ITV’s efforts to increase revenues do not excite the City

My last blog spoke about Commercials TV stations’ efforts to address a drop in potential Linear TV revenues by shoring up new revenue streams.   ITV has recently introduced BritBox, an additional revenue stream, in conjunction with the BBC (see blog from my colleague Richard Huglin).  Despite these efforts City investors still do not seem impressed?… Read more »

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ITV & BBC join forces to resist Netflix/SVOD* threat

It’s a brave new world! As the battle for viewers rages on, long held and much cherished lines of demarcation between the UK’s top broadcast rivals are about to be blurred. ITV has confirmed that it and the BBC have now signed an agreement to launch their joint online streaming service, BritBox, in the UK… Read more »

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OOH – Advertisers’ concern for the future of the outdoor market goes public

In an open letter to the out-of-home sector recently, a group of advertisers went public with a series of concerns about the sector’s future. Under the banner of the ISBA Media Leaders group – which includes the likes of Vodafone, Nationwide, Tesco, L’Oreal, Samsung and HSBC UK – five areas were identified, including worries about the… Read more »

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New revenue streams shore up TV and radio

TV and Radio maintain revenues despite cuts in Ad Revenue According to Ofcom data both commercial TV and Radio revenues have remained stable, having been shored up by income streams c/o diversified activities away from traditional Ad sources. TV Total Income for 2018 was maintained £11.3bn:  increases in TV subscription, sponsorship revenue and TV shopping… Read more »

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4 Reasons To Increase Ad. Spend On Radio / Digital Audio

According to “The Rise of Digital Audio Advertising” a new report from MTM Research, advertisers and agency planners are fast re-assessing the strategic role of radio/digital audio. WHY? Four key factors are driving investment in digital audio – increased podcast listening smart speakers and connected cars the rise of programmatic trading cross-platform targeting opportunities Now,… Read more »

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The New Dimensions of Media: Trends for the Future

In a recent release, Tracey Follows, founder of Futuremade, has identified 5 key categories in which new media tech and innovation will have the most profound impact over the next 5-20 years. The full 43 page report is a compelling read as its key points suggest:- The report was commissioned by Sky to mark three… Read more »

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Tv Measurement System Faces Big Challenges Now and in the Future

With increased diversity and fragmentation of TV platforms transforming the landscape at record pace, the currency of TV audience measurement is becoming an ever greater challenge. It’s assuring to see Justin Sampson, Chief Executive of BARB  (the TV audience measurement body), in a recent article recognising the need for UK broadcasters, advertisers and media agencies to… Read more »

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JICREG True – Local newsbrands finally fight their corner

Keeping pace with the changing needs of advertisers, local media has delivered a new audience measurement currency to cover print and digital. JICREG True Local, launched on the 10th of June, reveals for the first time net deduplicated audience data for local newsbrands – showing that digital provides a 98% uplift to monthly print audiences… Read more »

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Redundancies loom as Editorial Print and Digital Teams at Evening Standard Merge

George Osborne, editor of the Evening Standard, has announced an imminent round of redundancies for the newsbrand’s editorial teams as it merges its digital and print operations. “Together, in the last couple of years, we’ve redesigned the paper and invested heavily in our digital output,” Osborne wrote in an email to staff today. “That’s why our… Read more »

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2020 Ad revenue: The irresistible force of digital

Latest media spend projections from the AA/WARC show two very different pictures for media owners, depending on how their estates sit in relation to the digital divide:- UK MEDIA EXPENDITURE PROJECTION – 2020 Growth in online media spend is over £3bn, dwarfing offline’s palty £120m Stark reading for those media owners struggling to reap the… Read more »

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