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US sports streamer JV named Venu Sports

Pete Distad, CEO of the forthcoming sports streaming platform being built through the joint venture created by ESPN, FOX and Warner Bros Discovery, has unveiled the future brand identity for the service. “We are excited to officially introduce Venu Sports, a brand that we feel captures the spirit of an all-new streaming home where sports […]

May 17, 2024By Colin Mann

Survey: Consumers want bundles with more than just video

Twice a year, Hub’s Battle Royale survey explores US consumers’ entertainment choices and behaviour across categories: premium video, social video, gaming, music, reading, podcasts and more. The latest wave of the study revealed new information about consumers’ taste for bundles, and the companies that are best positioned to offer them. Key findings from the Battle […]

May 17, 2024

Sky Sports: EPL viewing up 4% YoY ahead of finale

Sky Sports is readying to draw the curtain on a record-breaking Premier League (EPL) season. Heading into the final weekend, a total of 16.3 million viewers have tuned in to watch the Premier League this season, which is up 4 per cent on last year, which itself was a record-setting season. Across the EPL, EFL, […]

May 17, 2024

DAZN rolls out 10 new FTA channels

DAZN, the sports streaming platform, has announced the launch of 10 new FTA channels, in collaboration with Amagi, to further scale up its free sports offer. Shay Segev, DAZN Group CEO, said: “Through DAZN’s free tier, fans will be able to access a huge range of sport for free, including even more of the best […]

May 17, 2024

ANGA COM: Over 23,000 visitors

ANGA COM, the European Exhibition and Conference for Broadband, Television & Online, ended on May 16th with over 480 exhibitors and a visitor record of more than 23,000 participants. The exhibitors came from 35 countries and the visitors travelled to Cologne from more than 80 nations. More than 3,000 persons took part in the conference […]

May 17, 2024

DISH TV, Hughes debut bundled offering

DISH Network and Hughes Network Systems, both EchoStar companies, have unveiled a new bundled service offering that brings the power of DISH satellite TV together with Hughesnet satellite Internet to create what they describe as a superior solution in TV and Internet for rural America. With this bundle, they say that rural consumers – who […]

May 17, 2024

ARF explores role of attention in creative testing

The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) has released findings from the second phase of its Attention Measurement Validation Initiative. The report, presented at the ATTENTION 2024 event this week in New York, compares the findings of 12 attention measurement companies. Phase Two delves into the role of attention in creative testing, striving to offer a more […]

May 17, 2024

MPs to question Culture Secretary

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Common is to hold an Evidence Session on Wednesday May 22nd looking at the work of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The Committee will question Lucy Frazer, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, as part of its regular scrutiny of […]

May 17, 2024By Colin Mann

Report: How can advertisers reach Gen Z?

Samba TV, a provider of TV technology for audience data and omniscreen measurement. has released its 2024 Guide to Targeting Gen Z. With $450 billion in spending power, Gen Z consumers have become a key target for advertisers across all verticals. As this audience gets older and gains more spending power, they are showing to […]

May 17, 2024

Dimension, Vue partner to form Virtual Circle

Virtual Circle, a new partnership between UK producers, virtual production and exhibition, aims to deliver British movies of scale, empowered by the government’s announcement of a 40 per cent tax credit for independent films. Award-winning producers Andy Paterson (Girl With A Pearl Earring, The Railway Man) and Annalise Davis (Up There, No Way Up) have […]

May 17, 2024

Acosta named Head of Mediapro Studio US & Canada

The Mediapro Studio has announced it will strengthen its structure in the US and Canada with the opening of a new headquarters in Los Angeles, in the heart of the global audiovisual industry, to increase the creation, production and distribution of English language content. The new office will be the Studio’s centre of operations in […]

May 17, 2024

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