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WWE returning to UK & Ireland in Oct/Nov

Ahead of Clash at the Castle in Scotland on June 15th, WWE, part of TKO Group, has announced that WWE Live will return to the UK & Ireland later this year. This October, WWE Superstars will visit the Utilita Arena in Cardiff, the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, the Utilita Arena in Newcastle and, for […]

June 14, 2024By Nik Roseveare

DAZN app live on Sky

DAZN, the sports streaming platform, has announced that the DAZN app is now live on Sky in the UK and Ireland. Customers can sign up to DAZN’s service via Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream, giving access to a range of sports content – including DAZN’s portfolio of free live and VoD content – […]

May 31, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Bristowe heads UK & W. Europe business for Kantar Media

Kantar Media, the specialist in audience measurement and data, has appointed Lucy Bristowe as CEO, UK & Western Europe. She will take up the post in June, reporting to Patrick Béhar, Global CEO. Bristowe succeeds Louise Ainsworth, who recently announced she would be stepping down after six years at the helm. Bristowe joins Kantar Media […]

May 9, 2024

New rules for smart device sellers in UK

Smart device manufacturers now have to adhere to stricter rules if they want to sell their gadgets in the UK following a new law coming into effect. The law is designed to ensure there is enhanced security around devices such as televisions, fitness trackers and smart speakers that are linked to the internet. These gadgets […]

April 29, 2024

Report: Online ads account for over 78% of UK ad spend

The latest Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report shows that the UK’s ad market recorded a 6.1 per cent increase in investment to a total of £36.6 billion in 2023; the 13th annual expansion recorded in the last 14 years. The data also shows that online formats now account for over three-quarters of all UK ad spend […]

April 25, 2024

ACOME Group accelerates Fibrus’ ultra-fast full fibre deployments

Thousands of rural homes and businesses in Northern England and Northern Ireland now have access to hyperfast full fibre broadband connectivity thanks to a multi-million-pound collaboration between Fibrus and ACOME Group. The use of ACOME Group’s cabling solutions has helped Fibrus speed up its fibre installations to reach 354,000 premises passed across rural and regional […]

April 22, 2024

ARTE.tv on Roku in UK, Germany, France

Roku and ARTE.tv, the European streaming platform, have announced the launch of ARTE’s app on Roku’s TV streaming platform in the UK, Germany and France. “At Roku, we want to offer our customers a wide variety of entertainment across genres and formats, in all the languages they speak,” said Bernhard Gloeggler, Director of Content Distribution […]

April 18, 2024

Paramount+ UK reveals first look at UK original Insomnia

Paramount+ has released a first look at UK original drama series Insomnia, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by bestselling author Sarah Pinborough. Paramount+ has also confirmed that the six-part series, produced by Left Bank in association with All3Media’s Build Your Own Films, will debut exclusively on Paramount+ in the UK on […]

April 9, 2024

Viaplay Group completes sale of UK business

Viaplay Group will complete the sale of its UK direct-to-consumer business to SSBL Limited, trading as Premier Sports, on April 4th. The proposed transaction was announced by Viaplay Group in December 2023 and has now received final clearance from the Irish authorities. Dublin-based Premier Sports was the previous owner of the UK business, which comprises […]

April 2, 2024

Netflix slams Euro quotas

Larry Tanz, EMEA boss for Netflix, has told Series Mania that local European quotas “stifle creativity”. Tanz calling for “greater flexibility” given how many shows Netflix is currently making around the world. He pointed to Spain’s attitude; it has quotas in place but with “flexibility” so that Netflix can make Spanish-originated films and series but […]

March 19, 2024