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Digital viewing records broken at UK broadcaster Channel 5, following 184% YoY boost

Channel 5’s My5 VOD service has achieved its strongest ever week of viewing (overtaking its previous high in week 4 of 2016, when Big...

Global SVOD subscriptions will grow by 170 million in 2020, says Digital TV Research

The total of global SVOD subscribers will climb by 170 million this year alone. About $16 billion will be added to global online TV...

Sky Media makes £1m of AdSmart campaigns available to small businesses

Sky Media, the advertising sales arm of Sky, has launched its AdSmart SME support scheme, called the SME100. The £1 million fund will provide...

The supply of new TV shows will be disrupted for over a year, says...

Over half of scripted titles that would normally have been released in the second half of this year are at risk of delays, and a further 5%-10% of scripted titles due for autumn release are likely be lost entirely due to the current production shutdown. These are the figures released by Ampere Analysis in the same week that the UK broadcast industry published safe working guidelines to help get production back on its feet.

IBC cancelled – website says the event is going virtual

IBC 2020 – which was the last hope for a mass-scale, full ecosystem television industry exhibition this year – has been cancelled due to...

The Future of TV Advertising UK – full agenda online

The Future of TV Advertising UK – a one-day, streamed thought-leadership event, tackles some of the biggest issues in ad-supported television on Thursday, April...

Why now is a good moment for brands to advertise on TV

Television audiences have sky-rocketed. Shopping behaviours have been forcefully disrupted, and there is an opportunity to try to cement new consumer patterns. Competitors may have withdrawn or reduced budget, so it is easier to gain share of voice and maybe share of market. Smaller brands can get more access to inventory. These are some of the reasons given this week for brands to keep faith in TV campaigns.

One-in-ten TV subscribers now has access to UHD, as Ultra HD Forum releases v2.3...

Ultra HD Forum, the non-profit UHD advocate, has shared what it calls encouraging findings from its all-new UHD Service Tracker. The organisation is now...

TSTT-AMPLIA launches multi-tenant Android TV solution for its own services and third-parties

TSTT-AMPLIA, which runs a FTTH network and television services in Trinidad and Tobago, is launching an Android TV solution from Zappware in a multi-tenant...

Safeguarding and growing OTT and CTV advertising revenues in the wake of Covid-19 –...

ITV, Channel 4, Roku and Pubmatic executives will explore, live, the challenges that Covid-19 has presented to the premium video advertising market and explore how TV providers/publishers can monetise growing audiences across connected TV and OTT despite advertising budgets being reduced. Discussion points include how video publishers can mitigate against a contracting market.

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