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Prime Video to join ad channel rush?

Amazon is considering an ad-supported version of its Prime Video streaming service. The company is cutting costs and laying off thousands of employees, but its advertising business is still growing. An ad-supported tier of Prime Video would add to advertising momentum, and help generate more revenue from entertainment. Advertisers are also pushing for more access […]

June 8, 2023

Samanidis appointed BBC iPlayer GM

The BBC has announced that Kerensa Samanidis will join the BBC as General Manager for BBC iPlayer, effective June 19th. Reporting into Dan McGolpin – Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels – Samanidis will be responsible for the delivery of the BBC iPlayer growth strategy and management of the overall iPlayer operation. McGolpin commented: “I’m […]

June 8, 2023

Study: Virgin Media O2 provides best connectivity

Mobile network benchmarking specialist GWS has revealed that Virgin Media O2 has the UK’S Best Combined Connectivity Experience, in a performance measure combining results from across both mobile operator and ISP partners in one score. The result follows six months of extensive data collection from GWS, where the company analysed over 143,000 speed and reliability […]

June 8, 2023

Portugal adds 128,000 pay-TV subs in Q1

Pay-TV services in Portugal added 128,000 subscribers in Q1 2023 (+2.9 per cent year-on-year), taking the total to 4.5 million. The National Communications Authority (Anacom) largely attributed the growth to the increasing popularity of FTTH technology, which added 244,000 new accesses (+9.6 per cent) in the quarter and now accounts for 2.8 million pay-TV subscribers. […]

June 8, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Four bidders for Catalonian OTT

A proposed OTT ‘Netflix style’ service in Catalonian, backed by public broadcaster TV3, is attracting the interest of four TV groups, according to Vozpopuli: Spanish TV company Mediapro; Lavinia, along with Netxtre and Adsmurai; Euskaltel and Tyris; and Agile Content along with Optiva Media and Hiberus are the interested parties. The four groups are vying […]

June 8, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Study: US connected device usage increases

Research from business services company Assurant reveals the continued rise in connected living, with growth in connected device usage and an increased appetite for 5G devices. Assurant’s latest Connected Decade research explores US consumers’ attitudes towards connected devices during 2022. According to the research, there was a 39 per cent increase in device usage last […]

June 8, 2023

LFP targets €1bn in rights

French professional football league LFP is targeting €1 billion in its next TV rights cycle starting from the season 2024-2025, that will be launched in September, league president Vincent Labrune revealed in an interview with sport daily L’Équipe. Its final objective in 2027 is to be at €1.6 billion per year. Once the tender is […]

June 8, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Channel 4 Ventures takes £3.5m stake in Airtasker

Channel 4 Ventures has announced it will pay A$6.5 million (£3.5m) for a 20 per cent stake in Airtasker UK, the UK subsidiary of the online and mobile marketplace. Airtasker says the investment will enable it to accelerate its UK marketplace growth through access to Channel 4’s free streaming service (with over 1.2 billion views […]

June 8, 2023

Study: Digital ad dollars moving to creators

CreatorIQ, the end-to-end creator marketing platform, has released findings showing brands are diverting digital advertising budgets to creator-led marketing initiatives. At a top-line, 67 per cent of surveyed marketers report increasing their investment in influencer marketing from 2022 to 2023. Of those brands whose budgets increased, only 24 per cent are working with a net-new […]

June 8, 2023

Eutelsat, OneWeb demo multi-orbit offering

Representatives at the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) have taken part in a successful demonstration of combined Geo-stationary (GEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) multi-orbit capability from satellite companies and strategic partners, Eutelsat and OneWeb. The hands-on live demonstration which took place in May enabled the NATO attendees to get a feel for the […]

June 8, 2023

Real Madrid launches RM Play OTT service

Real Madrid is launching RM Play, a new OTT platform offering all of the Spanish football club’s video content on demand, organised by section. RM Play can be accessed on mobile devices, tablets and Smart TVs (Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV). More than 700 hours of content is available at launch and […]

June 8, 2023

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