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Apple TV+ expand kids and family slate

Apple TV+ has announced the spring line-up of all-new original series, specials and returning fan favourites for kids and family audiences. The new series will kick off on March 31st with the animated series Eva the Owlet (pictured) inspired by the bestselling book series from Scholastic. The highly-anticipated new series Jane, from Emmy Award winner […]

January 26, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Report: European AV players growing faster than market

The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has published its annual report on key AV players in Europe. The report, Top players in the European audiovisual industry – ownership and concentration, aims to shed light on the structure of the AV industry in Europe in terms of revenues as well […]

January 25, 2023

Apple TV+ lands Drops of God

Apple TV+ has announced an eight-episode acquisition of new multilingual French-Japanese drama Drops of God from Legendary Entertainment, adapted from the best-selling Japanese manga series of the same name created and written by Tadashi Agi, with artwork by Shu Okimoto and published by Kodansha. Drops of God finds the world of gastronomy and fine wines […]

January 24, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: LEO subs to top 2.4m in 2023

Elon Musk’s Starlink is expected to launch 3-4 batches of its broadband satellites per month throughout 2023. Each batch will be of about 50 satellites, unless Musk achieves success with SpaceX’s massive Starship rocket when the number carried could approach 350-400 per launch. A forecast from ABI Research says that SpaceX’s existing 3,500+ satellites in […]

January 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

Report: Smartphone market shrinks 17% in Q4

Worldwide smartphone shipments fell 17 per cent year on year in Q4 2022 reports Canalys Research. Full-year 2022 shipments declined by 11 per cent to fewer than 1.2 billion, reflecting a challenging year for all vendors. Apple reclaimed the top spot in Q4 and achieved its highest quarterly market share ever at 25 per cent, […]

January 18, 2023

Forecast: US sports OTT revenues to double by 2027

According to Parks Associates’ research, annual sports OTT subscription revenue in the US was $13.1 billion (€12.2bn) in 2022 and will almost double to approximately $22.6 billion in 2027, a 73 per cent increase over the next five years. The new industry report, OTT & Sports: Services and Strategies for Growth, examines key trends in […]

January 12, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: UK home entertainment market at £11.1bn in 2022

Mirroring similar findings from the British Association for Screen Entertainment, the value of the UK home entertainment market soared to £11.1 billion (€10.3bn) in 2022, an all-time record for music, video and games sales, according to preliminary figures from digital entertainment and retail association ERA. The total was 6.9 per cent up on 2021 and […]

January 10, 2023

Analyst: Direct satellite-to-device becoming reality

Analysts at Northern Sky Research (NSR), in a report which looks at prospects for the space industry in 2023, says that 2022 was already big for direct satellite-to-devices and that 2023 will be “even bigger”. Lluc Palerm, NSR Principal Analyst, says the satellite-to-device market saw a rush of announcements last year by the likes of […]

January 5, 2023By Chris Forrester

Future Today appoints Roku’s Smith

Future Today, a specialist in ad-supported streaming, has announced the appointment of Mark Smith to Vice President of Ad Products, Operations and Strategy. Bringing over 17 years of experience to the role, Smith will lead Future Today’s Ad Products and Operations efforts. In his role, Smith will report directly to Vikrant Mathur at Future Today […]

January 5, 2023

Data: US homes use 123% more data per month than Europe

Data insights from the Plume Cloud reveal that broadband network performance is improving, the number of cyber threats is growing exponentially, and Google wins the battle of the brands with households adding more connected devices than Apple. Plume IQ examines the major trends in Plume-powered smart homes in 2022 (November 1st 2021 to November 30th) […]

December 22, 2022