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Monthly Archives: June 2014

The massive British summer of TV is here!

Are you enjoying the season of superb UK entertainment?

It’s only mid-June 2014 and already the selection of entertainment, sports and movies is hotting up, in what promises to be a fabulous summer all round, no matter what your televisual preference. And with great weather here in the UK too, it’s seems we will all be rather spoiled this year.

Sports fans will be rejoicing in the arrival of the long awaited World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Not without it’s expected controversy over human rights, corruption and dodgy deals, FIFA are doing their level best to ensure the world’s eyes are kept firmly on the action on pitch rather than what is occurring off it. We’re glad to say that the football has been great during the first few days of competition although it’s fair the say that the opening ceremony was a pretty dire, if inaudible one based on previous offerings. Brazil is clearly a country in desperate need of economic stimulus and one can only hope that the long term gains of hosting the world’s biggest footling competition will be felt mostly by those in need of it and not the corporate sponsors and legislative decision makers. We’re not holding our breath however!

And speaking of hope; England got off to a bad start against a well drilled and experienced Italian team who showed our young lions that desire and pace can always be outwitted by smart, intelligent football of a more experienced nature. Still, it is highly unlikely that England will face another ageing style Italian team in an old-fashioned 4-4-2 formation and will most likely expect a far more open, attack-minded Uruguay in their next match, considering they also faced an unexpected defeat in their opening match as well. The stakes in Thursday’s match in Sao Paolo now couldn’t be higher! We’ll be tuning into ITV 1 HD for that one at 8pm no doubt!

The grass court tennis season swings into action

Fans of racquet sports will no doubt have been tuning into recent tennis action on the BBC, ITV and Eurosport.

Rafael Nadal as always, proved to the world that there simply is no better clay court tennis player alive to challenge him. After winning his 9th Rolland Garros title in Paris this month, it is becoming apparent that he is the greatest player of all time on the red clay. His performances against Murray in the semi-finals and Djokovic in the final showed that his desire, strength and ability on the dirt has never wained over the years and he simply looks untouchable.

Now boasting an incredible 14 Grand Slam titles to go equal with legend Pete Sampras, there’s only one more record to beat. The fading force of fan favourite Roger Federer must be looking over his shoulder, seriously feeling that the Spaniard could realistically break the very same record that experts only a few years back were saying will never be beaten. Still if he’s to add to his tally of slams soon, then he needs to get some more practice in for the grass court season.

In an unexpected twist, Nadal was dumped out of the Halle Open, Germany in the first round by lowly American player Dustin Brown. Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray also could use some time to adjust to the green stuff as he was also unceremoniously beaten by veteran Radek Stepanek at The Queen’s Club in London. Still, when Wimbledon does finally come around on June 23rd, we’re pretty sure that the usual suspects of Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and Federer will all be ready to mount a serious challenge for the title at SW19.

We’ll be tuning into all the live action on BBC One, BBC Two and the Red Button channels when it starts in a week’s time.

Tyrian Lannister’s fate will be decided!

In entertainment news, Games of Thrones reaches a massive conclusion tonight on Sky Atlantic HD. It’s the final episode of season 4 and fans have been anxiously waiting to find out if the ever-popular imp gets the chop or if justice will finally prevail. The now infamous dwarf has a huge fan base that is growing by the day worldwide and it is highly unlikely that a character of such stature would be leaving the show in such bloody fashion. But… this is Games of Thrones we’re talking about and so far, there’s been no sign of any character having the gift of immortality, regardless of who or what they are. So we won’t know until tonight’s curtain closer!

It took George R. R. Martin ten years to write the book for this season alone so fans will be hoping he puts pen to paper a lot quicker for season 5, which is scheduled to start shooting later this year in regular locations including Northern Ireland, Malta and Iceland. With a total of seven books to the saga, we are edging ever close to discover who will claim the ultimate power across the fictional kingdom. But for now, we’ll have to settle for watching tonight’s thrilling conclusion on Sky TV. The next season should be back on Sky television screens within the next twelve months.

Check out Sky for even more brilliant original entertainment

Sky TV has come a long way in recent years. In the past, most of the entertainment on offer was imported from across the pond with mainstays like The Simpsons, WWE Wrestling and Modern Family being their flagship shows. Not anymore. Those days are long gone.

The satellite broadcaster now boasts some pretty incredible UK and US shows and before long, will be without doubt, the leaders in original entertainment, leaving the likes of the BBC and ITV in it’s wake. So if you do not have Sky has part of your UK TV package then you might be missing out on some brilliant TV. New shows like Mr. Sloane, Penny Dreadful, 24: Live Another Day, True Blood, Criminal Minds and Hannibal are all exclusive to Sky and are highly unlikely to ever air on terrestrial television channels.

So if you want to get the full picture, contact our sales team to discuss a new or upgraded system to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the excellent entertainment 2014 promises.