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Research: Telecom capex declined in 2023

According to findings from research firm Dell’Oro Group, telecom operators are now scaling back their investments in 5G. Preliminary data show that worldwide telecom capex, the sum of wireless and wireline/other telecom carrier investments, declined for the full year 2023 in nominal USD terms, recording the first contraction since 2017. This deceleration in the broader […]

April 3, 2024

Research: Kids watching 106min of YouTube daily

Precise TV, the contextual video company, and Giraffe Insights, a kids and family research agency, have released their latest Precise Advertiser Report: Kids (PARK). The report unpacks the media consumption habits and purchase decisions of parents and kids aged two to 12 years old, aka Generation Alpha. The latest bi-annual PARK report confirms YouTube remains […]

February 29, 2024

Research: UK users call for personalised ICE

Research from DTS, a wholly owned subsidiary of entertainment technology company Xperi, reveals that in-car entertainment is of the utmost importance for 67 per cent of UK adults – a number that soars to 84 per cent for those aged 17-44. This underscores the growing significance of vehicle entertainment systems for those looking to purchase […]

January 25, 2024By Colin Mann

UK entertainment sales reach £11.9bn

The value of the UK music, video and games markets increased for the eleventh successive year in 2023, rising 7 per cent to another all-time record of £11.9 billion (€13.8bn), according to preliminary figures released by digital entertainment and retail association ERA. It means the entertainment market has grown by just over 50 per cent […]

January 10, 2024

Barbie tops 2023 UK home entertainment sales

The first set of figures to be released in 2024 by the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and Official Charts Company (OCC) crown Barbie the Queen of 2023 home entertainment, with 700k sales across Disc and Digital EST and VoD. (Official Charts Company (OCC) measures inividual content purchases on disc and digital, to rent, […]

January 8, 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

Study: Brand-building 61% of podcast advertising

Advertising trade body the IAB has released a follow up to its earlier podcast study, which found that US podcast ad revenues grew at a rate more than double the total digital advertising market overall. Part two of the study, U.S. Podcast Advertising Revenue Study 2023: Drivers, Strategies, and Tactics for Growth, reveals the drivers, […]

October 26, 2023

UK’s biggest music & home ent warehouse to open

Utopia Distribution Services (UDS), and DP World, a provider of global end-to-end supply-chain solutions, will open what they say is the UK’s biggest distribution warehouse for physical video and music at the end of August 2023. The new 25,000sq metre Bicester, Oxfordshire, site, fitted and operated by DP World, will be a first-of-its-kind centralised home […]

August 8, 2023

New data service from Official Charts Company

The Official Charts Company, a joint venture between a range of UK entertainment industry bodies responsible for the commissioning, marketing, distribution and management of industry standard video and music charts and industry sales data, is launching a new weekly digital video data service, as part of a programme of service enhancements to run through 2023. […]

May 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Study: Cost of living not impacting European SVoD subs

A study conducted by RTL AdAlliance, in collaboration with smartclip and Ad Alliance Nederland, provides an in-depth view on Europeans’ attitude towards video content. The results from the second edition of The New Life of the Living Room research uncover the viewing habits of consumers across 10 markets, and their relationship with TV and advertising […]

May 18, 2023