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Survey: Generational divide in US entertainment use

Results from a recent Kagan US Consumer Insights survey show that the use of digital entertainment among younger Americans (Gen Z adults and millennials) and older Americans (baby boomers and seniors) is profoundly different. Gen Xers tend to bridge the gap, which makes them part of everyone’s target market. Among the key findings: Baby boomers/seniors […]

August 3, 2023

1980 Oppenheimer series on BBC iPlayer

Classic BBC series Oppenheimer, which stars Sam Waterston as atomic bomb creator J. Robert Oppenheimer, is now available to watch on iPlayer. With Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster epic of the same name proving a hit in cinemas at the moment, viewers can watch the BBC’s take on this brilliant, conflicted physicist. The seven-part series originally aired […]

August 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare

ITV H1: Digital revenue up 24%

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has released half-year results that show ITV Studios revenues up 8 per cent and digital revenue up 24 per cent, offsetting a decline in linear advertising revenues. “The continued momentum behind ITV’s strategic transformation delivered strong growth in Studios and Digital revenues in the first half of the year, largely offsetting […]

July 27, 2023By Colin Mann

FIFA+: CTV, FAST channel expansion

Football’s governing body FIFA is expanding OTT service FIFA+ as it becomes available on five new connected TV apps: Samsung TV, LG, VIDAA, Amazon Fire, and Android TV, and five new FAST channel platforms: Samsung TV Plus, LG Channels, VIDAA Channels, The Roku Channel and Rakuten TV. This move is aimed at allowing more football […]

July 26, 2023

15.3m Italians watched SVoD platforms in March

The number of unique users of SVoD platforms in Italy was 15.3 million in March 2023, stable compared to the previous month, but down from 16.7 million in the same month in 2022. A report by Italy’s National Communications Authority (AgCom), shows that Netflix maintained the leadership position with an average of 8.9 million unique […]

July 25, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

S4C launches on Freeview Play

UK public service channel S4C is launching on connected TV platform Freeview Play, giving access to the broadcaster’s Welsh language content to 16 million homes. Viewers in Wales and across the UK will be able to watch dramas, documentaries, and sport on S4C Clic through their Freeview Play device. Freeview Play brings viewers a combination […]

July 24, 2023By Colin Mann

FIFA: ‘Strong broadcast platform for Women’s World Cup 2023’

Following the completion of several deals in Asia, football’s governing body FIFA says it has put in place a global network of broadcast partners for the biggest ever FIFA Women’s World Cup. Recently-completed free-to-air deals include Japan with NHK and China PR with CCTV. Before kick-off in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand on July 20th, […]

July 21, 2023By Colin Mann

Data: US TV streaming hits all-time high

According to Nielsen’s June 2023 report of The Gauge, the media measurement company’s monthly snapshot of total broadcast, cable and streaming consumption that occurs via television, streaming accounted for 37.7 per cent of overall TV usage in the US in June, a record high share total for the digital format. By comparison, cable content viewing […]

July 19, 2023

Report: Netflix dominates French Internet traffic

Netflix accounted for 19.7 per cent of French Internet traffic in 2022 according to comms regulator Arcep’s annual report on the State of the Internet in France. The breakdown by origin of traffic to customers shows that the top five companies also include Google, Akamai, Meta and Amazon and represent 54 per cent of traffic. […]

July 7, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Sky Media scores FIFA+ ad sales deal

Sky Media, the advertising sales house of Sky, has been appointed as the official and exclusive ad sales representatives for the FIFA+ VoD platforms across Europe, the UK and Ireland. This representation agreement with football’s governing body comes ahead of the forthcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, where FIFA+ will provide a range of content, […]

July 7, 2023By Colin Mann