Advanced Television


ITV: 17.7m watch England v Czech Republic

ITV’s coverage of England’s final group game against the Czechs and Scotland’s loss to Croatia across ITV and STV drew a peak of 17.7 million as England won Group D and progressed to the last 16 whilst Scotland bowed out following defeat to Croatia. ITV peaked with a live TV audience of 17.7million [across TV […]

June 23, 2021

ITV draws audience of 20m for Eng v Scot

ITV’s coverage of England and Scotland’s draw at Wembley on June 18th peaked with 20 million viewers – a 79 per cent share across ITV and STV – becoming the most-watched match of Euro 2020 so far. The match set a new broadcaster streaming record with 4.8 million streams across ITV Hub and STV Player, […]

June 21, 2021

UK TV broadcasters unify ad metrics

TV broadcasters Sky, ITV and Channel 4 are working together to launch CFlight – a unified advertising metric that captures live, on-demand and time-shifted commercial impressions across all mainstream viewing platforms in the UK. The UK’s CFlight is a post-campaign online evaluation tool, using combined linear TV and broadcaster VoD data to show media buyers […]

June 9, 2021

STV Player adds 650 hours of content

STV Player is celebrating its extended reach on all major platforms across the UK by adding over 650 hours of drama, true crime and factual entertainment programming to its catalogue of content. The free VoD service – which is now pre-installed in three quarters of the UK’s connected TV homes – has signed significant deals […]

March 11, 2021

STV Player sees record-breaking start to 2021

STV Player, the free streaming service run by Scottish broadcaster STV, has kicked off 2021 with a record-breaking performance. The platform delivered 12.5 million streams in January, an increase of 115 per cent on the same month last year. Online viewing* was also up 100 per cent year-on-year, with a total of 6 million hours […]

February 3, 2021

Facebook News launches in UK

Facebook News, a destination within the Facebook app, has commenced rolling out in the UK. The service features news from hundreds of national, local and lifestyle outlets. Facebook says its new product “puts original journalism in front of new audiences and provides publishers with more advertising and subscription opportunities to build sustainable businesses for the […]

January 26, 2021By Nik Roseveare

STV Player adding 270 hours of content

STV Player has announced five new deals which will see over 120 hours of new content being added to the free UK-wide service in time for Christmas, and an additional 150 hours coming early in the new year. STV’s VoD offering – which is the exclusive home of the Channel 3 network schedule in Scotland […]

December 22, 2020

STV box sets on Sky Q throughout UK

STV and Sky have agreed a long-term deal to bring box sets from STV to more Sky Q customers across the UK. Since the two companies signed an agreement last year, Sky Q customers in Scotland have had access to content from STV. The partnership has now been extended, and Sky Q customers across the […]

December 18, 2020

Ofcom calls for UK broadcasting laws overhaul

Traditional UK broadcasting is unlikely to survive in the online world, unless broadcasting laws and regulation are overhauled and broadcasters speed up their transformation for the digital age, concludes regulator Ofcom in its Small Screen: Big Debate review of public service broadcasting (PSB). Ofcom is looking at how to strengthen and maintain PSB for the […]

December 8, 2020By Colin Mann

Ofcom: Lockdown doubles SVoD screen time

A surge in screen time during lockdown saw UK adults spend 40 per cent of their waking day watching TV and online video services, broadcast regulator Ofcom has found in its annual study of the nation’s media habits. People spend

August 5, 2020