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Ofcom: Social video app usage surges in lockdown

UK adults spent a quarter of their waking day online during lockdown – a record high – according to research from Ofcom. During April, adults spent an average of four…

Research: Tech issues slowing online video take-up 

Research: Tech issues slowing online video take-up 

From Shakespearean performances to pub drinks with friends, it seems any activity can be made virtual now, yet streaming issues may be causing us to shy away from these resources.…

Live Premier League on Twitch

Live Premier League on Twitch

Amazon has announced that it will stream its live Premier League fixtures on gaming platform Twitch. Twitch users in the UK will be able to watch four matches in the…

Research: Pandemic sees Brits more positive towards tech

Research from multiplay telco Vodafone and Trajectory suggests people across the UK feel more positively towards technology now than before the pandemic, with the oldest age group surveyed (aged 72+)…

TikTok adding educational content

TikTok adding educational content

Social media app TikTok has revealed plans to commission hundreds of experts and institutions to produce educational content for its video-sharing platform. Universities and charities are among those who will…

Report: Social media, YouTube fuel Covid-19 conspiracies

Report: Social media, YouTube fuel Covid-19 conspiracies

Research from King’s College London and Ipsos Mori reveals that people who get their news from social media are more likely to believe in such coronavirus conspiracy theories. In an…

Forecast: Instagram to overtake Twitter as news source

Forecast: Instagram to overtake Twitter as news source

Instagram looks set to overtake Twitter as a news source. The usage of the photo-sharing social media app as a news source has doubled since 2018, according to the 2020…

FOX News Digital sees best ever May performance

FOX News Digital finished the month of May with its strongest performance of any other May on record, experiencing double-digit increases versus the prior year across several key performance indicators,…

New Snap Originals for Snapchat

New Snap Originals for Snapchat

At the Snap Partner Summit, Snap revealed a new slate of shows made exclusively for Snapchat. In a press statement, Snap said that “more than half of the US Gen…

Sky unveils Premier League viewing innovations

Sky unveils Premier League viewing innovations

To mark the return of the Premier League next week, Sky Sports will launch a series of innovations and features to give fans a more immersive experience and the opportunity…

BBC World Service calls for access to chat apps

BBC World Service calls for access to chat apps

The Director of the BBC World Service Group Jamie Angus has called on chat apps to open their platforms to trusted news sources like the BBC, as part of the…

More Channel 4 content on Snapchat

Channel 4 and Snap have announced a partnership which will see upwards of 300 short form edits of Channel 4 content air on Snapchat’s Discover platform over the next year.…

BBC’s Beeb voice assistant goes beta

BBC’s Beeb voice assistant goes beta

Beeb, the new voice assistant from the BBC, first announced in August 2019, is to be made available in  an early version to UK-based members of Microsoft’s Windows Insider Programme,…

NASCAR first partner for Facebook’s Venue

NASCAR first partner for Facebook’s Venue

NASCAR has announced a partnership with Facebook that makes it the first partner for Venue, a new iOS and Android app that seeks to enhance the live event experience by…

Channel 4 reveals 4Studio plans

Channel 4 has outlined plans for its in-house digital content studio, 4Studio – formerly announced as the Digital Creative Unit. 4Studio will be at the heart of the broadcasters’ digital…

Research: Lockdown sees UK PSB viewing boost

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published its regular research on how people are receiving and acting on news and information during the coronavirus pandemic. The report summarises the findings from…