Daily News  - 23rd May 2022

Report: Global streaming consumption up 10% YoY

Global streaming consumption grew 10 per cent globally, including continued growth in mature markets such as North America (5 per cent) and Europe (9 per cent), during Q1 2022 as compared to Q1 2021, according to the latest State of Streaming report from Conviva, the analytics platform for streaming media.…

Nielsen: Record month for streaming in US

The Gauge, the monthly total US TV viewing snapshot from Nielsen, revealed that streaming reached another record high in April, capturing 30.4 per cent of total TV viewing and surpassing its previous record of 29.7 per cent set in March 2022. While overall TV viewing dropped by 2.1 per cent…

Execs: FWA key for Europe’s high-speed Internet

According to panellists at an online event, ‘Releasing the Potential of Fixed Wireless Access in Europe – Challenges, Opportunities and Funding Mechanisms’, the superfast speeds and low latency now offered by 5G, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) becomes key in the technology mix to provide a solution and to provide high-speed…

Ofcom: Two thirds UK homes gigabit ready

UK households looking to get faster home broadband have received a welcome boost, with new figures from regulator Ofcom revealing two thirds of homes can now sign up to gigabit broadband. Ofcom’s latest figures show these speeds are available to 66 per cent of all UK homes (19.3 million) –…

Premier Sports scores UEFA National Team football package

Premier Sports has been awarded the rights to broadcast UEFA National Team football in the UK from 2022 to 2024 encompassing the UEFA Nations League and European Qualifiers to UEFA Euro 2024. This includes all of Scotland’s fixtures beginning with their UEFA Nations League fixture versus Armenia on June 8th,…

Record quarter for ITV drama

ITV has released data for drama The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe showing that the total audience for the first episode rose by 5.4 million viewers in the 28 days after the initial broadcast, with the four-part series as a whole averaging a total audience of over 9 million…

FAST Channels TV partners with HeroGo TV to deliver next gen TV experience

FAST Channels TV latest partnership brings more movies and TV shows to HeroGo TV’s huge selection of titles, including over 200 free ad-supported television (FAST) channels and over 1,000 VoD assets, that will entertain and educate viewers of all ages. The new channel line-up includes World Poker Tour, Law &…

e.TV’s profit surges

Despite a plethora of OTT offerings as well as the well-established DStv pay-TV services in South Africa, it is clear that there’s plenty of life left in free-to-air commercial broadcasting, at least as far as eMedia and its e.TV broadcasting station is concerned. eMedia saw its share price rocket earlier…

Nielsen deduplicates smart TV, streamer audiences

Nielsen has expanded deduplication of connected TV (CTV) audiences to include new Smart TV original equipment manufacturer (OEM) inventory, enabling media buyers and sellers to obtain accurate, person-level viewership inclusive of co-viewing across Samsung and VIZIO devices, in addition to Roku, Hulu and other streaming platforms in the US. Nielsen…

Data: US adds 1,065,000 broadband subs in Q1

Leichtman Research Group (LRG) reports that the largest cable and wireline phone providers and fixed wireless services in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 1,065,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in Q1 2022, compared to a pro forma gain of about 1,120,000…

Netflix adds kids mystery box feature

Netflix has added a new mystery box feature on its service providing a fun space for kids to perhaps discover their next favourite series and films, or reconnect with a familiar face. Users can find the mystery box service by logging into a kids profile and finding the ‘Favourites Row’…

Disney+ acquires Elton John doc

Disney+ has acquired an official Elton John documentary that covers the early years of his career right up to his current run of final concerts. Disney has reportedly paid $30 million (€28.4m) for the production, according to Deadline, and will air the feature in select cinemas and film festivals before…

Freshwave delivers London 4G, 5G mobile pilot

Mobile infrastructure services provider Cornerstone is partnering with Freshwave to deliver a mobile connectivity pilot to help future-proof the City Corporation’s small cell communication infrastructure. Freshwave, a leading UK connectivity infrastructure as a service provider, will be upgrading existing infrastructure in the Square Mile to make it capable of delivering…

Dizi expands in MENA with Digital Virgo

SPI/FilmBox has furthered the MENA expansion of its drama hub Dizi with Digital Virgo, integrating into DV CONTENT, a catalogue of digital services designed for mobile operators. FOllowing a new distribution deal between the long-standing partners, Dizi will now be available in Arabic on the products, PlayVOD, Veedz and Unlimited…

NileSat 301 launch date confirmed

SpaceX will launch the geostationary communications satellite NilesSat 301 on a Falcon 9 rocket on June 10th, subject to the usual weather considerations. Launch will take place from Cape Canaveral at 1am (Florida time). SpaceX says that at the request of the customer, the satellite will be inserted into a…

BBC Three orderes gay dating show

BBC Three has announced I Kissed a Boy (working title), a new dating show produced by Twofour and hosted by singer and TV star Dannii Minogue. This eight-part reality event follows ten single men as they head to Europe to find their perfect partner – and before they arrive, they…
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