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Carson named Director of BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland has appointed Steve Carson, as its new Director. Known as both a content maker and commissioner, and currently Head of Multi-Platform Commissioning for BBC Scotland, Carson will replace…

FA Cup final on BBC sets season-high viewing record

FA Cup final on BBC sets season-high viewing record

Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final on August 1st was the most-watched football match of the season. BARB data shows the BBC’s coverage from Wembley Stadium was…

Screwfix extends partnership with Sky Sports football

Screwfix is set to continue its long-standing alignment with football coverage on Sky Sports, Quest and S4C ahead of the upcoming 2020/21 season. Sky Media and Wavemaker have agreed a…

BT Q1 down 7% on Covid impact

BT has reported Q1 revenue of £5.24 billion (€5.8bn), down 7 per cent primarily due to the impact of Covid-19, including reduced BT Sport revenue and a reduction in business…

Eutelsat “robust” results; buying Bigblu

Eutelsat “robust” results; buying Bigblu

Eutelsat has unveiled its full year financials for the year to June 30th and used the opportunity to announce that it was buying Bigblu Broadband, a major supplier of satellite-based…

ProSiebenSat.1 Q2 revenue down 25%

ProSiebenSat.1 Q2 revenue down 25%

The global Covid-19 pandemic has had considerable impact on ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s business performance. In the second quarter of 2020, the German broadcasting group is seeing the first signs of recovery…

Forecast: SVoD to boost Mexico entertainment market

Forecast: SVoD to boost Mexico entertainment market

As the second half of 2020 gets underway, Mexico’s video entertainment market is expected to recover from the impact of Covid-19, with digital video leading the charge and showing strong…

Discovery joins On Addressability initiative

Discovery has announced it will join the On Addressability initiative, along with other major media organisations and distribution partners Charter’s Spectrum Reach, Comcast Advertising and Cox Media, to unlock addressable…

‘High street comeback’ ad-break on C4

To show the Great British public that the high street is back and open for business, Channel 4 will tonight launch ‘The Great High Street Comeback’ – an exclusive ad-break…

Black Beauty rides onto Disney+

Black Beauty rides onto Disney+

Disney+ has announced that a contemporary movie adaptation of Anna Sewell’s classic 19th century novel, Black Beauty. will premiere on the streaming service later this year. Black Beauty is a…

Sky keeps 99% of subs during pandemic

Sky keeps 99% of subs during pandemic

In reporting its Q2 numbers, Comcast revealed that Sky retained 99 per cent of its total customers since the Coronavirus pandemic began, and it also retained 95 per cent of…

Comcast Q2 down 12%; 10m Peacock sign-ups

Media conglomerate Comcast has reported Q2 revenue declined 11.7 per cent year-over-year to $23.7 billion (€18.2bn) as it weathered the Covid-19 pandemic. Adjusted net income dropped 12.2 per cent to…

Study: UK SVoD growth slows after Disney+ surge

Study: UK SVoD growth slows after Disney+ surge

Findings from data, insights and consulting company Kantar’s Q2 2020 Entertainment On Demand service suggest that after a surge of 6 million SVoD sign-ups during the three months to April,…

Report: UK ad spend down 39% in Q2

UK ad spend rose 2.9 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, but the latest Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report points to an estimated 39 per cent slump in…

beIN renews Saudi piracy attack

beIN renews Saudi piracy attack

Qatar broadcaster beIN MEDIA has stepped up its attack on what it considers Saudi-led piracy of its copyrighted content, in particular alluding to the potential takeover of English Premier League…

Spain: Atresmedia’s profit down 67.4%

The free fall in Spain’s TV ad revenues has had a big impact on Atresmedia’s results with a decline of 67.4 per cent in profits to €22.7 million in the…