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Lloyds Bank sponsors Celebrity Gogglebox

Channel 4 has announced that Lloyds Bank will sponsor hit show Celebrity Gogglebox when it returns to TV for its second series on June 5th. The partnership represents the first…

Research: Ad-free SVoDs risk £100m revenue loss

Research: Ad-free SVoDs risk £100m revenue loss

Seven out of ten Brits aren’t prepared to spend more than £20 (€22.50) per month on streaming services, a drop of £5 compared to September 2019 when the same proportion…

Barça TV+ kicks off

Barça TV+ kicks off

Leading Spanish football club FC Barcelona has launched its new streaming service – Barça TV+ – together with its CULERS Premium Membership programme. Both offerings are part of the club’s…

Research: Half of sports fans admit piracy

Video software provider Synamedia has unveiled the first in a series of reports designed to broaden understanding of global sports piracy in order to protect the value of sports rights.…

Forecast: European digital ads down only 5.5% in 2020

Forecast: European digital ads down only 5.5% in 2020

IAB Europe, the European-level industry association for the digital advertising and marketing ecosystem, announced at its virtual Interact conference that digital advertising grew 12.3 per cent in 2019 to €64.8…

France Télévisions overseas portal open

French PSB group France Télévisions has launched on its digital portal for international territories. The service was initially slated for a March 31st launch, which was consequently delayed by the…

Quibi cuts top pay; denies staff cuts

Quibi cuts top pay; denies staff cuts

Motivated by an article in the WSJ, Quibi issued a memo denying it would be making staff cuts – but confirming top execs would take a 10 per cent pay…

Intelsat facing class action lawsuit

The Schall Law Firm has confirmed it has filed a class action against Intelsat citing violations of 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5…

BBC World Service calls for access to chat apps

BBC World Service calls for access to chat apps

The Director of the BBC World Service Group Jamie Angus has called on chat apps to open their platforms to trusted news sources like the BBC, as part of the…

Report: US broadband traffic decreasing

Over 72 million homes and businesses across the US subscribe to broadband delivered by cable providers. With the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic, these connections are more important than ever,…

Sky earns record BAFTA nominations

Sky earns record BAFTA nominations

Sky has been nominated for a total of 25 BAFTA Television Awards, a record for the pay-TV broadcaster. This includes 14 nods for Sky Original drama series Chernobyl as the…

More Channel 4 content on Snapchat

Channel 4 and Snap have announced a partnership which will see upwards of 300 short form edits of Channel 4 content air on Snapchat’s Discover platform over the next year.…

Report: UK 6th-ranked in global 5G market

Report: UK 6th-ranked in global 5G market

According to research company Omdia’s 5G Market Progress Assessment (end-2019) report, the UK is ranked sixth out of the 22 leading 5G countries analysed for 5G deployment. The Omdia research…

Research: US adults spend 44 years staring at screens

The average US adult will spend the equivalent of 44 years of their life staring at screens. Research polling 2,000 adults in the US found more than 6,259 hours a…

Report: 1 in 3 Indians watches online videos, usually in Hindi

Who are the new Indian online video viewers? According to Google, they’re 15-34 year-olds (73 per cent) who Google videos whenever they wish to learn something. The search giant revealed…