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YouTube to livestream Top Gun: Maverick premiere

Paramount Global has announced an exclusive partnership with YouTube to livestream the world premiere event of the Paramount Pictures theatrical release, Top Gun: Maverick. Produced by MTV News and Velocity, MTV News correspondents Josh Horowitz, Dometi Pongo and Simone Boyce will host the livestream and provide fans at home with the opportunity to view real-time, […]

May 3, 2022

ITV backs new media brand Woo

New cultural media brand W00 – from the team behind VICE, i-D, Boiler Room and LADbible – has been backed in a long-term partnership by ITV’s Studio 55 initiative, which invests in business ideas aimed specifically at younger audiences Woo says its purpose is to “redefine wellness for an entire generation, via social channels, podcasts, […]

April 29, 2022

BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Winners announced

At the BAFTA Games Awards on April 7th, Returnal won Audio Achievement, Best Game and Music, and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry, winning her first BAFTA. Two games won two BAFTAs each: It Takes Two won Multiplayer and Original Property, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won Animation and Technical Achievement. Kimberly […]

April 8, 2022

RCS and Singular.live graphics power Grand National coverage

Singular.live, a specialist in cloud-based technology for live graphic overlays, and Reality Check Systems (RCS), the graphics, control solutions and data integrations company, are powering the live coverage of The Randox Grand National Festival on the Racing Post YouTube channel. Three days of top-class jumps racing culminate in the world’s greatest steeplechase, The Randox Grand […]

April 7, 2022

Women’s Cricket World Cup final free on Sky

Sky Sports will make the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup final between England and Australia on April 3rd available for the whole of the UK to watch on Sky Showcase, PICK and the Sky Sports YouTube channel. Following England’s victory over South Africa on march 31st, England Women are now one win away from defending […]

April 1, 2022

Google’s Doig new Disney Streaming CTO

Jeremy Doig has been named Chief Technology Officer, Disney Streaming, where he will lead the technology organisation and global technology strategy for The Walt Disney Company’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer streaming services. Doig, a 30-year veteran in online media, will play a key role in propelling the next phase of technical innovation and growth for Disney+, […]

March 31, 2022

Survey: YouTube named Coolest Brand for Kids

YouTube is ranked number one in the 50 Coolest Brands for Kids & Teens unveiled by Beano Brain, the specialist kids and family insights agency. Netflix, McDonald’s, Amazon and Disney make up the rest of the top 5 according to the survey of 30,000 7-14 year olds. There were some notable gender differences, with social […]

March 30, 2022

Ofcom: 30% internet users don’t question misinformation

More than a third of UK internet users are unaware that online content might be false or biased, according to research from media regulator Ofcom. Every minute sees 500 hours of content uploaded to YouTube, 5,000 videos viewed on TikTok and 695,000 stories shared on Instagram. Given the sheer volume of information at the touch […]

March 30, 2022

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

A Very British Scandal, It’s A Sin win BPG Awards

Two TV dramas – A Very British Scandal and It’s A Sin – have taken top honours at this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, chosen by critics and journalists who write about TV and radio. It’s a Sin (Channel 4) was named Best Drama Series and its creator, Russell T Davies, won the BPG award […]

March 25, 2022