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UKTV reports record numbers

Multichannel programmer UKTV has achieved record growth in 2023 for the network and its free streaming service UKTV Play. UKTV’s SOCI (Share of Commercial Impacts) reached 8.81 per cent, the highest ever for the seven channel network. The broadcaster also grew share by 5 per cent to a record 4.92 per cent, up from 4.70 […]

January 16, 2024By Colin Mann

Study: Spotify app shares most data with third parties

In a study of 100 popular apps, research from cybersecurity company Surfshark highlights entertainment apps, particularly Spotify and SoundCloud, share data with third parties the most, while YouTube collects significant amounts of user data. Out of the 10 analysed entertainment apps, almost half track some of the data points collected across platforms. Research is aided […]

January 4, 2024

BBC Sounds podcast listening up 34%

In 2023 (January to November) there were over 2 billion plays of radio, music and podcasts on the BBC Sounds  app, as listeners continue to enjoy a wide range of audio content from across the BBC. Podcast listening saw an uplift of 34 per cent on BBC Sounds compared to the same period in 2022. […]

January 2, 2024

VMO2 sees 13% increase in broadband data consumption in 2023

Virgin Media O2 has released its Year in Review which presents a deep dive of trends, habits and behaviours across its broadband, mobile and TV services, revealing that 2023 saw new usage records. The pandemic and Covid restrictions might be a thing of the past for some, but its impact on how Brits are now […]

December 18, 2023

Forecast: Spend over OTT messaging apps near $50bn by 2028

A study from Juniper Research, the specialist in telecommunications markets, predicts OTT messaging apps will remain the dominant channel for conversational commerce. This is despite a fall in global market share of conversational commerce spend from 53 per cent in 2024, to 45 per cent in 2028. Much of this spend will be driven by […]

December 12, 2023

Roku, Unity mobile app partnership

Roku has announced a strategic product and commercial partnership with Unity, a platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content, to help mobile app businesses easily expand their app install campaigns to TV streaming inventory. This partnership offers app marketers a seamless experience in executing TV streaming campaigns for mobile user acquisition, combining Roku’s […]

November 20, 2023

Survey: No phone service among Brits’ biggest fears

Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of the Brits say they are frightened of having no phone service, one in ten (11 per cent) are terrified of slow WiFi speeds, and one in five (20 per cent) are now more scared of being ghosted on a dating app than the thought of real ghosts. A […]

October 30, 2023

Research: UK prefers Whatsapp to phone calls

While mobile phone calls are still a popular way to keep in touch with friends and family, most adults would rather go without them for a day than forgo their favourite messaging apps if they had to choose between them, according to research published by Ofcom. Online communication services like WhatsApp and Snapchat have become […]

October 25, 2023

Plume adds App Priority; exec appointments

Network services and consumer experience pioneer Plume has introduced new AI-driven personalisation features within its HomePass app. App Priority from Plume allows users to prioritise their own application-level traffic and ensure peak performance via a number of options: through general application categories across the home, through applications running on individual devices, or through applications being […]

October 24, 2023

Report: 5G connectivity opportunity for CSPs

One-in-five 5G smartphone users seeking differentiated 5G service experiences, such as quality of service, for demanding applications are willing to pay communications service providers (CSPs) a premium of up to 11 per cent to enjoy the value-added connectivity, according to research from Ericsson ConsumerLab. The satisfaction and user-loyalty-focused report, 5G Value: Turning Performance into Value, […]

October 3, 2023