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Record Q3 for iPlayer

Viewers flocked to BBC iPlayer between July and September 2021 (Q3), according to data revealed by the Corporation. Programmes were streamed 1.5 billion times – up 20 per cent on the same period last year, and up 49 per cent on the same period in 2019 – making it iPlayer’s best Q3 on record. Highlights […]

October 27, 2021

Study: Lockdown streaming habits persist

Samsung Ads Europe reveals in its latest report on the Samsung Smart TV landscape, Behind The Screens, that streaming habits, accelerated by the pandemic, have become routine as consumers adjust to post-lockdown life. Samsung Ads Europe, the media and advertising division of Samsung Electronics, leveraged insights from millions of Samsung Smart TV devices across ‘EU5’ […]

October 12, 2021

84% of UK watched sport on BBC this summer

From the FA Cup final in May to the inaugural men’s and women’s Hundred cricket finals in August, millions of viewers across the UK have tuned into the BBC to enjoy a busy summer of sport in 2021. The total television reach during this period was 50.8 million, meaning 84 per cent of the UK’s […]

August 26, 2021

Tennis Channel serves up UK

US Sinclair Broadcasting’s The Tennis Channel International has launched in the UK market joining services in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Greece. The 24-hour streamed channel will feature original Tennis Channel series, documentaries, features, instruction, highlights and select matches on-demand. Tennis Channel International will also cover live competition from British events, starting with the UK Pro […]

August 20, 2021

beIN Sport scores Serie A rights in France, APAC

beIN Media Group and Serie A’s exclusive international media rights partner Infront have agreed a new deal for the broadcast of the top flight Italian football league on beIN Sports until 2024. The renewal extends the exclusive partnership between beIN Sports and Serie A in 9 territories, including France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, […]

August 19, 2021

BBC extends Wimbledon rights

The BBC and the All England Club have announced a three-year extension to their broadcast partnership, giving the BBC the domestic rights to broadcast the tennis tournament up to and including 2027. The new agreement guarantees that Wimbledon will remain free to air for UK fans for a further three years from the conclusion of […]

July 9, 2021

Wimbledon returns to BBC

From June 28th, BBC audiences can once again tune again to the iconic Wimbledon tennis tournament after the event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, commented: “We are delighted to bring back Wimbledon, such a centrepiece event of the sporting calendar to unite the nation after what […]

June 17, 2021

Research: 61% Brits watching more sport on phone

Research from Sky Mobile reveals more than a third of Brits (37 per cent) watch their favourite sports via their smartphone at work, with over a quarter (27 per cent) viewing on the toilet or in a restaurant (26 per cent). The study of 2,000 sport fans found 16 per cent will slip out of […]

June 10, 2021

Euromedia May/June 2021

Euromedia May/June 2021 As live sports and events re-emerge and we look forward to postponed championships, what can we expect from broadcasters as they marry what they have learned in AR and ‘watch together’ with the return of crowds and global events? Colin Mann talked to a range of industry experts… Read the article and […]

June 10, 2021