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BBC Sounds on PS5; signs Kamara

The BBC Sounds app is now available on the PlayStation 5. Listeners with PS5s consoles can now access live and on demand radio from the BBC’s national and local stations, music mixes curated by experts, artists and special guests, and a wide range of podcasts. Pushpa Reddy, director of product management, BBC, commented: “Record numbers […]

May 25, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Data: Call of Duty sets record broadband spike

Virgin Media O2 has seen its biggest gaming traffic spike on record, following the release of Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 and Modern Warfare updates on April 27th. During the evening peak period between 8-10pm, traffic was up 11.9 per cent on average and up 23.8 per cent on the previous week, as gamers […]

April 29, 2022

Research: Cambridge #1 city for UK gamers

Research by SolitaireBliss has revealed that Cambridge is the best UK city to live for gamers. The research studied data within UK cities to determine the best cities for gamers to live based on four categories: average download speed, gaming stores in the local area, local gaming culture, which was determined by local gaming events […]

April 29, 2022

Report: Video games sales tumble

A report from Seeking Alpha’s Jason Aycock, based on an examination of major interested parties by market research company NPD Group including Microsoft, Sony, Activision and others, suggests that as the Covid lockdown periods ended – or softened – then sales of video games also suffered. February 2022’s sales numbers fell again, for the fourth […]

March 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Analyst: Are the console wars over?

All eyes were on Sony and Microsoft who released their 9th generation consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, in autumn 2020. A year and a half later, Dataxis has offered its assessment. The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns was an incredibly successful period for video game console manufacturers: sales of hardware and software (Animal […]

February 23, 2022

Survey: UK video games industry on track for growth

TIGA, the trade association representing the video games industry, has released a Business Opinion Survey (BOS) which shows that 68 per cent of respondents plan to grow their organisation’s workforce during 2022. Additionally, 70 per cent of respondents consider that the UK has a favourable business and economic environment for the games industry. TIGA’s research […]

January 17, 2022

Sony announces new BRAVIA XR TV Series and HT-A7000 soundbar firmware update at CES

Sony announced a firmware update for the premium HT-A7000 soundbar, which will add the widely acclaimed 360 Spatial Sound Mapping capabilities that first premiered in the HT-A9 home theater system in 2021. Customers can access this innovative feature when connecting their soundbar to Sony’s new SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers, launching summer 2022, or the currently […]

January 4, 2022

BBC iPlayer on PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 owners can now add the BBC iPlayer app to their PlayStation home screens. Neil Hall, Head of Product for BBC iPlayer, commented: “We’re always working to make iPlayer available across as many platforms as we can, and we’re delighted to add the PS5 to the 15,000+ devices where BBC iPlayer is already available.” […]

November 30, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Bank looks at Covid winners & losers

A timely note to clients from investment bank BNPP/Exane looks at the potential media-related winners and losers impacted by the latest Covid variant. The bank says that while there are justifiable fears from the new variant, there will inevitably be media businesses that are impacted, some with good news, and others not so likely to […]

November 30, 2021

Redbox app on PlayStation 5

Redbox has expanded the distribution footprint for its streaming app to the PlayStation 5 console. Available immediately to download for free, consumers in the US will be able to stream thousands of AVoD movies and TV shows, as well as over one hundred Free Ad Supported TV (FAST) channels. The app also gives consumers access […]

October 8, 2021