Category archives for: Catch Up

ITV boosted by online, denies Liberty bid

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Total revenues at ITV are up 7 per cent to £1.225 billion (€1.45bn). Online, Pay & Interactive revenues were up 20 per cent to £67 million whilst total ITV Studios revenues rose 2 per cent to £402 million. ITV said it delivered a ‘good’ performance in the first half of the year with revenue growth across the business and double […]

BBC’s record-breaking sporting summer

With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games currently under way, BBC Sport has reported record digital traffic driven by the major sporting events of the summer so far, including the World Cup, Wimbledon, British Grand Prix and The Open. BBC Sport’s biggest-ever month – with 77.5 million unique browsers in June, beating the previous record of 73.6 million set during the London […]

BBC explains iPlayer outage

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Richard Cooper, the BBC’s Controller of Digital Distribution for BBC Future Media, has posted a blog explaining the background to the serious incident over the weekend which impacted BBC iPlayer, BBC iPlayer Radio, and audio and video playback on other parts of bbc.co.uk, which also forced the Corporation to use its emergency homepage for prolonged periods of time. “We have […]

iPlayer glitch blocks F1 highlights

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A number of iPlayer users were prevented from watching certain BBC shows over the weekend, when the corporation’s popular catch-up service was hit by a technical glitch. The problems began on Saturday morning and continued into Sunday, affecting the iPlayer and other online services including the BBC.co.uk homepage. Users of the iPlayer took to social media to complain about not […]

BBC World News launches VoD content

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BBC World News has unveiled a new suite of VoD content, meaning that its international distribution partners can now offer their customers a raft of the channel’s programmes wherever and whenever they want it. The package includes over 120 hours of the channel’s best-known long-form content strands, including HARDtalk, Click, The Travel Show and Our World each year. The package […]

C4 Chief: BBC should encrypt iPlayer for licence-fee payers

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Channel 4 chairman Lord Burns has said the BBC should encrypt the iPlayer for licence fee payers only as a first step towards subscription, with the licence fee unsustainable in the long term. Burns criticised the BBC for being too wedded to the £145.50 licence fee and said it had ignored alternative forms of funding such as subscription – or […]

UK’s first catch-up TV pub launched by TalkTalk TV

Sporting moments are the most memorable on TV, with Andy Murray’s win at Wimbledon in 2013 and England’s 5-1 win over Germany in 2001 leading the list, according to new research from TalkTalk. However, with this year’s World Cup matches often starting at 5pm, many of us have struggled to see all the action – over a fifth of us […]

iPlayer PC requests driven by radio growth

Requests to BBC iPlayer increased last month to 273 million, up 6 per cent on May 2013, and higher than at any point last year. May also saw the first increase in

Tablets become main device for TV catch-up

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Data from Kantar Media’s syndicated study, futurePROOF, shows that tablets have become mainstream consumer devices with more than half of 16-44s now having access to them. Forty-five per cent of all UK adults

4oD goes mobile

Channel 4 has launched a fully mobile 4oD, enabling viewers to stream content wherever they are via 3G and 4G on iOS and Android devices – and watch exclusive original short form content in a new dedicated shorts hub. Reflecting the growing viewer demand for snackable videos, 4oD’s shorts hub curates a diverse selection of new and exclusive shorts – […]

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