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Study: Screens help cognitive development in children

A study published in Frontiers in Psychology, has examined the impact passive screen use has on a young child’s cognitive development. It found screen exposure – whether that be from a TV or mobile device – can be beneficial, depending on the context in which it’s viewed. Researchers from the University of Portsmouth and Paris […]

September 22, 2022

Henpocalypse! commissioned for BBC Two and iPlayer

Brand-new sitcom, Henpocalypse!, produced by production company Various Artists Limited (I May Destroy You, Sally4Ever and Dead Pixels) has been commissioned for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. The 6×30 minute series, written by Caroline Moran (Hullraisers, Raised by Wolves), is a high-energy comedy romp, through the eyes of five women on the ultimate hen weekend, […]

July 6, 2022

Gen P-P influenced by mental health and employer reputation

Creative Access, a social enterprise specialising in diversity and inclusion, surveyed 800 of this year’s school-leavers, students and graduates to find out what the first generation to enter the workforce post-pandemic – so called “Generation Post-Pandemic” or “Gen P-P” – expect from their future careers in the creative industries.  The research reveals that this incoming […]

May 23, 2022

Report: Video game sales down 8% in April

As the world’s lockdowns end, the Video game sector is suffering commensurately. According to NPD, US total spending on video games (content, hardware, accessories) decreased by -8 per cent in April. NPD suggests that the Christmas/New Year holiday period showed disappointing results. For example, December’s sales were down 1 per cent compared with 2020 and […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: UK 5G usage overtakes 3G

Findings from UK mobile telco Three’s report, Mobile Britain 2022, showing how Brits have been swiping, sharing and connecting, reveals a 5G boom in the last year, with usage increasing by 385 per cent on Three’s superfast network. 5G data carried on Three’s network is now more than double that of 3G – overtaking it […]

April 13, 2022

Research: US internet twice as fast as EU

Both the US and the European Union saw median internet speeds rise dramatically in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, the Fair Internet Report found that the increase slowed significantly across the west in 2021. While both the US and EU continued to make gains, the pace of change was more than cut in […]

April 5, 2022

Report: EU TV fiction production down 600 hours in 2020

A new report, Audiovisual fiction production in Europe – 2020 figures, has been published by the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The report analyses the volume, formats, origin, commissioners and producers of original European TV films and TV series released on TV and SVoD between 2015 and 2020. Daily […]

April 5, 2022

Survey: Brits prefer video calls to phone calls

Research from Sky Mobile has revealed 8 in 10 Brits now prefer messaging and video calls over phone calls and yet nearly one in four said it is these calls that make them the happiest (23 per cent). The study of 2,000 British adults also found 64 per cent of people can’t leave the house […]

April 1, 2022

Survey: Brits makes 250min of video calls per week

Two years on since working from home was first introduced, research from Sky Broadband reveals that Brits have reached an era of balance, as the majority of office workers now spend three days a week working in the office, and the other two working remotely. The new ‘3:2 week’ has had a positive impact, with […]

March 22, 2022

Survey: 82% of France using digital technologies

Orange has published the third edition of the Observatory of Digital Uses, in partnership with OpinionWay. Created in 2018 by Orange and OpinionWay, the Observatory is returning in its third edition to provide feedback on digital uses in 2021. This year, the Observatory aimed to measure the development of digital behaviorus, the health crisis’ impact […]

March 10, 2022