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BBC calls for “radical” role reappraisal

BBC calls for “radical” role reappraisal

Clare Sumner, Director of Policy at the BBC, has called for a radical reappraisal of the role the Corporation plays in shaping the wider broadcast market to inform the debate…

Formula E extends BBC FTA deal

Formula E extends BBC FTA deal

With the start of Season 7 fast approaching,  all-electric racing series Formula E has confirmed another broadcast deal with the extension of its media partnership with BBC Sport to show…

My Mum Tracy Beaker sets CBBC iPlayer record

The BBC has reported large audience numbers for the return of iconic character Tracy Beaker. On iPlayer, My Mum Tracy Beaker was streamed 2.1 million times in its first three…

TV licence fee increase confirmed

TV licence fee increase confirmed

The UK Government has confirmed that from April 1st 2021, the cost of the annual television licence fee will increase from £157.50 (€178.90) to £159.00. The Government, which is responsible…

ITV Management Board appointments

ITV Management Board appointments

UK commercial PSB ITV has confirmed that Magnus Brooke, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, and Dan Colton, Group Strategy and Transformation Director, are to join the company’s Management Board…

BBC reveals financial transformation results

BBC reveals financial transformation results

The BBC has set out how it has transformed its finances over the past decade to ensure it continues to deliver exceptional value for all audiences. The Corporation has faced…

STV Player sees record-breaking start to 2021

STV Player, the free streaming service run by Scottish broadcaster STV, has kicked off 2021 with a record-breaking performance. The platform delivered 12.5 million streams in January, an increase of…

Data: Strong growth for Oz BVoD

Data: Strong growth for Oz BVoD

Data from research firm Roy Morgan shows 8.6 million Australians now watch Broadcast Video on Demand’(BVoD) services which include ABC iView, SBS On Demand, 7plus, 9Now and 10 Play. All…

BBC iPlayer checks into Bate’s Motel

BBC iPlayer checks into Bate’s Motel

The BBC has acquired all five seasons of Bates Motel from NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The series, which aired between 2013 and 2017, is a prequel tale to Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal…

ITV Hub sees January viewing surge

ITV Hub sees January viewing surge

The ITV Hub has exceeded its targets for January 2021 across both consumption hours and monthly active users, owing to a strong New Year schedule dominated by new drama and…

Netgem: Xmas TV viewing up 27% from 2019

Netgem: Xmas TV viewing up 27% from 2019

In a Christmas period like no other, Netgem, the end-to-end TV service for the UK’s growing ‘Altnets’ and challenger ISPs, reveals the busiest ever Christmas season on record, with a…

iPlayer: Record-breaking start to 2021

iPlayer: Record-breaking start to 2021

The start of 2021 has seen viewing surge on BBC iPlayer, with the first full week (January 4th– 10th) breaking records as viewers streamed 162 million programmes – as they…

Prediction: Freeview to see increased competition

Prediction: Freeview to see increased competition

Increased movement and competition on UK DTT platform Freeview is among the developments for 2021 predicted by Chris Parsons, Chief Executive at channel operations specialist MediaPaedia Broadcast. His five predictions…

BBC NI’s Season Of Arts on iPlayer

BBC Northern Ireland is to broadcast a series of specially commissioned programmes to showcase some of the best loved local artists, and delve inside what drives them. The Season Of…

ITV Hub streams up 5% in December

ITV Hub streams up 5% in December

The ITV Hub has announced a strong performance throughout December, achieving 81 million programme streams, an increase of 5 per cent year on year. The Christmas period, between 21st December…

UKTV increases network share in 2020

UKTV increases network share in 2020

Multichannel programmer UKTV has revealed that its both its channels and UKTV Play VoD service saw strong growth for share of commercial impacts (SOCI) and channel viewing thanks to high…

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