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Ofcom recommends ITV and Channel 5 relicensing

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has published a report to inform the relicensing process for Channel 3 – which broadcasts as ITV – and Channel 5. It looks at whether the holders of the Channel 3 and Channel 5 licences will be able to fulfil their public service broadcasting obligations at a commercially sustainable cost, over […]

June 29, 2022By Colin Mann

IBC 2022 announces headline speakers

IBC has revealed the line-up of headline speakers as the media, entertainment and technology industry gets back to live, in-person networking, learning and collaboration. IBC is returning to the RAI Amsterdam from September 9th – 12th as a face-to-face event after two years of virtual formats. This year’s IBC Conference (September 9th and 10th), which […]

June 29, 2022

Nippon TV: New CEO and content division

Nippon TV, the Japanese multiplatform entertainment network, has announced that Akira Ishizawa, former Senior Executive Operating Officer of Nippon TV, has been promoted to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Yoshikuni Sugiyama who will be taking the new position of Chairman of Nippon TV. The promotion was made today and is […]

June 29, 2022

Forecast: 1.6bn fixed broadband subs by 2030

Research from Point Topic, analysing global fixed broadband take-up by technology, forecasts that at the end of 2030 there will be 1.6 billion fixed broadband subscribers worldwide compared to 1.27 billion in Q4 2021, up by 26 per cent. Some 88 per cent of the fixed broadband subscribers will be in the top 30 broadband […]

June 29, 2022

Whip Media Report: HBO Max, Disney+ lead in viewer satisfaction

HBO Max and Disney+ are the two streaming services that US viewers are most satisfied with according to a comprehensive new report from Whip Media, the leading enterprise software platform and data provider to the world’s largest entertainment organisations. Whip Media’s new Streaming Satisfaction Report – which is based on survey results from nearly 2,500 […]

June 29, 2022

US DoJ seizes 6 pirate music websites

The US Justice Department has seized six websites as part of ongoing efforts by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to combat copyright infringement. According to court records, the United States obtained court authorisation to seize six domain names pending forfeiture. Four of those domains – ‘Corourbanos.com’, ‘Corourbano.com’, ‘Pautamp3.com’, and ‘SIMP3.com’ – […]

June 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: £7bn PA UK boost from 5G investment

Making the UK an attractive place for investment in future 5G technology is essential if we are to harness its full economic benefit, according to research commissioned by Vodafone UK. Not doing so could cost the UK economy up to £7 billion (€8.1bn) per year. Towns and smaller cities will be the ones to miss […]

June 29, 2022

South Africa: Court victory for e.tv

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled in favour of independent broadcaster e.tv in its dispute with the country’s Communications Ministry. The court’s unanimous ruling means that South Africa’s switchover to all-digital TV broadcasting is again delayed. The court said there must be more consultation before analogue transmissions are abandoned. e.tv’s analogue transmissions reach millions of South […]

June 29, 2022By Chris Forrester

MultiChoice hit by Nigerian cash problems

South Africa-based pay-TV operator MultiChoice says it is facing a liquidity crisis in terms of its presence in Nigeria, its second-largest market. The problem is that repatriating cash out of Nigeria is expensive. The country has various foreign exchange rates, and the difference between the ‘Investors & Exporters’ rate (of US$1 is currently some Naira420. […]

June 29, 2022By Chris Forrester

Study: Native environment video ads outperform social media

Open web recommendation specialist Taboola has revealed the findings of an independent Multichannel Brand Impact study from data, insights and consulting company Kantar which measured the effectiveness of video advertising within native environments against other environments, as it relates to helping reach brand impact goals. Key findings include: Native video ads in the open web […]

June 29, 2022

BBC: Record-breaking digital audiences for Glastonbury

The BBC has revealed record breaking figures for its coverage of Glastonbury 2022 across its digital platforms – with content streamed a record 34.1 million times on iPlayer and played 2.3 million times on BBC Sounds. On BBC iPlayer 23 million streams were live – the highest on record for a BBC programme brand. Popular […]

June 29, 2022

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Naspers decision: Tencent down, Prosus up

Tencent’s share price in Hong Kong fell back 1.5 per cent on June 28th, but Prosus NV stock jumped 10 per cent on the Amsterdam market while shares in Naspers (on the Jo-berg market) rose 13 per cent on the decision by Naspers to buy back its own stock for cancellation. Prosus/Naspers CEO Bob van […]

June 29, 2022 Chris Forrester
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Funding: What’s your bet?

The funding of TV of all kinds is under the microscope just now. For example; can public broadcasters justify collecting a tax from whole populations? Or, dare SVoDs run ads, or cut-off password sharers? Tricky. The BBC is the most-high profile of PSBs and, therefore, the alternative that does (or does not) emerge to the […]

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