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Data: Prime Video subs resist ad tier

Findings from marketing data and analytics company Kantar’s latest Entertainment on Demand (EoD) data and analysis on the UK’s streaming market suggest that Prime Video’s introduction of an ad-supported tier was met with significant resistance, leading to a notable subscriber exodus and dissatisfaction. In contrast, AppleTV+ and Netflix have successfully engaged and retained their audience, […]

April 25, 2024

OTTera partners with ThinkAnalytics

OTTera, a provider of end-to-end OTT and FAST channel solutions, has announced its strategic partnership with ThinkAnalytics, a specialist in advanced content discovery and viewer engagement solutions. Through this collaboration, OTTera will integrate ThinkAnalytics’ ThinkFAST AI scheduler and ThinkAdvertising into its software, empowering customers to unlock new levels of operational efficiency and revenue growth across […]

April 25, 2024

Forecast: Modest growth for Japan telco, pay-TV revenues

The total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in Japan is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.1 per cent from $97.6 billion in 2023 to $108.3 billion in 2028, primarily supported by the mobile data and fixed broadband service segments, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Japan […]

April 25, 2024

Report: NGSO redefining the HTS market landscape

Significant and ongoing transformations in the High Throughput Satellites (HTS) market are confirmed in the 7th edition of the High Throughput Satellites report from space consulting and market intelligence firm Novaspace. The report underscores the pivotal role of Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) constellations in reshaping the satellite connectivity industry, with the latter to emerge as the […]

April 25, 2024

Spain: RTVE to invest €4.6m in OTT

RTVE, the Spanish public broadcaster, has allocated a €4.6 million budget to reshape and personalise its OTT service RTVE Play. The broadcaster says it will rely on original productions to expand the service, improve its free registration wall and search engine, and deploy a new CDP – software that stores customers data – to analyse […]

April 24, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Report: Surge in CTV, podcast, social video adspend

Advertisers are seeking out digital ad formats that capitalise on the engagement offered by the array of entertainment online, according to IAB’s Digital Adspend report for 2023, conducted with PwC. Spend on podcast ads grew by 23 per cent year-on-year, while connected TV (CTV) was up 21 per cent and social video continued to perform […]

April 24, 2024

UK broadcasters warned on due impartiality

Ofcom research underlines the significant value UK viewers and listeners place on due impartiality as the media regulator puts broadcasters on notice that they must maintain the highest editorial standards ahead of a General Election. The qualitative research explores audiences’ understanding of news and current affairs content and their expectations of due impartiality when politicians […]

April 24, 2024By Colin Mann

Premier Sports scores 2024 Copa América rights

Premier Sports has secured the rights to broadcast the 2024 Copa América tournament being held in the US this summer. Football fans can look forward to all 32 Copa América games live and exclusive across the UK and Republic of Ireland beginning on June 20th until July 14th. The tournament features 10 teams from CONMEBOL […]

April 24, 2024

CNA debuts on Freeview

Asia-based news and current affairs channel, CNA, is now available in the UK on Freeview UK, the country’s largest TV platform. The CNA free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel offers viewers the latest news from Asia, as well as award-winning documentaries and current affairs programmes with an Asian perspective. Some of the content viewers can […]

April 24, 2024

24m UK homes accessing gigabit broadband

Eight in 10 UK homes (80 per cent) are now able to get gigabit-capable broadband, up from 73 per cent the same time last year, according to new data published by comms regulator Ofcom. The figures from Ofcom’s Connected Nations spring update also show that, as of January 2024, 62 per cent of households can […]

April 24, 2024

LG Channels expands line-up in Europe

LG TV owners across European countries can gain access to new free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels, including Sony Pictures’ Sony One Channels, and a suite of channels from Lionsgate. With Sony One Channels now available in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, and Lionsgate channels available in the UK, […]

April 24, 2024

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