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Buyers Briefing digital season: Will Ennett, TalkTalk

Name: Will Ennett Title: Head of pay TV content, TalkTalk Former Blinkbox and Viasat buyer Will Ennett joined UK telco TalkTalk a year ago as head of pay TV content, a role that sees him strike deals for the TalkTalk TV pay service, which is available through internet TV service YouView. He becomes the first […]

BBC iPlayer demand up by third

Requests on the BBC iPlayer catch-up service grew by a third in 2013, with 2.2 billion requests for TV shows and 800 million radio requests across all platforms, according to the latest statistics from the UK public broadcaster. Requests from tablet devices grew by 104% in the course of the year, with a total of […]

Playstation 4 on-demand launch partners revealed

The BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm and Netflix will be among the services offered by the Playstation 4 console when it launches on Friday (November 29) in Europe. A total of 18 services will be available from launch, with another following on December 4. An additional 20-plus apps are scheduled to launch on the platform by Spring […]

iPlayer usage stays flat

BBC iPlayer usage for May was flat month-on-month, with the breakdown of usage across PCs, mobiles, tablets and connected TVs also consistent with the figures for April. BBC iPlayer, the UK public broadcaster’s catch-up service, recorded 257 million requests for the month, the same number as April. Average daily requests numbered eight million. The number […]

Danny Cohen named BBC TV chief

The BBC has named BBC One controller Danny Cohen as director of television. Cohen’s appointment comes after an open recruitment process and marks the final addition to new director general Tony Hall’s senior management team at the new look UK pubcaster. The role was previously known as director of vision. Roger Mosey, who helmed the […]

UK on-demand TV hits ‘saturation point’

The UK market for on-demand TV is reaching saturation point, with only a limited potential new audience for these services, according to reseach by YouGov. The market research agency said that instead of looking for new audiences to generate growth and revenue, providers should shift strategies and look to maximise what they get from existing […]

Mobile and tablet use takes BBC iPlayer to record year

BBC iPlayer saw a record 2.32 billion TV and radio programme requests in 2012, with 36.5 billion minutes of programming being requested across all platforms. The biggest growth in viewing of the BBC’s catch-up service was on mobile phones and tablets. The BBC saw a 177% increase in requests from both types of device over […]

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