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    blinkbox is a trio of digital entertainment services from the UK’s largest retailer Tesco spanning movies and TV, music and books. 

Channel 4 hits including The Inbetweeners now on blinkbox following major new deal

Hundreds of hours of Channel 4 TV series, including global hit franchise The Inbetweeners, will be available to buy on blinkbox in the UK and Ireland after the broadcaster signed a major content deal with the popular streaming service.

From today customers can buy the three The Inbetweeners TV series and rent or buy the first hugely successful The Inbetweeners Movie on blinkbox.

Other iconic shows coming to blinkbox under the terms of the deal include Peep Show, Skins and Miranda plus recent hits such as Derek starring Ricky Gervais and acclaimed conspiracy thriller, Utopia. Also joining the service will be some recent Channel 4 films such as Stone Roses: Made of Stone, The Imposter and Pantani: Accidental Death of a Cyclist. Many new Channel 4 programmes will also become available during the lifetime of the partnership. Read full post →

blinkbox Music hits another landmark with its billionth stream

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This week Tesco owned streaming service blinkbox Music hit another key landmark by streaming its billionth track.

Last month the music streaming service announced the countdown to the billion was on. Since then, listeners have been rewarded with a variety of prizes if they found themselves listening to the 900 millionth, 925 millionth, 950millionth, 975 millionth and billionth track.

The listener who pressed play for the magic billionth track received a years’ worth of live music gig vouchers, 100,000 Clubcard points and they will be invited to create their own blinkbox Music station which will be made available to the nation.

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£5 free blinkbox Movies credit with a Google Chromecast from Tesco

Tesco shoppers who buy a Chromecast in store or online will receive £5 worth of free credit to spend on the pay as you go movie and TV streaming service.

The £30 thumb-sized media streaming device transforms an ordinary TV with an HDMI port into an internet connected TV. Once it’s plugged in to any high-definition television, customers can use their laptop or tablet to browse and cast content from blinkbox to their TV. They can even use their device to play or pause what they see on their big screen, or adjust the volume. Read full post →

Superstar line up set to join Clare Balding for blinkbox Books live author event

Paul Merton, Graham Norton and Caitlin Moran are among a clutch of celebrity authors set to be grilled live on stage by Claire Balding for a series of blinkbox Books sponsored live shows.

The blockbuster events at Cadogan Hall in London this October will feature top cookery writers, popular novelists and the crème of high profile TV presenters.

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blinkbox Music marks its 1 billionth stream with 250,000 Tesco Clubcard points giveaway

Tesco owned streaming service blinkbox Music will be gifting four lucky listeners with a share of 250,000 worth of Clubcard vouchers, plus a YEAR of free music gig vouchers.

From today, users who find themselves listening to the 925th million, 950th million, 975th million and 1 billionth track will be rewarded with a variety of prizes.

The listener who presses play for the magic 1 billionth track with receive the top prize of a years’ worth of live music gig vouchers, 100,000 Clubcard points and they will be invited to create their own blinkbox Music station which will be made available to the nation. Visit the Be The Billion homepage to see the live countdown.

Terms and conditions can be found at blinkboxmusic.com

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