Meta-TV

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Sites that recommend good TV shows, and either link to or embed the content so you can—yes—watch it. What next, album reviews that let you hear the music?

  • Watchification: selected recent BBC TV shows, with embedded iPlayer.
  • Telegraph TV on demand: an actual proper newspaper, with actual TV picks for each day of the week, and links to iPlayer to watch each show.
  • Smashing Telly: hand-picked video selections, embedded mostly from YouTube but also Google Video and TV channel players.

I bought one of these the other day and wired up a loft aerial to watch Freeview through a monitor - it's nicely low-tech and comes with lots of cables and inputs/outputs, but the software seems a bit buggy so far.