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End of an era: Amazon shuts down Lovefilm DVD rentals in Europe

Amazon is to close its Lovefilm online DVD rental service, as the retail giant goes streaming-only to take on Netflix.


15/08/2017  |  Full story...

Most downloaded TV and Film apps revealed

YouTube easily beats the traditional television channels on the app front, with 68% of Brits having it on their phones; the nearest rival was the BBC on 31%, according to new research.


30/06/2017  |  Full story...

Amazon strikes online streaming deal with HBO

In a big win over rival Netflix, Amazon has formed a deal with HBO to run a selection of its shows on its Prime Instant Video service.

25/04/2014  |  Full story...

Lovefilm Instant becomes Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon Prime and Lovefilm are to merge, creating a new Prime Instant Video service that combines movie streaming with the online retail firm’s next day delivery.

24/02/2014  |  Full story...

The future of TV advertising: New global opportunities as NetFlix shakes up industry

The global TV market revenue is set to grow at a steady pace: up 23% by 2018, with over-the-top (OTT) streaming TV fueling growth, according to new research.

04/02/2014  |  Full story...

‘Outdated’ Blockbuster back in administration

Blockbuster UK has gone back into administration and its online service has been suspended, as the owners admit its current business model is ‘outdated’.

12/11/2013  |  Full story...

Sky takes on Netflix with £4.99 on-demand TV subscription

Sky is expanding its Now TV box to include 10 entertainment channels including Sky1 and Sky Atlantic for the first time, putting the service in direct completion with the likes of Netflix and LoveFilm.

30/10/2013  |  Full story...

Netflix wins first Emmy for online-only show

Drama series House of Cards has won an Emmy, becoming the first online-only TV show to do so, as the likes of Netflix and Amazon continue to rival traditional TV companies in producing original content.

Watch a trailer for the show below:

24/09/2013  |  Full story...

Tesco pushes BlinkBox with biggest ever marketing drive

Tesco’s movie and TV streaming service blinkbox is poised to kick off its biggest ever marketing and in-store blitz, highlighting the service’s ‘latest releases’ credentials versus rivals.

19/09/2013  |  Full story...

Sky debuts £10 Now TV on-demand TV box

Sky is launching Now TV, a £10 box that lets users watch on-demand services with a subscription, as the broadcaster looks to take on rivals in the growing web TV market.

29/07/2013  |  Full story...

Amazon axes free delivery for orders under £10 (but not for DVDs and games)

Amazon has imposed a £10 minimum spend for shoppers wanting to use ‘Free Super Saver Delivery’ across many of its product categories.

24/07/2013  |  Full story...

Top 100 online retailers in the UK 2013

Amazon, Apple and Argos continue to lead the UK online retail pack, with entertainment brands on the rise, according to the latest data from IMRG and Hitwise looking at the top 100 online retailers in the UK 2013.

24/06/2013  |  Full story...

Top 10 most visited mobile retail sites in the UK

The IMRG-Experian Hitwise Mobile Hot Shops List has revealed the UK’s top 10 mobile retailers by site traffic for the first time, with Amazon UK being as dominant in the mobile traffic space as they are over desktop visits.

21/06/2013  |  Full story...

Amazon greenlights 5 original TV series after pilot poll

Amazon Studios has selected five original series to be available via the Internet retailer’s subscription video service starting later in 2013.

30/05/2013  |  Full story...

YouTube takes on Amazon and Netflix with paid TV channels

YouTube is testing paid channels on its website, charging user from $0.99 a month to watch select content such as full Sesame Street episodes or the National Geographic Kids channel.

10/05/2013  |  Full story...

Amazon puts 14 TV pilots to public vote

Amazon has produced 14 pilot episodes for potential new TV shows, letting viewers have their say on which ones should be turned into a full series.

22/04/2013  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence January 2013

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence January 2013

The beginning of 2013 saw more evidence of the death of the high street as consumers increasingly flocked to the web for their shopping needs. In particular the shift from buying entertainment in solid-state form to digital form was put into sharp focus as the closure of the HMV and Blockbuster were announced alongside the record numbers of digital downloads.

The power of social media to instigate and amplify bad press was brought into sharp relief yet again with the tale of two retailers - and Tesco - who both suffered at the hands of online consumers.

Facebook launched their 'Graph Search' as their first major step into social search as well as continuing its evolution into a mobile service.

Sony launched their latest Xperia to compete in the smartphone marketplace. While Apple's share price fell sharply on disappointing iPhone sales.

And the annual CES show in Vegas was abuzz with automatic cars, new TV formats and gaming innovations.

Read January 2013

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YouTube takes on Netflix with paid content

YouTube is set to offer premium channels later this year, as Google looks to take on the likes on Hulu and Netflix in the paid video content sector, according to a news report.

31/01/2013  |  Full story...

Netflix Vs Lovefilm- which has the best streaming service?

With video streaming on the rise, Netflix and Lovefilm are locked in battle for UK domination. A new report looks at the services offered by both.

21/01/2013  |  Full story...

Microsoft to buy Netflix?

Microsoft is mulling a bid for online video service Netflix, according to a report by Forbes, as competition in the video on demand sector heats up. The move would be one of the most significant purchases in the technology and television space. 

01/11/2012  |  Full story...

Streaming overtakes DVDs at LoveFilm

LoveFilm customers are now streaming more films online than they are renting DVDs, the company has revealed. In February, the Amazon-owned company saw the number of movies and TV shows accessed through internet-connected devices exceed DVDs, Blu-rays and games rented by more than 20 per cent.

23/03/2012  |  Full story...

Sky takes on LoveFilm and Netflix with ‘Now TV’

Sky is set to launch a web TV services, offering non-Sky customers the chance to view its programs online on monthly or pay-per-view basis. The streaming service will launch this summer, intially offering access to Sky Movies. The broadcaster plans to introduce other content, starting with Entertainment and Sport, soon after.

22/03/2012  |  Full story...

Dixons owner to launch movie streaming service

Currys, PC World and Dixons owner DSG is to launch a new streaming movie service online. Called Knowhow Movies, the service offers both downloads and streaming and is due to launch sometime in “early 2012”.

29/02/2012  |  Full story...

Lovefilm boss steps down to lead Mothercare

Baby retailer Mothercare has named Simon Calver, currently the head of Lovefilm, as its new CEO. Mothercare’s been on the hunt for a new chief exec since October, when Ben Gordon, who’d been in the post nine years, resigned after a profit warning led to share prices falling by more than a third. The move could be seen as an attempt by the struggling baby retailer to boost its online operations.

09/02/2012  |  Full story...

Netflix UK launch ‘beats expectations’

Netflix has seen profits drop, but its UK launch has exceeded expectations, according to its latest financial figures.The US-based DVD rental and video streaming service posted fourth-quarter net profit down from $47.1m a year ago to $40.7m.

30/01/2012  |  Full story...

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