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Data: Fallout is Prime Video’s biggest premiere

Fallout, Prime Video’s latest big-budget series, premiered on April 11th. Available globally, this creation by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy is inspired by the celebrated Fallout video game series. Fallout draws heavily from Cold War and 80s classics such as Mad Max, The Postman and A Boy and His Dog and is credited by many […]

April 23, 2024

Study: Advertising is profitable business growth driver

A comprehensive new study of advertising effectiveness has proven that advertising is a profitable driver of business growth and that all forms of advertising pay back, especially when their sustained effects are measured. The study – Profit Ability 2: the new business case for advertising – was commissioned by Thinkbox from Ebiquity, EssenceMediacom, Gain Theory, […]

April 24, 2024

Study: TV most popular content viewing device

RTL AdAlliance, the international ad sales house of RTL, has presented the results of the third edition of The New Life of the Living Room research. The study provides an in-depth view on Europeans’ attitude towards video content and for the first time compares the habits of video consumers in 11 European markets with those […]

April 23, 2024

Viaplay Q1 in line; HVoD service this summer

Viaplay has reported Q1 net sales of SEK 4,757m (€410.1m) and operating income before associated company income (ACI) and items affecting comparability (IAC) of SEK -317 million. Core operations (Nordics, Netherlands and Viaplay Select) saw 6 per cent organic net sales growth to SEK 4,459 million, with operating income before ACI and IAC of SEK […]

April 23, 2024

Sky Media partners with Captify

In 2023, Sky Media launched Search Behaviour Targeting, allowing brands to target TV audiences based on online search behaviours. Following strong advertiser uptake, Sky Media has enhanced its partnership with Captify, a specialist in real time audiences and insights fuelled by search intelligence, offering even more granular targeting for brands. With 1.5 billion UK searches […]

April 23, 2024

Research: 80% of US households have home network router

Parks Associates’ Consumer Electronics Dashboard, derived from quarterly consumer surveys of 8,000 US internet households, reveals 80 per cent of US internet households own a home network router. The research shows 28 per cent of US households report intentions to purchase a home network router or Wi-Fi extender in the next six months, up from […]

April 23, 2024

Pluto TV expands South Park content internationally

Pluto TV, the free ad-supported streaming television service, is providing South Park fans around the globe with a new way to enjoy the hit franchise, as the platform launches a special category dedicated to the celebrated animated series. Starting this April, Pluto TV will build on the franchise;s success on the platform, offering viewers an […]

April 23, 2024

Research: Girls half as likely to pursue tech career than boys

BT Group research of 11 to 17-year-olds in the UK shows nearly double the number of boys described themselves as ‘very well suited’ to a career in tech compared to girls (25 per cent vs 13 per cent). Girls were twice as likely to say they were ‘not very well suited’ to the industry (14 […]

April 23, 2024

BBC’s The Green Planet boosted UK economy by £7.4m

The BBC is set to unveil a new report into how the BBC Studios Natural History Unit (NHU) has boosted Bristol’s economy and contributed to the wider region’s “media boom”, in combination with the BBC’s wider public service commissioning strategy and the indie sector in the city. The BBC Bristol Economic Impact Report, which will […]

April 23, 2024

Vietnam: Online piracy conviction

Following criminal referrals by the Premier League and anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the People’s Court of Hanoi has handed down Vietnam’s first-ever criminal sentence for online copyright infringement against Le Hai Nam, the operator of the illegal IPTV subscription service, BestBuy IPTV. BestBuy IPTV, which has been named in the […]

April 23, 2024By Colin Mann

Prime Video joins BASE and DEGI

Prime Video has become the newest hybrid member of trade bodies the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) & DEGI: The Digital Entertainment Group International. They join the thriving community of BASE and DEGI, and the eighty-five-plus organisations united in their pursuit of growth and success for Home Entertainment in the UK and Internationally. “Joining […]

April 23, 2024By Colin Mann

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Thuraya-3 suffers major problem

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat says its Thuraya-3 mobile communications satellite suffered a major outage problem on April 15th. While the Boeing-built satellite is being investigated, the operator has admitted that its transmission services will be significantly diminished. The craft was launched in 2008 and operated from 98.5 degrees East. It had a planned design life of […]

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Ride to thrive

Full Disclosure: I write this piece without any pretence to journalistic objectivity. I ride a motorcycle, l love to do it, and I am a huge fan of motorcycle racing. Therefore, I wish Liberty Media all the best with their acquisition of Dorna, the organiser behind MotoGP and World Superbikes. MotoGP is the top, prototype […]

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