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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

Survey: Hollywood moving to permanent hybrid production

Hollywood film and video production has gone virtual over the past two years, fueled by pandemic concerns, the need to accelerate delayed production, and the insatiable consumer demand for new content. Survey data released by Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT) consulting firm Altman Solon, found that almost 70 per cent of industry respondents anticipate expanding […]

March 7, 2022

Court sides with RDA in rugby rights ruling

Level has successfully defended RDA Television’s (RDA) right to terminate its Media Rights Agreement with European Professional Club Rugby (ECPR). EPCR is the organiser of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup. RDA had originally signed an agreement with EPCR on May 11th 2018 to cover the next four seasons, until […]

March 3, 2022

DPP: “Media industry determined to reset”

The DPP, the media industry’s business network, has published its annual predictions report. In its sixth year and enabled by DPP member company Zixi, the DPP 2022 Predictions were drawn up by 31 senior leaders from across the DPP membership. They paint a picture of an industry determined to grow and adapt to rapid change […]

February 7, 2022

Forecast: STB market at $20bn by 2028

Despite the proliferation of smart TVs, the market for STBs is still huge and a report from Global Market Insights (GMI) forecasts that STBs will expand again (after the pandemic saw reduced sales and installations) in many regions and the amrket will be worth $20 billion (€17.7bn) by 2028. The pandemic also saw the much-reported […]

February 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Pebble releases trading update

Pebble Beach Systems Group has released a trading update announcing that it expects to report 2021 results significantly ahead of market expectations. Revenue was approximately £10.6m up 26% on the 2020 result, whilst orders were up 75% at £13.7m (which includes £1.5m of orders delayed from 2020 due to Covid). The broadcast automation and integrated […]

January 27, 2022

Ericsson: “2021 a successful year”

Ericsson has reported fourth quarter and full-year results 2021 Group organic sales grew by 2 per cent YoY. Sales in Mainland China declined by SEK -1.8 billion (€0.17bn), down 3 percentage points, meaning that excluding Mainland China organic sales growth was 5 per cent. Reported sales were SEK 71.3 (69.6) billion. Gross margin improved in […]

January 25, 2022

MrBeast biggest YouTube earner in 2021

Jimmy Donaldson, the 23-year-old US YouTuber and philanthropist better known as MrBeast, was YouTube’s highest-earning content creator in 2021, according to business magazine Forbes. Donaldson’s elaborate stunts and big money giveaways have generated more than 10 billion views on the video-sharing platform, earning him some $54 million (€47.2m). He has overtaken 10-year-old game and toy […]

January 14, 2022

Analysis: How Brits connected in a year of change

Analysis released by UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 reveals the impact of a tumultuous year of highs and lows on the nation’s connectivity habits across mobile, broadband and TV networks. In a year that saw a third national lockdown, a summer of freedom and then the emergence of omicron and new restrictions, as well […]

December 22, 2021