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World Cup

ITV: Love Island most streamed BVoD title of 2022

Love Island and ITV’s World Cup coverage were the most watched events in broadcaster streaming in 2022, with 273 million streams and 146 million streams respectively. Reality series Love Island tops the table as the biggest series in UK broadcaster streaming, with more than 273 million streams in summer 2022, making it the show’s most […]

January 31, 2023By Nik Roseveare

World Cup boost for iPlayer

BBC iPlayer has seen its best year ever, breaking 7 billion streams for the first time ever. 2022 grew 9 per cent on 2021, and ended the year with both the best month and best quarter iPlayer has ever seen, with 700 million streams for December and 2 billion streams between October and December. The […]

January 31, 2023By Colin Mann

Netflix adds to sports docuseries slate

Netflix has announced two new sporting docuseries: an as yet untitled series at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of all 32 teams from the tournament; and Six Nations, an exclusive, inside look at the international rugby tournament.  Netflix has also announced a February 24th premiere for season five of hit […]

January 12, 2023

Optus Sports airs women’s football friendlies

Optus Sport will broadcast five women’s international friendlies in the lead up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand, starting with a double header between co-host New Zealand and reigning champions USA.   Optus Sport customers will get an early look at one of the favourites to lift the World Cup […]

January 12, 2023

ITV, Akamai simulate virtual viewers ahead of World Cup

Akamai Technologies has announced that it was ITV’s partner to test the complex infrastructure necessary to live stream this year’s World Cup. ITV used Akamai’s CloudTest service to stress-test its streaming capabilities ahead of the World Cup and the launch of its new streaming platform ITVX. ITV used CloudTest to identify issues and mitigate risks […]

December 22, 2022

Data: US World Cup linear TV ad reach up 29% on 2018, the TV measurement company, has reported preliminary linear TV ad impressions in the US for the 2022 World Cup. The footballing action, which included 64 original game airings plus additional replays across FOX, FS1, Fox Deportes, Telemundo and Universo, collectively delivered more than 14.7k ads and close to 6.2k minutes of commercial time to […]

December 21, 2022

Clear-Com System deployed by AVCOM

AVCOM, a systems integrator, and Clear-Com Partner in Israel, has always had the approach of quality and dedication to the project at hand. And for this year’s premier football championship event, it was no different. Making good use of the robust IP connectivity between Dohar, Qatar, and Jerusalem, Israel’s free-to-air public television station KAN Channel […]

December 21, 2022

ITV: World Cup draws record streaming figures

ITV’s coverage of the World Cup  was streamed 146 million times across the tournament on ITVX and ITV Hub – more than 100 million more than the previous tournament in 2018. The World Cup drew huge audiences to ITV on television and across all devices over the past four weeks. ITV showed the biggest audience […]

December 20, 2022

Data: Spiked CDN traffic 116% for Ateme during World Cup

Streaming service providers experienced an exceptional traffic demand on their video networks during the World Cup as millions of viewers gathered to follow their team across the tournament. On average, Ateme’s CDN (content delivery network) customers witnessed peak traffic increase by 116 per cent compared to the usual video consumption, confirming the viewership shift to […]

December 20, 2022

WSC Sports World Cup highlights pull 60m views

WSC Sports has reported more than 60 million views of its AI-driven real-time FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 highlights on Google Search throughout the duration of the tournament. WSC Sports supplied more than 20 national broadcasters – including SuperSport, NOS and TV2 – with its automated, machine-learning video solutions for Qatar 2022, relaying highlights of […]

December 20, 2022