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Viaplay Q3: “Comprehensive recapitalisation” underway

After much delay, troubled streaming service Viaplay has posted its Q3 results revealing that operating income for the quarter dropped by SEK -321 million (€28.1m). Further quarterly highlights included: 7 per cent  Group organic sales growth with reported net sales of SEK 4,536 million 17 per cent Viaplay organic sales growth and Viaplay now represents […]

December 1, 2023

Bank: “Viaplay equity is worthless”

Investment bank Jefferies, in a report for clients, says that Nordic streaming results Viaplay’s current equity value is “essentially written down to nil” and with the current equity “wiped out” it has rated Viaplay as “Underperform”. “The execution risk of the plan is low. Management’s tone on the 7am (December 1st) UK call [on the […]

December 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Apple TV+ and Paramount+ to bundle?

Apple and Paramount have reportedly discussed bundling their respective streaming services, Paramount+ and Apple TV+. The bundle would cost less than subscribing to both services separately. Talks are still in the early stages, reports WSJ. It is thought by the participants that Apple’s inventory of exclusive content (such as Severance – pictured) would pair well […]

December 1, 2023

Prime Video signs Stelling; HDR Premier League

Prime Video has announced that Sky Sports broadcasting legend Jeff Stelling will return to UK screens to join Prime Video’s talent line-up, spearheading the Every Game Every Goalshow on December 6th, which allows fans to see all the goals and key moments from every game across all six of that evening’s fixtures.  In addition, Dan Walker will make his […]

December 1, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Case studies: Value in skippable YouTube ads

While many advertisers and media buyers flock towards up and coming platforms/channels, the truth is that, when executed correctly, skippable YouTube ads continue to drive serious business outcomes. Below are some insights to three brand use cases that have demonstrated success with skippable ads in conjunction with Precise TV’s creative formula and proprietary contextual targeting […]

December 1, 2023

Spain: Netflix loses another 1.6m subs

Netflix lost another 1.6 million subscribers in Spain during the second four-month period of the year, according to the consultancy firm BarloventoThe limits imposed on shared accounts is the key reason behind these losses, and is the main reason for some 41.2 per cent of cancelled subscriptions. The decline is lower than the previous period […]

December 1, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: Interest in Women’s football grows

Research from Ampere Analysis reveals the increasing global appetite for women’s football competitions. The research reveals that 7 per cent of consumers globally reported interest in international women’s football competitions in Q3 2023, up 29 per cent on figures reported at the beginning of the year, with South Africa, Brazil and Sweden seeing the highest […]

December 1, 2023

ESA issues warning to Ariane 6 suppliers

The European Space Agency (ESA) issued a strong warning to contractors supplying components for its new Ariane 6 rocket. They will be barred from raising prices over and above their originally quoted costs – and that ESA expects prices to be reduced. Phillippe Baptiste, head of France’s CNES space agency, said this was not the […]

December 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Research: 70% of US say they can’t live without internet

Parks Associates research finds that 7 per cent of US internet households say they can’t live without internet, driving new demand and expectations from consumers about technology in the home. “Consumers have new expectations for technology in their day-to-day lives,” commented Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates. “The demand for notifications, alerts, and understanding […]

December 1, 2023

Germany: Euro 2024 in UHD on MagentaTV

The UEFA Euro 2024 kicks off in Germany in June. As a network supplier, national sponsor and TV rights holder, Deutsche Telekom has announced details of its coverage of next summer’s sporting event.“This tournament is the biggest sporting event of this decade. Deutsche Telekom is a proud partner of UEFA. We are providing Germany with […]

December 1, 2023

ITV launches diverse-led production pilot

ITV has announced a new diverse-led production companies development pilot, Amplify: The Companies. Supported through ITV’s Diversity Commissioning Fund, ten companies – either People of Colour or Deaf, Disabled and/or Neurodivergent-owned or led – have been matched with an ITV genre commissioner from Drama, Entertainment, Factual, Reality or Current Affairs. The aim of the pilot […]

December 1, 2023

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