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10th October 2019
by Sam Warner
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10th October 2019
by Sam Warner

Streaming to see sports media rights revenues hit US$85bn by 2024 The global value of sports rights is currently estimated to be around US$48.6bn. The Rethink TV report – The Sports Rights Forecast to 2024 – predicts an increase of 75% over the next 5 years due to audiences continuing to move towards direct to…

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3rd October 2019
by Clarissa Mayhew
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3rd October 2019
by Clarissa Mayhew

At IBC last month, MTM presented the global findings from the fourth edition of the Pay-TV Innovation Forum. Launched by MTM and NAGRA in 2016, the global research programme explores the biggest challenges facing pay-TV operators and content owners in all regions, based on surveys, interviews and seminars. Here are a few of our favourite…

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20th September 2019
by Alex Milne Turner
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20th September 2019
by Alex Milne Turner

5 days. Hundreds of exhibitors. Thousands of demos. And tens of thousands of steps. This may sound like a music festival, but instead it is the media and entertainment’s annual Amsterdam bonanza: the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). IBC brings together the entire video broadcast value chain: from production to distribution, through to engagement, monetisation and…

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23rd August 2019
by Megan Strachan
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23rd August 2019
by Megan Strachan

With the fifth series of ITV2’s breakout hit Love Island now wrapped up, and after 155 contestants and 207 episodes, we at MTM have crunched the data surrounding the villa to reflect on the show so far through 7 charts: Of the 98,000 hopefuls who applied to series 5, only 6 made it into the…

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2nd August 2019
by Tim Part
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2nd August 2019
by Tim Part

Here at MTM Sport, we have barely had time to calm down from the ICC World Cup final before the men’s Ashes series started yesterday. In case you have been hiding under a rock for the last few weeks, the final provided one of the most dramatic endings to a global tournament of any sport,…

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26th July 2019
by Imogen Nightingale
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26th July 2019
by Imogen Nightingale

Proctor and Gamble (P&G) recently took a full page ad in the New York Times urging the United States Soccer Federation (USFF) to “be on the right side of history”, and pledging its support for pay parity by donating $529,000 to the US Women’s National Team. P&G is just the latest in a series of…

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12th July 2019
by Alex Gibson
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12th July 2019
by Alex Gibson

On Monday 8th July, the topic of our latest forum was the evolution of the subscription OTT market.  OFCOM’s research last year year showed that the UK now has more SVOD than Pay TV subscribers; and with the likes of BritBox, Disney+, WarnerMedia and NBC Universal set to join the market, it’s clear that further…

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5th July 2019
by Alex Milne Turner
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5th July 2019
by Alex Milne Turner

Solving European Broadcasters’ Pain Points with Softserve MTM and SoftServe recently published a white paper that explores broadcasters’ core challenges in the European market, and considers how innovative technologies can help them thrive. This mailer provides a taster of the core findings from the white paper. The European TV Market is growing, but broadcasters must…

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28th June 2019
by Clarissa Mayhew
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28th June 2019
by Clarissa Mayhew

Whilst most famous for its glossy US dramas, in the last four years Netflix has made several high profile (and expensive!) commitments to developing more internationally varied content. The streaming service’s push to expand into new markets is paying off: of the 9.6 million subscribers Netflix added in 2019 Q1, 7.9 million were from outside…

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20th June 2019
by Kate Isaacs
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20th June 2019
by Kate Isaacs

Playing to a global audience Before the first game of the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup, according to Adage, more than 70 million people had seen advertising for the tournament across social media platforms.  But which brands are getting their tactics right and which are scoring cultural own goals? We’ve taken a look at the…

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