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Portugal’s pay-TV growth at lowest rate since 2013

At the end of the first quarter of 2024, there were 4.6 million pay-TV subscribers in Portugal, 88,000 more than in the same period last year (+2 per cent), the slowest growth since 2013. Most subscriptions (96 per cent) are bundled with other telecommunications services, with only 2 per cent sold alone, according to data […]

June 21, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

13.1m watch England vs Denmark on BBC One

A peak audience of 13.1 million people watched BBC’s coverage of England vs Denmark live on BBC One on June 20th – slightly down from the 15 million who watched England’s opening Euro 2024 game against Serbia. The June 20th match, which ended in a 1-1 draw despite an underwhelming England performance, was also streamed […]

June 21, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Data: 6% of US watch TV exclusively on mobile devices

Data from the DASH 2023 TV Universe Study show that 6 per cent of US households now watch TV exclusively on mobile devices, an increase of more than a million homes since 2022. Driven primarily by younger viewers, the rise of device-only TV households highlights the need to redefine the basis of TV audience measurement […]

June 21, 2024

Straike action at Vodafone Spain

Staff at Vodafone Spain have been called on a general strike on July 9th and 11th, with additional partial stoppages planned on several days next month, in an attempt to stop Zegona’s redundancy plan affecting some 1,200 people. Zegona, which acquired Vodafone Spain in June, is negotiating with trade unions to reach an agreement with […]

June 21, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: Consumers seek better streaming bundles

Is Hollywood reinventing a ‘Bundling 2.0’ of the best content to watch? Hub Intel says US consumers are savvier than ever in navigating TV and movie sources to get what they want. But it’s not easy. Multiple streaming services are still needed to replicate the ‘all-in-one’ of cable TV days of yore, and viewers increasingly […]

June 21, 2024

Verve acquires Jun Group

Verve, an ad solutions suite for emerging channels, has acquired New York-based Jun Group, a mobile-first digital advertising technology company that delivers intelligent, privacy-first advertising for brands, agencies, and publishers. Jun Group has a 20-year history, boasting a number of relationships with Fortune 500 advertisers in North America. Acquired by Advantage Solutions in 2018, the […]

June 21, 2024

Banijay launching Mr Bean FAST channel

Banijay Rights, the distribution arm of Banijay Entertainment, has unveiled a dedicated Mr Bean: The Animated Series FAST channel. Marking the 30th FAST channel in Banijay Rights’ portfolio, the 24/7 channel – simply called Mr Bean – offers the first three seasons of Mr Bean: The Animated Series. Produced by Tiger Aspect Kids & Family […]

June 21, 2024By Nik Roseveare

5 convicted in Las Vegas piracy case

A federal jury in Las Vegas has convicted five men for their roles in running one of the largest unauthorised streaming services in the United States, which generated millions of dollars in subscription revenue while causing substantial harm to television programme copyright owners. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, beginning as early […]

June 21, 2024By Colin Mann

SES Astra 1P and SpaceX break records

Astra 1P was successfully launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 5.35pm Florida time on June 20th. The SES satellite, and its SpaceX launch partner, broke many records in the process. The Astra 1P satellite will be the most powerful ever placed at the 19.2 degrees orbital slot, and will replace four existing satellites. […]

June 21, 2024By Chris Forrester

Lionsgate channels on DirecTV

DirecTV and content studio Lionsgate have announced a wide-ranging licensing agreement that will immediately make five Lionsgate channels available to all DirecTV and DirecTV Stream customers in the US who receive their content via streaming, along with satellite customers who want to access them using the DirecTV App. The first of Lionsgate’s channels to join […]

June 21, 2024

Singapore: Multiplay service revenue to grow at 3.9% CAGR

Multiplay service revenue in Singapore is forcast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9 per cent from $1.1 billion (€1.03bn) in 2023 to $1.3 billion in 2028, in line with growth in the average monthly multiplay household spending and continued rise in the number of multiplay households on the back of […]

June 21, 2024

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