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Research: TikTok, Twitch lead sports social consumption

Sports fans are eager to play a role in creating content and new video-based social media platforms are proving popular with them, according to data from Nielsen. Worldwide usage of TikTok and Twitch for sports news and content grew by 30 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, between April 2020 and August 2021. This follows a […]

March 25, 2022

Survey: Brits makes 250min of video calls per week

Two years on since working from home was first introduced, research from Sky Broadband reveals that Brits have reached an era of balance, as the majority of office workers now spend three days a week working in the office, and the other two working remotely. The new ‘3:2 week’ has had a positive impact, with […]

March 22, 2022

Survey: UK teens back more online rules

Research reveals that teenagers back increased curbs on the internet, and fear their voices are not being heard in the discussion around the Online Safety Bill. After the draft Bill was scrutinised in Parliament this week, connectivity provider TalkTalk has teamed up with its partner Internet Matters – online safety and wellbeing experts – to […]

March 22, 2022

Crufts returns to Channel 4

The world’s most famous dog show returns to TV screens for the first time since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, with wall-to-wall coverage on Channel 4 and More4. Joining presenters Clare Balding and Radzi Chinyanganya will be Disability Advocate and 2021 Paralympics Lead presenter Sophie Morgan. Veterinary expert Paul Manktelow will return along with […]

February 25, 2022

Meta’s Hutton appointed Eleven Non-Executive Director

The Eleven Group has appointed Meta’s Peter Hutton as a Non-Executive Director. As Director of Sports Partnerships at Meta, Hutton is responsible for leading the sports strategy and partnerships worldwide for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Meta Quest and Portal. His previous experience includes senior executive roles at Eurosport and Fox International, where he ran Europe […]

February 24, 2022

Hutton joins Professional Triathletes Organisation’s Board of Directors

The Professional Triathletes Organisation has appointed Peter Hutton, Director of Sports Partnerships at Meta, to its Board of Directors. In Hutton’s Silicon Valley based role at Meta, he is in charge of the company’s sports strategy and partnerships worldwide, helping rights holders, broadcasters, agencies, athletes and producers leverage and make the most from Meta’s suite […]

December 21, 2021

CMA directs Facebook to sell Giphy

In line with its Phase 2 provisional findings issued in August 2021, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has concluded that Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy would reduce competition between social media platforms and that the deal has already removed Giphy as a potential challenger in the display advertising market. The independent CMA panel reviewing […]

November 30, 2021

Hooray for the human touch

Broadband networks and all that comes with them – CDNs, nodes, edge servers etc – were expected to fall over in the pandemic. The forecast of friction points, and outright failure, as traffic caused by WFH and more time to use entertainment, was so solid that the big streamers voluntarily cut their data intensity, trading […]

October 8, 2021

Zuckerberg apologies for Facebook outage

Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised after its social media services – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, went down for around six hours on October 4th – affecting users globally. An internal technical issue took the services offline at about 4pm BST and the scramble to bring it back online eventually succeeded at around 10pm. […]

October 5, 2021

Survey: 65% underestimate daily phone usage

To measure people’s awareness of their phone use, gaming site Solitaired recently surveyed 667 iPhone users, asking them to guess how much time they spend on their phones, then had them send documentation of their actual usage data, courtesy of their iOS Screen Time dashboards. On average, respondents guessed they spend 25 hours and 54 […]

September 21, 2021