Minor gains for US pay-TV providers

The six leading pay-TV operators in the US as ranked in the informitv Multiscreen Index maintained their subscriber numbers in the first quarter of 2016, with a net gain of 33,000 video customers. These six operators still have a total 78.31 million video subscribers between them. AT&T U-verse reported the largest loss of video subscribers. […]

Italy seeks 700 MHz transition deferral

Italy has proposed a postponement of the deadline by when spectrum in the 700 MHz band will be made available for high speed mobile Internet services to 2022. The decision was reached after a vote in both houses of the Italian Parliament, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, and is supported by the Italian […]

ProSiebenSat.1 revenues up 22%

ProSiebenSat.1 Group increased its revenues by 22 per cent to €802 million in the first quarter of 2016. All segments contributed to this. In total, the Group already generated 43 per cent of its revenues outside the TV advertising business. This is an increase of 10 percentage points compared to the previous year. The share […]

BBC reaches record global audience

The BBC reaches a record weekly audience of 348 million people worldwide, a 13 per cent increase on last year, according to figures released by the BBC Global Audience Measure (GAM). The figures show that the BBC’s weekly global news audience has increased by 38 million people, or 13 per cent, to a total of […]

Original digital video programming ad-spend up 114%

Advertisers and media buyers have made a 114 per cent increase in investments in original digital video programming over the past two years, according to the third annual Digital Content NewFronts: Video Ad Spend Study. This survey of 360 marketing and media buying professionals was conducted by Advertiser Perceptions and released by the Interactive Advertising […]

NBC, Snapchat team up for Olympics perspectives

NBC Olympics and image messaging app Snapchat are partnering to present unique perspectives from this summer’s 2016 Rio Olympics and the US Olympic Team Trials, which will include daily Snapchat ‘Live Stories’ and an NBC Rio Olympic Discover channel. Both the Live Story experiences and Discover channel will be available to Snapchatters in the US […]

Swisscom TV subs up 13.8% YoY

In the first quarter of 2016, Swisscom’s net revenue remained virtually unchanged year-on-year at CHF 2,885 million (CHF -8 million or -0.3 per cent). EBITDA rose by 2.9 per cent or CHF 30 million to CHF 1,081 million. The CHF 11 million increase in the Swiss core business can mainly be attributed to lower costs […]

Internet Australia: ‘End site-blocking law’

Internet Australia (IA), the body representing Internet users, has applauded the nation’s Productivity Commission’s recommendation that ‘geoblocking’ must go. “We have consistently argued that geoblocking is fundamentally wrong and that it has resulted in unfair price-gouging of Australian consumers for decades,” said CEO Laurie Patton. IA has used the Productivity Commission’s report to repeat its […]