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Research: Home WiFi vital for post-pandemic lifestyle

Research by Vodafone has revealed that European households have rapidly shifted to permanent ‘digital-first’ lifestyles in the wake of the global pandemic – with high-quality, reliable and secure WiFi now considered critical for wireless work, entertainment and social connectivity in the home. Households in Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK were surveyed by Kantar for […]

May 12, 2022

Research: Maritime satellite sector recovering

Research consultancy Euroconsult has released a report which looks at the maritime and cruise line sector. It finds that in 2020 satellite services for merchant shipping grew 4 per cent to $584 million (€540.7m), but Covid saw the market for cruise ship connectivity plummet. The cruise sector is, however, recovering. In the report titled Prospects […]

April 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

Netflix: Watch the bonds

No regular reader will doubt that I’ve never exactly over-indulged on the Netflix Cool-Aid, so the latest news isn’t a big surprise. Price rises in a cost-of-living crisis and plateaued content offerings (both quality and quantity), matched with inflation in production, were never going to be a good mix. Add in vociferous competition and the […]

April 20, 2022

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

Mason named BBC News Political Editor

The BBC is has announced the appointment of Chris Mason as its new Political Editor. Mason has been Political Correspondent for BBC News for over 10 years, reporting from Westminster across TV, radio and online. During that time he’s reported on everything from Brexit to the Coronavirus pandemic, taking in three General Elections along the […]

April 13, 2022

Portugal: Media Capital cuts losses in 2021

Portuguese media group Media Capital posted a €4.1 million loss in 2021, a 63 per cent improvement over the €11.1 million loss the previous year. Operating revenues increased by 15 per cent to €157.7 million. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, advertising revenues increased 16 per cent year-on-year, due to the recovery of the advertising market and […]

April 12, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Samsung forecasts record quarter

South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics has reported a 50.3 per cent jump in preliminary profits for its first quarter. Much of the success comes from Samsung’s silicon chip division; Samsung is the world’s largest memory chip and smart-phone manufacturer. However, the company did not provide details on the performance of its various divisions. Samsung […]

April 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

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 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

Report: Piracy thrives in pandemic

The latest Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment, produced jointly between Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), reveals that the distribution of counterfeit goods has been thriving during the Covid-19 pandemic. The health crisis has presented new opportunities for trade in counterfeit and pirated products, and criminals have adjusted their business models to […]

March 8, 2022By Colin Mann