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France: Social networks the leading online activity

Whilst almost 53 million French users went online each month in 2018, 43.3 million did so daily. Social networks, instant messaging, media, entertainment and responsible consumption are the major trends…

UK MPs call for “urgent” Facebook regulation

UK MPs have declared Facebook needs stricter regulation, with “tough and urgent action” necessary to end the spread of disinformation on its platform. The Commons media select committee has concluded…

Viacom, Facebook launch MTV STAX in UK

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom, has announced that MTV is joining forces with Facebook in the UK to launch a live and interactive quiz game show…

Goal streams Champions League on Twtter in SE Asia

Goal streams Champions League on Twtter in SE Asia

Goal, the DAZN Group-owned digital football news service, has announced a partnership with Twitter to live stream a selection of Champions League matches via the social network in Southeast Asia.…

Facebook expands ways to monetise video content

Patrick Walker, Facebook’s Director of Media Partnerships, EMEA, has delivered a Keynote at the VidCon event in London, where he presented the social network’s ‘Creator Strategy’ following the launch of…

Social media shape shifters

There are two things we know without doubt about social media platforms: they are big and their main purpose in life is to be engines of profit. Long gone is…

Australia: Optus streams UEFA football on YouTube, Twitter

Australia: Optus streams UEFA football on YouTube, Twitter

Optus Sport, the exclusive home of the Champions League and Europa League in Australia, is trialling a new arrangement that will give football fans the chance to watch selected matches…

Intel True View offers immersive fan experience

Intel True View offers immersive fan experience

Three leading clubs in England’s top-flight football tournament the Premier League are offering fans the possibility of watching a season-defining moment, then reliving it from any angle including from the…

Facebook to open content review centre in Kenya

As part of its continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on its social media platform, Facebook is opening a new content review centre in Nairobi,…

TF1 launches digital division

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has created a new digital division.  The unit will have three key business lines: 1)   Publishing: aufeminin (and its international equivalents: alfemminile, enfeminino, gofeminin, sofeminine), Marmiton,…

Snapchat subs stable, revenues rise

Snapchat, the social media sharing app, has seen user numbers stabilise after two consecutive quarters of decline. Parent company Snap said the platform had 186 million daily active users in…

Report: Kids shunning YouTube for more interactive media

Report: Kids shunning YouTube for more interactive media

Market research firm Kids Insights, who conduct regular surveys into the attitudes and preferences of children and tweens, has published its latest trend predictions for the next 12 months. The…

Zuckerberg: “Facebook Watch more mainstream in 2019”

Zuckerberg: “Facebook Watch more mainstream in 2019”

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, has said he expects the Facebook Watch service to become “more mainstream” this year. The social network’s ad-funded VoD service has so far failed…

Research: Children increasingly connected

Research: Children increasingly connected

The average time children spend online has increased to three hours per day with a rise in the proportion accessing the Internet out and about, according to the latest 2019…

Facebook plans to merge message services

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. The move, reported in the NYT, will require Facebook to reconfigure how WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger…

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