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Grade: ‘Ofcom not culture wars regulator’

Lord (Michael) Grade, the Chair of UK broadcast regulator Ofcom, has declared that it “will not and should not regulate the culture wars”. Delivering a keynote speech at RTS London Convention 2022, his first since taking on the role in May 2022, industry veteran Grade noted the role Ofcom would be playing in the implementation […]

September 28, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

Forecast: Japan SVoD revenue at $7.3bn in 2027

The SVoD service revenue in Japan is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1 per cent from $4.5 billion (€4.7bn) in 2022 to $7.3 billion in 2027, driven by the strong growth in subscriptions and unique households, and a steady rise in the average monthly revenue per unique SVoD household, […]

September 28, 2022

McCall: ITVX enables better viewer connection

ITV Chief Executive Carolyn McCall has suggested that the commercial PSB’s planned ITVX AVoD service, set to launch in Q4 2022, will enable it better to connect with and retain the viewership of key, younger demographics. Asked by journalist and presenter Amol Rajan, in conversation at the RTS London Convention 2022, as to the difference […]

September 28, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

All Rugby League World Cup games on BBC

For the first time in Rugby League World Cup history, all 61 games from the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments will be broadcast live on free-to-air UK television on the BBC. The tournament, which takes palce in England, kicks off with England taking on Samoa on BBC One on October 15th. The finals will take […]

September 28, 2022

UKTV Play unveils rebrand

UKTV, the commercial multichannel broadcaster, has revealed a full rebrand for its free streaming service UKTV Play. After an intensive market research process consulting current users and new target audiences, UKTV Play will relaunch with a renewed digital-first brand direction and a fresh look and feel. “This rebrand marks the beginning of a real step […]

September 28, 2022By Colin Mann

hayu launching across CEE

All-reality SVoD service, hayu, from NBCUniversal International – will launch in multiple Central and Eastern European countries in Q4. This builds on the ongoing success of the service in other European markets and will bring the number of territories for the streaming service to over 40. Launching direct-to-consumer (DTC) on a full array of devices […]

September 28, 2022

Australia: WWE expands Foxtel deal

The Foxtel Group and WWE have announced a new multi-year partnership that will see Foxtel Group’s portfolio of entertainment brands become the home of WWE in Australia. The new deal will deliver the biggest line-up of WWE’s live and on demand content to Foxtel Group’s 4.5 million subscribers on Foxtel, as well as via the […]

September 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Dahmer debuts at #1 on Netflix Top 10

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story debuted atop Netflix’s English TV List with 196.2 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title for the week beginning September 19th. Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the limited drama series was in the Top 10 in 92 countries. Fans flocked to new romances and […]

September 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Realytics launches BEE

Realytics, an adtech company in TV campaign measurement and subsidiary of smartclip, the adtech development unit of RTL, has partnered with French telecommunications company, Bouygues Telecom, to launch Box Exposition Engagement (BEE), a single source TV measurement solution for TV campaigns delivered within linear TV, as Addressable TV (ATV), and on Replay IPTV via STBs. […]

September 28, 2022

DAZN acquires Eleven Group

DAZN Group, the sports streaming platform, has announced an agreement to acquire the Eleven Group’s global sports media businesses. The transaction, when completed, will propel DAZN to become the broadcaster of top football leagues in Portugal and Belgium. Eleven Group’s businesses will also complement DAZN’s existing positions in Italy, DACH and Spain, where DAZN holds […]

September 27, 2022