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Italy ends 2018 with 421 national TV channels

Italy ends 2018 with 421 national TV channels

A total of 421 national TV channels were available in Italy at the end of 2018, owned by 128 media groups, according to research by Confindustria Radio Televisioni. The figure…

French pay-TV revenues drop 2%

The 2017 revenues of 81 French pay-TV channels dropped by 2 per cent over one year to €2.85 billion, following a 1 per cent decrease the previous year. According to…

French FTTH rollouts gaining ground

French FTTH rollouts gaining ground

France’s electronic communications Arcep is publishing has published its scoreboard for the fixed broadband and superfast broadband market (rollouts and subscriptions) in France as of the end of December 2018.…

Report: Over 740m SVoD subs by 2023

Report: Over 740m SVoD subs by 2023

SVoD uptake is accelerating and in terms of hours viewing per day it will shortly draw level with broadcast TV globally by 2023, according to a report from Rethink TV.…

Drama tops iPlayer requests in January

Idris Elba’s return as Luther has helped BBC iPlayer to a dramatic start to the year. The detective’s first episode back on the beat was the best performing programme on…

Report: Panama’s $1.6bn telecoms market

Panama’s mobile data, fixed broadband, and pay-TV services revenue totalled $1.4 billion in 2018. This is expected to grow to $1.6 billion in 2023, at a compound annual growth rate…

Akamai: Media streaming services attacked by 8bn bots

According to the Akamai 2019 State of the Internet / Security: Retail Attacks and API Traffic report, hackers directed credential abuse attempts at retail sites more than 10 billion times…

WWE YouTube channel hits 40m subs

WWE YouTube channel hits 40m subs

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) has hit 40 million subscribers to its official YouTube channel, and exceeded 30 billion overall views, as they continue to expand and grow on the video…

Bohemian Rhapsody UK’s fastest-selling digital movie

Bohemian Rhapsody UK’s fastest-selling digital movie

Bohemian Rhapsody is the champion on the Official Film Chart, climbing to Number 1 in the same week it picked up four Oscars at the 91st Academy Awards. OfficialCharts.com has…

Analyst: Netflix’s Mexican SVoD dominance under challenge

Analyst: Netflix’s Mexican SVoD dominance under challenge

The Mexican video entertainment market saw steady 2 per cent growth in 2018. However, this doesn’t fully reflect the structural changes in the wider video landscape, according to the latest…

Research: Mobile video grows 60% a year

Research: Mobile video grows 60% a year

Research from Openwave Mobility has found that over the past five years, video on mobile networks has grown on average 50-60 per cent year-on-year (YoY), while in many developing markets,…

Study: Mobile roaming revenues to stay flat

A study from Juniper Research found that operator revenues from international mobile roaming are expected to recover slightly, following a decline in 2017 after the introduction of RLAH (Roam Like…

GSMA: 5G 15% of mobile industry by 2025

5G is on track to account for 15 per cent of global mobile connections by 2025, as the number of 5G network launches and compatible devices ramps up in 2019,…

Forecast: 4.3% rise in global adspend

Forecasts from marketing information firm WARC – based on data from 96 countries – predict a 4.3 per cent rise in global adspend, bringing total investment to over $616 billion.…

Analyst: Linear viewing’s continued demise

Analyst: Linear viewing’s continued demise

The death of linear TV is a phrase we have all heard many times, and analyst Michael Nathanson (of MoffettNathanson/MN) admits that conventional wisdom has trained cynical readers –  including…