Starting today, Tesco Mobile began offering the best unlimited use iPhone deal in the UK, slashing 25 percent off the previous price.
You can now pick up an iPhone with unlimited minutes, texts and mobile Internet for £45 a month, rather than £60 per month previously charged by Tesco Mobile.
That’s cheaper than Vodafone’s £75 per month and indeed cheaper than O2’s £60/month deal. That last thing’s significant because O2 actually provides the mobile infrastructure for Tesco under an MVNO deal.
No doubt Tesco will bring a few users in, particularly as the summer party, festival and travel season begins. Continue reading →
Sony Pictures Television International and Warner Bros. have signed up as launch partners for UK supermarket Tesco’s plan to offer digital downloads of film and TV content through its own online service.
Hollywood Reporter claims titles on offer will include ‘Superman 3’, and ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ through the service.
EMI Music has appointed one of the first wave of internet industry plus music visionaries, PeopleSound.com founder Ernesto Schmitt as president of its catalogue business, reporting to Elio Leoni-Sceti, EMI Music’s chief executive. He will join EMI next month.
Schmitt, 38, joins EMI from DSG International, Europe’s second largest consumer electronics retailer which operates the Dixons, Currys and PC World stores.
“Warner Music UK has struck a deal with retailer Tesco to sell Warner MP3s via Tesco Digital .
“As part of the agreement, Warner will provide a range of digital music products including premium album bundles with additional content such as rare tracks, remixes, interactive booklets and videos. To coincide with the new offering, which debuts this week, Tesco Digital will launch an online marketing campaign across the website to promote Warner content.”
Giant UK high street retailer, Tesco, has its sights on the online media market, with its Tesco Digital arm in talks with the BBC, ITV and Fremantle Media to offer TV shows and films through its store.
The company hopes to rival iTunes with its service, which it hopes to launch before Christmas.
Content providers are understood to be interested in the plan, partially because Tesco is such a major UK retailer with a proven ability to sell that it could have a huge impact on the emerging online video market. Continue reading →