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Over 50% of US social media users on Instagram by year-end

Over 50% of US social media users on Instagram by year-end

Data from eMarketer forecasts that by the end of this year, Instagram will have 104.7 million users in the US, up 13 per cent over last year. That means more…

YouTube launches paid services in UK

YouTube launches paid services in UK

YouTube has launched two new streaming services – YouTube Music and YouTube Premium – in the UK and 12 other new countries. YouTube Music will enable users to listen to…

Conviva: World Cup setting streaming records

Conviva: World Cup setting streaming records

Data from online video analyst Conviva shows that the World Cup saw a peak of 7.7 million simultaneous streaming viewers over the weekend. For reference, Conviva’s previous live event peak occurred during…

Germany embracing sport streaming

Some 30 per cent third of broadband users in Germany watch live sport via streams or live text feeds, up from 23 per cent in 2016, according to a study…

Sony expands into Dutch OTT

Sony expands into Dutch OTT

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) is expanding into OTT in Western Europe for the first time by launching Film1, its premium pay movie service, as a Direct-to-Consumer subscription service, in…

England win pulls bigger TV audience than Royal Wedding

England win pulls bigger TV audience than Royal Wedding

England’s World Cup win over Tunisia was the most-watched TV programme in the UK so far this year, attracting a peak television audience of 18.3 million on BBC One. The…

Research: US World Cup absence fails to deter viewers

Despite the absence of the US national football side, 90 per cent of Americans plan to watch as much or more of this World Cup than the prior tournament, according…

Tata Sky chooses ThinkAnalytics

Content discovery and viewer lifecycle management leader, ThinkAnalytics, has announced that Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform for pay-TV and OTT, has selected ThinkAnalytics to power personalised content recommendations…

F1: OTT to co-exist with linear

David Bailey, Senior Research Manager at Formula 1, has suggested that linear coverage of the sport will continue alongside the category’s recently-launched F1 TV OTT service, with the service’s roll-out…

Netflix billing boost for Virgin Media

Netflix billing boost for Virgin Media

Multiplay operator Virgin Media has further strengthened its longstanding partnership in the UK with Netflix. From October 2018, all new and existing Virgin TV customers who don’t yet have Netflix…

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