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Apple sponsors Super Bowl Halftime show

The NFL and Apple have announced a five-year deal that sees Apple become the official sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime show. The deal is worth a reported $50 million (€51.5m) per year. Additionally, Apple Music, the NFL and Roc Nation have revealed that Barbadian singer, actress and entrepreneur Rihanna will take centre stage at […]

September 26, 2022By Nik Roseveare

NFL+ streaming service goes live

NFL+, the National Football League’s exclusive streaming subscription service, has officially launched in the US. With NFL+, American football fans can take their game on the go. The service offers access to live out-of-market pre-season games across all devices, live local and primetime regular season and post-season games on mobile devices, live local and national […]

July 26, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Survey: US sports fans prefer ad experience on OTT over linear

Integral Ad Science (IAS), a global player in digital media quality, has released research showing that most US consumers feel that their ad experience is better on digital streaming platforms than traditional TV when watching major sporting events. IAS surveyed over 1,100 US consumers and examined how consumer viewership and ad experience differ on traditional […]

April 29, 2022

Report: Significant audience drop for US broadcast news

Despite changing viewing habits, national television remains a dominating medium for entertainment and news-gathering purposes in the US. National TV still has the broadest reach with live broadcasts like Super Bowl LVI drawing nearly 72 million unique US households. This is according to Comscore’s latest TV Trends report, which uses Comscore TV National Measurement to […]

April 21, 2022

Data: Big screen dominates Super Bowl streaming

The latest Plume IQ, a monthly reveal of data-driven intelligence and customer-focused insights from personalised communications services provider Plume, explores the increase in data consumption across streaming devices on Super Bowl Sunday, the highest-viewed American television broadcast event of the year. The data shows that the TV ‘big screen’ still dominates this big day for […]

April 20, 2022

WrestleMania trumps Super Bowl on social media

WrestleMania 38 has already proven to be a huge success for WWE, setting attendance and revenue records – and now data shows it also set new social media records. Stephanie McMahon, WWE’s Chief Brand Officer, commented: “As the numbers continue to come in, WrestleMania 38 has now broken social media records, beating out Super Bowl […]

April 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Research: Prime US penetration now 45%

Research from Parks Associates’ Video Services Dashboard reveals that as of Q3 2021, Prime Video’s subscriber penetration rate is at 45 per cent of US Internet households. The most recent update of the firm’s OTT Video Market Tracker recaps top industry and consumer trends, including Amazon Prime’s recent price rate increase. “Amazon’s Prime pricing rise, […]

April 8, 2022

Report: Cable & broadcast news viewing spikes 54%

Nielsen has announced that The Gauge, its monthly total TV and streaming snapshot, revealed that in February 2022, both cable and broadcast news viewing in the US spiked as Russia invaded Ukraine. Cable viewing increased 54 per cent during the last week of February, helping news gain one-fourth of all cable consumption, representing a 16.5 […]

March 18, 2022

iSpot acquires Tunity

Marking its third major acquisition in 14 months, real-time TV measurement company iSpot is expanding its cross-platform viewing verification capabilities through the acquisition of Tunity, the TV-viewing solutions and analytics company that measures consumer viewing habits in public locations nationwide. In Tunity, iSpot says it picks up an innovative company with network and brand adoption […]

March 3, 2022

Silver Spoon hires Cardetti

Silver Spoon continues to augment its real-time animation and virtual production capabilities with the hiring of new Head of Production, Angela Cardetti. The recent enlistment follows the studio’s expansion of operations to Los Angeles in addition to their New York base. Silver Spoon continues to lead the virtual production industry, supporting broadcast projects like the […]

February 28, 2022