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Study: VR ads deliver memorable brand experiences

YuMe, a partner for video advertising, in partnership with Isobar, a global digital agency; RLTY CHK, an immersive entertainment studio; and RetinadVR, an immersive media analytics platform, have released the…

Portugal: ERC names 12 risks in Meo-Media Capital deal

Portugal: ERC names 12 risks in Meo-Media Capital deal

Portugal’s Media Regulatory Authority (ERC) has been unable to reach a consensus on the proposed acquisition of Media Capital by Meo, referring the case to the Competition Authority. The ERC…

Netflix ‘tipping point’ metrics: True or fake news?

The week has been full of Netflix news: Impressive results and revenues up 30 per cent, an extra $1 billion in acquisition spend and plans from Nielsen that it will…

Spain: Record profit for Mediaset and Atresmedia

Mediaset, owner of Tele 5 and Cuatro among other channels, and Atresmedia, owner of Antena 3 and La Sexta, among others, made a combined €250 million for the year to…

Orange’s Jazztel à la carte offer

Jazztel, owned by Orange, has launched a new à la carte offer enabling subscribers to choose the speed of the Internet connection, the amount of mobile data and the number…

Hispasat still in play for take-over

Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat is still very much a potential take-over target. The name now most-frequently mentioned as being the buyer is Red Electrica De Espana (REE), the nation’s state-backed…

Avanti tumbles to all time low

Confidence in London-based specialist satellite operator Avanti Communications has again been dented. October 17th and 18th saw significant movement in its share (1.46 million on 17th and 790,000 on 18th,…

Strong September for iPlayer

Strong September for iPlayer

The new series of acclaimed drama Doctor Foster topped a strong month for BBC iPlayer to kick off the autumn schedule. The returning show was the most popular programme of…

Qatar hit by Egypt in beIN Sports row

Qatar hit by Egypt in beIN Sports row

The diplomatic problems between Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Gulf states and Qatar has escalated and now threatens the TV output from Qatar-based beIN Sports. October 18th saw Egypt’s prosecutor-general…

BBC seeks to unlock data potential

BBC Research & Development has announced a five-year research partnership with eight UK Universities to unlock the potential of data in the media. The Data Science Research Partnership will be…