TV Licence Fee Is Rising Again – Do You Still Need To Pay It?

Another year, another TV licence fee increase: Starting April 1, 2019, the annual fee will increase from £150.50 to £154.50. This marks the third year in a row of licence fee increases. An annual black and white licence will rise from £50.50 to £52.00. But is the TV licence still relevant in this era of cord cutting? The TV licence is a tax used to fund the BBC. It is collected by the

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Amazon Slashes Eurosport Channel Price To Just 1p

When it comes to sports, TV cord cutters in the UK don’t have too many options (without a Sky/cable subscription). So we’re happy to report that for a limited time, Amazon is offering a subscription to the Eurosport Player channel, which is part of their Prime Channels, for a discounted price of just… 1p per month, for up to six months. Amazon Channels are only available as an add-on to

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BBC Wants iPlayer To Become More Like Netflix, As Viewership Plunges

Netflix and Amazon have been dominating the TV on demand market in the UK, and the BBC is taking notice, as they look to make major changes to their BBC iPlayer service. In the works: longer periods of availability for programmes, full box-sets of returning shows, and more content from the BBC’s vast archive. The BBC has opened a public consultation (in which the public – and industry stakeholders –

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Netflix Set To Have More Customers Than Sky By The End Of 2018

It’s another UK Cord Cutting milestone, as Netflix is set to beat Sky at their own game by the end of the year. Netflix UK is predicted to hit 9.78 million subscribers, with Sky going down to 9.64 million subscribers. This shows, once again, that cord cutting and streaming TV is here to stay, at the expense of the “traditional” (and expensive) pay-TV providers. According to data from Ampere Analysis, as reported

Amazon Offers Four Premium TV Channels For Free, Including StarzPlay

Just in time for the holidays: Starting this week, Amazon is offering four premium pay-TV channels – StarzPlay, Hayu, Discovery and MGM – completely free for three months. The catch? You need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber (but you can get a free trial of that as well). And, you’ll need to claim the offer before January 6. Amazon Channels is an add-on service for Prime subscribers, launched in the UK last May, where

Deal Alert: Amazon Discounts Newest 4K Fire TV For Black Friday

Black Friday deals don’t often apply to hot products that were only recently released – but surprisingly, Amazon has slashed the price of their newest 4K Fire TV Stick for Black Friday – and if you need a streaming device, it’s a no-brainer at this price. The latest Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K With Alexa Remote was announced back in October, and only started shipping a couple of weeks ago. It supports

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ITV Boss Plans To Create British Netflix Competitor

With streaming TV taking the UK market by storm, veteran broadcast companies like ITV don’t want to get left behind. In light of that, ITV Chief Executive Carolyn McCall is saying UK broadcasters have to build streaming video services that will compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video – before it’s too late. According to an Ofcom report published earlier this year, in the first quarter of 2018 there were 15.4 million UK

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Amazon Announces A New 4K Fire TV Stick, With Universal Remote

Amazon’s Fire-TV line of streamers is expanding once again, this time with a new version of their Fire TV Stick. And at £49.99, it’s one of the cheapest 4K streamers out there. The new Amazon Fire TV 4K Stick (see my review), announced today, will support Ultra HD content (currently available from Netflix and Amazon’s own Prime Video service), as well as HDR. Additionally, the new stick will support all three

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NOW TV Adds Netflix App And Launches New 4K Streaming Box

A week after Sky added a “Netflix Package” to their traditional subscription, their streaming service – NOW TV – adds a Netflix app to its streaming devices. Additionally, NOW TV is launching a new 4K “Smart Box“, for a particularly low price. Historically, NOW TV was supposed to be Sky’s answer to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video – for a cheap monthly price, and no contracts, you get access to a library of movies

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NOW TV Launches New Sky Sports Mobile Pass: Cheap, But Limited

TV cord cutters in the UK don’t have too many options when it comes to sports – but starting today, there’s an interesting cheap new offer from NOW TV: A Sky Sports mobile subscription, priced at only £5.99/month. The catch? You can only watch it on a mobile device, and there are only 4 Sky Sports channels (as opposed to 10 on NOW TV’s other Sky Sports packs). Normally, the NOW

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