Advanced Television


Data: Pandemic drives 24% rise in TV consumption

According to data from digital TV integrated software solutions provider Mirada, there has been an unprecedented rise in worldwide TV content consumption since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown. Mirada’s findings, from its LogIQ data analytics platform, compare consumption across its customers’ pay-TV services before and during the coronavirus crisis in the territories in which […]

June 24, 2020

Ofcom: Social video app usage surges in lockdown

UK adults spent a quarter of their waking day online during lockdown – a record high – according to research from Ofcom. During April, adults spent an average of four hours a day online, up from three-and-a-half in September 2019, the communications watchdog reported. Seven in 10 people made video calls at least once a […]

June 24, 2020

Report: Social media, YouTube fuel Covid-19 conspiracies

Research from King’s College London and Ipsos Mori reveals that people who get their news from social media are more likely to believe in such coronavirus conspiracy theories. In an online survey of over 2,000 people carried out in late May, 30 per cent thought that the coronavirus was created in a lab, up from […]

June 18, 2020

Forecast: European digital ads down only 5.5% in 2020

IAB Europe, the European-level industry association for the digital advertising and marketing ecosystem, announced at its virtual Interact conference that digital advertising grew 12.3 per cent in 2019 to €64.8 billion, driven by strong growth in out-stream video, mobile and social spend. On average €4 billion has been added to the digital advertising market every […]

June 4, 2020

BBC World Service calls for access to chat apps

The Director of the BBC World Service Group Jamie Angus has called on chat apps to open their platforms to trusted news sources like the BBC, as part of the global effort to counter misinformation during the global Covid-19 crisis. Speaking to the Media Masters podcast, Angus said: “WhatsApp has allowed the WHO to publish […]

June 4, 2020

Channel 4 to air 1966 World Cup Final

The most iconic moment in English footballing history – England’s dramatic 1966 World Cup Final 4-2 victory over West Germany – will be broadcast in full on Channel 4 on June 7th at 1.30pm. Viewers will be able to watch the entire match alongside England’s hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst who will give his unique […]

June 2, 2020