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TalkTV launches April 25

TalkTV, the news channel from Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, will launch on linear TV platforms Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat on April 25th. TalkTV will also be streamed via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus and on YouTube, as well as via the Talk.TV website and TalkTV iOS and Android apps, and […]

March 28, 2022

Little Dot Studios appoints two agency sales heads

Digital content agency and media network Little Dot Studios (an All3Media company) has appointed Sarah McKelvey and Emma Gronow to Head of Agency Sales, UK and Head of Agency Sales, ANZ respectively, following a period of accelerated growth. Reporting to Chief Sales Officer & MD, International, Wayne Davison, McKelvey and Gronow will be responsible for […]

January 25, 2022

Research: Eye gaze impacts metrics of social media ads

VidMob, the platform for Intelligent Creative, has released research that shows how the direction of model’s eye gaze in the first few seconds of a video ad can significantly impact performance metrics, but can differ greatly based on context. VidMob applied proprietary AI technology to detect the specific direction of eye gaze and its relationship […]

December 15, 2021

CMA directs Facebook to sell Giphy

In line with its Phase 2 provisional findings issued in August 2021, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has concluded that Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy would reduce competition between social media platforms and that the deal has already removed Giphy as a potential challenger in the display advertising market. The independent CMA panel reviewing […]

November 30, 2021

Anthony Joshua stars in first UK Snap Original

Snap has greenlit its first UK Snap Original, A Fighting Chance with Anthony Joshua which will premiere in 2022, exclusively on Snapchat. This marks the second country outside of the US where Snap is creating original content, with previous releases in India earlier this year. Produced by SBX Studios, the unscripted series will follow the […]

October 19, 2021

Survey: Word of mouth outpaces social media, TV ads

A study released by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a global provider of marketing and business communications, reveals that traditional marketing channels, including word of mouth, direct mail, and in-store signage, are largely untapped by marketers. The study, based on surveys of both marketing professionals and consumers, uncovers significant differences between marketer assumptions and what […]

October 7, 2021

Ofcom: Better protections from harmful online videos

People who use online video-sharing sites and apps should be better protected from harmful content, as UK comms regulator Ofcom issues new guidance for tech companies. Video sharing platforms (VSPs) are a type of online video service where users can upload and share videos with other members of the public. They allow people to engage […]

October 6, 2021By Colin Mann

Survey: 65% underestimate daily phone usage

To measure people’s awareness of their phone use, gaming site Solitaired recently surveyed 667 iPhone users, asking them to guess how much time they spend on their phones, then had them send documentation of their actual usage data, courtesy of their iOS Screen Time dashboards. On average, respondents guessed they spend 25 hours and 54 […]

September 21, 2021

Study: Tectonic shifts in US media consumption

Findings from the Future of Audience and Revenue Study from AI-driven audience engagement and sales intelligence solutions provider Futuri, with SmithGeiger, reveal tectonic shifts in how Americans perceive, consume and pay for media content, as well as media executives’ predictions for the sector and confidence in their ability to meet emerging challenges. The study explored […]

September 17, 2021

Extreme E digital platforms hit 100m video views

Extreme E, the all-electric off-road racing series, has seen its digital footprint grow exponentially since the beginning of 2021, reaching a landmark 100 million video views on its social channels in its mid-season reporting and beating targets set at the beginning of the year. The series saw more than one billion impressions across the social […]

September 8, 2021