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Can Netflix sustain record subscriber numbers post-coronavirus?

As Netflix announced a record 16 million new subscribers in Q1 of 2020, questions are now being asked if the streaming service can sustain such big numbers post Covid-19. Netflix added 2.3 million new subscribers in the US and Canada to hit 70 million; and another 6.9 million across Europe, […]

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ITV launches ITV Hub Shout Outs following viewing surge

ITV Commercial has unveiled a new ad proposition, ITV Hub Shout Outs, to enable advertisers to “inform and support the public” during the COVID-19 pandemic outside of linear TV campaigns.  Shout Outs will offer advertisers an alternative to full-length commercials on the broadcaster’s on-demand streaming service, ITV Hub, instead delivering […]

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Can commercial TV broadcasters ride the wave of the perfect storm?

As we kick off The Future of TV Advertising UK, Steven Scaffardi explains how the two week digital experience will address the key questions facing the commercial TV industry during the time of COVID-19 At the end of Wolfgang Petersen’s biographical disaster drama, The Perfect Storm, George Clooney stares out at the 100-foot […]

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BBC iPlayer enjoys most popular two days ever

The BBC said that its iPlayer service enjoyed a record day last month as it unveiled a raft of new releases. It said that on Monday March 23rd, the day of Boris Johnson’s lockdown broadcast, drove 20.4 million requests to stream programmes on the service, the first time over 20m […]

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ITN furloughs staff, CEO takes pay cut

ITN is furloughing some members of staff, while the company’s CEO and chief financial and operations officer have both taken 20 per cent pay cuts. A spokeswoman for the broadcaster told TVBEurope the furloughed staff equates to around 3 per cent of the company. “Our newsrooms continue to be really busy, with […]

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Alarm bells ring for freelancers after last-minute update

HMRC fund will not support anyone on fixed-term contracts ended before their ‘natural conclusion’    A last-minute update to HMRC guidance could be the final nail in the coffin for thousands of freelancers desperate for financial support as the government’s support scheme opens today. Late on Friday afternoon, and following weeks […]

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Streaming vs. Coronavirus: Industry Update During the Pandemic

The Global pandemic of 2020 caused by the outburst of COVID-19 coronavirus has affected the lives of millions of people and their businesses. Most industries have experienced a significant impact due to quarantines initiated in countries all across the World. International travel, restaurant business, apparel, automotive, luxury products all have […]

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With the shift to non-linear content viewing, traditional TV networks and new-age content owners are both exploring OTT video streaming.

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Low latency makes ‘reporting from home’ a reality during pandemic

Broadcasters and their mobile teams are used to facing all sorts of challenges when reporting live from the field, linked to the remotest of locations, natural disasters or simply the presence of crowds putting pressure on local cellular networks. But the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may go down in history […]

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