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DVB Cornwall6,548 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
New period drama The Crown, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, launches this Friday 4th November on Netflix – and you can watch it on Radio Times thanks to a special gift offer with this week's issue.

It’s easy to claim – no payment required, no card details taken, and it works if you're an existing Netflix subscriber too.
With your gift subscription you can watch all ten episodes of The Crown from Friday, and far more besides – from British favourites like Sherlock and Call the Midwife to critically acclaimed Netflix originals like House of Cards and Narcos.

To claim your Netflix gift subscription, just buy the new issue of Radio Times magazine, on sale from Tuesday and follow the simple instructions inside.


more details ……..

RADIOTIMES.COM
02-Nov-2016 @ 21:50
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Neil Jones3,380 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I wouldn't be surprised if this is the biggest selling edition of the RT this year, bar the Christmas one. Stocks have been very low or sold out locally to me.


In the light of the modern day way of doing things, we have on screen EPGs that are (for the most part) correct. Surely the Radio Times could be seen as an anachronism in this day and age?

However that being said I think the latest circulation figures are somewhere in the 700k so somebody somewhere must be buying it.
London Lite6,807 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I wouldn't be surprised if this is the biggest selling edition of the RT this year, bar the Christmas one. Stocks have been very low or sold out locally to me.


In the light of the modern day way of doing things, we have on screen EPGs that are (for the most part) correct. Surely the Radio Times could be seen as an anachronism in this day and age?

However that being said I think the latest circulation figures are somewhere in the 700k so somebody somewhere must be buying it.


The ABC figures for Jan-Jun 2016 is 668,526.

The RT is still popular with older readers. Alas the advertising for stairlifts and gadgets for older customers.

Worth noting that those readers with tablet subscriptions didn't get a Netflix code. However I suspect the sold copies this week will mainly be the same people buying more for the codes. There have been reports elsewhere of people going into stores and adding the codes into the Netflix app online without paying for the magazine. However, I've had no problems adding the codes after purchasing.
sda|1,404 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
I only get the RT when there's a special subscription offer on, like there is now. (12 for £1) The mag, like others is still I find very useful than listings sites which look more like a spreadsheet by the day. And the detail on satellite channels and radio is excellent as these usually have no or very poor web presences, this coupled with the Sky + app makes a great combination. Plus there's usually a decent feature or two! TV listing mags sell the most per week, I think TV Choice holds the ABC topspot.

That said their enthusiasm the past few years for Netflix the past year seems to smell of product placement to me as for months now every other post on their facebook feed, if its not harry potter ex cast, bake off or dancing is a plug for a series on the service. Last weeks issue had a pullout detailing the best on all services, free and paid which I thought was a great thing to do and they could make that a monthly feature.
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London Lite6,807 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London


That said their enthusiasm the past few years for Netflix the past year seems to smell of product placement to me as for months now every other post on their facebook feed, if its not harry potter ex cast, bake off or dancing is a plug for a series on the service. Last weeks issue had a pullout detailing the best on all services, free and paid which I thought was a great thing to do and they could make that a monthly feature.


The RT is currently promoting The Crown, both online and in print as part of an advertising deal which included the free Netflix deal for readers. They also had an interview with a senior Netflix person a couple of issues back. So I'd suspect it's all connected.

They were also the first to give prominence to VoD programmes a couple of years ago, so makes perfect sense to be bedfellows.

Incidentally there is a new tv mag dedicated to catch-up tv. BINGEBOX.
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London Lite6,807 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Netflix has been offering the first month free for quite a while . . . this is from their main website. No RT purchase required.


In that case new members get two months free with the standard Netflix promotion and the £7.49 gift credit from the RT.

I used this month's sub money (and a tad more) to buy more copies of the RT. I don't have to pay until March 2017 now.