Peacock coming to Sky

NBCUniversal and Sky will make AVoD service Peacock available at no additional cost to nearly 20 million Sky customers in Europe. Beginning later in 2021, Peacock will make its international debut across Sky platforms, including Sky Q, NOW, and Sky Ticket, currently serving customers throughout the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy,…

Research: OTT, pay-TV gap continues to grow

Research: OTT, pay-TV gap continues to grow

Findings from research firm Parks Associates Video Services Dashboard, part of its Consumer Insights Dashboard service, reveal that 82 per cent of US broadband households subscribe to at…

Comcast: Sky revenue up 28% in Q2

Comcast: Sky revenue up 28% in Q2

Comcast Corporation has reported results for the quarter ended June 30th 2021. Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast, commented: “We delivered excellent results in…

Inmarsat unveils ORCHESTRA mobility network

Inmarsat unveils ORCHESTRA mobility network

Mobile satellite communications operator Inmarsat has unveiled plans for ORCHESTRA, describing it as the communications network of the future. In the largest ever transformation of its current services,…

Whittaker, Chibnall to leave Doctor Who

Whittaker, Chibnall to leave Doctor Who

Having been in charge of the TARDIS since filming for the Thirteenth Doctor began in 2017, Showrunner Chris Chibnall and the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, have confirmed they…

Forecast: UK adspend to grow 18.2% in 2021

Forecast: UK adspend to grow 18.2% in 2021

The UK is set to post the strongest advertising expenditure growth of any major European market at 18.2 per cent in 2021 to reach a total of £27.7…

Orange Spain pays Movistar €350m for football rights

Orange Spain pays Movistar €350m for football rights

Orange Spain has acquired the pay-rights to La Liga and UEFA competitions from Movistar for an estimated price of €350 million, similar to last season, according to the…

BT Q1: “On a path to growth”

BT Q1: “On a path to growth”

Philip Jansen, BT’s Chief Executive, has declared that the telco is on a path to growth. Commenting on the company’s Q1 results, he reported that operational performance remained…

iPlayer sees record-breaking H1

iPlayer sees record-breaking H1

Drama and sport fans helped BBC iPlayer to achieve a record-breaking first half of the year in 2021. Programmes were streamed over 3.3 billion times between January and…

Data: 72% US homes view video on multiple platforms

Data: 72% US homes view video on multiple platforms

Data released by research firm Parks Associates ahead of its fourth annual Future of Video session indicate that 72 per cent of consumers report regularly using multiple platforms…

Portugal’s SIC sees 32.8% profit hike to €5.5m

Portugal’s SIC sees 32.8% profit hike to €5.5m

Portuguese commercial broadcaster SIC ended the first half of 2021 with a net profit of €5.5 million, up 32.8 per cent on the same period last year. Total…

Verizon, Samsung claim 5G C-band milestone

Verizon, Samsung claim 5G C-band milestone

US multiplay telco Verizon and Samsung Electronics have completed an end-to-end fully virtualised 5G data session over C-band spectrum in a live network environment. The new milestone was…

BritBox launching in South Africa

BritBox launching in South Africa

BritBox, the ITV/BBC OTT joint-venture, will launch on August 6th in South Africa with a charge of R100/month (€5.70). Customers who sign up for a one-year subscription –…

Telefónica reports record Q2 income

Telefónica reports record Q2 income

Telefónica has posted a record net income of €7.7 billion in the second quarter of 2021. The Spanish multinational telco says this “historic figure” is the result of…

Study: Gaming influencers earning 122x average salary

Study: Gaming influencers earning 122x average salary

Video game streaming is an industry that’s gone from strength to strength. Starting with the early days of YouTubers sharing clips of play with their own commentary and…

LG posts record Q2 as TV market recovers

LG posts record Q2 as TV market recovers

LG Electronics has announced its highest quarterly revenues ever as the company continued to expand its market share for premium home appliances and consumer electronics outside of South…

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