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BBC: Increased annual savings requirement

The BBC has published its Annual Plan for 2023/24 which commits to providing a wealth of programming and services for all audiences across the UK, but which recognises the increased savings requirement caused by the 2022 licence fee settlement and economic environment. The publication confirms the BBC maintains its position as the UK’s number one […]

March 30, 2023By Colin Mann

Media Bill set to boost UK PSBs

Britain’s biggest broadcasters will get new privileges and freedoms to make more hit shows and better compete with global streaming giants under new draft legislation. The government claims the draft Media Bill will enable public service broadcasters (PSBs) – the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV and S4C – to unleash their potential to […]

March 29, 2023By Colin Mann

TF1 reveals free streaming strategy

Incoming CEO Rodolphe Belmer has revealed that the French commercial group is looking to become the leading free streaming platform for family entertainment and news, both on linear and VoD. Speaking at Series Mania in Lille, Belmer has confirmed a key digital expansion towards free-of-charge streaming. With SVoD service Salto, a joint-venture with M6 and […]

March 24, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Fubo/MLB.TV content partnership

Sports-first live TV streaming platform Fubo has confirmed the forthcoming addition of MLB.TV to its line-up of live baseball coverage. MLB.TV is expected to launch on Fubo in the coming days, ahead of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day on March 30th, 2023. With MLB.TV and its current carriage of MLB Network, MLB Strike Zone, regional […]

March 24, 2023

Ofcom issues new BBC operating licence

The changing needs of viewers and listeners and a demand for greater public accountability are enshrined in a new, modernised BBC operating licence announced by broadcast regulator Ofcom. The licence, which comes into effect on April 1st, 2023, has been designed firmly to hold the BBC to account on delivering its remit, while enabling it […]

March 23, 2023By Colin Mann

ThinkAnalytics boost for Intigral personalisation

Intigral, the media arm of stc Group, the Saudi Arabian Telco Conglomerate, a provider of digital entertainment and sports content in MENA, that has selected content discovery and viewer analytics specialist ThinkAnalytics’ Think360 personalised content discovery and viewer engagement platform for its stc tv and Jawwy TV streaming services. As well as launching personalised user […]

February 28, 2023

Salto closure confirmed

French public service broadcasters France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 have decided to close the Salto streaming service. After a number of delays, finally launching in October 2020, Salto currently claims some one million subscribers, who have signed up for an offer that “combines the best of French drama with iconic daily shows and exclusive all-new […]

February 16, 2023By Colin Mann

Brookside hits 1m streams on STV Player

Brookside has become the fastest show ever to reach 1 million streams on STV Player – just one week after the iconic series was launched on the free streaming service. Fans of the Liverpool-based soap rejoiced when it was announced that STV Player would become the first streaming platform to air Brookside from the very […]

February 13, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: Converged TV changes ad strategies

Research carried out by advertising platform Innovid, in partnership with marketing and retail professionals community Ascendant Network, highlights how advertising strategies have changed to reach and engage with audiences across linear, connected TV and digital. The report, The Future of Converged TV: How Advertisers Are Adapting the Video Mix to Reach and Engage with Audiences […]

February 9, 2023

World Cup boost for iPlayer

BBC iPlayer has seen its best year ever, breaking 7 billion streams for the first time ever. 2022 grew 9 per cent on 2021, and ended the year with both the best month and best quarter iPlayer has ever seen, with 700 million streams for December and 2 billion streams between October and December. The […]

January 31, 2023By Colin Mann