Netflix UK subs to overtake free catch-up viewers over Christmas

The proportion of consumers in the UK accessing paid-for TV streaming services such as Netflix is expected to overtake those watching the free equivalents such as iPlayer this Christmas, according to new research. Digital billing and payments specialist Paywizard recently surveyed consumers in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, the UK and US and found that while […]

BBC reports record-breaking Christmas for iPlayer

The BBC reported a record-breaking 227 million programme requests for its iPlayer catch-up service during December, up 25% year-on-year.  Revealing the most recent stats, head of TV content for BBC iPlayer Victoria Jaye said that Christmas week figures were also at a high this year with 54.5m requests logged. Meanwhile, New Year’s Day was “the […]

Blinkbox sales up 245% over Christmas

Tesco-owned TV and movie streaming service Blinkbox claims it had a “record breaking” Christmas, with sales up by 245% year-on-year over the festive period. The UK online store claimed that a surge in pre-Christmas tablet sales helped boost the figures, with sales on mobile devices – mainly tablets – up 674% compared to the previous […]