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Study: ‘No change in European UHF spectrum allocation’

A study published by the European Commission supports the EBU position that there should not be any change in the way that UHF spectrum is allocated in Europe. The study makes clear that both DTT and wireless audio equipment for programme making and special events (PMSE) will continue to require the sub-700 MHz spectrum currently […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Sales of British TV shows return to growth

Global sales of British TV programmes returned to growth in 2021/22 after last year’s pandemic-related decline, according to Pact’s TV Exports report. Total UK TV exports grew by 7 per cent year-on-year to reach a record £1.52 billion (€1.76bn), and by 3 per cent compared with 2019/20 levels. “After a period of huge uncertainty during […]

November 29, 2022

BBC to simplify complaints process

The BBC is further improving its complaints process to support greater transparency and maintain trust with audiences. To deliver this commitment, the BBC says it will: Make the complaints website easier to find and use; better explain how audience feedback is shared and used across the BBC and improve how we explain the steps in […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Whip Media Survey: Holiday TV movie viewing trends

The holiday TV season is upon us, and a survey from Whip Media looks at US viewers’ attitudes and behaviours toward made-for-TV holiday movies as networks and streamers are rolling out their seasonal titles. There are hundreds of new Christmas movies premiering in 2022 — and consumers of holiday movie content have a strong appetite […]

November 29, 2022

Channel 4 launches 4 Reality on YouTube

Channel 4 has launched 4 Reality, a new YouTube destination that serves as a fan-focused home for the best of Channel 4’s reality TV titles, offering viewers full-episodes of hit series such as Married at First Sight UK, alongside compilations and ‘best of’ clips from popular titles such as Made in Chelsea. In a Channel […]

November 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Europol operation shuts down pirate websites

Law enforcement agencies from 27 countries participated in the 13th edition of Operation In Our Sites between May and November 2022, a Europol-coordinated operation to take down websites offering counterfeit goods or involved in online piracy. The recurring operation, which is supported by Eurojust and Interpol targets, investigates and seizes websites hosting a variety of […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Burnett exits MGM

Mark Burnett is leaving MGM where he has been chairman of its worldwide TV group since 2018. The move comes following Amazon’s $8.5 billion purchase of MGM earlier this year. In a joint statement to staff, Mike Hopkins, SVP of Prime Video and Amazon Studios, and Burnett revealed that Burnett was departing the company “to […]

November 29, 2022

17m+ watch Germany vs Spain on ZDF

The FIFA World Cup group stage game between Germany and Spain on November 27th at 8pm CET, attracted 17.05 million viewers, or just under one in two Germans viewers (49.3 per cent), according to PSB channel ZDF, after a disappointing opening game, viewed by fewer than 10 million. The defeat against Japan was played in […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann

DAZN signs IMPACT Wrestling deal

Anthem Sports & Entertainment, the multi-platform media company, and DAZN, the sports streaming service, have announced an international partnership that will deliver Anthem’s IMPACT Wrestling to more than 170 countries worldwide effective immediately. The multi-year agreement will give DAZN viewers in 170+ countries – including the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, France, Poland, Spain, Italy, the […]

November 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Study: Music streaming competition benefits consumers

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its final report following its independent study into the music streaming market and found that consumers have benefited from digitisation and competition between music streaming services. Prices for consumers have fallen by more than 20 per cent in real terms between 2009 and 2021 – with […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann