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Christmas

BBC orders Tabby McTat for Xmas

From BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated producers Magic Light Pictures, this Christmas the BBC will air animated adventure Tabby McTat, a story set on the streets of London about the friendship between a musical cat and a talented busker called Fred. The film is adapted from the successful picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and […]

May 11, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Great American Family is fastest-growing US network again

Great American Family has extended its streak as the fastest-growing network on US TV ranking #1 in ratings growth for First Quarter 2023.  The new leader in original Christmas movies, seasonal rom-coms and family-friendly series and specials closed out the quarter with the highest increases for Total Day ratings in Households and Total Viewers, and […]

March 30, 2023

Report: Asda’s Elf named favourite TV ad of 2022

System1 and ITV have revealed the top-performing UK ads of 2022, including work from Aldi and McCann, Boots and VMLY&R, Amazon and Lucky Generals, Tourism Australia and M&C Saatchi, and more. The creative was ranked using System1’s Test Your Ad platform, which measures viewers’ second-by-second emotional responses to advertising and features a database of nearly […]

February 28, 2023

Report: Average monthly broadband usage nears 600GB

Average broadband consumption approached a new high of nearly 600 GB per month and the percentage of subscribers on gigabit speed tiers has more than doubled, according to the Q4 2022 edition of the OpenVault Broadband Insights (OVBI) report. According to the report, the average per-subscriber consumption was 586.7 GB at the end of 2022, […]

February 9, 2023

Nielsen: US takes viewing momentum into December

Nielsen’s December 2022 TV usage summary from The Gauge, the media measurement company’s monthly snapshot of total TV and streaming consumption in the US, revealed that TV viewing remained high in December, continuing momentum from November when time spent watching television soared 7.8 per cent from the month prior. Similar to November 2022, December also recorded […]

January 20, 2023

The King’s speech sets record viewing figures

King Charles’s Christmas Day message – the first since the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September – was the most watched address by a monarch on record. Some 10.6 million tuned in for the eight-minute broadcast, which was the most watched programme on December 25th. The message aired across several channels including […]

December 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Channel 4 to air alternative AI Christmas message

Ameca, one of the world’s most advanced robots, will deliver Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message for 2022, in a speech generated entirely by Artificial Intelligence (AI). During the address, Ameca will speak about the highs and lows of the year gone by as well as being questioned about humans. Ameca says we should be “neither […]

December 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

FITE launches 12 Days of FITE+

FITE, the streaming platform for live sports and entertainment, presents 12 Days of FITE+, a curated series of some of the best recent sports events, all included in FITE+ subscriptions, debuting today [December 19th] through to December 30th. Sampling some of what FITE+ has to offer, viewers will be able to see the epic Triller […]

December 19, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ orders more of The Santa Clauses

Disney+ has announced a season two greenlight for the Original series The Santa Clauses, following its first season finale. Disney icon Tim Allen will executive-produce and continue in the role of Santa/Scott Calvin and Elizabeth Mitchell will reprise her role as Mrs. Claus/Carol from Walt Disney Pictures’ celebrated franchise. Season one, which premiered on November […]

December 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Hallmark Channel continues to lead entertainment cable networks

Hallmark Channel continues to lead as the #1 most-watched entertainment cable network in the quarter to-date, with this past weekend’s Countdown to Christmas original holiday movie premieres delivering two out of the top three most-watched entertainment cable programmes of the week among Women 18+, A Fabled Holiday and Undercover Holiday. Rounding out the weekend’s original […]

December 7, 2022