Subscription VOD is no longer a two-horse race and is increasingly becoming a battleground for eyeballs. Oscar nominated films, prize winning TV series, the finest acting talent migrating from the big to the small screen have all helped propel SVOD into millions of UK living rooms. Netflix and Amazon Prime […]Read More
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Figures from USwitch suggest UK viewers are watching an extra 170 hours of streaming content a week than before lockdown. Almost half (47 per cent) said they were watching a higher proportion of streamed TV and films, with most people watching double the amount they usually do. The figures are […]Read More
Bringing the country together has always been part of the responsibility of the BBC, director general Tony Hall writes. In among all the tragedies of recent weeks, so many stories of kindness, resilience and hope have emerged. The millions of people volunteering to look out for their neighbours and help […]Read More
The BBC has said the television licence fee could ultimately be replaced by a monthly levy on broadband connections, in response to the UK government’s proposals to decriminalise non-payment of the licence fee. The public broadcaster said it strongly supported keeping the current court-enforced television licence fee system in place […]Read More
The bloom might be coming off paying for commercial-free subscription streaming services, according to a new study from digital ad verification company Integral Ad Science. A survey of U.S. consumers found that 76% said they’re willing to see ads in exchange for watching free streaming video. The survey also found that […]Read More
Comcast’s NBCUniversal has revealed plans to launch a free, ad-supported streaming service to anyone in the US that subscribes to a traditional pay-TV service – including competitors such as Charter, AT&T, Cox and Dish – as well as through European pay-TV provider Sky. The service is scheduled for an early 2020 launch and […]Read More
NBC Universal also believed to be involved in discussions on how to combat Netflix and Amazon The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have held discussions about joining forces to create a British streaming service to combat the increasing power of Netflix and Amazon in the UK. The early-stage talks, which […]Read More