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Italy with 427 TV channels at end-June

A total of 427 TV channels were broadcast in Italy on the various distribution platforms in June 2018, belonging to 119 broadcasters, of which 72 are based in Italy. The…

Data: England fans watching on terrestrial, mobile

Findings from UK mobile telco EE suggest that its network has seen broadband Internet usage drop drastically throughout all World Cup games. Mobile demand rose as fans streamed the match…

MPs: Changing behaviour ‘significant risk’ to BBC commercial performance

MPs: Changing behaviour ‘significant risk’ to BBC commercial performance

A report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the UK House of Commons on the BBC’s commercial activities has concluded that the BBC must strike a balance between serving…

Kagan: Gray-Raycom deal boosts US broadcast M&A

US broadcast station mergers and acquisitions (M&A) volume reached $5.11 billion (€4.38bn) in the second quarter of 2018, as tracked by Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market…

NZ: Freeview new On Demand platform

New Zealand digital terrestrial TV service Freeview has commenced roll-out of a new On Demand TV Platform to replace the existing FreeviewPlus service. Implemented in collaboration with leading New Zealand…

Australia: Addressable boost for TV ad industry

Australia: Addressable boost for TV ad industry

Addressable TV is set to shake up the TV advertising industry significantly over the next few years as commercial TV channels gain the ability to target advertising at finely segmented…

Movistar Plus: 10m viewers a day

Movistar Plus: 10m viewers a day

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform currently has over 10 million viewers a day, according to the company’s data pulled from its STBs which are present in almost 4 million homes. The average…

World Cup viewing boost for BBC

World Cup viewing boost for BBC

The group stage of the 2018 Football World Cup has produced some of the largest viewing figures – TV and online – in the last 10 years for the BBC.…

Irdeto: Brazil matches ‘most-pirated’

Digital platform security specialist Irdeto has detected 5,088 unique illegal streams redistributing games over the Internet during the group stage of the 2018 World Cup. The bookies’ favourites, Brazil won…

DISH: Univision retrans impasse

DISH, operator of DishLATINO and Sling TV, has confirmed that negotiations with Univision Communications have reached an apparent impasse following what it describes as “untenable” demands by the programmer and…