhaps it’s the way of the Fox Network to push boundaries. Perhaps it’s just the natural evolution of the police procedural to really revel in the amount of chaos, gore, and downright uncomfortable moments tha a real-life cult of serial killers would produce. Either way, The Following is as disturbing—and disturbingly funny at some points—as you remember, if not moreso.
The opening is unsettling enough, what with the whole ‘Natalie Zea getting butchered like a calf and an ER episode breaking out in the middle of The Following’ thing, but it only compounds in the very next scene. On a New York City subway car, on the one year anniversary of Joe Carroll’s death and the shattering of the original murder cult, a group of guys board a train car wearing masks. Rather than the familiar and infamous Poe mask, this latex face is a different one. It’s Joe Carroll’s face. Shouting about the resurrection, Joe Carroll lives, and that Ryan Hardy can’t stop them this time.
Not that Ryan actually wants to stop them, at least on the surface. He’s been sober for five months, he’s attending AA meetings, he’s hanging out with his niece Max (Jessica Stroud) and her boyfriend and his new AA friends. Even when the FBI interrupts Ryan’s criminology class to bring him in to look at the details of the case, alongside his old partner Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore), Ryan seems not to care too much about that sort of thing. All he wants is to be left alone to teach his classes and not drink, on the surface at least. Behind closed doors, and multiple layers of security, Ryan is just as obsessed as he’s ever been, and while the FBI remains as clueless and dumb as ever, Ryan’s secretly engaging in guerilla investigation of the surviving cult members to try and solve the biggest mystery of his life: is Joe Carroll still alive?
One of The Following’s redeeming traits, Bacon aside, is the fact that it’s never afraid to get really, really disturbing and dark. In particular, there’s a whole American Psycho-meets-Psycho subplot this week featuring a really creepy set of twins that have latched onto Carroll’s followers that involves multiple disturbing scenes of a guy hanging out with an attractive, naked corpse (who eventually gets left on a park bench along with a copy of Joe’s book). It’s well-executed stuff by Marcos Siega, who doesn’t shy away from weirdness even if he doesn’t do a lot of flashy camera tricks and leans too much on shaky cam for action sequences; the opening subway series is pretty awesome, and the Carroll masks are nothing if not spectacularly creepy—much creepier even than Poe.
It’s actually a pretty compelling set of ideas from Kevin Williamson, who wrote this episode. Ryan’s refusing to work with the FBI and is on his own, while Weston is becoming the FBI’s new Ryan. Ryan’s niece is his mole in the NYPD, much like Joe had all those moles in every police department everywhere. Several of Ryan’s old cult members are alive and well and recruiting others, including Emma (Valorie Curry), who is now sporting a new Lisbeth Salander look with the pink hair and piercings. Other cultists are apparently trying to draw Joe out of hiding.
That’s a fun idea. Everyone working at cross-purposes, with everyone having the same goal in mind. It’s not a game of cat and mouse so much as it is a game of several cats, all chasing the same mouse. A mouse that just happens to be a dangerous murderer and a terrible writer who has somehow developed a cult of personality around himself stronger than the Manson Family.]]>
At any given time there are around a million Australians who are either working or living overseas. New Zealand, the United States and the UK remain the most popular destinations.
For the departing Aussies one of the most asked questions is “How can I watch Australian TV abroad?”
Although there is a ton of stuff to watch on UK and US television in mainland Europe, South America or Asia the choice of English Television is virtually non-existent and some Aussies may yearn for good old Australian TV.
So how can you watch Australian TV abroad?
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Mr Selfridge is back on our screens on Sunday 19th Jan 2014 for a second series on ITV.
The series follows flamboyant American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, who founded the world renowned store on London’s Oxford Street in 1909
The second series is set 5 years later as the store celebrates its 5th anniversary in 1914 with war looming.
Harry, played by Emmy award winning American actor, Jeremy Piven (Entourage), is proud of the store’s success but there is no time to rest on his laurels. With rumours rife with talk of war in Europe, he prepares staff for challenging times ahead. The store must play its own part in the war effort and help keep morale high on the home front.
Now more than ever Harry needs his wife, Rose, played by Frances O’Connor (AI: Artificial Intelligence, Piccadilly Jim), by his side. But in the last five years, they have become increasingly estranged. Whilst Rose has been spending long periods in America with the couple’s daughters and their son Gordon attends school in Winchester, Harry lives the life of a single man in London.
In the first of ten episodes, Lady Mae Loxley, played by Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street, She Stoops to Conquer) is thrown off stride by the unexpected return to London of her husband, Lord Loxley, played by Aidan McArdle (Garrow’s Law, The Reckoning). Loxley is an alpha male who creates tensions and animosity at every turn and his unsettling presence threatens to drive a wedge between Harry and Lady Mae.]]>
Season three of the swivelling chair singing competition is back on our screens (BBC). Key changes to the panel are the introduction of Kylie Minogue and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson who join last seasons coaches Tom Jones and will.i.am.
You can watch re-runs of missed episodes on the BBC website. If you are outside of the UK you can use one of our UK servers to watch BBC iPlayer.
This is what the Telegraph had to say
Glamorous, agreeably giggly, a card-carrying national treasure – Kylie Minogue fulfils so many of the criteria required of a reality TV judge it feels entirely bizarre that we have had to wait until now for her talent show debut. But the Australian arrived with aplomb on series three of The Voice UK (BBC One), reducing the studio to quivers as she materialised via swivel seat to sing with will.i.am, Tom Jones and fellow new judge Ricky Wilson on a mash-up of Can’t Get You Out of My Head and I Predict a Riot, a hit for Wilson’s band the Kaiser Chiefs.
As anticipated, Kylie, replacing Jessie J, was a natural in the coach’s recliner. She was steely when required, hesitating just long enough after Wilson fell for tattooed sales manager Lee’s sensuous tilt at Can’t Get You Out of My Head (its second airing of the evening) to make it clear that flattery would not get contestants far. But there was spontaneity to go with the sass. “That is possibly the only person smaller than me who is ever going to sit in the chair,” Kylie joked when unsuccessful Danielle dragged her adorable six year-old out.
Read the rest of the Telegraphs review of week 1 blind auditions here]]>
I just started watching a brand new science fiction thriller called Helix which premiered on Syfy on Jan 10th 2014 which you can watch full episodes online with a Whatsonthebox US VPN account on the Syfy website. It follows a team of scientists who have been sent to a secret research facility in the Arctic to investigate a potential disease outbreak which could lead to the total annihalition of the human race.
At the time of writing, three episodes have been aired and the series quickly pulls you in. If you enjoy viral apocalypse movies like outbreak and contagion then you will enjoy this offering which is the product of some of the biggest names in genre television. Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica). Also Executive Producing are Lynda Obst (Contact) and Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami, The X-Files).
Read this review from Television Blend]]>
Netflix is a subscription based service which streams TV shows and films from their database which currently stands at around 20,000 in the US version of Netflix, but it is much lower in local versions, like Canada and Europe.
Unfortunately if you are outside of the US then Netflix is blocked because Netflix checks your IP address to determine which country you are in.
By signing up for a Whatsonthebox VPN account our service can make you appear to be in the USA.
However you do need an actual membership to Netflix. If you already have a Netflix account, you can use that one so if you are abroad, you can watch using your account.
Whatsonthebox has at the time of writing this article 31 servers located in 15 different countries (and growing) which are all included in your subscription.
If you connect to one of our many US servers your IP address will show you as coming from within the United States and allow you access to the Netflix service. This also applies to Netflix in Canada and Europe by connecting to one of our Canadian or European based servers.
Our VPNs also offer advantages other than just Netflix usage. You can hide your identity online making make your browsing secure both at home and on public Wifis and unblock all kinds of services.]]>
In April this year Pandora announced that they were going to cap mobile streaming at 40 hours a week allowing Spotify the chance of gaining a larger slice of the market.
Although both are music providers, services they offer are quite different. Spotify is globally available in 23 countries whiles Pandora is only available in 3. Pandora’s consumer base boasts 65.6 million active users compared to Spotify’s 20 million.
The Music Bed have created an interesting info graphic outlining both music providers services to help you decide which is the one for you!
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