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BBC licence fee rises £10.50; review launched

A review into how the BBC should be funded in the future has been launched by Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer, as new action is taken to reduce the impact of price rises on licence fee payers. The review, supported by a panel of independent experts soon to be announced from across the broadcasting sector and […]

December 7, 2023

Italian TV market facing uncertainty

Despite reaching a value exceeding €8 billion in 2023, the TV market in Italy faces a future clouded by uncertainty due to inflation and signs of crisis within the streaming industry. This prediction comes from Rome-based ITmedia Consulting in its report The Television Market in Italy: 2023-2025. While the TV market technically grew by 1.5 […]

December 7, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Report: HEVC poised for significant growth

HEVC is a codec of choice in the streaming industry, according to a report commissioned by InterDigital, a mobile and video technology research and development company, and written by market research firm Futuresource. The report, Spotlight on HEVC: The Codec of Choice for the Video Streaming Industry, looks at HEVC’s development, how it enables higher quality video […]

December 7, 2023

Report: Retail media increasingly key for digital advertising

Digital media measurement, data and analytics software platform DoubleVerify has released its state of retail media report, The Rise of Retail Media: What to Expect in 2024, surveying over 400 advertisers and agency executives about retail media networks (RMNs) in the UK, US, France and Germany. The report explores the rapidly expanding retail media market, […]

December 7, 2023

BT sees record broadband traffic

BT experienced a record-breaking day for overall volume of traffic across its broadband network on December 6th. Data traffic peaked at 30.1Tbps at around 9pm, with the spike driven by six Premier League games – including Aston Villa’s win over Manchester City, and Chelsea suffering defeat against Manchester United – being streamed live on Prime […]

December 7, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Gracenote to power MetaBroadcast Barb measurement

Following the news that Barb had awarded three contracts for its audience measurement service: metadata and interim overnight programme logs to MetaBroadcast and interim overnight commercial spot logs to Clearcast, metadata management specialist MetaBroadcast confirms it to use Gracenote schedule metadata and unique content identifiers to reduce timescales for accurate programme identification, validation, enrichment and […]

December 7, 2023

Openreach hits halfway in UK broadband upgrade

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has now made its ultrafast Full Fibre broadband network available to 12.5 million homes, businesses and public services across the UK – marking the halfway point in its nationwide plan to reach 25 million premises with the technology by the end of 2026. The company says it is building a […]

December 7, 2023By Colin Mann

Sky appoints Pine as MD of Connectivity

Sky has appointed Amber Pine as its Managing Director of Connectivity, expanding her previous role heading up Sky Broadband to include Sky Mobile, under a combined team for the first time. Pine will be responsible for leading the business’ connectivity strategy as it continues to drive innovation as part of Sky’s integrated product portfolio. Pine […]

December 7, 2023

Channel 4 Married at First Sight FAST channel

Channel 4 is launching MAFS Live – a dedicated FAST channel offering Married at First Sight UK fans the chance to watch back-to-back episodes from Seasons 6 to 8 around the clock.  MAFS Live will make its debut on the Channel 4 streaming platform on December 7th, becoming Channel 4’s first Free Ad-Supported Television (FAST) […]

December 7, 2023

FCC approves Dish/EchoStar licence transfers

The FCC has approved the transfer of control of Dish Network and its subsidiaries to EchoStar Corp. The FCC, and the bureaux under its supervision (the Office of Engineering & Technology, the Space Bureau, the Wireless Telecommunications) allowed the transfer of its broadcast and transmission licences. The FCC order includes those terrestrial licences for Dish’s […]

December 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

ChannelBox adds We Are Tottenham TV, SHG Living, Red Carpet TV

Channelbox, the FAST platform on Freeview UK, has announced the addition of three new channels – We Are Tottenham TV, SHG Living and Red Carpet TV. We Are Tottenham TV, a dedicated channel for passionate Spurs fans, brings exclusive content, behind-the-scenes access, and in-depth coverage of all things Tottenham Hotspur. SHG Living offers a blend […]

December 7, 2023

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Starlink will attack the D2D market

Starlink is definitely going after the satellite ‘direct-to-device’ (D2D) market and this includes providing a cellular connection service for telephony. Details are still sketchy but what is known is that Starlink has been licensed by the FCC for testing of connections. Starlink is reportedly planning to include connectivity for users from 840 new satellites to […]

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AVoD: A Very Onerous Deal?

Streamers, both global and national, are using advertising to boost their SVoD or catch-up services. Global streamers recognise that in macro-economic hard times sign-offs can be rescued by a lower price tier supported by advertising. National catch-up services recognise that ads are so irritating to viewers that they can charge some of them to upgrade […]

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