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Love Island ‘real hit’ with Virgin customers

Love Island ‘real hit’ with Virgin customers

Love Island is proving a real hit with Virgin Media TV customers this summer with thousands watching on demand, making it the most viewed daily show. The ITV2 reality series…

IMDb TV triples content selection, European expansion

IMDb TV triples content selection, European expansion

Movie, TV and celebrity website IMDb has confirmed that IMDb TV, a free streaming video channel formerly known as IMDb Freedive, will triple its content selection, bringing thousands of new…

Eurosport serves up 31% Roland-Garros streaming increase

Pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport is reporting a significant rise in digital viewership for Roland-Garros, as the global direct-to-consumer (D2C) strategy of its parent, Discovery, continues to reap rewards. The service…

Sky Deutschland, MX1 expand collaboration

MX1, an SES subsidiary and global solutions provider of media services and pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland have agreed a new service agreement extension, which will see the German broadcaster’s customers…

MYTF1 relaunches as AVoD platform

TF1 Group has launched a revamped MYTF1 platform that has transformed from a catch-up service into an ad-supported VoD platform. Editorial and technical changes have also been brought to the…

Ofcom: Provisional go-ahead for iPlayer changes

Ofcom: Provisional go-ahead for iPlayer changes

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has provisionally concluded that the BBC can go ahead with planned changes to BBC iPlayer, subject to certain conditions and guidance. The BBC wants to change…

BBC Studios, Discovery complete UKTV deal

BBC Studios, Discovery complete UKTV deal

BBC Studios, the Corporation’s commercial subsidiary, and multichannel programmer Discovery have confirmed the close of the UKTV transaction, announced on April 1st, 2019. Discovery formally takes over control of lifestyle…

New Killing Eve kills it on iPlayer

New Killing Eve kills it on iPlayer

The new season of Killing Eve has proved an instant hit on the BBC iPlayer, with episode one requested 864,000 times and the box set for season two requested 2.6…

BT to join Britbox?

BT is reportedly in talks to invest alongside the BBC and ITV in new streaming service Britbox. According to The Sunday Telegraph, BT has held preliminary discussions with ITV about…

UKTV Play on Apple TV

UKTV Play on Apple TV

UKTV has announced that its on demand app, UKTV Play, is now available on Apple TV. The service is also integrated with the all-new Apple TV app which brings together…

BBC offering personalised Glastonbury 2019 experience

BBC offering personalised Glastonbury 2019 experience

As the iconic Glastonbury music festival makes its comeback after a fallow year, the BBC has revealed its plans to once again bring the best moments and biggest sets across…

BBC, ITV tension over Britbox

The BBC and ITV are reportedly falling out as they plan to launch Britbox, their joint streaming service. Each broadcaster is said to have different priorities for the service, and…

Study: Changed viewing habits ‘waste energy’

Study: Changed viewing habits ‘waste energy’

A study from university researchers looks behind closed doors to reveal how UK viewing habits are shifting away from traditional broadcasting with more data-intensive streaming options now the default for…

CBS AMC partnership rolls out VoD players on YouView

CBS AMC partnership rolls out VoD players on YouView

The CBS AMC UK Channels Partnership, a joint venture between AMC Networks International and CBS Studios International, ahs announced that its branded, on-demand players – Horror Bites and CBS Catchup…

France: Over 8bn catch-up TV requests in 2018

The French catch-up TV market continues to grow and saw 8.1 billion videos requested in 2018 – an increase of 17.4 per cent over one year. According to the CNC…