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UKTV Play unveils rebrand

UKTV, the commercial multichannel broadcaster, has revealed a full rebrand for its free streaming service UKTV Play. After an intensive market research process consulting current users and new target audiences, UKTV Play will relaunch with a renewed digital-first brand direction and a fresh look and feel. “This rebrand marks the beginning of a real step […]

September 28, 2022By Colin Mann

DAZN acquires Eleven Group

DAZN Group, the sports streaming platform, has announced an agreement to acquire the Eleven Group’s global sports media businesses. The transaction, when completed, will propel DAZN to become the broadcaster of top football leagues in Portugal and Belgium. Eleven Group’s businesses will also complement DAZN’s existing positions in Italy, DACH and Spain, where DAZN holds […]

September 27, 2022

Sky unveils plug and play Sky Stream

UK pay-TV operator Sky has launched Sky Stream, describing it as the latest innovation on the Sky Glass Platform. “It is the new, easy way to get Sky, giving you the best entertainment streamed straight to any TV over Wi-Fi, with no dish or installation required,” says Sky. Users simply plug the device into any […]

September 27, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: UGC drives UK online shopper sales

A survey of UK consumers has underlined the importance of authentic content – User-generated Content, especially – throughout the online customer decision journey The survey, The 2022 eCommerce Content Trends Report, from StoryStream, the visual commerce platform for authentic online shopping experiences, and IMRG, the UK eCommerce association, today releases, reveals that 91 per cent […]

September 27, 2022

Spectrum TV app launches on XClass TV

Charter Communications has announced the availability of the Spectrum TV App on XClass TV in the US, giving customers more options for viewing live and VoD content. “We are focused on providing more choice to our customers by constantly enhancing the Spectrum TV App and expanding its reach,” said Jodi Robinson, Charter’s Executive Vice President […]

September 27, 2022

Forecast: 1bn pay-TV subs by 2027

The number of pay-TV subscribers across 138 countries will reach 1.03 billion by 2027; slightly up on 2021 as pay-TV continues to grow in developing countries, according to the Pay TV Forecasts Update report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. This total represents 57 per cent of TV households – down from the peak of […]

September 26, 2022

Survey: Interactive streaming drives Gen Z brand engagement

Findings from a study by real-time engagement API platform Agora that examines how Gen Z consumers are engaging with brands that use interactive live video through their own platforms or via third-party apps, such as TikTok, Twitch and Instagram, suggest that Gen Z wants brands to use more interactive live streaming. Interactive live video includes […]

September 23, 2022

Research: Streaming dominates UK TV landscape

Streaming is more popular than ever among all age groups, reaching 73 per cent of Brits, according to research by advertising technology specialist The Trade Desk. The rise of streaming in the UK is driven by viewers in the 18- to 34-year-old age group as 84 per cent favour streaming content over traditional TV. The […]

September 23, 2022

Study: CTV device boon for CPG vertical

Findings from a deep-dive consumer packaged goods (CPG) report from Innovid, an advertising platform for delivery, personalisation and measurement of converged TV, examining critical trends, challenges, and opportunities in the video advertising industry, reveal that, amongst CPG advertisers, connected television (CTV) devices account for over half of all video ad impressions (52 per cent) – […]

September 23, 2022

Sky Pod from Sky NZ

New Zealand pay-TV operator Sky has revealed details of new products, including an IP-only replacement option for VodafoneTV customers whose service will close on November 30th, 2022. The Sky Pod will enable access to Sky TV, on demand content and streaming apps without the need for a satellite dish. It does not have recording capability […]

September 23, 2022By Colin Mann