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Forecast: UK adspend to grow 18.2% in 2021

The UK is set to post the strongest advertising expenditure growth of any major European market at 18.2 per cent in 2021 to reach a total of £27.7 billion, according to an Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report. Based on advertising revenue data from across the entire media landscape, the report is a significant upward revision from […]

July 29, 2021

Community Fibre passes 300,000 London homes

Community Fibre, London’s alternative network provider, has passed 300,000 London homes and 12,000 businesses. This milestone reflects a significant acceleration in Community Fibre’s network build programme to connect 1 million homes with its full fibre multi-gigabit capable broadband by 2023. In the last six months, 100,000 additional homes have been given access to the Community […]

July 29, 2021

640 UK films, TV shows in production in past year

More than 600 feature films and television productions have gone into production in the UK since the scheme was announced in July last year as the industry has moved into pandemic recovery thanks to the Government funded Film and TV Production Restart Scheme. The scheme was launched by the Government backed by £500 million to […]

July 28, 2021

Samba TV launches Real-time TV Viewership Dashboard

Samba TV, a global player in omniscreen advertising and analytics, has announced the launch of its global Real-time TV Viewership Dashboard, an interactive TV analytics dashboard featuring geographic and demographic analysis of viewership in real-time across the world, starting with four of the largest media markets: the US, UK, Germany and Australia. “The Olympics this […]

July 23, 2021

Vodafone UK expands IoT coverage

Vodafone has doubled the number of sites in its Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network to meet increasing demand for Internet of Things (IoT) services. Vodafone NB-IoT coverage now reaches 98 per cent of the UK. NB-IoT is a low power, wide area network (LPWAN) technology, designed to enable efficient communication across wide geographical footprints, or deep […]

July 20, 2021

Ofcom sets out radio spectrum strategy

Supporting innovation is at heart of UK comms regulator Ofcom’s new strategy for how it will manage the nation’s airwaves over the next decade. People and businesses rely on wireless services every day. Whether it’s delivering our news, connecting us to friends and family, automating factories or even monitoring changes in the natural world – […]

July 19, 2021By Colin Mann

Ofcom calls for stronger public service media

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is recommending a radical overhaul of laws to ensure that public service media survives and thrives in the digital age. Its recommendations to Government mark the conclusion of Small Screen: Big Debate – an in-depth review on the future of public service media (PSM). The report calls for the renewal of […]

July 15, 2021By Colin Mann

EE to offer 5G solutions across the UK

BT has unveiled plans to offer high performance 5G solutions across the entire UK and to fuse its leading mobile, Wi-Fi and fibre infrastructures to realise the potential of the UK’s first fully converged network. This long-term vision means BT is building and bonding next-generation fibre and 5G networks simultaneously. BT says the smart infrastructure […]

July 14, 2021

Musicscreen, OKAST bring ‘watch at home’ support to UK independent cinemas

Global distribution company MusicScreen and Digital Solutions company OKAST have developed a bespoke video player platform to serve independent cinemas. The system has the unique ability to integrate seamlessly with cinemas existing ticketing system thereby preserving the ‘theatrical release’ status of the content. CEO David Pope commented: “We wanted to provide our cinema partners with […]

July 12, 2021