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FIFA launches FIFA+ OTT

World football governing body FIFA is launching FIFA+, describing it as a world-class digital platform created to connect football fans across the globe more deeply with the game they love, for free. FIFA+ will provide access to live football matches from every corner of the world, interactive games, news, tournament information, together with what FIFA […]

April 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: India sees highest growth in mobile data

Nokia’s annual Mobile Broadband Index (MBiT) report 2022 reveals that with the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 53 per cent over the last five years, India has one of the highest data usage in the world. The growing number of data users and consumption per user is helping the country advance towards realising the […]

March 15, 2022

UK radio industry bodies restructure

In a move they say will maximise digital and multiplatform opportunity, trade body Digital Radio UK’s activities are to be transferred into Radioplayer, a non-profit partnership between the BBC and commercial radio, as part of plans jointly agreed by the BBC, Global, Bauer and Radiocentre to restructure the two radio industry bodies, following the Government […]

March 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: Media device voice command grows

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research’s study, Voice Control: The Future Speaks, show that nearly all consumers have used voice commands to control at least some devices. But there are still roadblocks to voice control becoming the default method of tech interaction – chief among them, concerns about privacy. Voice command is commonplace among consumers. Four […]

January 12, 2022

Forecast: US consumer tech revs to reach $505bn

The US consumer technology industry is projected to generate over $505 billion (€467bn) in retail sales revenue for the first time ever according to a new forecast from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The projection represents a 2.8 per cent revenue increase from 2021’s impressive 9.6 per cent growth over 2020. Strong demand for smartphones, […]

January 6, 2022

SharePlay on Disney+ for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad

The latest Disney+ app update includes added support for SharePlay so subscribers with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV will have another way to come together with personal friends and family both near and far by viewing Disney+ content completely in sync while on a FaceTime call. The Disney+ SharePlay experience is available globally across […]

December 15, 2021

MYTF1 MAX OTT launches, Salto sale?

French commercial broadcaster TF1 group is launching MYTF1 MAX, saying it is the first ad-free extended catch-up offer available on PCs, mobiles and tablets, and on TV sets via the cast function. The move comes as its merger with M6 moves forward and executives at fellow Salto shareholder France Télévisions tell the French press they […]

December 1, 2021

Study: Brits spend 51% of lives in front of a screen

A study by Uswitch analysed how much time Brits are spending in front of a screen and what effects this can have on wellbeing. Brits have been in front of a screen now more than ever, whether it’s as a form of entertainment or simply the work from home lifestyle many are now used to. […]

July 21, 2021

Research: Brits seek energy-efficient Internet

Research by networking systems, services and software company Ciena exploring how sustainability, connected industries, and always-on connectivity are driving the UK digital landscape has found that four in 10 (42 per cent) British adults believe the future of the Internet will be driven by our desire to become more energy efficient. Almost two thirds (65 […]

June 22, 2021

Report: Pandemic changing smart device usage

Cybersecurity and network intelligence solutions specialist CUJO AI has released its annual device intelligence report which explores Internet-connected device usage patterns and trends based on data from more than 1 billion devices in the Unites States and Canada. The report analyses device usage data ranging from January 2020 until April 2021. Changing daily habits of […]

June 4, 2021