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Survey: Brits value video quality

Findings from the annual State of the Nation national TV trends survey from the Digital TV Group (DTG), the centre for UK digital TV, suggest that quality matters for an increasingly discerning consumer when it comes to resolution, audio quality and content. Consumers now expect all SVoDs and BVoDs to be available across all devices […]

May 10, 2022By Colin Mann

All 4 adds West Wing, Big Bang Theory and more

All 4, Channel 4’s ad-supported streaming service, reports it has become the largest commercial broadcaster on-demand player for 16-34s by volume – according to BARB figures – and that the opening episode of Derry Girls Season 3 was the most watched episode of any BVoD programme series in the week it launched. On the back […]

May 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC iPlayer sees strongest ever quarter

The BBC iPlayer has reported its best quarter ever quarter on the back of new dramas including The Tourist, The Responder, This is Going to Hurt, The Rules of the Game and Chloe. January to March saw iPlayer’s strongest start to a year ever – with viewers streaming programmes a record 1.83 billion times in […]

April 29, 2022

Together TV goes OTT

Female-focused UK free-to-air television channel Together TV has soft launched a streaming service. Posting the news, Alexander Kann, Chief Executive at Together TV, said “Exciting stuff – we have now (soft) launched our streaming service! It’s on desktop, mobile and tablet devices to start with, with several CTV platforms to follow in the next few […]

April 29, 2022

Conversation with Friends debuts in May on BBC Three, iPlayer

The BBC has has announced that Conversation with Friends will air on May 15th on BBC Three with all episodes additionally available that day through the BBC iPlayer. Conversations with Friends follows Frances (Alison Oliver), a 21 year old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own […]

April 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

France: Molotov claims 65% growth for Mango

AVoD service Mango, the French OTT live and catch-up TV platform launched in November 2020, has registered a 65 per cent growth over the last year according to its parent company Molotov. The service is attracting some three million views each month. Mango offers a  line-up of programming totaling 3,000 hours – up 30 per […]

April 8, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

BBC centenary marked with 1,000+ iPlayer box sets

The BBC is celebrating its 100th year with more than 1,000 box sets being made available to stream through its iPlayer service. Dan McGolpin, Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels, says: “There’s no better time than during the BBC’s centenary year to discover a classic BBC series that you’ve never seen before or to watch […]

April 7, 2022By Nik Roseveare

YouTube adds AVoD TV

YouTube has announced it will now stream free, ad-supported TV content, allowing US viewers to watch full seasons of TV shows – around 4,000 episodes in total – with launch titles including Hell’s Kitchen, Andromeda, Are We There Yet?, Heartland and many more. Users can access these titles and up to 100 new additions each […]

March 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

UKTV’s W goes FTA

Multichannel commercial broadcaster UKTV is taking its premium entertainment channel ‘W’ free-to-air and making it available on its direct-to-consumer VoD service UKTV Play. Launching on March 28th in Freeview slot 25, viewers will have access to a number of popular UKTV Originals for free, including new upcoming shows Alex Jones: Making Babies, Rochelle Humes: Interior […]

March 21, 2022By Colin Mann

ITV revenue up but ITVX sees shares fall

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has reported a strong 2021 with record revenues and revealed an acceleration of its digital strategy which will see the launch in Q4 of ITVX, which it says is the first integrated AVoD/SVoD platform in the UK. But despite the revenue record, softer forecasts and the looming costs of the streaming […]

March 3, 2022By Colin Mann