YouView data reveals changing UK TV usage habits

UK hybrid digital-terrestrial and IPTV platform YouView has unveiled the findings of analysis of viewer behaviour that reveals some surprises about the changing ways in which viewers are interacting with services. YouView has delivered eight billion streams of content since the rollout of the updated platform a year ago. Some 73% of users have recorded […]

BBC predicts all-IP future, says it will evolve into an internet broadcaster

The BBC’s technology chief has predicted that all media will be delivered over the web in the not too distant future and called on the UK industry to come together as we move into this IP era. Speaking at the DTG Summit in London yesterday, the BBC’s chief technology and product officer, Matthew Postgate, said […]

Ofcom predicts ‘Kangaroo 2’ collaboration between UK broadcasters

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has called on the UK’s public service broadcasters to collaborate in order to compete with global giants like Netflix, describing a previous regulatory block on such efforts as a “tragedy”. Speaking at the DTG Summit in London this morning, Ofcom group director and board member, Steve Unger, predicted that something along […]

Tencent agrees UK trade deal that includes TV development with the BBC

Chinese internet giant Tencent has signed a cultural creative industries trade deal with the UK that will see it work with the BBC to co-produce and develop content. A memorandum of understanding was signed by Tencent and the Department for International Trade in London today, with the wide-ranging deal to cover various cultural creative initiatives […]

BBC reports iPlayer’s strongest March and Q1 to date

The BBC reported its “best March ever” for the iPlayer, with viewing figures helping the catch-up service to reach its third-best month on record. Commenting on the stats, Dan McGolpin, controller of programming and daytime for the BBC, said that Q1 2018 was the BBC’s “strongest first quarter ever” for the iPlayer. Drama was the […]

BBC, C4, ITV in plan to combat Netflix with new streaming service

The BBC, Channel 4 (C4) and ITV have held discussions to join forces and create a streaming service that combats US giants Netflix and Amazon, according to reports. The Guardian reported that the trio are currently in early-stage talks to launch the service, which may also involve US TV and film group NBC Universal. Potential […]

BBC makes first live UHD, HDR broadcast on iPlayer

The BBC has streamed its first live event in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) on BBC iPlayer Beta. The broadcast took place at the weekend and was a live-stream of a Rugby League match between the York City Knights and Catalans Dragons. “It’s the first time we’ve streamed a live event […]

BBC to ‘reinvent the iPlayer’ in a bid to remain relevant to 16-34 year-olds

The BBC will focus on reinventing the iPlayer this year and making it more of a destination for young people, according to BBC chairman David Clementi. Speaking at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer (VLV) Spring Conference in London yesterday, Clementi said that while the BBC’s public service mission is more important than ever, […]

BBC reports record February for iPlayer

The BBC said its iPlayer digital service had its “best ever February performance” thanks to a strong line-up of dramas and live sport. The first episodes of new dramas Requiem and Collateral were the most popular programmes of the month, with 1.9 and 1.7 million requests respectively, while McMafia continued its strong performance from January. The Winter Olympics, FA […]

BBC launches social app for kids, CBBC Buzz

The BBC has launched a social mobile app for children aged under 13 in a bid to reinvent kid’s content for a new generation of viewers. CBBC Buzz lets users swipe through a feed of ultra-short videos, GIFs, quizzes and memes based on CBBC shows and topics. Children can also interact by taking part in […]

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