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Nickelodeon announces Metaverse awards screening in India

Viacom18’s and India’s leading kids’ entertainment franchise, Nickelodeon has been at the forefront of empowering and entertaining kids with the one-of-its-kind – Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Dialling up the connect with young audiences and their parents over the years, Nickelodeon has been the perfect platform for young viewers, providing unique experiences delivered through category defining […]

March 24, 2022

YouTube adds AVoD TV

YouTube has announced it will now stream free, ad-supported TV content, allowing US viewers to watch full seasons of TV shows – around 4,000 episodes in total – with launch titles including Hell’s Kitchen, Andromeda, Are We There Yet?, Heartland and many more. Users can access these titles and up to 100 new additions each […]

March 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Jon Snow to be honoured at BPG Awards lunch

The journalist and broadcaster, Jon Snow, is to be honoured later this week at the 48th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, chosen by journalists who write about television, streaming and audio, sponsored by YouTube. On March 25th, he will receive the Harvey Lee Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting at the awards lunch at The […]

March 23, 2022

PodcastOne partners with Adori Labs

Adori Labs, the interactive audio platform, and PodcastOne, a podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveOne, have entered into an agreement that allows PodcastOne and its roster of hosts to integrate unique visual elements into the podcasts they produce and distribute via YouTube becoming the first podcast network to utilise Adori’s interface technology. Adori’s unique […]

March 23, 2022

Data: 95% linear TV ad impressions reach 55% viewers

About 95 per cent of linear TV advertising impressions were served to just 55 per cent of viewers in Q4 2021, according to smart TV data from viewership company Samba TV across the UK, the US, Australia and Germany. Although heavy TV viewers make up just 20 per cent of all households, they account for […]

March 15, 2022

Chunkz to host ITV2’s Bad Chefs

YouTube sensation Chunkz will host as ITV2 launches Britain’s most chaotic cooking show, Bad Chefs. In the ultimate recipe for disaster, this brand new reality show from Lifted Entertainment will challenge ten takeaway addicts to ditch the delivery apps and swap convenience food for culinary flare as they learn to cook for the very first […]

March 7, 2022

Channel 4 News audience up 54%

The invasion of Ukraine has led to a significant rise in numbers of people turning to Channel 4 News’ social media channels and its evening bulletins. Editor of Channel 4 News Esme Wren said: “This is Channel 4 at its very best. Our journalists are on the front line reporting the reality of what’s happening […]

March 4, 2022

Research: Gen Z favour both TV and short-form video

While the media lifestyles of Gen Z – a generation that has never known a world without Internet – are dominated by social media and music streaming, this diverse audience of streamers view long-form TV content with as much frequency as short-form video content, according to Horowitz Research’s State of Gen Z 2021 study. The […]

March 3, 2022

Sky Sports: Record audience for League Cup Final

The Carabao Cup final on February 28th saw the highest in-home peak and average viewing figures on record for a League Cup Final on Sky Sports. The match averaged 3.16 million viewers and peaked at over 4 million – the highest in-home peak for any match since the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester […]

March 2, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix, YouTube ban Russian channels

Global streamers Netflix and YouTube have both acted to remove any content deemed as “Russian propaganda”. Netflix has refused to comply with a broadcast rule in the country – which came into efffect today (March 1st) requiring that all TV services carry state propaganda. “Given the current situation, we have no plans to add these […]

March 1, 2022