TalkTalk has acquired Tesco’s blinkbox business, alongside the troubled supermarket’s broadband and fixed line voice base.
Tesco has become the first major retailer to introduce UltraViolet in store, meaning that shoppers who purchase a DVD with an UltraViolet sticker (from any retailer), they can redeem a free digital copy.
Tesco is putting its Blinkbox video streaming business up for sale as the company seeks to concentrate on its core supermarket operations.
Blinkbox said its recent online survey shows the extent of Brits’ box set obsession.
Stats show that 24% of 16-24s download a TV series and binge watch entire seasons in one sitting, according to a report from Voxburner.
The launch of season 3 of Game of Thrones on the Tesco-owned blinkbox has given the entertainment download service a 632% increase in sales revenue compared to the same day in 2012.
Tesco-backed Blinkbox has inked a deal with StudioCanal, snapping up the rights to a range of popular titles including Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now.
Tesco-backed online movie service Blinkbox has signed a new agreement with Disney UK & Ireland that will allow subscribers to buy titles on the same date as their DVD release.
Blinkbox, the video-on-demand outfit established by former Channel 4 New Media executive Michael Cormish and Vodafone’s former head of content Adrian Letts, has been acquired by the UK retailer Tesco.
Blinkbox has signalled its intention to compete with Hulu and Arqiva’s proposed online video services with the signature of a new deal with BBC Worldwide.