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Fox News revamps newsroom with gigantic tablets

Fox News has revamped its newsroom set by replacing its traditional desks with new enormous touchscreens, providing its journalists with brand new tools to track developing stories and bring them to viewers in real time.

A video released on Monday showed new Fox News Deck, with journalists sitting behind enormous Windows-based 55-inch Microsoft touchscreen tablets.

The newfangled Fox News Deck was debuted by anchor Shepard Smith, who said touchscreens would be the future of the newsroom.

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BBC to cease all 3D programming projects in November

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced its decision to cease all 3D programming projects after the broadcasting the 50th anniversary special edition of "Doctor Who" in November.

Kim Shillinglaw, the head of BBC's 3D programming, said the corporation decided to suspend 3D programming because watching 3D programs at home was quite a hassly experience for viewers. She added the technology had failed to take off with the public and it was the right time cease the technology.

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SeeSaw video-on-demand television website shuttered

SeeSaw - the UK online video service which went live in February last year - has been shuttered, evidently because of the fact that it failed to offer any substantial competition to the bigger players in the online video market.

The television streaming service SeeSaw was based on the technology that media services company Arqiva developed for the doomed Project Kangaroo initiative; and it chiefly offered content from BBC Worldwide, Channel 4, Channel Five and some other production companies.

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Virgin Media Announces To Abort Its Services in Westminster Area

Virgin media has claimed that the infrastructure rented from BT has no potential to support superfast broadband, cable TV and telephone services, notified ZDNet. The Company has already notified its registered customers about its plans to discontinue services, in Westminster area, and suggested them to switch to some other service provider before January. Virgin media has announced that after 2012, it would not be offering its services in the London borough of Westminster.

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BBC Audio Research Partnership Launched Today

Today was the unveiling of the BBC Audio Research Partnership that brought together the BBC and R&D operations and five UK leading universities in audio and visual research. The program was launched in front of a live audience. Those invited were people from the industry and the academia.

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