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Originals and VoD fuel UKTV growth

Originals and VoD fuel UKTV growth

Multichannel programmer UKTV has revealed that its network grew by 4 per cent in 2019, with its flagship comedy channel, Dave, ranked number one non-PSB channel for 16-34s. Bumper viewing…

EastEnders has record year on BBC iPlayer

Figures from the BBC reveal that across the year, iPlayer viewers requested to stream or download an episode of long-running soap Eastenders a record 234 million times, up 10 per…

My5 adds Endemol Shine channels

My5 adds Endemol Shine channels

Channel 5 has announced the launch of two Endemol Shine Group channels on its VoD service, My5, as part of a continued expansion of third party content partnerships on the…

Over 500m hours consumed on ITV Hub in 2019

Over 500m hours  consumed on ITV Hub in 2019

ITV’s Hub generated over 500 million hours of viewer consumption throughout 2019, a 13 per cent increase year on year, with Love Island the on-demand platform’s most popular programme across…

iPlayer sees best ever festive fortnight

iPlayer sees best ever festive fortnight

A number of Christmas specials and new programmes helped BBC iPlayer to its best festive fortnight ever. The holiday period (December 20th – January 2nd) was BBC iPlayer’s biggest on…

Gavin and Stacey sets iPlayer record

Gavin and Stacey sets iPlayer record

The Gavin and Stacey Christmas Day special has become the most watched scripted programme of the past 10 years as more than a quarter of the UK’s population has now…

Freeview Play nears 7m users

Freeview Play nears 7m users

Connected TV service Freeview Play is marking the end of 2019 by claiming to be Britain’s fastest growing platform with almost 7 million users and over 9 million devices capable…

BARB plans reporting enhancements

BARB plans reporting enhancements

The Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) – the organisation that compiles audience measurement and television ratings in the United Kingdom – is planning a number of initiatives for 2020 better…

Killing Eve biggest iPlayer show of 2019

Killing Eve biggest iPlayer show of 2019

The second series of spy thriller Killing Eve has taken out the competition to become BBC iPlayer’s biggest series of the year. The Golden Globe-nominated continuing battle between Eve and…

Research: YouTube views overtake iPlayer

Research: YouTube views overtake iPlayer

YouTube continues to dominate as the most watched online video service in the world, according to Q3 2019 research from Ampere Analysis. The Google-owned video portal is the most watched…

iPlayer glitch hits Samsung TVs

A software glitch is preventing the BBC’s iPlayer app from running on many of Samsung’s smart TVs. Affected owners are being advised to download a software update, but the patch…

Zappware powers A1 Bulgaria advanced TV

Bulgarian multiplay telco A1 Bulgaria has launched A1 Xplore TV, an advanced TV user experience powered by Zappware’s video back-office: an end-to-end solution. A1 Xplore TV viewers will be able…

Planet V addressable ad platform from ITV

UK commercial PSB ITV has unveiled its new addressable advertising platform – Planet V. The fully programmatic, premium advanced advertising platform will launch at the beginning of 2020. Planet V…

BBC, Sky content and technology partnership

Sky and the BBC have agreed a new partnership that will see the two broadcasters collaborate across content and technology. As part of the wide-ranging partnership, the BBC iPlayer app…

Report: ‘Streaming the new normal’

Report: ‘Streaming the new normal’

The latest quarterly State of Streaming report from global streaming media intelligence specialist Conviva reveals that time spent streaming continues to climb – up 53 per cent year over year…

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