blinkbox offers pilot episodes of hit TV shows free so customers can try before they buy


The first episode of Arrow is available free on blinkbox for a limited period

blinkbox is giving customers the chance to ‘try TV on us’, by gifting the pilot episode of a raft of hit TV series for customers to sample.

The service, which offers the latest release movies and TV without the need for a subscription, has reached agreement with major studios Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros., HBO and BBC Worldwide to run the special offer on a selection of popular titles available to buy on the service for a limited time only – from 24 July to 19 August.

Hit TV series available as part of the offer include True Blood and Supernatural, hit new US drama The Americans, chilling Kevin Bacon series The Following and critically acclaimed Baltimore crime tale The Wire. A full list of shows available as part of the offer can be seen below and on the blinkbox website. Customers will be able to try as many shows as they like during the offer period.

blinkbox CEO Michael Comish commented: “Great TV continues to be one of our biggest obsessions and the fuel for many conversations. There’s more choice than ever before thanks to services like ours and our insights told us that customers relished the opportunity to try TV before committing to purchase. After all, life’s too short to watch something that you’re just not into.

“We think you should be able to enjoy great TV all year round, anytime and anywhere, not just when programmes are scheduled. We’re confident that we have the best selection of great TV, so offering a taster for free seems like a good way to introduce people to our service. We’re delighted to say be able to say ‘try TV on us.’”

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About blinkbox

blinkbox has the latest movies and TV to watch instantly, without subscription. The service has thousands of titles on a growing number of devices including games consoles, tablets, Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, set top boxes and PCs/Macs.

Shows included in the ‘try before you buy’ offer include:

American Horror Story (Twentieth Century Fox)

Arrow (Warner Bros.)

Entourage (HBO)

I’m Alan Partridge (BBC Worldwide)

Modern Family (Twentieth Century Fox)

Sons of Anarchy (Twentieth Century Fox)

Supernatural (Warner Bros.)

The Americans (Twentieth Century Fox)

The Big Bang Theory (Warner Bros.)

The Following (Warner Bros.)

The Newsroom (HBO)

The Vampire Diaries (Warner Bros.)

The West Wing (Warner Bros.)

The Wire (HBO)

Touch (Twentieth Century Fox)

True Blood (HBO)

Two Broke Girls (Warner Bros.)

Veep (HBO)




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