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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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Best Amazon Prime Day 2019 Deals For UK TV Lovers [Updated]

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is here!  Forget Black Friday – in recent years, Amazon have created their own holiday full of deals and cheap items and services – Prime Day. And this year, they decided to ditch the day… and go for two days, on July 15 and 16, and there are plenty of good deals

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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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