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BBC DG: “UK media must collaborate to prosper”

The BBC Director-General, Tim Davie, has issued a rallying call to ensure the UK media industry can prosper and keep delivering benefits in the decades to come. Davie said the BBC, politicians, regulators and the wider industry must urgently work together to secure the future of a “thriving, trusted, world-leading UK media market, as we […]

December 7, 2022

Report: Glasgow has UK’s biggest broadband gap

Glasgow is the UK’s most unequal city for broadband connections – with its fastest area 866 times the speed of its slowest, according to analysis of 16,500 consumer speed tests by Uswitch, the comparison and switching service. The highest average download speed measured in Glasgow was 840.4Mbps, logged in the Milton district. Yet just four […]

December 8, 2022

Report: Broadband equipment spend at record levels in Q3

According to a report from Dell’Oro Group, a source for market information about the telecommunications, security, networks, and data centre industries, total global revenue for the Broadband Access equipment market increased to $4.7 billion (€4.4bn) in Q3 2022, up 17 per cent year-oon-year. Spending on PON equipment continues to fuel the overall market, with revenue […]

December 8, 2022

Research: 22% to cut back on streaming subscriptions

Research from GWI reveals consumer opinions towards streaming services, and uncovers that – with the cost of living crisis hitting pockets – 22 per cent of consumers say that want to cut back on the number of streaming services they subscribe to. Additionally, 50 per cent of UK users would be willing to unsubscribe from […]

December 8, 2022

DCMS Secretary reviewing Channel 4 options

Michelle Donelan, the UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has said she is considering “other options for providing long-term sustainability” to PSB Channel 4 as the government reviews previously-announced plans to sell the broadcaster. Donelan’s predecessor Nadine Dorries set out plans to take it out of public ownership Responding to questioning at […]

December 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Social platforms to see biggest ad spend increase

Mediaocean, the mission-critical platform for omnichannel advertising, has released its 2022 Market Report and 2023 Outlook. The bi-annual report highlights the forces driving the advertising economy as seen by industry leaders, including major changes in consumer behaviour and the overall macroeconomic environment. In a survey conducted among 600+ leaders from media providers, advertising agencies, and tech […]

December 7, 2022

Welsh broadcasters face MP questioning

Senior leaders at S4C, ITV Cymru Wales and BBC Cymru Wales will be giving evidence to the Welsh Affairs Committee of the UK’s House of Commons as MPs hold a second evidence session exploring the future of broadcasting in Wales. From the role of public service broadcasting to the growth of on-demand and subscription services, […]

December 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Eutelsat takes Press TV off air

French satellite operator Eutelsat has taken Press TV off air following the European Union’s imposition of sanctions on Iran’s English-language news network, according to a Breaking News report on the service’s website. On November 14th, the European Union imposed sanctions on a number of Iranian institutions and individuals, including Press TV, over alleged rights violations […]

December 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Survey: Optimal screen size for World Cup viewing

Ahead of England’s World Cup quarter-final match against France on December 10th, a study has revealed the optimum screen size to watch the game on, as voted for by some of the nation’s biggest football fans. The data uncovered in AO.com’s Football Consumption Report in partnership with LG shows that, when it comes to the […]

December 7, 2022

Netflix: Wednesday #3 most-watched ever

In just two weeks since its release, Netflix’s Wednesday series has become its third Most Popular English-language TV series ever with 752.52 million hours viewed, behind only Stranger Things 4 and Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Since Wednesday‘s premiere, nearly 115 million households globally have seen the comedy-mystery series (752.25 million hours viewed […]

December 7, 2022

Forecast: AI, web3 to drive innovation in sport

IMG and its digital agency Seven League have launched their Digital Trends Report 2023, exploring the technologies and developments that could shape the sport media landscape for rightsholders over the next 12 months. Featuring insights and analysis from Seven League’s global team of experts, the report breaks down the biggest developments in the sector and […]

December 7, 2022

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Analysis: What’s next for Disney?

Analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) welcomed the return of Bob Iger as CEO. They were not alone. The market responded well to his rehire, but now MN rightly asks ‘What’s next?’ and recognises the tough tasks ahead for Iger and his team. “Cord-cutting is now running over -6 per cent, the Parks [division] cash engine can […]

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Are streamers delivering their A-game for sports video quality?

Are streaming providers delivering their A-game when it comes to the video quality of the most-watched sports event of the year? While the world was counting the goals in the first World Cup match of Qatar vs. Ecuador, our virtual eyes were scoring the perceptual video quality. The result: all three streaming providers scored below […]

November 30, 2022 Dr Abdul Rehman
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Nick Snow

Counting; the first rule

To be able to count is often mentioned as ‘the first rule’, most usually of politics, but also of economics and of business. It can, and should, also be applied to streamers. And in so many ways. First: how many are there, and how many does the market want? Depending a little on your interpretation […]

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