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EE tops UK Mobile Benchmark rankings

Consultancy company umlaut (formerly P3) and connect, the international telecommunication test magazine for consumers, have named EE as the ‘Best In Test’ operator in the UK. EE is the overall winner in the umlaut connect Mobile Benchmark in the UK for 2019. Vodafone ranks second with the most improved score since the 2018 benchmark, O2 […]

January 15, 2020

Report: Short-form streaming originals to boom

Snapchat, Facebook Watch and Quibi are driving a boom in short-form content according to a report by Ampere Analysis. Already making up 9 per cent of all VoD series globally, 11 per cent of upcoming VoD commissions are short-form. Initially driven by Comedy, upcoming short-form series are shifting towards factual content, with a focus on […]

December 9, 2019

Report: Mobile video experience improves in 59 countries

Opensignal, the mobile analytics company, has published its latest global State of Mobile Video Experience report. In one year, Mobile Video Experience has significantly improved in 59 per cent of 100 countries analysed Users now experienced ‘Very Good mobile Video Experience’ in 22 countries, including major markets like Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK. […]

November 27, 2019

Lionsgate’s Swimming with Sharks for Quibi

Quibi and  Lionsgate have announced the series order of the drama Swimming with Sharks, to be written and produced by Kathleen Robertson and directed by Tucker Gates. Lionsgate describes Swimming with Sharks as a “contemporary update of George Huang’s original film that both celebrates and skewers the Hollywood studio system”. In this adaptation, a young […]

November 21, 2019

MobiTV expands across US with Telia

Telia Carrier has announced that MobiTV, a global player in app-based TV video delivery solutions, will utilise Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone to provide scalable capacity and connectivity for MobiTV’s pay-TV operator customers across the US. With Telia Carrier’s substantial US network footprint, MobiTV customers can now get direct access to the MobiTV data centre […]

November 20, 2019

Delevingne fronts prank show for Quibi

Cara Delevingne is set to executive produce and host an all-female practical joke series from ITV America’s Sirens Media, for Quibi – the short-form mobile content platform set to launch is April 2020. In each episode of the as-yet untitled show, Delevingne and a hist of female accomplices will “wreak havoc, executing a new stunt […]

November 6, 2019By Nik Roseveare

Rugby World Cup drives EE spikes

EE’s data team looked into how fans used their mobiles to follow the home nations during the Rugby World Cup tournament. The early morning schedules, with games kicking off at 08:15, 09:00 and 11:00 for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals, drove spikes in mobile data on the EE network, as fans opted to watch on […]

November 5, 2019

Netflix launches mobile-only service in Malaysia

Netflix has launched a new mobile plan for Malaysia. At RM17 (€3.65) per month, subscribers can watch all Netflix content in standard definition on one smartphone or tablet at a time. The mobile plan gives users access to all of Netflix’s entire local and international catalogue, with no ads, no-hassle cancellation, and Parental Controls to […]

October 24, 2019

Report: Japan finally embracing streaming apps

Liftoff, a specialist in mobile app marketing and retargeting, has released its annual report on the state of mobile technology adoption in Japan with Adjust, experts in mobile measurement and fraud prevention. While streaming giants have yet to crack the country’s subscription market, the study reveals

October 24, 2019

ESPN daily show on Quibi

ESPN and Quibi have reached an agreement for daily sports programming on the mobile-first platform when it launches in April 2020. As part of the new deal, ESPN will be the exclusive US multi-sport content provider for Quibi’s curated news and information programming, Daily Essentials. The new ESPN show, available only on Quibi, will feature […]

October 8, 2019