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Brexit wounds TV ad market


Broadcasters are facing the prospect of the worst year for TV advertising since the recession of 2009, as uncertainty over Brexit has seen companies take more than £400 million (€446m) from marketing budgets. Before the UK voted to leave the European Union in the summer, analysts had predicted another propsperous…

Orange launching €50 VR headset

Orange is continuing to increase its presence in virtual reality (VR) market with the launch of the Orange VR1 headset. To be made available to consumers in several…

Ericsson: Mobile viewing nears parity with TV

Viewers are watching more content on mobile as viewing time moves closer to parity with fixed TV viewing, Ericsson’s latest ConsumerLab research. Revealed at MIPCOM, Ericsson’s latest study…

Price and size key factors for TV buyers

Price and size key factors for TV buyers

According to findings from consumer purchase data specialist InfoScout, despite TV makers’ hype over the latest technologies and features heading into the holiday shopping season, most TV buyers…

Sony takes Hopster stake

Sony Pictures Television Networks has taken a minority stake in global pre-school SVoD platform Hopster, becoming a strategic equity investor and taking a seat on the company’s Board.…

London calls for subsidised broadband

London calls for subsidised broadband

The Local Government Association is calling on the government to include a social tariff in its universal service obligation for broadband.  The subsidy would give low-income families a…

Nigeria targets $1bn annual digital dividend

Nigeria’s Federal Government has said it could potentially raise a digital dividend of $1 billion from the sale of spectrum as it rolls out digitisation of broadcasting in…

Newstag plans crowd-curated newsreel service

Video news service Newstag is to launch a business-to-business news service designed to offer online publishers and telcos bespoke, broadcast-quality ready-to-air news programmes. ‘Newsreel’ will provide tailored news…

Clubbing TV goes Ultra-HD

Paris-based ClubbingTV is about to shift to Ultra-HD and launch two linear channels in UHD. One service will be provided on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite over Europe, while…

Freesat launches STV Player

Freesat launches STV Player

Freesat, the UK’s subscription free satellite TV service, has announced the addition of STV Player to its On Demand line up. Available to Freesat viewers in Scotland immediately…

Bidslate launches content rights marketplace

Suggesting that it is revolutionising the process of transacting global media rights and distribution, BidSlate has launched, offering both buyers and sellers what it says is a secure,…

Roger Ailes, the mini-series

There’s to be a mini-series about Roger Ailes the legendary news executive who founded Fox News but has had to quit after a flurry of sexual harassment allegations…

Virgin and Viacom expand programme deal

Virgin and Viacom expand programme deal

Virgin Media and Viacom, owner of Channel 5, have agreed a new multi-year programming deal in the UK and Ireland. The partnership ensures Virgin Media customers will continue…

LeEco brings ecosystem model to the US

Global technology company LeEco has launched what it describes as its “disruptive” ecosystem model in the US, which aims to break boundaries between screens to deliver content and…

DRM launches Cocoro OTT service

Digital Media Rights (DMR) has confirmed the launch of Cocoro, a direct-to-consumer, multi-platform OTT streaming service dedicated to kids of all ages. “There are great kid’s television shows…

NSR: Satellite capacity pricing in freefall

NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, 2nd Edition (Q4 2016), finds satellite capacity pricing in a prolonged freefall for most applications as more supply comes online and HTS offerings…

Chris Forrester

SES 2016 numbers “at risk”

Satellite operator SES is not due to publish its Q3 trading update until October 28th, but for one analyst there…

Chris Forrester - Oct 17 2016 / Read More

Nick Snow

UHD over promised and under-delivered?

If I had to choose an industry not to be in as the digital world looms larger than ever, I…

Nick Snow - Sep 29 2016 / Read More

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