Tesco’s Blinbox goes on hiring spree

Blinkbox, the digital and entertainment arm of UK retail giant Tesco, is looking to hire around 100 staff this year as it moves into digital music and books.  The firm, which is best known for its Blinkbox movie and TV store, said it is building a 30,000 square foot digital entertainment hub in Farringdon, London, […]

Sky now UK catch-up leader, says Decipher

Sky’s catch-up service is now the “most comprehensive in the UK” according to digital media consultancy Decipher. In its quarterly audit of VOD on the major UK DTV platforms and OTT services, Decipher named Sky as leader in the catch-up space both in the number of channels it has and in its unique assets. However, […]

Tesco launches Clubcard TV

Tesco has launched its Clubcard TV streaming service, offering free movies and TV shows to customers of the supermarket chain. The service is powered by Tesco’s Blinkbox on-demand rental service, which Tesco acquired in 2011. At launch Clubcard TV will offer “hundreds” of titles, including films like The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward […]

Blinkbox takes James Bond catalogue in MGM deal

Blinkbox has inked a deal with MGM for the catalogue of James Bond movies. The streaming service, which is owned by UK retailer Tesco, will get all installments in the iconic franchise, including the latest release Skyfall. That and the other 22 Bond titles will be available to stream and to buy from next Monday. […]

BlinkBox signs raft of kids deals

Tesco-owned digital platform Blinkbox is aggressively moving into the kids space with a raft of deals with distributors including eOne, Aardman, Lionsgate and Cookie Jar. The subscription-free streaming service has picked up rights to series including eOne’s Peppa Pig, Aardman’s Shaun The Sheep, Cookie Jar’s The Adventures of Paddington Bear and Johnny Test and Lionsgate’s […]

Disney moves and series for Blinkbox

UK online movie service Blinkbox has signed a deal with Disney UK and Ireland to offer customers a range of titles on-demand, including a number on the same day as their DVD release. Titles including War Horse and The Muppets will be available on the day of their DVD release. Other titles will include Toy […]

Blinkbox offering online complement to Tesco DVD movie sales

Tesco-owned online video-on-demand platform Blinkbox is offering customers who buy a DVD from the supermarket chain access to an online version of the movie. From December 2, customers who buy a DVD or Blu-ray will be able to watch the same movie on their PCs, Macs, iPads and the Xbox 360. Customers must use their […]