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Research: Platform choice impacts ad attention

Research into the role of attention across TV advertising from addressable TV provider Finecast shows that the platform on which an ad is served directly impacts the active attention viewers commit to it. The findings also show that: Attention paid to an ad on TV is more active and consistent across its duration than on […]

May 19, 2022

EBU boosts A European Perspective initiative

At a time when the need for mutual understanding in Europe has never been so great, EBU-led digital news service ‘A European Perspective’ is stepping up its efforts to offer citizens multilingual coverage of major stories by drawing on content produced by 12 public service newsrooms. Following its highly-successful launch in 2022, the content offer […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann

UEFA Champions League final free on BT Sport

BT Sport is making the finals of the 2022 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League available for everyone in the UK to watch for free whether on TV, online or on mobile. All three finals will be available for free on the BT Sport website, the BT Sport YouTube channel, […]

May 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Mediaset Spain: Profit down 35%

Mediaset Spain made a profit of €23.6 million in the first quarter, down 35 per cent than the same period last year. Total revenues, though, amounted to €188 million, up 2.2 per cent, some way short of the €226 million in revenues before the pandemic (first quarter of 2019). EBITDA reached €34.3 million, down 33.1 […]

May 13, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

UK MPs to question media secretary

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to question Nadine Dorries, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on online safety and public service broadcasters as part of an evidence session on the work of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). In a wide-ranging session, […]

May 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Newsmax launching in Europe via M7

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+, has announced a long-term satellite and OTT distribution agreement with US-based, conservative news channel Newsmax. Newsmax is the #4 rated news channel in the US and is available in 52 million pay-TV homes in the country through major providers including DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, Verizon and more. It is also […]

May 11, 2022Nick Snow @ ANGA COM

Tivùsat sees record year; new president

Italian free-to-air digital TV platform, Tivùsat, has reported 507,000 new activations in 2021 – almost double the average of previous years and a new record. With the new additions, the platform closed 2021 with 4.6 million active smart cards. Preliminary data from March 2022 reveals that the number of Tivùsat activations tripled compared to the […]

May 6, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Current Time launches on Freeview

Current Time, a Russian-language 24/7 TV channel broadcasting from Prague, has launched on Freeview UK via the Channelbox platform. Current Time is a Russian-language TV channel headquartered in Prague and produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in cooperation with Voice of America. The channel was established as an alternative to Kremlin-controlled media and brings […]

May 5, 2022

FreeCast adds 15 streaming channels from Fast Channels TV

FreeCast has announced a new agreement with Fast Channels TV, bringing 15 new channels to SelectTV. Each of these free ad-supported television (FAST) channels will be available to current subscribers of the SelectTV super aggregation guide. The channels cover a number of different genres, including sports and gaming, music, kids’ and family content, and broad […]

May 3, 2022

Channel 4 acquires England football matches

England’s matches in the UEFA Nations League, European Qualifiers to UEFA Euro 2024 and International Friendlies will be shown live on Channel 4 following the announcement of a new two year deal. Six England games will be shown live on Channel 4 this year starting with their away match against Hungary at Puskas Arena Park […]

April 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare