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Spain: MásMóvil passes 1.5m broadband subs

For the second year in a row, MásMóvil is the Spanish telco with the highest rate of growth, capturing 500,000 new customers in 2019, according to the company. The operator…

Netflix adding Studio Ghibli library

Netflix adding Studio Ghibli library

Netflix subscribers throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America will soon be able to watch films from Studio Ghibli, the legendary Japanese animation studio. A total…

Analyst: Super Bowl ads hit $4.5m per 30sec in 2019

Analyst: Super Bowl ads hit $4.5m per 30sec in 2019

While the team that wins the Super Bowl may change each year, the network hosting the game will always declare victory. Despite some slippage in ratings and some larger declines…

New pirate sites fill IndoXXI void

New pirate sites fill IndoXXI void

The Indonesia based IndoXXI group, which controls a large number of illegal piracy websites and applications, has “claimed” that it had officially closed its operations as of January 1st, 2020.…

UKTV £1m airtime-for-equity deal with ClickMechanic

UKTV has invested in online car repair marketplace Clickmechanic.com using its multi-million pound investment fund, UKTV Ventures. The online start-up has secured £1 million worth of commercial airtime across the…

IABM names Collins Head of Member Engagement

IABM, the international association for Broadcast and Media technology, has appointed Lisa Collins to the new position of Head of Member Engagement. IABM membership has doubled to over 600 members…

EastEnders has record year on BBC iPlayer

Figures from the BBC reveal that across the year, iPlayer viewers requested to stream or download an episode of long-running soap Eastenders a record 234 million times, up 10 per…

Peacock confirms free ad-supported option

Peacock confirms free ad-supported option

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has confirmed details for its Peacock streaming service  – due to launch in the US with early bird access on April 15th. As forecast it will offer various…

Research: 25% US homes use AVoD services

Research from Parks Associates finds over one-quarter of US broadband households are interested in innovative offerings accessed via television, such as offline viewing, video gaming, food delivery, ride sharing, and…

France: Netflix has 6.7m subs

Netflix boss Reed Hastings, in an interview with French news magazine L’Express, says that his streaming platform now has 6.7 million subscribers in France. Hastings disclosed that Netflix also plans…

Survey: Most advertisers used advanced TV solutions in 2019

Survey: Most advertisers used advanced TV solutions in 2019

FreeWheel, a Comcast company, has revealed that according to a survey of over 300 marketers and agencies, advanced TV is being used by the majority of advertisers to reach their…

DPP spots CES digital media trends

The DPP, the media industry’s business network, has published its annual report on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas – and identified important trends for the media and…

Netflix first look deal with Big Bang Theory creator

Netflix first look deal with Big Bang Theory creator

Netflix and Bill Prady have agreed a first look deal for scripted series programming. Prady has penned scripts for a number of iconic television series including The Muppets, Married… With…

BBC Young Reporter, British Council fight fake news

In a partnership aimed at helping young people navigate digital media and spot ‘fake news’, BBC’s Young Reporter team has worked with the British Council to create a media literacy…

Thaicom migrates Thaicom 5 customers

Thaicom migrates Thaicom 5 customers

Thaicom has reported progress on the incident regarding a technical anomaly on the Thaicom 5 satellite resulting in technical limitations to monitoring the status of the satellite. Thaicom together with…