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Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Multichannel programmer UKTV says it is outpacing television’s general upward viewing trend during lockdown with its mix of bold originals and classic programming proving a hit with younger viewers. The…

BBC launches pop-up ‘Corona Bot’

With the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing more changes to Covid-19 restrictions, and further updates on everything from shops opening to travel, the BBC has released a new online…

ESPN Last Dance audience up 128% via VoD; Netflix success

ESPN Last Dance audience up 128% via VoD; Netflix success

ESPN experienced significant audience increases for each episode of The Last Dance through time-shifted/on-demand viewing, as fans continue to consume the critically acclaimed 10-part docuseries on NBA legend Michael Jordan…

Online stores on Facebook & Instagram

Around 1 million businesses in the UK and around the world can now set up a free online store to sell products on Facebook and Instagram. The initial stage of…

BBC Together programme-sharing trial

BBC Together programme-sharing trial

Family, friends, and classmates can now watch and listen to BBC programmes together even when they’re apart, with BBC Together, a new experiment from BBC Research & Development. Available now…

Fans home videos to play out at Wembley Stadium

Fans home videos to play out at Wembley Stadium

A selection of the hundreds of videos uploaded by fans to social media using #FootballsStayingHome will be aired on EE’s big screens at Wembley Stadium on May 16th. The 27…

Study: Most UK consumers don’t trust social media ads

Study: Most UK consumers don’t trust social media ads

Kantar, the data, insights and consulting company has published a report revealing that social media is the least trusted channel of communication in the UK, while print and broadcast media…

Verizon Media scores Dugout deal

Advertising and content technology specialist Verizon Media and digital media company Dugout have struck a new global partnership, bringing Verizon Media new exclusive advertising packages to market through its sales…

Report: How could Covid-19 change AR/VR’s future?

Covid-19 is impacting the lives of billions. Early stage technology markets such as virtual and augmented reality are trivial by comparison. However, AR/VR companies are dealing with knock-on effects both…

Lewis Capaldi VR set on Facebook, Oculus Venues

Lewis Capaldi VR set on Facebook, Oculus Venues

Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi is teaming with Supersphere and Oculus Venues to invite fans into his home for an intimate set in VR on May 13th. The concert will also be…

K League 1 kicks off with Grabyo

K League 1 kicks off with Grabyo

K League 1, the top-tier Korean football league, will begin its postponed season May 8th with a global match broadcast live to social media using Grabyo. K League will use…

Report: Global streaming up 57% YOY

Global streaming media intelligence specialist Conviva has released its quarterly State of Streaming report for Q1 2020, revealing large increases in viewing, a significant rise in missed advertising opportunities, unexpected…

YouTube, Facebook delete Icke

YouTube and Facebook have deleted accounts held by conspiracy theorist David Icke. YouTube said said Icke had violated its policies on sharing information about coronavirus. The controversial figure had made…

Report: Broadcast media “most trusted”

Report: Broadcast media “most trusted”

The EBU’s new Trust in Media report shows that radio and TV continue to be the most trusted media throughout Europe. By contrast, social networks are least trusted in 85…

Forecast: Social video 20% of total digital video time

The UK’s lockdown measures due to coronavirus are having a measurable impact on the amount of time people are spending with digital and traditional media. In its latest time spent…

Survey: Young adults online video consumption rockets

GenZ (18-24 year olds) and Millennials (25-34 year olds) are feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic more severely than any other generation. That’s according to the third wave of…