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Denmark’s TV 2 agrees eSports deal with MTG

MTG’s eSports companies Turtle Entertainment – which operates the ESL brand – and DreamHack have signed a broadcasting deal with Danish national TV network TV 2. The deal will see TV 2 provide more than 700 hours of eSports content to TV viewers in Denmark throughout 2019 – including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournaments organised […]

IHS: 4K TVs now account for 44% of television shipments

Demand for big-screen TVs surged in the third quarter with 4K sets accounting for almost 44% of TV shipments, a new record, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that due to sustained premiums and larger average size, 4K TVs made up more than 71% of all TV revenues during the quarter Global shipments […]

Sky urges Ofcom to look ‘beyond the rhetoric’ of PSBs in prominence decision

Sky has urged Ofcom and the UK government to “look beyond the rhetoric” of the public service broadcasters (PSBs) before making changes to rules surrounding channel prominence. In an open letter Sky’s group director of policy and public affairs, David Wheeldon, argued that the UK broadcast regulator should closely examine PSB claims before “acting to further […]

Thinkbox: live TV still accounts for 56% of UK viewing

Live TV still accounts for 56% of all the video the UK watches, some two hours and 38 minutes a day, according to a new Thinkbox research. ‘The Age of Television’ study, which was commissioned by Thinkbox and conducted by research firm MTM, said that despite the variety of ways that people access video, live […]

Strategy Analytics: TV to account for 80% of video ad spend in five years

Even though digital video is the fastest growing digital advertising category, TV will still account for the vast majority of video ad spend in 2023, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm predicted that TV will represent 80% of global video ad spend in 2023 while digital video will make up 20% of spend, with […]

IHS Markit: 8K TV shipments to approach 2m units by 2020

The “next wave” of resolution transition will kick off towards the end of this year when major global TV brands launch 8K sets, according to IHS Markit. The research firm estimated that the 8K TV market will grow from less than 20,000 units shipped in 2018 to shipments of more than 430,000 in 2019, approaching […]

BFI: Tax credits spur record levels of TV production spend

High-end tax credits for the UK’s television sector generated a record spend of £896.7 million in 2016, marking a doubling of local production over four years, according to a new report by The British Film Institute. The BFI report has shown that an estimated £632 million in tax relief seeded £3.2 billion in direct production […]

Futuresource: 4K UHD to move into the mainstream this year

Almost 50% of all TVs shipped worldwide this year will be 4K capable, marking 2018 as the year that ultra HD “moves mainstream,” according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the amount of 4K UHD content available to consumers has “grown significantly” over the first half of 2018, with broadcast content supplemented by […]

European TV news ‘pluralistic and varied’ says EAO report

A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) into TV news channels has revealed that around 140 ‘news only’ TV channels are available in Europe. Among the report’s key findings is that 67% of these channels belong to media groups that only have one news channel, suggesting the market is “pluralistic and varied”. According […]

Multiscreen Index shows cable subs falling ‘for first time’

The latest edition of Informitv’s quarterly Multiscreen Index (MI) suggests business at traditional pay TV players is slowing down. For the second quarter of 2018, MI reported, “the second smallest rise so far in television subscribers among the 100 leading services in the index. “Subscriber numbers rose by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2018 (which equates to 2.69 million), […]

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