Advanced Television


Barb upgrades API to include BVoD, SVoD, video sharing

Barb has upgraded its API to include all data available in its panel viewing file, including non-linear viewing on BVoD, SVoD and video-sharing services and viewing on PCs, tablets and smartphones. The upgrade also means that Barb clients can now use the API to conduct longitudinal analysis across all services and platforms, such as using […]

September 20, 2023

Data: UK ad spend declines

The UK ad market dropped -2 per cent in 2023 YTD (January to May), an improvement from the trends seen in H2 2022, when the market declined -4 per cent YoY, according to data from Guideline, powered by Standard Media Index (SMI). Digital media, which represented 55 per cent of the share and grew +6 […]

July 13, 2023

BVoD upgrade for Barb Advanced Campaign Hub

UK television audience measurement service Barb has upgraded its Advanced Campaign Hub (ACH) to enable advertiser and media agency users to plan genre-based campaigns and sponsorships on BVoD services. ACH users can now use the following top-level genres to plan their BVoD campaigns and sponsorships: entertainment, music, reality, sport, news, film, drama, lifestyle and documentary. […]

April 26, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: UK consumers’ commercial media usage declines

The commercial media usage of Britons is declining, with consumers spending the best part of an hour less time consuming curated commercial media since 2015, and a quarter of an hour less than pre-lockdown 2020, according to a new IPA report, Making Sense: The Commercial Media Landscape (Fifth Edition), which pinpoints how, where and when commercial […]

March 16, 2023

Netflix signs up to BARB

Netflix has signed up to UK television audience measurement service BARB. It is the first industry-owned audience currency in the world that Netflix has joined. The development comes less than a year after BARB introduced an upgrade of its daily audience reporting. Since November 2021, streaming services have been an integral part of its reporting […]

October 12, 2022By Colin Mann

9Now upgrade

Australian media group Nine says a new era of live streaming television has been unveiled, with Nine’s digital platform 9Now embarking on a transformation from the ground up that the broadcaster claims will reshape how 9Network viewers consume content, as well as offering advertisers ‘ground-breaking’ opportunities. Claiming an Australian first for BVoD platforms, 9Now will […]

September 16, 2022

Survey: 69% of UK would watch ads for free content

More than two thirds (69 per cent) of UK consumers say it is acceptable to watch ads on their TVs in return for free content, according to a consumer study. The report commissioned by Samsung Ads Europe, the advertising division of Samsung Electronics, in partnership with global market research agency Verve, surveyed a panel of […]

August 9, 2022

Australia: $4.3bn TV ad market

Australian broadcast industry trade body ThinkTV has revealed total TV advertising revenue figures for the six and 12 months to June 30th, 2022 which includes metropolitan free-to-air, regional free-to-air, subscription TV and Broadcaster Video on Demand (BVoD) and excludes SBS, recorded combined revenue of A$4.3 billion (€2.9bn) for the year to June 2022, which was […]

August 8, 2022

Analysis: Global TV media costs soaring

Media inflation is driving up the cost of advertising across channels, with TV most affected, according to an analysis by WARC Media. The latest Global Ad Trends report finds that, globally, TV CPMs (cost per thousand) have increased 31.2 per cent since 2019 – the steepest incline in more than two decades – and are […]

August 5, 2022

Finecast debuts header bidding capabilities

GroupM’s addressable TV business, Finecast has partnered with technology platforms and broadcasters aiming to make connected TV advertising better, and help advertisers reach bigger audiences through BVoD campaigns. Header Bidding technology enables advertisers to access more BVoD inventory and invest bigger budgets in CTV campaigns to reach bigger audiences. First launched in Australia and Thailand, […]

August 3, 2022