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BARB plans reporting enhancements

BARB plans reporting enhancements

The Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) – the organisation that compiles audience measurement and television ratings in the United Kingdom – is planning a number of initiatives for 2020 better…

Report: Sport draws big despite no major events

Médiamétrie, the specialist in measuring media usage, has released its Yearly Sport Key Facts 2019 report. Yassine Berhoun, Glance’s Sports Director, commented: “In an odd-numbered year when there are no…

Celebrity Big Brother tops decade’s TV complaints

Celebrity Big Brother tops decade’s TV complaints

A 2018 episode of Celebrity Big Brother was the most complained-about TV show of the decade, new figures from broadcast watchdog Ofcom reveal. As the 2010s draw to a close,…

Research: YouTube views overtake iPlayer

Research: YouTube views overtake iPlayer

YouTube continues to dominate as the most watched online video service in the world, according to Q3 2019 research from Ampere Analysis. The Google-owned video portal is the most watched…

Research: Star Wars IX generating high social media chatter

Research: Star Wars IX generating high social media chatter

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be in cinemas later week, and with legions of fans talking about the film on Twitter and Instagram, social analytics company ListenFirst analysed…

Study: Connected TVs favoured for OTT sports

Study: Connected TVs favoured for OTT sports

According to the Q3 Video Index from video cloud services provider Brightcove, sports content is steadily moving into a major role among streamers, with viewers watching on every device, in…

Study: Big tech brands lead in customer affinity

Study: Big tech brands lead in customer affinity

Customer affinity toward traditional communications and media companies is closing the gap with that for big tech and digital companies, according to a new report from professional services company Accenture.…

Research: Reluctance for $1K+ smartphones

Research: Reluctance for $1K+ smartphones

While flagship smartphones that carry a hefty price tag are often at the forefront of technology news, data from The NPD Group’s new Mobile Phone Tracking service reveals that just…

Love Island & Question Time generate most social media buzz

Data published by Kantar shows that once again, reality and entertainment television has driven the highest level of social media engagement over the past year, closely followed by current affairs…

Analysis: Holiday programming ads see 10x higher response rate

As the holiday season is well underway, advertisers feel the pressure to deliver successful campaigns, and as TV advertising accounts for about half of all holiday ad spend, it is…

Forecast: Xmas broadband consumption over 300GB per user

Household broadband consumption in the US is anticipated to reach as much as 330GB per subscriber during the current holiday season, according to OpenVault, a provider of technology solutions and…

Survey: Brits fear too many devices using WiFI this Xmas

With broadband a political priority ahead of a Christmas General Election, the need for better connectivity could not be clearer, but research from Zen Internet highlights the fears of the…

Report: Short-form streaming originals to boom

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,…

Survey: Connectivity cravings drive 5G appetite

With US households now supporting an average of 11 connected devices, including seven smart screens to view and interact with content, the consumer has never had more desire for faster,…

Survey: Only 20% women say they see women like themselves on screen

Research from Sky has revealed attitudes towards the representation of women in film and TV. Only one in five women say they often see women like themselves represented on screen,…