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Young viewers, crime content fuel C4 streaming records

Channel 4 delivered its biggest ever month of streaming in March, with viewing up 40 per cent year-on-year to 6.9 billion viewer minutes, boosted by growth from young viewers and a trio of new factual titles. BARB data for the first quarter of 2024 – published as the channel pursues its Fast Forward strategy to […]

April 12, 2024

Spain: Connected TV ad revenues up 120%

TV ad revenues remained largely flat in 2023 in Spain with a slight increase of 0.3 per cent to €1.73 billion, according to Infoadex – but Connected TV made huge gains. FTA nationwide TV took the majority of revenues with €1.48 billion, down 2.6 per cent from €1.51 billion in 2022. Pay-TV channels saw ad […]

April 12, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Viaplay presents proposals for Board of Directors

In advance of the Viaplay Group Annual General Meeting of shareholders on May 14th, the Viaplay Group Nomination Committee has proposed the election of Katarina Bonde, Anna Bäck, Erik Forsberg, Andrea Gisle Joosen, Jacques du Puy, Maxime Saada, Didier Stoessel and Annica Witschard as members of the Board of Directors, and the election of Simon […]

April 12, 2024

Viasat opens London HQ

Satellite communications specialist Viasat has officially opened its International Business Headquarters in London. As part of Viasat’s focus to streamline operations and drive synergies to better serve its global mobility and government customer base, the company says it has reached another important integration milestone. Viasat acquired UK-based Inmarsat in 2023 and the London office will […]

April 12, 2024By Colin Mann

Strong start to 2024 for ITV Drama

ITV Drama has reported its best start to the year for six years with the top four performing new original dramas in 2024 all coming exclusively from ITV. In the company’s first quarter (January – March 2024), across both ITVX and linear channels, ITV drama reached 44 million viewers which equates to more than 72 […]

April 12, 2024

EBU promotes Corbin to Director of News

Liz Corbin, EBU Deputy Media Director/Head of News, has been promoted to Director of News, effective immediately. She will report directly to Noel Curran, EBU Director General. Corbin joined the EBU in January 2020, having worked for the BBC across television and digital journalism for over 18 years, most recently as Head of News for […]

April 12, 2024

Furiosa stars share Moments Worth Paying For

Pro—copyright consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness’s Moments Worth Paying For campaign is presenting an exclusive message for UK audiences from the stars of Warner Bros Pictures’ Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga ahead of its release only in cinemas on May 24th.  In the exclusive and brand-new content, Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris […]

April 12, 2024

Data: March Madness women’s final viewing surpasses men’s

The growth of women’s sports viewership was brought to the forefront during the 2024 March Madness tournament, reports Samba TV. In fact, for the first time in a March Madness tournament, the women’s Championship Game surpassed the men’s Championship Game in viewership, with 21 per cent more US households watching the South Carolina vs Iowa […]

April 12, 2024

DoubleVerify enhances brand safety on TikTok

DoubleVerify (DV), the software platform for digital media measurement, data, and analytics, has announced the rollout of 16 new brand safety and suitability categories for TikTok advertisers, to support TikTok’s new Inventory Filters – Vertical Sensitivity and Category Exclusion, to go into effect this April. The expansion allows advertisers on TikTok to navigate the digital […]

April 12, 2024

BBC, Prime Video order more from The Night Manager

The BBC and Prime Video have announced that the hit drama The Night Manager will return for two new seasons, due to begin filming later this year. Produced by The Ink Factory in association with Character 7, Demarest Films and 127 Wall, and in co-production with Spanish partner Nostromo Pictures, the show is inspired by […]

April 12, 2024

Why are there so many gambling adverts in the UK?

With a gambling industry worth upwards of £15 billion in the UK, it is only normal that the different players in the sector would work hard for a larger market share. Consumers also don’t mind being courted; they want to be reminded of their options at every opportunity they get, and even better, they do […]

April 12, 2024

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