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Tesco sells Blinkbox Music to Guvera

Tesco has sold Blinkbox Music to Australia-based music streaming service Guvera, less than a month after it agreed to sell its Blinkbox movie and TV service to TalkTalk.  Tesco bought music streaming service We7 in 2012, rebranding the asset to Blinkbox Music as part of its broader digital offering. The service currently claims 2.5 million […]

TalkTalk buys Blinkbox and Tesco Broadband

UK service provider TalkTalk has bought Tesco-owned digital movie and TV service, along with the supermarket giant’s internet business, Tesco Broadband. Through the deal, Blinkbox will form part of TalkTalk TV, the operator’s pay TV offering that currently has more than 1.2 million customers. TalkTalk said that Blinkbox will help to “accelerate the development” of […]

Blinkbox adds offline viewing for tablets

Tesco-owned movie and TV streaming service Blinkbox has added offline support for iPads and Android tablets, allowing viewers to download content to these devices. The ‘Watch Offline’ update allows customers to download movies and TV shows bought on Blinkbox to up to five devices, and rented films to one tablet. Commenting on the move, Blinkbox […]

Blinkbox adds UltraViolet support

Tesco-owned digital store Blinkbox has added support for the UltraViolet digital movie and TV locker service, letting customers access digital versions of physical disks they have bought in-store. Announcing the move, Blinkbox said that customers can now instantly stream or download select DVDs and Blu-rays, marked with the UltraViolet logo, that they have bought as physical […]

Tesco shuts Clubcard TV, reportedly looks to sell Blinkbox

Tesco has reportedly put its movie and TV streaming service Blinkbox up for sale and is said to be considering closing the business if a buyer can’t be found. According to a Times newspaper report, Tesco is reviewing “all options” for the loss-making business, though CEO Dave Lewis reportedly told senior Blinbox staff of his […]

Blinkbox signs EST deal with Channel 4

Download-to-own and streaming service Blinkbox has added a raft of titles from UK broadcaster Channel 4 to its line-up including hit comedy series The Inbetweeners and its feature film spin-off. The Channel 4 content will be available to buy via Blinkbox after the two parties agreed an electronic sell-through deal. Blinkbox said the deal covered […]

Blinkbox Movies and TV goes live on Chromecast

Tesco-owned online video service, Blinkbox Movies and TV, is now available to access through Google’s Chromecast HDMI streaming device. Users can now ‘cast’ Blinkbox titles from the Blinkbox site in their web browser, or from Blinkbox’s iPad and Android app, onto their TV. “Customers can use their laptop or tablet to browse and cast content […]

Blinkbox launches on Xbox One, Chromecast app in the works

Tesco-owned movie and TV rental service Blinkbox has launched a dedicated app for the Xbox One games console and is working on an app for Google’s Chromecast streaming stick. The web service, which lets users watch or buy content on a pay-per-title basis, already has apps available for the Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, Apple […]

Blinkbox re-launches UK VoD service with multiple studio deals

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, […]

Blinkbox co-founder takes on expanded role

Blinkbox co-founder Adrian Letts has been appointed managing director of the Tesco-owned business’ movie and TV store, focussed on driving this side of the service.  Letts, who set up Blinkbox in 2006 before selling to Tesco in 2006, takes the new role alongside his existing position as COO of the broader Blinkbox Group business – […]

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