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BritBox launches on Roku

The BritBox SVoD service is now available on Roku streaming players and Roku TV models. Existing BritBox customers can log in to BritBox on their Roku streaming device whilst Roku users who do not yet have BritBox can sign up via their remote control thanks to seamless integration with Roku Pay. BritBox UK, a joint […]

August 31, 2021By Nik Roseveare

ITV Hub sees record month

July 2021 was catch-up ITV Hub’s most successful month on record, with 93.3 million consumption hours viewed (a 221 per cent increase on the previous year) and a record number of monthly active users (a 119 per cent year-on-year increase). Plus 219m live streams throughout the month. The return of Love Island for the first […]

August 6, 2021

ITV H1: “We’re emerging from pandemic”

ITV, the UK commercial broadcaster, has reported that total H1 external revenue was up 27 per cent at £1.54 billion. Carolyn McCall, ITV Chief Executive, said: “Our H1 results demonstrate that ITV is emerging from the worst effects of the pandemic. We’ve continued to implement our key strategic priorities and have further strengthened the business. […]

July 28, 2021

ITV launching Shoppable TV

ITV is to launch Shoppable TV, allowing viewers to discover and purchase items from its programmes directly on screen. Viewers can initiate the shopping interface at any time by using their LG remote but must actively opt-in to receive the notifications and use the service. The service launches during hit dating series Love Island on […]

July 6, 2021

ITV “cautiously optimistic” as ad market rebounds

ITV has reported that total external Q1 revenue was up 2 per cent on the same period last year to £709 million (€821.1m), despite the Covid-19 restrictions in place throughout the period, unlike the same quarter in 2020 which only had a limited impact. Total ITV Studios revenue was up 9 per cent at £372 […]

May 5, 2021

Love Island for Slovakia, Czech Republic

The global roll-out of the award-winning format Love Island continues; the popular dating reality show has been commissioned by TV Nova in Czech Republic and Markiza in Slovakia. This will mark the 21st version for the format, which sees single men and women live together in a villa and couple up in the hope of […]

April 14, 2021

ITV upbeat despite market uncertainty

ITV has released its full year 2020 results, which it notes has been materially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Total external revenue was down 16 per cent at £2.7 billion (€3.1bn). ITV Studios total revenues were down 25 per cent, impacted by the disruption to majority of its productions from March 2020 onwards. Total broadcast […]

March 9, 2021

Dad’s Army most-streamed Xmas BritBox show

After closely watching subscriber habits from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, BritBox, the SVoD service from the BBC and ITV, has revealed that the most-streamed content over the Christmas period was the classic comedy Dad’s Army, which was added to the platform on December 24th. In its first three days, subscribers streamed the 78-episode […]

December 31, 2020By Colin Mann

Record numbers for ITV Hub

The ITV Hub streaming service has announced record breaking viewer performances in its programmes across daytime, drama, entertainment and factual throughout 2020. Love Island’s most recent South Africa series achieved over 130 million requests across the VoD service, becoming the most requested programme across the ITV Hub, while daytime shows Good Morning Britain, This Morning […]

December 28, 2020

Studio71 UK teams with Love Island’s Andersson for Battles

Malin Andersson and Studio71 UK, a Red Arrow Studios company, announce the release of Battles, an original podcast series set to illuminate incredible stories of personal struggles and how people overcame them. The conversational podcast sees Andersson invite guests to share their amazing tales of resilience to help empower listeners facing their own personal battles. Across the […]

December 10, 2020