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ITV profitable 2014, online growing


ITV has reported pre-tax profits rose 39 per cent to £605 million for the year to December 31st 2014. The UK commercial broadcaster saw revenue rise 8 per cent to £2.59 billion, while net advertising revenue rose 6 per cent to £1.63 billion. Non advertising revenue rose 10 per cent to £1.3 billion, boosted by a 30 per cent increase […]

3.7bn requests for French catch-up TV in 2014

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French catch-up TV consumption increased by 50 per cent in 2014 to 3.7 billion video requests (up from 2.5 billion in 2013). Last year, an average of 10.2 million videos were viewed each month compared to 6.8 million in 2013. Advertising revenues coming from catch-up TV services in 2014 hit

Record requests for BBC iPlayer


BBC iPlayer has reported that January 2015 was its best month on record with 343 million requests – and at 264 million TV requests this was also BBC iPlayer’s best-ever month for TV viewing. Following the festive period, requests from mobiles and tablets increased to 48 per cent in January – their highest-ever level – driven by growth for both […]

Humax claims Freeview Play first

Digital set-top box specialist Humax says it will be the first manufacturer to launch set-top boxes to deliver the new Freeview Play connected TV service later this year. Freeview Play, which will be free from subscription and compatible with existing broadband services, combines catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television. The new Humax Freeview Play boxes will support HD content […]

UK multiscreen viewing up 17%


Figures released by Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, suggest that the total average daily TV viewing in the UK during 2014 was 3 hours, 44 minutes, 30 seconds a day per person. Overall, there was a decline in total TV viewing of 10 minutes, 30 seconds a day compared to 2013, a fall of 4.5 […]

MPs: ‘No long-term future in BBC licence fee’


An influential group of UK MPs has said it sees no long-term future in the BBC licence fee and set out advantages of a broadcasting levy. It considers the BBC still a valued and important feature of national life but in need of stronger governance and more challenging, independent oversight if it is to be held accountable. In a major […]

Freeview Play manufacturers revealed


Digital UK – the body supports the UK’s terrestrial TV service and its viewers – and DTT platform Freeview have announced that Panasonic will be the first manufacturer to launch TVs featuring the Freeview Play connected TV service. The news follows the recent announcement of Freeview Play as the brand for the service as part of a major Freeview rebrand […]

Opportunities for SVoD in emerging markets


The growing investment in broadband infrastructure, with the improvement in network speed and performance, has opened up new opportunities to provide video over IP, not only in more advanced, developed economies but also in emerging markets, according to Pyramid Research. OTT video is mostly advertising-funded across emerging markets, but paid models are gaining traction within hybrid business models, whereby services […]

France: Online TV viewing up 40% in 2014

Catch-up television in France is now an established practice but its business model is still a work in progress, according to a new study from TV watchdog Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA). Revenue for the 25 free-to-air TV channels offering catch-up services assessed by the CSA rose 26 per cent in 2013 to €76.2 million compared to 2012, with 72 […]

French catch-up TV falls 9%

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French catch-up TV activity fell by 9.2 per cent last December to 366.8 million views after breaking records in November with 403.8 million views. According to figures by CNC which is compiled from 21 channels, catch-up TV, generated 3.7 billion requests over the whole of 2014. Online TV viewing followed the same pattern with a 9.3 per cent slide over […]

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