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iPlayer sees record-breaking H1

iPlayer sees record-breaking H1

Drama and sport fans helped BBC iPlayer to achieve a record-breaking first half of the year in 2021. Programmes were streamed over 3.3 billion times between January and June this…

Analysis: UK appetite for VoD grows

Analysis: UK appetite for VoD grows

As of June 2021, there are 16.7 million VoD-enabled households in Great Britain, as 57 per cent are subscribed to at least one service, while figures for those taking on…

Study: Pandemic changing UK consumer behaviours

Study: Pandemic changing UK consumer behaviours

Digital media quality specialist Integral Ad Science has released its Pandemic Effects: Shifting Consumer Priorities report, which examines how UK consumer behaviour and spending habits will change as Covid-19 restrictions…

Formula E, Channel 4 FTA deal

Formula E, Channel 4 FTA deal

UK fans of all-electric single seater racing series the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will have even more ways to watch the forthcoming 2021 Heineken London E-Prix thanks to…

Simplestream powers GB News OTT

Simplestream powers GB News OTT

Live, live-2-VoD, and on-demand OTT platform specialist Simplestream has been selected by GB News – the newly-launched British free-to-air television news channel – to power a range of new OTT…

BBC acquires Gossip Girl

BBC acquires Gossip Girl

The BBC has acquired the hit US drama Gossip Girl, and will give the new sequel series its UK debut on BBC One and iPlayer later this year. BBC iPlayer…

Weather Channel adds OTT service

Weather Channel adds OTT service

Allen Media Group is to launch new subscription streaming service – The Weather Channel Plus. The new $4.99 (€4.21) per-month subscription service will feature more than 50 news and entertainment…

iPlayer now on ScreenHits TV

iPlayer now on ScreenHits TV

UK customers of VoD aggregator platform ScreenHits TV can now integrate BBC iPlayer on-demand content and live channels into their personalised TV discovery experience On-demand programmes and live channels from…

Survey: Consumers fatigued by amount of VoD services

Survey: Consumers fatigued by amount of VoD services

As the US continues to emerge and adjust to post-pandemic life, it is evident that the growth and disruption of the streaming revolution continues at pace, according to a Horowitz…

UK moots C4 sale; plans SVoD regulation

UK moots C4 sale; plans SVoD regulation

As part of an ongoing strategic review of the UK public service broadcasting system, the UK government will review the ownership model and remit of Channel 4 and consider tightening…

Nielsen: Streaming 26% of time spent on TV

Nielsen: Streaming 26% of time spent on TV

The pandemic was the catalyst for streaming services, which gained traction amongst a broader range of consumers, according to The Gauge, research firm Nielsen’s new monthly total TV and streaming…

Original and reboot Party of Five on All 4

Original and reboot Party of Five on All 4

Celebrated 90s teen drama series, Party of Five, along with the 2020 reboot, are coming to All 4. Viewers will be whisked to 90s San Francisco from June 25th as…

Report: 135,000 hours of VoD content in Nordics

Report: 135,000 hours of VoD content in Nordics

The VoD ecosystem brings huge benefits for the consumers, with an ever-increasing supply of content. With Nordic streaming consumers having access to more than 15 years’ worth of content, it…

Research: Euros to see multi-screening

Research: Euros to see multi-screening

As the sports industry prepares for a very different summer of competition, omnichannel advertising platform Mediaocean has partnered with consumer insight specialist GWI to launch new research to demonstrate how…

WIND VISION ups QoE with ZAPPWARE solution on AWS

WIND VISION, the first Android TV subscription platform launched in Greece and one of the first of its kind in Europe, continues to innovate and evolve to provide the best…

Bagpuss on BBC iPlayer

Bagpuss on BBC iPlayer

Iconic children’s show Bagpuss is debuting on the BBC iPlayer, with every episode arriving on May 30th. Made by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, the children’s stop motion animation was first…

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