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Forecast: 1.3bn 5G connections by YE22

According to research firm Omdia, 540 million 5G connections were reached at the end of 2021 and will pass 1.3 billion in 2022. 5G will account for almost 60 per cent of global mobile service revenues in 2026, coming from 40 per cent of subscriptions by volume. Omdia expects more 5G subscriptions to be added […]

May 9, 2022

Italy: Online content consumption up 44% in 3 years

Over the last three years, Italians have increased time spent viewing online entertainment content by 44 per cent, according to Comscore data for January 2022. Online video represents the most widespread form of digital entertainment, thanks to operators such as YouTube, which has a 95 per cent penetration rate among the Italian digital population Also […]

April 14, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Forecast: TikTok revenues to surpass Twitter/Snapchat combined

TikTok’s worldwide ad revenues will triple this year and surpass that of two competitors combined, according to Insider Intelligence’s inaugural forecast on TikTok ad revenues. The Chinese-owned social video app will have more than $11 billion (€10bn) in ad revenues in 2022, with more than half coming from the US. Worldwide TikTok’s worldwide ad business […]

April 11, 2022

EE, BT unveil new 5G viewing experiences

EE and BT have unveiled new ways to watch or experience sports and the performing arts using the power of 5G technology which re-imagine the experience of watching and performing sports, dance, music and theatre through virtual, augmented and mixed reality applications. Using everyday devices such as smartphones, tablets and TVs, as well as the […]

March 10, 2022By Colin Mann

Analysis: Amazon to take Spotify’s crown in 2022?

According to Craig Armer, Strategic Insights Director at Kantar, 2022 could be the year Amazon dethrones Spotify as the UK’s biggest music streaming platform.  Kantar’s Entertainment on Demand study into the UK’s music habits has uncovered the following trends: 53 per cent of UK consumers with a music streaming subscription have a Spotify account, compared […]

February 17, 2022

CSG boost for GMS customer experiences

Customer  engagement, revenue management and payments solutions specialist CSG has confirmed that mobile operator and enterprise international messaging service provider Global Message Services (GMS) is using CSG’s integrated digital wholesale platform to boost efficiency and scale its business to add more value for customers. “At GMS, we aspire to deliver impactful value that sparks growth for more […]

February 17, 2022

Airtel launches Xstream Premium

Indian multiplay telco Bharti Airtel says it is taking a giant leap towards democratising and growing the digital entertainment ecosystem in India with the launch of its new video streaming service – Airtel Xstream Premium. According to Media Partners Asia, by 2025, India’s OTT subscription market is expected to grow to $2 billion from the […]

February 10, 2022

Vevo launches on Google TV, Android

Music video network Vevo is bringing the Vevo app to Google TV and other Android TV OS devices. Vevo’s TV app will be available on Android TV OS devices across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil, significantly boosting Vevo’s global TV footprint. Given the popularity of Android […]

February 3, 2022

Bitcentral acquires Powr.tv

Media workflow specialist Bitcentral has acquired direct-to-consumer video publishing solution provider Powr.tv. The Powr.tv end-to-end platform allows media networks and content owners to deploy OTT and mobile applications rapidly, broaden their reach to new audiences, and increase their revenue. Since its inception in 2016, Powr.tv’s OTT publishing platform has quickly grown to 10 million+ cumulative […]

January 25, 2022

Report: App usage patterns shift over Xmas

Users engage with their mobile phones as much as ever, with overall session and install numbers remaining consistent, but the apps they engage with shift for a few weeks, reports app marketing specialist Adjust. Someone who typically uses a health and fitness app every day might take a break and gravitate toward food delivery, and […]

January 19, 2022