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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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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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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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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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Classic BBC Box Sets Are Coming To NOW TV

Iconic BBC comedies and drama programmes will be coming to Sky and NOW TV starting next month. Full box sets of Only Fools and Horses, Absolutely Fabulous, Blackadder and other classics, will be available to watch on demand, as part of a new agreement between the BBC and Sky. Some of the classic BBC shows, as well as more

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