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Vubiquity wins Liberty Global content services deal

Vubiquity wins Liberty Global content services deal

Premium content services and media technology solutions provider Vubiquity, part of the Amdocs Media Division, has secured a long-term content services partnership with the Liberty Global group and its affiliates…

Lance Armstrong doc on iPlayer

Lance, a two-part documentary about one of sport’s most controversial figures, Lance Armstrong, is now available on the BBC iPlayer, and will be broadcast on BBC Two at a later…

iPlayer sees 4.8bn requests in 12 months

iPlayer sees 4.8bn requests in 12 months

The BBC’s annual report, covering April 2019 – March 2020, shows the BBC remains the most used media organisation in the UK, with 41 million people per day on average…

BritBox launches on Freesat

BritBox launches on Freesat

UK free to air satellite TV platform Freesat has added SVoD service BritBox UK to the varied portfolio of apps on its new, 4K-ready set-top boxes. Sitting alongside episodes of…

Charlotte Moore appointed to BBC Board

Charlotte Moore appointed to BBC Board

Having been an unsuccessful runner in the race to become the Corporation’s director-general, Charlotte Moore has been named BBC Chief Content Officer and is joining the BBC Board. “It is…

Battlestar Galactica coming to iPlayer

The BBC has acquired celebrated sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica from NBCUniversal Global Distribution and is bringing it to BBC iPlayer as a box set. Originally broadcast between 2004 and 2009,…

Survey: 77% of UK prefer prefer AVoD over SVoD

Survey: 77% of UK prefer prefer AVoD over SVoD

Video advertising platform Unruly has released a study that investigates consumer attitudes and consumption habits around connected TV (CTV) during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unruly, which is part of Tremor International, surveyed…

Research: Pandemic-related viewing likely to stick

Research: Pandemic-related viewing likely to stick

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research’s Predicting the Post-Pandemic study suggest that although pandemic-related increases in streaming, broadcast network, and YouTube viewing in the US are likely to persist after the…

ICC #1 for Facebook sports video views

ICC #1 for Facebook sports video views

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the number one sports’ governing body for video views on Facebook, with more views on the platform than any other leading sporting organisations in…

Ofcom: Lockdown doubles SVoD screen time

A surge in screen time during lockdown saw UK adults spend 40 per cent of their waking day watching TV and online video services, broadcast regulator Ofcom has found in…

France: Entertainment market will reap long-germ gains from Covid

France’s video entertainment market is expected to gain long-term benefits from the Covid-19 pandemic, with an anticipated uplift in sector revenues which is marginally higher than previous market forecasts. That’s…

iPlayer requests up 47%

iPlayer requests up 47%

A record-breaking number of viewers turned to BBC iPlayer in the first half of 2020, with 3.1 billion requests to stream programmes, up by 47 per cent on the previous…

STV Player on Freeview Play

STV Player on Freeview Play

STV Player is expanding its service UK-wide on TV platform Freeview Play. Some 1500 hours of free content is now available on the Scottish VoD catch-up service, and will now…

Heroes added to iPlayer

Heroes added to iPlayer

Celebrated sci-fi drama Heroes has returned to BBC iPlayer, with all four series available as a box set. Created by Tim Kring to emulate the storytelling style of American comic…

The Real McCoy on iPlayer

Every episode of influential sketch comedy show The Real McCoy is now available on BBC iPlayer- the first time many fans will have been able to watch the show since…

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