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Research: US & China were 63% of SVoD subs in 2019

Research: US & China were 63% of SVoD subs in 2019

The number of global gross SVoD subscriptions grew by 28 per cent in 2019. The net subscriber count rose by 55 million (16 per cent) in 2019 to total 403…

Pollard back at CGTN

Nick Pollard, who ran Sky News for a decade, has been rehired by Chinese state broadcaster CGTN. The China Global Television Network, which two years ago was forced to register…

Eutelsat carries 6,788 channels

Eutelsat’s DTH broadcast channel count have reduced by 4 per cent this past year (to 6788 channels) while HD channels – included in the overall total – have grown significantly…

Sky’s Chernobyl most awarded British series ever

Sky’s Chernobyl most awarded British series ever

At the 2020 British Academy Television Awards on July 31st, Sky original drama Chernobyl became the most awarded British TV series in a single year ever. The drama about the…

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…