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BBC Three shows return to linear schedule

BBC Three shows return to linear schedule

Selected programming from the BBC’s online channel BBC Three is to feature on BBC One as part of a change to its scheduling to create a special slot devoted to…

Childs steps down as UKTV CEO

Childs steps down as UKTV CEO

UKTV announced that Darren Childs has decided to step down from his role as CEO. Childs’ name has been mentioned in connection with the role of chief executive at the…

France: Netflix, Amazon challenging in primetime

SVoD usage has been challenging primetime TV shows in France, with more than 60 per cent of SVoD viewing in 2018 happening in prime time or later in the evening,…

Bodyguard 2018’s most-requested iPlayer show  

Bodyguard 2018’s most-requested iPlayer show   

Award-winning British dramas Bodyguard, Killing Eve and McMafia have been revealed as the top programmes requested on BBC iPlayer in 2018. The most popular show of the year was Bodyguard,…

Research: Fifth of Brits ‘all-night binge’

Research: Fifth of Brits ‘all-night binge’

A fifth of Britons admit they have pulled an all-nighter to watch their favourite TV Box Set, according to research from streaming service NOW TV, who will be offering one…

TiVo: Streaming sticks gain ground over STBs

TiVo has released a retooled version of its Video Trends Report, which is now a biannual presentation of findings from consumer opinion surveys of 4,000+ viewers in the US and…

Research: 57% UK users against Netflix with ads

Research: 57% UK users against Netflix with ads

According to a report from AudienceProject, the marketing technology firm, 57 per cent of UK consumers would cancel their Netflix subscription if the company were to add commercials into its…

Research: Co-viewing on increase

Research: Co-viewing on increase

While more and more Americans are watching video content – TV shows, movies, and short video – on their smartphones, research from MRI shows that video remains a highly social…

UKTV enhances VoD app

Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, UKTV, has announced an update of its VoD service UKTV Play. The new generation app is available immediately on iOS, Android and Amazon FireOS. Tom Davidson,…

BBC consults on iPlayer programme availability

BBC consults on iPlayer programme availability

The BBC is launching a public consultation on its plans to reinvent BBC iPlayer – making it a destination in its own right, with box sets, live programming and archive…

Originals top UKTV ratings

Multichannel programmer UKTV’s commissioning strategy continues to bear fruit with UKTV Originals driving younger viewers to UKTV Play and remaining the most watched programmes on the network in 2018. “Our…

Bodyguard biggest iPlayer show of the year

Bodyguard biggest iPlayer show of the year

Bodyguard is BBC iPlayer’s biggest show of the year (so far). The first episode has broken records to reach 10.5 million requests – making it the most popular episode ever…

Research: 50%+ consumers streaming weekly

Research: 50%+ consumers streaming weekly

Fifty per cent or more of consumers are streaming video content at least once a week via a Smart TV/external streaming device, mobile device, a computer, or a laptop, according…

Freeview Play sales exceed 5m

Freeview and Digital UK have announced that the total number of Freeview Play devices sold in the UK has now surpassed five million. Freeview Play was launched in 2015 to…

Analyst: Indian OTT users value local content

According to IHS Markit consumer surveys, when choosing video services in India, three in four connected consumers feel localised content is as important as price – especially the inclusion of…

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