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Streaming now over 50% of UK music consumption

Streaming now over 50% of UK music consumption

Official figures released by record labels’ association the BPI, based on Official Charts Company data, reveal a strong year for British recorded music, with UK consumption across all formats in…

UK targets better rail onboard connectivity

The UK Government has revealed an ambitious plan that could see train passengers benefit from a dramatic improvement in onboard mobile and Wi-Fi connections. The rapid growth of mobile data…

BritBox set for 2018 Canada launch

BritBox set for 2018 Canada launch

BritBox, the SVoD streaming service from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, will launch in Canada in early 2018. The service…

Ooyala: “60% of video plays will be on mobiles in 2018”

Ooyala: “60% of video plays will be on mobiles in 2018”

More than 58 per cent of video plays globally – a record – occurred on mobile devices in the third quarter of 2017, according to the Q3 2017 Global Video…

EU Parliament rejects digital content Single Market

EU Parliament rejects digital content Single Market

The European Parliament has confirmed by 365 to 256 that the ability of users to access all their media across Europe will be restricted to news and current affairs –…

Lobby groups attack EU online rights proposal

Lobby groups attack EU online rights proposal

Representatives of European public service media and consumers have urged the European Parliament to reject the Proposal for a Regulation on Online Broadcasting during the plenary vote scheduled for December…

Consumer media usage at 50hrs weekly in 2017

Global consumer media usage & exposure, including all digital and traditional media combined, is on pace to grow an estimated 1.9 per cent to an average of 50 hours per…

Intel, Warner Bros develop AV Entertainment Experience

Intel, Warner Bros develop AV Entertainment Experience

Technology firm Intel is to collaborate with entertainment company Warner Bros to develop in-cabin, immersive experiences in autonomous vehicle (AV) settings. Called the AV Entertainment Experience, the pair are creating…

CJEU: Cloud programmes must have copyright authorisation

CJEU: Cloud programmes must have copyright authorisation

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in the case of VCAST Limited v RTI SpA that the making available of copies of television programmes saved…

Ofcom: Kids more aware of YouTube, Netflix than BBC

More than half (54 per cent) of UK 12- to 15-year-olds use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, to access online news, making it the second most popular…