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Italy: 413 TV channels available

Italy: 413 TV channels available

Italians were able to receive 413 TV channels at the end of 2019 on the main distribution platforms, of which 347 produced by broadcasters based in Italy (126 on DTT…

Research: Gen Z driving Covid-19 media habits

Gen Z is demonstrating the largest increase in media consumption during the Coronavirus outbreak, according to research by GlobalWebIndex across 13 markets. For example, Gen Z audiences are twice as…

Forecast: V-shaped recovery for US ad market

In the unprecedented situation created by the Coronavirus outbreak and the economic downturn, Magna, the intelligence and investment strategist, is revising its media owners net advertising revenue (NAR) forecasts for…

Free over-70s DAB radio initiative

Free over-70s DAB radio initiative

BBC local radio is teaming up with manufacturers, retailers and a loneliness charity to offer free DAB radios to the most vulnerable people aged over 70. It comes as millions…

TNI to tackle Covid-19 misinformation

The Trusted News Initiative (TNI) was set up last year to protect audiences and users from disinformation, particularly around moments of jeopardy, such as elections. The TNI complements existing programmes…

Research: FTA viewing in US broadband homes up

Consumer research from Parks Associates finds that 25 per cent of US broadband households use an antenna to watch local broadcast TV channels, up from 15 per cent in 2018.…

Australia: Nine partners with Grabyo

Australia: Nine partners with Grabyo

Nine, the Australian television, digital, video, radio and publishing company, has partnered with Grabyo to strengthen its multi-platform content distribution strategy throughout 2020. The broadcaster uses Grabyo’s browser-based video platform…

Forecast: Coronavirus to boost global SVoD subs by 5%

Forecast: Coronavirus to boost global SVoD subs by 5%

Strategy Analytics has published its latest forecast for SVoD services. The forecast took account of the expected impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, and although the longer term impact clearly remains…

Report: Disney+ 5m European downloads on day 1

Report: Disney+ 5m European downloads on day 1

The Disney+ SVoD platform attracted 5 million downloads in one day when it launched on March 24th in seven new European markets – Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and…

Croatia postpones DVB-T2/HEVC switchover

Croatia has postponed the deadline for the ending of DVB-T/MPEG-2 broadcasting and for the complete transition to DVB-T2/HEVC for at least 6 months. The decision, announced by the Croatian Regulatory…

Kantar: “Keep advertising!”

Kantar: “Keep advertising!”

Kantar has launched its Covid-19 barometer that looks at the impact of the pandemic on media habits and the attitudes of 25,000 people across 30 different countries. The research uncovered…

UK PSBs call for freelancer support

UK PSBs call for freelancer support

The UK’s public service broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, S4C) have come together to ask the Government to work with them to support freelancers working in the broadcasting…

Viaplay launches in Iceland on April 1

Viaplay launches in Iceland on April 1

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, will launch its Viaplay streaming service in Iceland on April 1st. Viaplay viewers in Iceland will be able to watch Viaplay…

Channel 5 boosts free kids’ content

Channel 5 boosts free kids’ content

Channel 5 is ramping up the amount of free kids’ content available on its multiplatform pre-school brand Milkshake!, in a bid to help keep kids occupied at home. Across the…

Sling TV gives US free 14-day ‘quarantine offer’

As US healthcare systems and local and state governments are working to keep constituents informed during the Covid-19 crisis across the country, Sling TV has opened its news-rich Sling Blue…