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Culture Secretary: BBC Might Become Subscription-Based Like Netflix

With the BBC battling it out with American streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video (and losing on some fronts), some question the need for the mandatory TV Licence fee. In a surprising statement, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan says she is open to the idea of turning the BBC into an optional subscription based service – just like Netflix. Currently, the annual TV Licence fee stands at £154.50, so £12.8/month.

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The Walking Dead’s 3rd Spin-Off Gets A Surprising UK Home

As The Walking Dead returns with Season 10 on Fox (and NOW TV) in the UK, news arrived on the third spin-off series in the Walking Dead universe, which is set to debut in spring 2020. The show, which will air on AMC in the US, was bought in the UK (and other regions) by Amazon, and will stream on their Prime Video service. The Walking Dead already has one successful

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BBC iPlayer Is About To Change Drastically: “A Total TV Experience With Human Curation”

Amidst growing competition from the US streaming giants, the BBC is planning a major revamp of BBC iPlayer – the biggest one since its launch in 2007. With an overhauled interface and human curation, iPlayer is set to become “The heart of everything the BBC does.” BBC iPlayer is facing hard times, with services like Netflix and Amazon Prime taking hold. While Netflix and Amazon’s market share has grown from

Sky Launches “Sky Crime” – A New True Crime Channel On NOW TV

Lovers of true crime docu-dramas have a reason to celebrate this week, as Sky launches “Sky Crime” – a true-crime channel that has been added to NOW TV (as well as Sky’s traditional pay-tv packages). As we reported back in August, Sky is adding two new channels to NOW TV – Crime, which launched on October 1, and Sky Comedy, which will launch in a few months. Sky Crime, which

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BritBox Will Be Available On FreeviewPlay, Samsung TVs And More Devices

BritBox, the upcoming joint streaming service from ITV and the BBC, is right around the corner, and this week we learn how and where it will be available to stream. Samsung TVs, FreeviewPlay devices, iOS and Android phones – are some of the devices that will support the new service. BritBox is a new streaming subscription service created by the BBC and ITV, that will bring past, present and future

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NOW TV Slashes Sky Sports Price With A Very Limited Time Deal

Sports lovers who are looking for cheaper alternatives to the traditional Sky Sports / BT Sports subscriptions, don’t usually have a lot of options. This weekend, however, you can get a full month of Sky Sports on NOW TV – for just £9.99, instead of the usual £33.99. In addition, NOW TV are offering 2for1 on all their other passes. The NOW TV Sports Pass offers contract-free viewing, with 10 live

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Amazon Announces Alexa-Enabled Echo Earbuds, Glasses, A Ring – And An Oven

Earlier today, Amazon announced a number of new devices at their annual “Echo” event in Seattle. As you would expect, Amazon introduced a slate of new Alexa-enabled devices, from a new “Echo Studio” high-end speaker, to a ring and eyeglasses with built-in Alexa, and even… a smart oven. While there were no major Fire TV announcements at the event (these were already done a couple of weeks ago, when Amazon

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