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New Co-Chairs for DEGI

Industry trade body The Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) has confirmed a new line-up for its Board of Directors, with Joe Braman, VP, International Account Management at NBCUniversal and Ruth Sharp, VP and Head of Digital Distribution, Warner Media UK and Ireland both joining as Co-Chairs, effective immediately. The DEGI exists to support and enhance […]

July 5, 2021By Colin Mann

Netflix enables watching whilst downloading

Netflix has added a feature allowing users to watch downloaded content on-the-go even if their download is incomplete. The partial downloading experience is available immediately to Android device users. In a blog post, Keela Robison, Vice President of Product Innovation at Netflix, explained: “Whether it’s a long flight or an extended commute, downloaded series and […]

June 29, 2021By Nik Roseveare

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

Research: Euros to see multi-screening

As the sports industry prepares for a very different summer of competition, omnichannel advertising platform Mediaocean has partnered with consumer insight specialist GWI to launch new research to demonstrate how changes in engagement are set to give fans of the forthcoming Euros football tournament the full experience, even without in-person attendance. Speaking to 23,073 sports […]

June 3, 2021

Research: 681m 5G handsets to ship in 2022

Despite a backdrop of the on-going effects of the pandemic and the geopolitical landscape, the impact on 5G supply chains throughout the past year has been minimal when compared to the wider smartphone market, according to global tech market advisory firm ABI Research. This has led to 5G mobile device models becoming more diverse, brought […]

June 2, 2021

FindAnyFilm.com adds Disney+ titles

Online movie search aggregator service FindAnyFilm.com, in cooperation with Disney UK, is integrating Disney+ titles into the listings service, allowing FindAnyFilm users to search Disney content across all formats; from cinema screenings to physical disc, digital transactional and now SVoD. Insight from pro-copyright education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness, who manage FindAnyFilm.com on […]

June 1, 2021By Colin Mann

Report: Q1 tablet sales up 44%

Lockdown measures around the globe have led to more demand for tablets than can be met right now, according to a report by Strategy Analytics. Apple, Samsung, Lenovo and Amazon all posted strong tablet results in Q1 2021 as Covid has reshaped how consumers spend time and where they get work done. Tablets are now […]

April 29, 2021

Report: 1bn+ connected devices in US homes

Consumer technology sales have seen historic growth since the pandemic began as consumers purchased new products to meet their growing technology needs or upgraded existing devices. While the Covid-19 pandemic turned homes into places of work, school, entertainment, and rest, the devices leveraged

April 26, 2021

Research: Pandemic boosts older adults’ tech usage

In a year with a global pandemic significantly limiting social interaction, technology became more important than ever, especially for older adults, according to research from US seniors’ organisation AARP, which found that more older adults (44 per cent) view tech more positively as a way to stay connected than they did before Covid-19. In addition, […]

April 22, 2021

Netflix adds ‘Downloads For You’ feature

Netflix has rolled out Downloads For You, a new feature that automatically downloads recommended shows or movies to a user’s mobile device based on their personal taste. In a blog post, Patrick Flemming, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix, explained: “Three years ago, we introduced Smart Downloads so you can find the next episode of […]

February 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare