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Viaplay delays results, again

Struggling international streamer Viaplay has again pushed back the release of its Q3 results as it continues restructuring negotiations. The board decided to push back the publication of its Q3 2023 numbers to after close of trading on NASDAQ Stockholm on November 30th, as intense discussions continue with its largest shareholders, lenders and bondholders on […]

November 29, 2023

UKTV announces U masterbrand

UKTV has announced its U brand which it will launch next year to serve as a new ‘masterbrand’ to unite its family of free-to-air channels and free streaming service. Slated for summer 2024, the move will see its current streaming service UKTV Play transition to U and UKTV’s family of free-to-air channels will become U&Dave, […]

November 29, 2023

ITVX celebrates “runaway success” in first year

On December 8th, ITVX will mark its first anniversary. ITV has taken a look back at its inaugural year and all the new streaming platform has achieved, plus a look at what’s coming in 2024 and beyond. ITV says ITVX was “undoubtedly this year’s biggest and most successful streaming launch in the UK” with over […]

November 29, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Premier Sports takes business back from Viaplay

Premier Sports will be returning to the UK in early 2024, subject to competition approval, having agreed to take back control of the business which was sold to Viaplay Group in July 2022. Premier Sports’ offering of content will continue to be delivered via the same channels on Sky and Virgin. Customers preferring to stream […]

November 29, 2023

Forecast: Women’s sports to generate $1bn+ in revenue in 2024

Deloitte predicts that women’s elite sports will generate global revenues of $1.28 billion (€1.1bn) in 2024. This is the first time that annual global revenues for women’s sport will have surpassed $1 billion. This total is at least 300 per cent higher than Deloitte’s previous valuation three years ago. Deloitte’s forecast is based on the […]

November 29, 2023

Murdoch under oath again in voting machine case

Rupert Murdoch will be questioned under oath as part of voting technology company Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion (€2.4bn) defamation lawsuit against Fox Corp over coverage of false vote-rigging claims involving the 2020 US presidential election. Smartmatic is seeking damages from Fox Corp, Fox News and five individuals: Rudolph Giuliani and Sidney Powell, who were lawyers for […]

November 29, 2023

Research: Modern viewers app-agnostic

In the latest edition of its ‘Behind the Screens’ insights series, Samsung Ads reveals how the increased ease of discoverability and app ‘surfing’ are driving new Smart TV behaviours, signalling the end of a decade long ad-free TV streaming experience. During the first half of this year, there were more than 7.1 billion app opens […]

November 29, 2023

Paramount Streaming promotes Grossman, Kuessner

Paramount Global’s streaming division has promoted two content executives to new leadership positions: Jeff Grossman will now take the role EVP of programming for Paramount+ and Amy Kuessner (pictured) will be EVP of programming for Pluto TV. Grossman will oversee content strategy for Paramount+ globally. He most recently was EVP of content and business operations […]

November 29, 2023

Report: TV ads could do more to tackle climate crisis

Just 8 per cent of British TV adverts over the last three years have included an environmental message, despite increasing public demand for climate action and advertising being an effective medium through which to drive awareness of environmental issues, according to research by ITV and System1 has revealed. The findings are revealed in The Greenprint, […]

November 29, 2023

Report: Short-form content key for Tweens’ sports fandom

We are Family, the marketing agency group specialising in children, young people, and their families, has launched its first Global Kids Sports Report, uncovering key data and insights on the role and importance of sports fandom in the Tween market. The report was undertaken with input from the research teams of some of the world’s […]

November 29, 2023

Major updates for Amazon’s Project Kuiper

Amazon’s Project Kuiper proposed satellite broadband system has announced two major updates. It is formally linking with sister business Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s cloud computing service and announced this week at ‘AWS re:Invent 2023’. The second announcement is a series of strategic partnerships in Japan with Japanese giant telco NTT and its NTT […]

November 29, 2023By Chris Forrester

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Streamers, both global and national, are using advertising to boost their SVoD or catch-up services. Global streamers recognise that in macro-economic hard times sign-offs can be rescued by a lower price tier supported by advertising. National catch-up services recognise that ads are so irritating to viewers that they can charge some of them to upgrade […]

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