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Data: Media consumption declines in US

Attest, the consumer research platform, has released the findings from the latest edition of its Quarterly US Media Consumption Tracker, providing continuous insights into how Americans’ habits across television, audio, news, and social media continue to evolve. For Q4, Attest found that consumption of all media types fell. TV & Streaming Trends  Perhaps as a […]

January 31, 2023

London police shut down pirate domains

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at City of London Police and anti-piracy agency Web Capio have seized domains that illegally hosted copyrighted content by YouTube supergroup the Sidemen. The domains, and, were linked to a site that hosted videos by the Sidemen, including those only available to watch with a subscription. […]

January 30, 2023By Colin Mann

IBCAP praises anti-piracy automation tools

Trade body the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has reported key 2022 achievements in protecting its members’ content and removing pirate services from the US market and worldwide. Through the continued development of its proprietary software that enables automated scanning of set-top boxes (STB) and automated sending of takedown notices, the IBCAP lab more […]

January 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Jameela Jamil mental health series on Snapchat

Snap has announced the launch of Jameela Jamil’s new Snapchat Show about mental health, I Want To Get Better with Jameela Jamil, in collaboration with Alaska TV, that will premiere on January 28th exclusively on Snapchat. In the series, Jamil shares her personal wellness journey as she explores new activities and perspectives that she hopes will […]

January 25, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Study: YouTube dominates kids’ attention

Findings from the Precise Advertiser Report: Kids report from research agency Giraffe Insights indicate that YouTube dominates most categories in terms of viewership and performance, with nine in 10 kids surveyed saying they consume YouTube content. Furthermore, 84 per cent of kids say YouTube is the main way they consume video content, with 40 per […]

January 19, 2023

WTFN Entertainment launches Radar MCN

Television producer WTFN Entertainment has launched Radar MCN – a new division to support its digital content network. Headquartered in Melbourne and also with an office in the UK, the business will bring together a network of owned channels with millions of subscribers across YouTube, Facebook and Snap, as well as a series of global […]

January 16, 2023

UKTV Play user base up 27% YOY

Figures from commercial broadcaster UKTV indicate that following a year of increased investment and focus on its free streaming service UKTV Play, it has grown direct-to-consumer views by over a quarter and added a further one million registered users. The network also achieved record SOCI (share of commercial impacts) in 2022, up 2.1 per cent […]

January 12, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: Gen Z’s different definition of ‘entertainment’

Television, gaming, and social media were once separate categories of entertainment, but in 2023, these are all available and consumed on the same screens and devices, plus, they all compete for the same pool of disposable time. This is according to Hub Entertainment Research’s annual Video Redefined study, a deep dive into how viewers choose […]

January 11, 2023

Study: Younger Gen Z media behaviours differ

Consumer insights agency Horowitz’s FOCUS Generation Next report, which tracks the media lifestyles of Gen Z, uncovers notable differences in the media lifestyles of 18-24 year-old Gen Zers compared to their younger counterparts 13-17 years old. For example, Gen Zers overall split their video viewing time rather evenly between professional TV content and non-TV content […]

January 6, 2023

Vevo, TikTok partnership

Vevo, the music video network, has announced a partnership with TikTok to create Trending on TikTok, a new weekly Vevo show rounding up the music videos of the top trending songs on TikTok, alongside clips of the creators utilising these songs in their content Trending on TikTok will be available across the Vevo network in […]

January 6, 2023