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ITV Hub streams up 5% in December

ITV Hub streams up 5% in December

The ITV Hub has announced a strong performance throughout December, achieving 81 million programme streams, an increase of 5 per cent year on year. The Christmas period, between 21st December…

Nielsen launches PVoD movie measurement

Nielsen launches PVoD movie measurement

Nielsen is launching its Theatrical Video On-Demand measurement service as a way to capture viewing to movie releases that are directly available to consumers to rent or purchase on demand…

Bank: European satellite-based video eroding

Satellite operator’s video-based revenues are under pressure as broadcasters continue to go digital. The trend has generated comment from investment bank Exane/BNPP on January 13th, and which said it expected…

UFC 257: McGregor vs Poirier 2 on BT Sport Box Office

UFC 257: McGregor vs Poirier 2 on BT Sport Box Office

Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon for the first time in over a year on January 23rd to take on No.2 ranked lightweight, Dustin Poirier. The event will air live…

FIFA launches podcast series & music strategy

FIFA has announced the launch of FIFA Sound, a new entertainment strategy designed to create innovative connections between football fans, music enthusiasts, players, artists, and the game and songs they…

Survey: US cord-cutting speeds up

Survey: US cord-cutting speeds up

American households are cutting the cord on their cable subscriptions more rapidly than previously reported, according to the second Future of TV survey of more than 2,100 US consumers by…

Data: Young flock to lesser-known streamers

Data: Young flock to lesser-known streamers

Team Whistle, a US entertainment and sports media company, has shared data on Gen Z and Millennial streaming preferences from Whistle Wise, the company’s proprietary research and analytics service. While…

Molotov rolls out in Africa

Molotov rolls out in Africa

French OTT platform Molotov has started rolling out in Africa, with an initial launch in Ivory Coast, where it claims to have already generated “tens of thousands” of subscribers. The…

Univision launches Prende TV streamer

Univision is entering the streaming market with PrendeTV, a free, ad-supported service aimed at the US Hispanic audience with all Spanish-language programming. Taking its name from the Spanish-language word for…

UKTV increases network share in 2020

UKTV increases network share in 2020

Multichannel programmer UKTV has revealed that its both its channels and UKTV Play VoD service saw strong growth for share of commercial impacts (SOCI) and channel viewing thanks to high…

Bank downbeat on SES, upbeat on Eutelsat

Investment bank Berenberg, in its previews of media stocks for 2021, is downbeat on satellite operator SES. It is maintaining its ‘SELL’ advice to clients and gives a guide price…

Cerillion to transform GO’s BSS

Cerillion to transform GO’s BSS

In a move that will enable Malta multiplay operator GO to offer more flexible bundling and unbundling of its quadplay services and address the needs and interests of different customer…

Prime Video acquires Cruel Summer

Amazon Prime Video has secured the exclusive first window worldwide rights (excluding the US, Canada and China) to the psychological thriller Cruel Summer. From leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne),…

Forecast: India SVoD market at $1.9bn by 2025

Forecast: India SVoD market at $1.9bn by 2025

India’s online video industry generated an estimated $1.4 billion (€1.1bn) in revenue in 2020 with advertising contributing 64 per cent and subscription 36 per cent, according to a report by…

Data: iPlayer searches outnumber Netflix

Data: iPlayer searches outnumber Netflix

BroadbandDeals has analysed monthly average search volume data from SEMRush, to reveal which video streaming service is the most popular in the UK. BBC iPlayer is the UK’s most popular…

Tuchman backs Rialto International

Bruce Tuchman, formerly President of Sundance Channel Global, AMC Global and MGM Networks, and New Zealand’s Rialto Channel Limited have launched Rialto International, a 50-50 joint venture to bring Rialto…