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Sky expands unscripted slate

Sky has announced 12 new unscripted original commissions coming to Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, Sky Nature and Sky Arts this year. On Sky Documentaries, new feature doc Zuckerberg: King of the Metaverse (w/t) will piece together the events of Mark Zuckerberg’s life along with the creation of Facebook and Meta, combining rarely seen archive footage […]

January 30, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Canal 13 partners with Grabyo

Canal 13, the open television broadcaster for Chile, has partnered with cloud video platform Grabyo to increase its social and digital video content offering. With around 90 per cent of the Chilean population using social media, it has become a major channel for broadcasters in the country to reach large audiences. Since January 1st 2023, the […]

January 24, 2023

WTFN Entertainment launches Radar MCN

Television producer WTFN Entertainment has launched Radar MCN – a new division to support its digital content network. Headquartered in Melbourne and also with an office in the UK, the business will bring together a network of owned channels with millions of subscribers across YouTube, Facebook and Snap, as well as a series of global […]

January 16, 2023

Forecast: Game streamers to earn $106m in 2023

According to data from SportsLens, professional game streamers are expected to make more than $106 million (€99.9m) in 2023 – up 22 per cent on last year. The industry of watching other people play video games continues to surge in popularity. In 2020, when lockdown rules and Covid-19 restrictions made live broadcasts even more attractive, […]

January 4, 2023

Research: Shoppable TV ads drive purchase decision

According to research from insights firm Aluma, half of online adults recall seeing shoppable ads on television. Of these consumers, 39 per cent have engaged such ads, 70 per cent of which purchased a featured product, either at that time or thereafter. Alumna’s report, Shoppable TV Ad Engagement among US Online Adults, shows that engagement […]

January 3, 2023

Report: Social platforms to see biggest ad spend increase

Mediaocean, the mission-critical platform for omnichannel advertising, has released its 2022 Market Report and 2023 Outlook. The bi-annual report highlights the forces driving the advertising economy as seen by industry leaders, including major changes in consumer behaviour and the overall macroeconomic environment. In a survey conducted among 600+ leaders from media providers, advertising agencies, and tech […]

December 7, 2022

BBC Studios launches Funny Parts digital channel

BBC Studios has launched Funny Parts – a new comedy channel with three new commissions for digital platforms. Focused on new short-form comedy and entertainment content, alongside some of the funniest moments from the BBC’s catalogue of comedy including titles such as This Country, Famalam and The Young Offenders, Funny Parts shares some of the […]

December 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Ofcom study raises news ‘gatekeeper’ concerns

In a study of choice in news, UK comms regulator Ofcom has identified concerns around the impact of online news ‘gatekeepers’ – particularly social media, such as Facebook, but also search engines and news apps such as Apple News and Google News. Ofcom’s report, Media plurality and online news, highlights how far these companies – […]

November 16, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: Ads must respond to social, economic trends

Findings from digital media measurement, data and analytics software platform DoubleVerify’s 2022 report, Four Fundamental Shifts in Advertising and Media, reveal the dynamic relationships between consumers, digital content, and advertising – arming stakeholders with the insights they need to make well-informed strategic decisions. Key takeaways include: Cost of living concerns drive ‘stay at home’ content […]

November 14, 2022

Meta to axe 11,000 staff

Meta, owner of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, is preparing to cut 13 per cent of its workforce. The first mass lay-offs in the firm’s history will see some 11,000 employees, from a global headcount of 87,000, lose their jobs. In a statement Meta chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, said the cuts were “the most difficult changes […]

November 11, 2022