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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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Amazon Prime Video’s “Sneaky Pete” Cancelled After Three Seasons

Sneaky Pete, a show that was touted as one of Amazon Prime Video’s most successful projects, has been cancelled following the recent release of its third (and now final) season.  Sneaky Pete stars Giovanni Ribisi and veteran character actress Margo Martindale, and tells the story of a con man who gets released from prison, steals his cellmate’s identity, and

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ITV Hub Broke Down During “Love Island” Premiere, Angering Fans

Love Island, ITV’s mega-popular reality TV show, came back for its fifth series last night with its highest ever opening. However, those numbers came with a price, as ITV Hub, the broadcaster’s streaming service, suffered numerous technical failures during the live airing. Love Island is an ITV2 programme hosted by Caroline Flack, in which single

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Netflix UK Price Hike: Still A Good Deal After 20% Increase?

Months after raising prices in the US, Netflix is now bumping up UK subscription costs as well, with some members having to pay up to 20% more. This is the first price rise since 2017 – but is Netflix still a good deal for UK cord cutters? Netflix offers a streaming TV service based on

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Netflix And Amazon Dominate UK Streaming: Is It Too Late For Everyone Else?

BritBox, the UK streaming service planned by the BBC and ITV as a Netflix competitor, is facing some roadblocks – while Netflix and Amazon’s revenues from their UK streaming services soar. According to data published by Ofcom, Netflix and Amazon made £1.1bn from UK streaming – more than double the amount UK broadcasters made with

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Watch – First “Star Trek: Picard” Teaser Trailer Is Finally Here

After hearing so much about the Star Trek: The Next Generation spin-off/sequel, which will be centred around Sir Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard – we finally get to see a new teaser trailer. The show, which is expected to arrive later in the year, will be available in the UK on Amazon Prime Video. Star Trek:

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BBC: iPlayer Has Lost To Netflix And We Want To Change It

Following a dramatic drop in UK streaming market share, and a survey conducted by the BBC, it is now asking Ofcom to make some drastic changes to their streaming service, BBC iPlayer. Among those: longer periods of availability for their programmes, and returning full box-sets. Back in January, The BBC opened a public consultation for

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Netflix Will Start Showing “Top 10” Lists In The UK

With so much content on TV these days, sifting through it all and finding what to watch is becoming a real issue. Netflix is about to test a new method that is aimed at helping you make that choice – “Top 10” lists that will rank its most popular movies and TV shows in the

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Disney Officially Announces New Netflix Competitor: Disney+

After months (and even years) of rumours, speculations and tidbits of information, Disney finally announced their upcoming streaming service: Disney+. With new Star Wars and Marvel shows, The Simpsons, and the entire Disney Films back-catalogue, the service, which will launch in November, will try to compete with Netflix. At first, however, it will only be available

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