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

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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 … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

Amazon Offers Four Premium TV Channels For Free, Including StarzPlay

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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 … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

ITV Boss Plans To Create British Netflix Competitor

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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 … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

Sky Is Adding A “Netflix Package” – But It’s Still A Bad Deal

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Netflix is Coming to Sky: Back in March, we told you about Sky’s new partnership with Netflix, which would add Netflix’ streaming service to Sky’s “traditional” subscription model, as well as to NOW TV. The first part of that deal is now happening – and Sky Q customers will be able to add a Netflix … Read more

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