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Report: Europe produces 830hrs of animated TV each year

The European Audiovisual Observatory estimates the annual volume of the production of TV animation in Europe to be around 220 titles (TV movies or TV series seasons), 5,200 episodes and 830 hours. France and the UK are by far the main producers of animation TV content. European TV animation coproductions account for 36 per cent […]

December 2, 2021

Forecast: VoD, consoles, wearables, NFTs to trend in 2022

The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, has revealed its predictions for the sector in 2022. These include: No mid-life crisis for the games console: Market revenues will top £60 billion as device reaches half century Deloitte predicts that the games console market will generate £60.6 billion in 2022, up 10 per cent […]

December 2, 2021

UK Lords criticise Gov’t Channel 4 stance

A report, The future of Channel 4, from the Communications and Digital Committee of the House of Lords (the UK’s upper legislative chamber), has criticised the Government’s handling of the debate about the publicly-owned broadcaster. Ministers should have waited to consult on the future of TV broadcaster Channel 4 – and declaring privatisation their preferred […]

November 26, 2021By Colin Mann

Icon Film Channel launching as standalone app

Icon Film Distribution will launch its new standalone edition of the Icon Film Channel (IFC) on major app stores in December. After the success of the streaming service’s exclusive launch earlier this year on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Icon Film Distribution says that launching its offering as a standalone IFC app will provide yet more […]

November 25, 2021

TalkTalk launches new 1Gb broadband package

TalkTalk has launched its new Future Fibre 1Gb and Total Home Wi-Fi package in the UK. TalkTalk’s new package includes two Amazon eero Pro 6 mesh Wi-Fi devices. It also comes with Total Home Wi-Fi included as standard – a TalkTalk package enabling Future Fibre customers to extend their Wi-Fi coverage by adding additional Amazon […]

November 23, 2021

Research: Gaming now above TV in Gen Z interests

GWI, a supplier of audience insights, has shared the findings of its report, Connecting the dots 2022. The research focuses on changing consumer attitudes and how their behaviours will shape the year ahead. The report is compiled through the continuous collection of survey data throughout 2021, by GWI, from 700,000 interviews across 47 countries. It […]

November 18, 2021

Data: 56% Brits watch SVoD content each week

The take-up of SVoD continues to soar, with 56 per cent of Brits now viewing these services each week, according to  post lockdown 2021 IPA TouchPoints data. The IPA TouchPoints dataset, which provides a 360-degree understanding of British consumers’ daily lives, reveals that since 2018 to post lockdown 2021, the reach of SVoD services (including […]

November 17, 2021

Report: UK 10th most expensive European country for broadband

Research by comparethemarket reveals that the UK ranks as the 10th most expensive Eueopean country for broadband, and the world’s 39th most expensive country, with people paying an average of £30.99 per month. Ethiopia is more expensive than any other country where broadband costs around £307.84 per month, followed by UAE at £71.75 and Qatar […]

November 16, 2021

Wise Owl Films lands new Channel 4 commissions

Leeds-based Wise Owl Films has been commissioned to make two new shows for Channel 4; Second-Hand For 50 Grand (w/t) and My Second Hand Home (w/t) Second-Hand For 50 Grand (w/t) will follow the staff and customers of one of Britain’s leading companies in pre-owned luxury, Xupes. The 3×60 minute series will go behind the […]

November 16, 2021

ICARO opens London office

ICARO Media Group, a TMT sector company, announces the opening of its new office in London as part of its international expansion strategy targeting an additional 200M subscribers.  The new ICARO UK office and management team will provide marketing, sales, corporate onboarding, and technology support for the company’s recent expansion into England, Italy, Germany, Portugal […]

November 16, 2021