Netflix reports strongest ever quarter for sign-ups

Netflix added 24 million new users in 2017 and reported its highest ever quarter for new sign ups in Q4, capping a strong year of growth for the web streaming giant. Announcing its fourth quarter results, Netflix said that it topped its forecast to make US$245 million in operating income while global streaming revenue grew […]

Hulu reaches 17m subscribers in 2017

Hulu ended last year with more than 17 million total US subscribers across its subscription video-on-demand and live TV offerings. The figure marks a 40% increase from Hulu’s last publicly reported number, with its subscriber growing by more than five million users compared to 2016. Announcing the stats, Hulu said that its total audience has […]

UK television ad spend drops 4.4% in H1 2017

TV advertising spend in the UK declined by 4.4% in the first half of 2017, despite the overall UK ad market being up 3.7% year-on-year. This is according to the latest Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report, which said that total UK advertising expenditure grew to £10.8 billion during the first six months of 2017 – the […]

Content Innovation Awards 2017: the winners revealed

YouView, Vice Media, National Geographic Europe, DAZN, Starz Play, Sky Italia and Orange were among the winners at the third annual Content Innovation Awards held in Cannes last night, just ahead of the MIPCOM TV market. Over 200 people gathered in the Grand Salon of the Carlton Hotel to see 22 awards handed out to […]

UK to enforce age checks on adult sites from next year

UK government is due to introduce age verification checks for adult websites next year, after signing in the Digital Economy Act. The new rules on online pornography are expected to come into force by April 2018, in what the government hailed as a milestone in its efforts to make “the UK the safest place in […]