Blinkbox re-launches UK VoD service with multiple studio deals

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Blinkbox has signed deals with nine distributors as it brings back its ‘Try TV on Us’ trial programme.

The UK VOD service last year launched the free sample by offering single episodes of programmes for free in a bid to hook in new customers.

It has now scored deals with All3Media, BBC Worldwide, Entertainment One, Twentieth Century Fox Television, ITV Studios, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Starz and NBCUniversal for a new trial period.

Programmes included in the deal are the pilot of Breaking Bad, which Sony sells and will be available until February 11; BBC Worldwide’s Sherlock; Fox’s New Girl, How I Met Your Mother and Glee; NBCU’s Battlestar Galactica; and Lionsgate’s Weeds.

Customers can access up to 28 episodes until March 2, at which point the deal expires.