Advanced Television


Analysis: SVoDs drive content internationalisation

Analysis from Ampere focuses on changes in the country of origin of the most popular titles on the SVoD platforms. Historically, US content has tended to dominate on the global stage, while in individual countries, local content has often held the balance of power. But this is beginning to change. In 2017, 15 per cent […]

December 13, 2021

Research: Brits spend 395 hours per year watching TV series

Brits dedicate 7.6 hours per week to their favourite series – that’s 395.2 hours per year – with one in three (30.6 per cent) tuning in for 10 hours or more each week, according to research by comparethemarket. When it comes to getting hooked on a show, almost half (48.6 per cent) say the best […]

December 10, 2021

Research: Streaming driving record online usage in over 65s

The popularity of Netflix dramas such as Squid Game, Bridgerton and Tiger King is driving a significant increase in internet usage among pensioners, according to broadband usage data released by connectivity provider TalkTalk. The data, part of TalkTalk’s latest Internet Insights Report, shows that internet usage among over 65s from July to November this year […]

December 8, 2021

BT TV adds Netflix to TV packages

BT TV has announced a revamp of its flexible TV packages, with Netflix now bundled into Entertainment, Big Entertainment and VIP plans. Following the expansion of the flexible packages, BT TV customers can still tailor their TV line-up by adding and removing content subscriptions each month, and seamlessly switch between packages. The plans also allow […]

November 12, 2021

Survey: ‘Young adults running out of content to stream’

As supply chain shortages from pandemic fallout are being felt everywhere, subscribers of streaming services seem to be feeling their own shortages as well, notes consumer intelligence company CivicScience. Concerns circulated earlier in 2021 over whether or not streaming services would suffer as the result of the production slowdown in the entertainment industry. Recent findings […]

October 28, 2021

Squid Game now Netflix biggest original

As Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos hinted would be the case last month, South Korean drama Squid Game has become the most watched debut show on Netflix. The streaming service confirmed the news on Twitter, saying: “Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans — making it our biggest series launch ever!” The record was previously […]

October 13, 2021

Netflix reveals ‘new’ rating data; Squid Game wins

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos, speaking at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, acknowledged streaming services had been a ‘black box’ when it came to audience metrics. “We’re trying to be more transparent with the market and talent and everybody” he said. Sarandos proceeded to share two charts (below) revealing the top 10 most watched original […]

September 28, 2021

Kenya: Netflix offers free mobile content

Netflix is offering new subscribers in Kenya free access to about a quarter of its programming – but only for mobile users. The free plan is available on Android mobile phones and will not have adverts. It features Netflix movies and TV shows such as dramas including titles such as Money Heist, Bridgerton and Blood […]

September 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

Netflix announces inaugural TUDUM event

Netflix has announced its first TUDUM event, an online global fan event that will deliver previews and teasers of future series and movie titles coming to the platform. In a press statement, the streaming service explained: “On September 25th, our biggest stars and creators from around the world — representing over 70 series, films and […]

August 26, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Virgin Media O2 online tool maps iconic TV locations

Virgin Media O2 is launching an interactive online map revealing the iconic locations featured in many of the UK’s most popular TV shows. The new online tool, TV Mapper, allows users to search by show, genre or region; plan the ultimate fan route; and follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters, virtually or in […]

July 29, 2021