Media


Piksel appoints media and entertainment MDs

Piksel has upped head of product Kris Brown and head of solutions Kristan Bullett to joint managing directors of its media and entertainment business. Bullett and Brown succeed Ralf Tillmann, who is currently serving as interim CEO, and will take charge of Piksel’s media and entertainment operations on a global basis. “Both Kris and Kristan […]

Deloitte: UK TV viewing by 18-24 year-olds to drop by up to 15% in 2018

Traditional TV viewing among 18-24 year olds in the UK will fall by 10%-15% in 2018 and 2019 but the rate of decline may slow after this, according to new research by Deloitte. The UK media sector trends report mooted a ‘Great British switch off’ among younger viewers as demand for paid-for online media content […]

Facebook to demote brand posts and videos to encourage ‘meaningful interactions’

Facebook is changing its news feed to focus more on “personal connections” in a move that will de-prioritise posts from businesses, brands and media. Announcing the decision in a post on the social network, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook has always put friends and family at the core of the experience, but that […]

Matt Hancock upped to culture secretary

The UK’s minister of state for digital, Matt Hancock, has been promoted to secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport as part of prime minister Teresa May’s cabinet reshuffle. Hancock replaces Karen Bradley who has now been appointed secretary of state for Northern Ireland. She in turn replaces James Brokenshire who has stepped […]

eMarketer: video viewing to see UK smartphone use surpass PCs

Video viewing will help smartphones to pass computers for the first time this year as the preferred way for UK adults to access the web, according to eMarketer. The research firm said that adults will spend one hour 59 minutes a day on their smartphone in 2017, compared to one hour 58 minutes for desktop […]

Intelsat adopts new structure and hires TWC exec for media

Intelsat has reorganised its management team with a new structure based on its three core business areas, and three new leadership appointments covering broadband, mobility and media businesses respectively. The media business will be led by Robert Cerbone, who is joining the company from Time Warner Cable, where he most recently served as vie-president and […]

Intelsat media revenues up in Q1

Intelsat’s media revenues climbed 6% year-on-year in Q1 with growth in DTH services in Latin America, the Carribean and Africa partially offset by declines in Asia Pacific and North America. Media revenue came to US$225.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, and made up 42% of Intelsat’s total revenue. The two other […]

Apple hints at wider content plans

Apple will roll out originals for its Apple Music service throughout the year and has hinted at far wider content plans as the media landscape continues to shift. Speaking on the company’s fiscal first quarter earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said the company is learning a lot about the original content business and is “thinking […]

Twitter’s Dan Biddle departs in second major media exit

Twitter’s director of strategic innovation, Dan Biddle, is leaving the company in the second major media departure to come to light in recent weeks. Biddle, who joined Twitter UK in 2012, initially as head of UK broadcast partnerships, announced his move in a string of Tweets yesterday. The news comes less than three weeks after […]

Ofcom: kids spend more time online than in front of the TV

For the first time children aged five to 15 now spend more time online than they do watching TV sets, according to Ofcom research. The UK broadcast regulator’s ‘Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes’ report claims that in the past year children have increased their weekly online time by 1 hour and 19 minutes […]