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Originals and VoD fuel UKTV growth

Originals and VoD fuel UKTV growth

Multichannel programmer UKTV has revealed that its network grew by 4 per cent in 2019, with its flagship comedy channel, Dave, ranked number one non-PSB channel for 16-34s. Bumper viewing…

Tony Hall quits as BBC DG

Tony Hall quits as BBC DG

Tony Hall is leaving as director general of the BBC in the summer, after seven years in the role. Lord Hall said it had been “a hard decision”, adding: “If…

Analyst: SVoD stacking grows in US and Europe

In the US the proportion of TV viewers with three or more SVoD subscriptions has grown 6.6 percentage points since Q3 2018, while in Europe growth has been almost the…

Research: beIN ban hits MENA pay-TV revenues

Pay-TV revenues for the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region fell by 12 per cent between 2016 and 2019 to just under $3 billion (€2.7bn). Given…

Harrison new BritBox UK MD

Harrison new BritBox UK MD

Following its successful launch, BritBox, the SVoD service created by the BBC and ITV, has appointed Will Harrison to the new role of Managing Director of BritBox in the UK.…

Sky, Netflix new multi-year deal

Sky and Netflix have forged a new multi-year deal agreement in the UK. Strengthening their successful partnership built over the past two years. The new extended deal will help Sky…

Netflix opens Paris HQ

Netflix, which already has at least 6.7 million subscribers in France, is out to win friends in France, and charm local politicians and build on that core viewer loyalty. Netflix…

Mediaset adds 13th thematic TV channel

Italian broadcaster Mediaset is adding the Cine34 channel to its free-to-air DTT offer, taking the number of thematic TV channels to 13. Cine34 is dedicated to Italian movies and is…

Spain: MásMóvil passes 1.5m broadband subs

For the second year in a row, MásMóvil is the Spanish telco with the highest rate of growth, capturing 500,000 new customers in 2019, according to the company. The operator…

Netflix adding Studio Ghibli library

Netflix adding Studio Ghibli library

Netflix subscribers throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America will soon be able to watch films from Studio Ghibli, the legendary Japanese animation studio. A total…

Analyst: Super Bowl ads hit $4.5m per 30sec in 2019

While the team that wins the Super Bowl may change each year, the network hosting the game will always declare victory. Despite some slippage in ratings and some larger declines…

New pirate sites fill IndoXXI void

New pirate sites fill IndoXXI void

The Indonesia based IndoXXI group, which controls a large number of illegal piracy websites and applications, has “claimed” that it had officially closed its operations as of January 1st, 2020.…

UKTV £1m airtime-for-equity deal with ClickMechanic

UKTV has invested in online car repair marketplace Clickmechanic.com using its multi-million pound investment fund, UKTV Ventures. The online start-up has secured £1 million worth of commercial airtime across the…

IABM names Collins Head of Member Engagement

IABM, the international association for Broadcast and Media technology, has appointed Lisa Collins to the new position of Head of Member Engagement. IABM membership has doubled to over 600 members…

EastEnders has record year on BBC iPlayer

Figures from the BBC reveal that across the year, iPlayer viewers requested to stream or download an episode of long-running soap Eastenders a record 234 million times, up 10 per…

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