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ZEE5 Global to premiere The Kashmir Files in Europe

ZEE5 Global, the largest streaming platform for South Asian content, is set to premiere the much talked about film, The Kashmir Files, on May 25th in Europe, including the UK. After receiving a record-breaking success at the box office, The Kashmir Files has recently broken records for its digital debut with the highest numbers in […]

May 23, 2022

MiQ’s YouTube and TV analytics capability lands in UK

MiQ, the global programmatic media partner, has launched its analytics and measurement capability for cross-channel YouTube and TV campaigns in the UK. The innovative solution bridges the gap between the two channels. By connecting these often-disparate datasets, brands are empowered to reach nearly 100 per cent of their target viewers on YouTube and measure reach […]

May 17, 2022

Ruiz joins Paramount+, C5 commissioning team

Paramount UK has announced the appointment of Federico Ruiz as Commissioning Editor, Factual and Non-Scripted. Ruiz joins from Firercracker Films where he was Head of Factual Entertainment. He will commission factual titles across the Channel 5 portfolio as well as the streaming service Paramount+, which launches in the UK and Ireland on June 22nd. Ruiz’s […]

May 12, 2022

UK creates DMU to regulate Big Tech

Big Tech companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook-owner Meta will have to abide by new competition rules laid out by the UK government – or risk facing huge fines. The new Digital Markets Unit (DMU) regulator will be given powers to clamp down on “predatory practices” of some firms. The DMU will also have […]

May 6, 2022

Report: EU broadband, UK ranks 15th

In Fair Internet Report’s latest analysis of internet speeds across the UK and the EU, the company found that while the UK still holds a lead over the EU as a whole when it comes to internet speeds, that lead is rapidly disappearing. In fact, the UK’s lead has decreased from 42 per cent to […]

May 5, 2022

Study: UK needs guidance to optimise streaming spend

In March, Netgem teamed with Point Topic and commissioned an independent firm to conduct a UK survey on TV and streaming habits, ISPs and what channels people were watching. The study suggests that even though bundling of pay-TV is still high at 45 per cent of households, adoption of streaming services is even higher – […]

May 5, 2022

Sky renews capacity agreement with SES

Sky UK has extended its multi-year pay-TV capacity and transmission agreement with SES. The renewal secures an additional contract backlog of approximately €84 million, building on the €90 million capacity agreement signed between the two companies in 2021, with contract durations up to end 2028. With this renewal, Sky UK will continue to leverage the […]

May 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Kiny promotoes MacPherson

Kinly, a global AV and collaboration specialist, has promoted Duncan MacPherson to UK & Ireland Services Director. With a wealth of experience gained from 20 years in professional AV, MacPherson has held various roles at Kinly, along with its former CityIS Ltd and Viju identities, over the past 15 years. The new role will see […]

May 3, 2022

Research: Cambridge #1 city for UK gamers

Research by SolitaireBliss has revealed that Cambridge is the best UK city to live for gamers. The research studied data within UK cities to determine the best cities for gamers to live based on four categories: average download speed, gaming stores in the local area, local gaming culture, which was determined by local gaming events […]

April 29, 2022

Viaplay acquires NHL, KSW rights in UK

Viaplay will become home to the National Hockey League (NHL) and KSW mixed martial arts (MMA) in the UK. Up to 1,400 games from the US ice hockey league will be shown on Viaplay every year until 2027, alongside 12 live events from the European MMA promotion annually until 2025. Viaplay will launch in the […]

April 25, 2022