IHS Screen Digest


UK Premier League rights auction could top £5bn

The cost of the current UK TV auction for live Premier League football from 2016/17 to 2018/19 could top £5 billion (US$7.6 billion) for the first time, according to new research. Ampere Analysis predicts that, based on past auctions, there will be a “competitive base rate inflation” of between 55% and 65% in cost per […]

Store closures will ‘severely impact’ UK video rental market

The UK DVD and Blu-ray rental market will decline sharply this year following the shut-down of half the country’s Blockbuster video stores as part of a restructuring agreed by the company’s new management, according to research from IHS Screen Digest. According to IHS Screen Digest, the UK market for physical video rental will drop by […]