Tesco to sell vinyl as ‘trendy Christmas gifting option’
In August, British supermarket chain Tesco cut a deal to sell the vinyl version of Iron Maiden’s new album in 55 of its stores. The experiment obviously went well, for Tesco is expanding it: from this weekend, it started...
December 7, 2015
Blinkbox Music goes into administration, is put up for sale again
Poor old Blinkbox Music, it’s been shunted from pillar to post in recent months. Now it has gone into administration and is back on the market for sale. This time last year it was announcing that it had 1m registered users...
June 12, 2015
Tesco tipped to sell Blinkbox Music to Guvera
Tesco has just sold its Blinkbox Movies service to British ISP TalkTalk, but it seems its Blinkbox Music service may also be finding a friendly buyer: Australian digital music firm Guvera. The Financial Times reported yesterday...
January 20, 2015
TalkTalk buys Blinkbox but music service’s fate unknown
As rumoured, British ISP TalkTalk has acquired digital entertainment brand Blinkbox from supermarket chain Tesco, but the deal only includes the Blinkbox movies service. Blinkbox Music and Blinkbox Books remain owned by Tesco,...
January 20, 2015
ISP TalkTalk fingered as a potential BlinkBox buyer
British supermarket chain Tesco is reportedly keen to divest itself of peripheral businesses in 2015, including its BlinkBox family of digital entertainment services. Earlier this week, ISP TalkTalk emerged as a potential...
January 6, 2015
Vodafone tipped to snap up Tesco’s Blinkbox
British streaming music service Blinkbox signed up more than 1m registered users in its first year, reaching the milestone of 1bn streams. Yet the service – along with its video and e-book focused siblings – has been...
December 2, 2014
Reports claim Tesco’s Blinkbox service could be up for sale
UK streaming music service Blinkbox has been a quiet success on one level this past year, with 1m registered users and more than 1bn streams, with its backer Tesco helping it reach a more mainstream audience. Yet an analyst...
October 7, 2014
Blinkbox passes 1bn streams in the UK from ‘very casual’ listeners
British streaming music service Blinkbox has passed the 1bn streams milestone that it was nearing earlier this year (Bulletin, 24-Jun-14). The company told the Evening Standard that 95% of its users are accessing it from...
September 6, 2014
BlinkBox Music has 1m registered users and nearly 1bn streams
Tesco’s BlinkBox Music service launched a year ago, and recently announced that its apps had been downloaded 1.5m times so far in the UK (Bulletin, 13-Jun-14). Now MD Mark Bennett has been giving some more stats in...
June 24, 2014
Tesco has sold more than 300k Hudl Android tablets in two months
British supermarket chain Tesco has been talking about the success of its own-brand Hudl Android tablet, which launched in October.
December 11, 2013
Tablets now used by a third of all Brits
The rise of tablets continues, certainly in the UK.
October 4, 2013