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ITV on track for record streaming year

It is set to be a record year for streaming for UK commercial broadcaster ITV, as 2022 comes to a close with huge livestream audiences for I’m A Celebrity and the World Cup, as well as a strong launch for AVoD service ITVX. ITV’s biggest week ever for streaming was November 22nd– November 28th, which […]

December 21, 2022By Colin Mann

NAO: ‘BBC’s key digital products performing well’

The BBC’s key digital products are performing well, according to the National Audit Office (NAO), the body that scrutinises public spending for the UK Parliament. To achieve its digital ambitions, the BBC will need to further develop its ‘digital-first’ plans, and consider whether it has sufficient resources to deliver its vision, says the NAO in […]

December 14, 2022By Colin Mann

ITVX launches with major marketing campaign

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has launched a multi-channel marketing campaign for ITVX to drive awareness, consideration and ultimately trial of the new streaming service, which officially launches today [December 8th] with new, exclusive titles streaming for free. The campaign builds on the advertising creative from Uncommon Creative Studio which premiered during I’m A Celebrity, starring […]

December 8, 2022By Colin Mann

Deltatre to deliver Dyn Media OTT service

Sports and entertainment technology provider Deltatre has been selected by streaming platform Dyn Media to build its new OTT service aimed at sports fans across Germany and the wider DACH region. The new OTT platform will play a pivotal role in Dyn Media’s mission in creating a new home for sports fans in Germany, with […]

November 29, 2022

Forecast: OTT revenues at $243bn in 2028

Global OTT TV episode and movies revenues will reach $243 billion (€234bn) in 2028; up by $86 billion from $157 billion on 2022, according to the OTT TV and Video Forecasts Update report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. About $17 billion will be added in 2023 alone. “AVoD revenues from TV series and movies […]

November 28, 2022

Analyst: ITVX could cannibalise linear

UK commercial broadcaster ITV’s shift towards a digital-first content strategy could cannibalise its linear services, according to Neil Anderson, Analyst at Ampere Analysis. In a blog post, he notes that ITV is placing exclusive Originals and a digital-first windowing strategy at the heart of its new hybrid AVoD/SVoD service, ITVX, which will integrate ITV’s three […]

November 24, 2022By Colin Mann

World Cup Extra stream on iPlayer

The BBC says it is bringing football home on iPlayer, offering fans more to watch to keep themselves immersed in footballing content throughout the World Cup. Alongside comprehensive coverage on BBC One and Two, BBC iPlayer will host a stream – World Cup Extra – featuring exclusive build-up and post-match analysis for handpicked games throughout […]

November 18, 2022By Colin Mann

FIFA+ adds new features ahead of World Cup

FIFA+, the official digital destination of football fandom which launched earlier in 2022, says it is set to redefine the way in which fans – all over the world – enjoy the FIFA World Cup, as it rolls out its full tournament offering in 11 languages ahead of kick off on November 20th. Throughout the […]

November 18, 2022By Colin Mann

MYTF1 MAX now on Samsung Smart TVs

VoD service MYTF1 MAX is now available on Samsung Smart TVs. At a time when connected TV is growing rapidly in France (with nearly one in two households owning a Smart TV), the agreement signed with Samsung Electronics France is in line with the TF1 group’s strategy to make its content accessible on all media […]

November 16, 2022

Major events drive continued iPlayer growth

The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Birmingham hosting the Commonwealth Games, England facing Germany in the final of Women’s Euro 2022, and the final stages of Wimbledon saw viewers coming to BBC iPlayer in huge numbers during the third quarter of the year. Between July and September 2022, programmes were streamed 1.65 billion […]

November 10, 2022By Colin Mann