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New Amazon Fire TV Cube Coming To The UK, Plus A Soundbar And A TV

Amazon unveiled yesterday a number of new Fire TV and Alexa-enabled devices: A second-generation Fire TV Cube (a mix between a Fire TV streaming device and an Echo), a “Fire TV Edition” soundbar, and a Fire TV Edition telly from JVC. Unlike some other past announcements, these devices will all come to the UK –

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Sky Is Adding Two New Channels To NOW TV: Crime And Comedy

Two new channels are set to be added to Sky and NOW TV’s services in the coming months: Sky Crime, which will feature true crime shows from the US, and Sky Comedy, which will include premium scripted US comedy shows from HBO, NBC and Showtime. NOW TV was created as Sky’s answer to Netflix and

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Streaming TV Is Demolishing Pay-TV And Broadcast Channels In The UK

A new Ofcom report sheds some light on the streaming habits of Brits – and shows how regular pay-TV companies (Sky/Virgin Media/etc’) are losing the battle to streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Furthermore, broadcast channels such as BBC 1 and ITV are also losing viewers – a lot of them – in

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BritBox Is Coming: New Details On The BBC/ITV Joint Streaming Service

BritBox, the joint streaming TV venture from BBC and ITV which is supposed to be the British answer to Netflix, is coming this autumn. The service, according to newly released details, will cost £5.99 a month, and will have no exclusive new programmes at launch (though new programmes are expected to arrive in 2020.) The

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NOW TV Will Hand Out Pies And Free Cinema Passes In Central London

Here’s a sentence you didn’t think you were going to hear today: Sky and their streaming service, NOW TV, are opening a pop-up Pie-Shop near Oxford Circus, where they will hand out free… pies. Oh, and free NOW TV Cinema Passes while you’re there. NOW TV is Sky’s answer to Netflix and UK cord cutters

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Manhattan Launches T3-R 4K Freeview Play Recorder Box

Following in the footsteps of their other excellent Freeview boxes, Manhattan TV have finally launched their much-awaited T3-R box: A 4K Freeview Play device that also sports recording capabilities on either a 500GB or a 1TB hard drive. (For our guide on what Freeview is and how to get it, see here.) With the recent

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Cord Busters Nominated For 2019 UK Money Bloggers Award

For the second year in a row, Cord Busters has been nominated for a “Best Specialist Money Blog” award, as part of the 2019 UK Money Bloggers awards ceremony. Winners will be announced at the annual conference in September. I started Cord Busters back in 2016, and it has since become one of the leading

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Amazon Slashes Prices On 6 Premium TV Channels For A Limited Time

Six premium TV channels which are part of Amazon Prime’s “Channels” add-on, such as StarzPlay, Discovery and others, are now 50% off for three months in preparation for Amazon’s “Prime Day”. You’ll need to hurry up though, as the deal is only available until July 16. Amazon Channels is an add-on service for Prime subscribers, launched in

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Sky And NOW TV Lose “Grey’s Anatomy” And Other ABC Studios Box-Sets

Box-sets of popular shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Scandal and others have recently been removed from NOW TV and Sky’s on-demand section, following the end of the contract between ABC Studios and Sky. ABC is owned by Disney, and with Disney’s plans to introduce their own Video on Demand streaming service later this year, Disney+,

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BBC To Make Over-75s Pay The TV Licence Fee, Amidst Growing Criticism

3.7 Million over-75 pensioners in the UK will have to start paying the annual TV licence fee (currently at £154.50) starting next year, according to new plans announced by the BBC. The only ones exempt from this new rule are those who claim pension credit – a controversial means-based test, which is often overlooked by

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