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Google and Facebook biting at broadcasters

Equity analysts at investment bank Exane/BNP-Paribas, in a major 80-page report on the state of Europe’s commercial broadcasting industry, say that commercial TV is under extreme pressure from digital and…

UK swaying towards UGC for trustful news

A study from Newsflare reveals the current level of mistrust for the UK media, with findings showing just 22 per cent of people always believe the information reported by news…

Foxtel KOs big fight Facebook pirates

Foxtel KOs big fight Facebook pirates

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has acted quickly to shut down Facebook users who attempted to broadcast pirated versions of the world-title welterweight boxing bout between Australia’s Jeff Horn and Filipino…

India smartphone engagement continues to rise

A Smartphones Usage and Behaviour report from Kantar IMRB and MMA shows that time-spent on smartphones jumped by 16 per cent in the period Jan-March 2017 over the previous quarter.…

EBU warns of ‘Perfect Storm’ facing public service news

The provision of high-quality, independent news is at the very heart of public service media’s remit. However, today’s newsrooms are facing a myriad of challenges and how they tackle them…

MTV launches on Snapchat Discover in France

MTV launches on Snapchat Discover in France

MTV, has launched a new localised Publisher Story on Snapchat’s Discover platform in France. Joining MTV’s already successful International and US Snapchat Discover channels, this is Viacom’s first fully localised,…

Spotify overtaking YouTube as main music app for Gen Z

Spotify overtaking YouTube as main music app for Gen Z

A report from BPI/ERA, entitled Generation Z: Meet the Young Millennials, explores the music consumption habits and social media behaviour of today’s young Millennials (aged up to 19) and how…

Facebook to stream FOX Champions League coverage

Facebook to stream FOX Champions League coverage

US service FOX Sports is partnering with Facebook to stream UEFA Champions League matches via Facebook Live during the 2017-18 season. Under the terms of the deal, FOX Sports will…

Facebook goes to Hollywood

Facebook goes to Hollywood

Social network giant Facebook is in discussions with Hollywood studios and agencies with a view to producing TV-quality shows targeting the launch of original programming by late summer 2017, according…

Report: UK media and entertainment sector remains robust

Report: UK media and entertainment sector remains robust

The combined revenues of the 100 largest media and entertainment companies in the UK increased to a new record of £96.3 billion (€109bn) in the last financial year, according to…