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Analysis: OTT ad spend hit by writers’ strike

To gauge the risk for advertisers from the ongoing writers’ strike, advertising intelligence and sales enablement platform MediaRadar analysed a data sample of ad spend from categories most vulnerable to production stoppages. Key findings include: Categories most vulnerable to writers’ strike saw over $633 million ad spend combined last quarter Advertisers spent $633.2 million (€592.4m) […]

June 7, 2023

Licht out at CNN

Chris Licht, CEO of CNN, is out at the network. The NYT reports he met with WBD chief David Zaslav, who then told staff that Licht was departing immediately. Licht had been handpicked a year ago by Zaslav to steer CNN after the departure of its long-time chief Jeff Zucker. However Licht’s tenure was dogged […]

June 7, 2023

UK plans local TV licence renewal

Local TV services are set to remain on the UK airwaves until 2034, subject to a review of each station’s future plans, under proposals set out by the government. The plans would allow the media regulator Ofcom to renew the licences of all 34 local TV services, subject to a review of each station’s plans […]

June 7, 2023By Colin Mann

Carlson kicks-off on Twitter

Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host, has released the first instalment of his new show on Twitter. The 10-minute video is essentially a stripped-down version of what his Fox viewers would have seen on his nightly show. It may bring him into conflict with the network where he is under contract into 2025. There […]

June 7, 2023

Rival golf tours to merge

The PGA Tour, DP World Tour and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) have announced what they describe as a landmark agreement to unify the game of golf, on a global basis. The parties have signed an agreement that combines PIF’s golf-related commercial businesses and rights (including LIV Golf) with the commercial businesses and rights of […]

June 7, 2023By Colin Mann

Don’t stall, start streaming – discover Cloud Video Kit

Stream with ease with a cost-effective, all-in-one tool for video streaming. Each week, users globally watch about 17 hours of video content (Wyzowl, 2023). Imagine spending two working days watching videos. With such high demand for video, brands are looking for ways to leverage the potential of streaming on their websites or apps. However, transcoding […]

June 7, 2023

Study: Local US TV news 10x larger audience than SVoD

TVB, the trade association of America’s local broadcast television industry, has published an analysis regarding local TV news and subscription streaming audiences. “In response to industry reports about growing streaming viewership, TVB did an analysis comparing local broadcast TV news audiences in five geographically diverse LPM markets and streaming service viewing in those same markets. […]

June 7, 2023

Liberty Global publishes Telenet offer

Liberty Global has announced the publication of the prospectus related to the voluntary and conditional public takeover bid by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Liberty Global Belgium, for all the shares of Telenet that Liberty Global Belgium does not already own or that are not held by Telenet. In conjunction with the prospectus, the Board of […]

June 7, 2023

Netgem UI now on Zeop Android TV

Digital video entertainment specialist Netgem has launched a complete revamp of the Zeop TV product in the La Reunion territory in France, with the latest versions of its Multiscreen Apps, introducing more content and more features in a super-aggregator model. Netgem is taking the opportunity to expand its Entertainment service proposition for Operators with the […]

June 7, 2023By Colin Mann

AT&T scores well for customer satisfaction

When it comes to connectivity, there is no contest: Fibre Internet beats non-fibre service hands down, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications Study 2022-2023. The former outpaces the latter by 9 points — 75 to 66 — for customer satisfaction (on a scale of 0 to 100. “Across the entire customer experience, […]

June 7, 2023

BBC First launches in Moldova

BBC Studios has announced the launch of BBC First linear channel with Orange Moldova, one of the major operators in the territory, marking the British drama channel’s debut in the market. BBC First joins BBC News on the platform and is available to all subscribers of their digital cable TV service. The channel debuts with […]

June 7, 2023

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