Lindsey Clay

Young adult appetite for TV drops in UK

TV viewing time among people aged 16 to 24 dropped 7% year-on-year in 2015, though television still remains “by far the most popular form of video” for this age group, according to Thinkbox. The marketing body for commercial TV in the UK said that 16-24s watched an average of two hours, 24 minutes a day […]

UK TV ad spend tops £5bn, driven by SVOD, online

TV advertising spend in the UK reached a record high of £5.27 billion (US$7.43 billion) last year, driven by spend by online companies such as Netflix, according to new research by Thinkbox. The UK marketing body for commercial TV said that full year figure was up 7.4% from 2014 and marks the sixth consecutive year […]

Tess Alps steps back from Thinkbox CEO role

Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial television in the UK, has promoted managing director Lindsey Clay to CEO, with current chief executive Tess Alps to step back into a non-executive chairman role. The changes come into effect from January 1, 2014, with Jeremy Tester, director of brand strategy at Sky Media, to also come in […]

UK viewers watch four hours of TV a day

New data reveals that viewers in the UK watched an average of four hours, one minute a day of linear TV on a TV set. The total falls slightly below the record set in 2011, but viewing on devices other than a TV set increased. Ratings organisation BARB measured the overall viewing times and Thinkbox, […]