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Survey: UK watching more sport since pandemic

Sports viewing in the UK has spiked since the start of the pandemic in 2020 to today, with women’s sports – particularly football – seeing strong interest, according to a survey of consumers across 17 markets by strategic consultancy Altman Solon. Altman Solon’s analysis shows that broadcasters and investors have several opportunities to take advantage […]

September 28, 2022

Report: UK E&M companies hold their nerve

UK entertainment and media companies are holding their nerve despite the worsening economic outlook, and putting their trust in their digital investment strategies, according to a new report from consulting firm PwC. The report, UK Entertainment and Media Outlook (E&M) 2022-26: Trusting the digital path ahead, says that while there is short-term uncertainty in the […]

September 28, 2022

Grade: ‘Ofcom not culture wars regulator’

Lord (Michael) Grade, the Chair of UK broadcast regulator Ofcom, has declared that it “will not and should not regulate the culture wars”. Delivering a keynote speech at RTS London Convention 2022, his first since taking on the role in May 2022, industry veteran Grade noted the role Ofcom would be playing in the implementation […]

September 28, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

McCall: ITVX enables better viewer connection

ITV Chief Executive Carolyn McCall has suggested that the commercial PSB’s planned ITVX AVoD service, set to launch in Q4 2022, will enable it better to connect with and retain the viewership of key, younger demographics. Asked by journalist and presenter Amol Rajan, in conversation at the RTS London Convention 2022, as to the difference […]

September 28, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

Research: 35m US homes interested in cloud gaming subscription

Parks Associates estimates more over 35 million US internet households are interested in subscribing to a cloud gaming service, with demand growing to nearly 39 million households by 2024. “A variety of players are testing the cloud gaming market, as it has tremendous opportunities for recurring revenues and service expansion, provided companies can deliver a […]

September 28, 2022

Forecast: Broadband in 75% of LatAm homes by 2032

Dataxis estimates that in the next decade, broadband services will be available in 75 per cent of homes in Latin America. The market will continue growing, but it is also expected to evolve: fibre will remain the dominant technology because it has been growing, following with new deployments, and because it also constitutes the upgrade […]

September 28, 2022

LG lowers OLED expectations

Reports out of South Korea say that LG Display (LGD) is lowering its expectations for its OLED panel shipments for this calendar year. LGD is reported to have reduced its expected shipments to 7.8 million OLED panels for 2022. Next year should see unit sales increase. Part of the output reduction is because Samsung – […]

September 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat ‘insider trading’ action fails

A California court cleared Intelsat’s pre-bankruptcy major shareholders of insider trading allegationson September 27th. The action started in late 2019 with allegations over violations of the federal securities laws. The lawsuit alleges that the named defendants violated the Exchange Act by selling Intelsat shares while they were in possession of material non-public information, including that […]

September 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

UKTV Play unveils rebrand

UKTV, the commercial multichannel broadcaster, has revealed a full rebrand for its free streaming service UKTV Play. After an intensive market research process consulting current users and new target audiences, UKTV Play will relaunch with a renewed digital-first brand direction and a fresh look and feel. “This rebrand marks the beginning of a real step […]

September 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Australia: WWE expands Foxtel deal

The Foxtel Group and WWE have announced a new multi-year partnership that will see Foxtel Group’s portfolio of entertainment brands become the home of WWE in Australia. The new deal will deliver the biggest line-up of WWE’s live and on demand content to Foxtel Group’s 4.5 million subscribers on Foxtel, as well as via the […]

September 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix rolls out game handles

Netflix is rolling out the ability to create game handles to deliver a more personalised gameplay experience throughout its mobile games catalogue. With game handles, Netflix subscribers will be able to create a unique public username that can be used across all Netflix games, helping players to discover and make friends, and play with each […]

September 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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