IHS: linear TV viewing down as online time increases

Linear TV viewing time declined year-on-year across the top five European markets in 2017 as the share of viewing time for online platforms increased, according to IHS Markit. The research firm noted that video consumption is changing across the leading five European markets – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – with time-shifted viewing […]

BBC breaks online viewing record with World Cup

The BBC reported a “record-breaking” 66.8 million live and on-demand requests on BBC iPlayer and BBC sport for this summer’s Russia World Cup, which concluded at the weekend. The BBC said that England’s quarter-final match against Sweden became the BBC’s highest online-viewed live programme ever with 3.8m (3.9m including on-demand) live requests on BBC iPlayer […]

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 […]

IHS: online to replace TV as top ad medium by 2020

Online will replace TV as the number one global advertising medium by 2020, according to new research by IHS Markit. The Global Advertising Trends report from IHS Technology’s Advertising Intelligence Service claims that while the TV market still benefits from big brand budgets, online will take pole position within the next five years. “In some […]

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 […]

Channel 4 to revamp All 4, up online content spend

Channel 4 is revamping its All 4 digital service and is planning a multi-million pound increase in investment in original and acquired online content for 2017. The new All 4 home screen will combine human content curation with data-driven personalisation and is due to go live on smart TVs and games consoles in the coming […]

Liberty Global to increase online content focus

Liberty Global will look to increasingly focus its content spend online, according to company CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at Goldman Sachs’ 25th Annual Communacopia Conference in New York yesterday, Fries said that currently Liberty spends some US$2 billion per year on content, most of which is currently “spent on channels like Discovery”. “An increasing amount of that […]

BBC Three claims online success

Strong viewing figures for new BBC Three drama Thirteen shows that the youth network’s content “cuts through with a young audience wherever it is,” according to Damian Kavanagh. In a blog post that marks six weeks since BBC Three moved online-only, the network’s digital controller said that Thirteen has had over 2.4m requests so far – […]

Comcast to launch Watchable video platform

US cable provider Comcast is reportedly gearing up to launch a major new digital video platform called Watchable in an effort to take on the likes of YouTube. According to a Business Insider report, Comcast is planning to launch the service in the coming weeks and is partnering with digital publishers like Buzzfeed, Awesomeness TV […]

Only half of young people’s viewing is through live TV

Only 50% of 16-24 year-olds’ audio-visual consumption is through live television, according to UK broadcast regulator Ofcom. In its third review of public service TV broadcasting, and its first since 2008, Ofcom said that watching content online, on-demand and across a range of devices are “increasingly important” to viewers, particularly younger people. “Among 16-24 year olds, […]

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