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Netflix up 9.3m subs, focus switch to profit

Netflix added 9.3 million subscribers in Q1 2024, hugely surpassing analyst estimates, and now has 269.6 million subscribers globally, further asserting the company as the world’s leading streaming service. Netflix reported revenue of $9.4 billion (€8.8bn), up 15 per cent YoY, and operating income of $2.6 billion. The company advised that it will stop reporting […]

April 19, 2024

Sony, Apollo team to target Paramount?

US private equity group Apollo Global is considering hooking up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to make a joint takeover bid for Paramount Global to rival the deal on the table between controlling shareholder Shari Redstone and Skydance, the film studio. The potential of the bid is at an early stage, according to reports. If a […]

April 19, 2024

Zaslav makes $50m at WBD

David Zaslav, chief executive of Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), made $49.7 million (€46.6m) last year, 26 per cent up on the previous year, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Losses at WBD totalled $3 billion in 2023, an improvement from $7 billion in losses the year before. Revenue fell 4 per cent. […]

April 19, 2024

Report: Global broadband sub growth slows in Q4

In Q4 2023, global fixed broadband connections reached 1.43 billion, following a quarterly growth of 0.96 per cent.  Point Topic, the broadband market intelligence provider, recorded a decline in fixed broadband subscriptions in 18 countries, down from 21 in Q3 2023. Some of these markets have high mobile subscriber penetration, others are experiencing high inflation […]

April 19, 2024

Sky adds new features to Entertainment OS

Sky has announced a raft of new updates that are set to launch on Sky Glass and Sky Stream through its Entertainment Operating System (OS). New features include a personalised recommendation rail, enhanced voice control options and lower latency on Sky Sports Main Event. These join over 500 updates made to Entertainment OS since the […]

April 19, 2024By Nik Roseveare

MPs to probe UK cinema sector

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons is to hold an  Evidence Session looking at the challenges facing UK cinema. The Committee is continuing its inquiry into British Film and High-End TV with a session focusing on the industry’s exhibition sector, where a film is screened for the public in […]

April 19, 2024By Colin Mann

Study: Infants receiving increased digital independence

Infant school children are increasingly online and given more digital independence by parents, according to Ofcom’s annual study of children’s relationship with the media and online worlds. Around a quarter of 5-7 year-olds (24 per cent) now own a smartphone, while three-quarters use a tablet  (76 per cent). Compared to a year ago, a higher proportion of […]

April 19, 2024

Study: Relationship between digital ads and editorial content

By applying Nielsen’s Brand Impact methodology – online research Community, Teads, the global media platform, in partnership with CNN Brazil, has released data from an original qualitative study on the relationship between digital advertising and editorial content. The research reveals behaviours by gender, age group, consumption, and interaction with ads. “The findings of the study […]

April 19, 2024

Study: Adults more likely to trust human content than AI

The way people use, think and feel about different types of media is constantly changing. In Ofcom’s latest media literacy research, the media regulator takes a deep dive into how people across the UK are navigating an increasingly online world. This year’s study explores how adults across the UK feel about issues ranging from artificial […]

April 19, 2024

Forecast: Satellite IoT market $4bn by 2030

The satellite Internet of Things (IoT) market is transforming remarkably, driven by technological advancements and an ever-increasing demand for global connectivity. As the world becomes more interconnected, the limitations of terrestrial networks become apparent, particularly in remote and underserved regions. This is where satellite IoT steps in, bridging the gap with its ability to provide […]

April 19, 2024

Accessible Action: Breaking barriers with mobile sports betting apps

The advent of mobile sports betting apps has revolutionised the gambling industry by providing unprecedented access and convenience for users around the world. These applications not only cater to seasoned bettors but also welcome novices with user-friendly interfaces and comprehensive betting options. This article explores how mobile sports betting apps are breaking barriers and creating […]

April 19, 2024

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