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Virgin Media reveals record-breaking 2020

As a tumultuous 2020 draws to a close, UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has revealed how the year’s events have accelerated broadband usage, shifted TV habits and reconnected loved ones. In 2020, the nation consumed a record-breaking amount of data, tuned into more TV, and spent longer on the phone, based on new analysis of […]

December 17, 2020

Netflix reveals 2020 US viewing trends

As 2020 draws to a close, Netflix has unveiled What We Watched 2020 – compiling the year’s US viewing trends on the service. Documentaries, reality TV, romance and

December 11, 2020

Data: House of Cards interest soars in lockdown 2

Bed Guru, the sleep specialist, has delved deep into Netflix show data for 10 cities in the UK to find out which content was most popular on Netflix during the second lockddown. Bed Guru compared search interest from Google Trends of TV shows during lockdown to the previous month when the UK was out of […]

December 3, 2020

Netflix $1bn on UK production

Netflix is preparing to increase its spending budget on UK productions by more than 50 per cent to $1 billion (€0.84bn) in 2020. The streamer makes hit shows including The Crown, The Witcher and Sex Education in the UK, and has already produced over 50 TV shows and films in the UK this year alone, […]

November 25, 2020

New London HQ for Netflix

Netflix is moving into a new headquarters in London’s West End as it seeks to expand its UK productions. The streamer is taking over the lease on an 87,000 square-foot building on Berners Street from current occupant Capita, according to Bloomberg. Netflix, which has 269 employees in the UK, already rents some 30,000 square feet […]

October 9, 2020

Report: High-end TV series seeing success

The production of high-end series is trending upwards, fuelled on the one hand by the investment in TV fiction of the pure SVoD players, chiefly Netflix, but also by a rebalancing of broadcasters’ investment from TV films to series – a move to better retain audiences. Available figures suggest that only a limited number of […]

September 10, 2020