UK

BBC news grows global reach

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BBC content now reaches a weekly global audience of 372 million, according to the UK public broadcaster, representing a 7% increase year-on-year. The Global Audience… Read more

Arqiva confirms it is mulling sale amid solid 9M results

Arqiva

UK transmission services outfit Arqiva has confirmed that its shareholders are undertaking a strategic review that could lead to a sale of the company. Reporting… Read more

Amazon launches subscription TV in UK, Germany

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Amazon has launched its Amazon Channels offering in the UK, Germany and Austria, allowing Prime users to add live and on-demand TV as part of… Read more

Ampere: Over 55s failing to see attractions of SVOD

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Over 55s are not tuning in to subscription video-on-demand, even though they have embraced catch-up on-demand services from free-to-air broadcasters, according to research by Ampere… Read more

BBC reports 23% increase in April iPlayer traffic

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The BBC reported a 23% year-on-year increase in programme requests to its on-demand iPlayer service in April. Programme requests reached 274 million for the month,… Read more

ESL planning ‘much more’ linear TV around eSports

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Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned eSports outfit ESL plans to build on early experiments to reach out to new platforms and develop much more linear TV coverage… Read more

Sky renews European NBCU deal

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European pay TV operator Sky has renewed its wide-ranging TV and film content deal with NBCUniversal. The multi-year deal covers Sky Cinema and the NBCUniversal… Read more

Blue Ant UK studio hires Nerd, Lambent execs

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Blue Ant Media’s expanding UK studio, Antenna Pictures, has hired development and production chiefs from Nerd TV and Lambent Productions. The addition of Oliver Good… Read more

Vodafone sees TV and convergence growth despite problems

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Despite being weighed down by the write-down of its Indian business and problems in the UK, Vodafone has posted solid year-end numbers, boosted by the… Read more

Producers welcome new S4C chief

Owen Evans

Welsh indie production body the TAC has welcomed the appointment of senior civil servant Owen Evans as CEO of the nation’s pubcaster, S4C. Evans will… Read more

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