Boris Johnson coronavirus address becomes one of the UK’s most watched programmes ever

UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on March 23 was historic in more ways than one, with the British prime minister not only introducing unprecedented measures to address the coronavirus pandemic but also setting viewing records. The brief pre-recorded broadcast was watched by 27.1 million British households on linear TV. The official […]

ITV lays out plans for coronavirus

British pubcaster ITV has announced its response to the coronavirus pandemic as the UK looks to be housebound for the foreseeable future. Following the announcement made by the BBC, ITV has made a similar move to refocus its programming towards news content while some entertainment shows like The Voice UK will be postponed until later […]

Rugby World Cup breaks records with 857 million viewers

The 2019 Rugby World Cup has broken the record for the most-viewed rugby union tournament. According to governing body World Rugby, more than 857 million people watched the tournament from Japan. This represented a 26% increase from the tournament hosted in England in 2015. In terms of live audiences, 501 million people watched live – […]

BritBox announces Australian expansion, hits 1 million subs in US

ITV and BBC Studios UK-content streamer BritBox is to launch in Australia later this year. The SVOD service, which was first launched in the US and Canada in 2017, offers an array of UK programming and last year revealed plans to “significantly expand” its offering with more original drama and live events. It will be […]

Six Nations could go to pay TV from 2022 in UK

Rugby Union’s Six Nations could move to pay TV from 2022 in the UK. According to Rugby Paper, the competition’s organisers have not ruled out the possibility of a pay TV broadcaster winning the rights to the competition which has been broadcast on free TV in the country for 20 years. While the BBC and […]

ITV and BT Sport to simulcast Queensberry boxing

BT Sport and ITV have signed a rights sharing deal for Boxing bouts featuring fighters signed to Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.  A release from the promoter said that its boxers will see “unrivalled coverage in Britain thanks to the ground-breaking initiative.” Pay TV BT Sport and free-to-air ITV will share fight content, starting with the […]

EE to offer six months free BritBox to users

BT-owned mobile operator EE has announced a new distribution agreement with the ITV/BBC joint venture BritBox. From March 13, all new and existing EE pay monthly customers will be given a complimentary six month subscription to the normally £5.99 per month streamer. Users will also benefit from inclusive data when streaming video from BritBox. The […]

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