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18th December 2020
by MTM team
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18th December 2020
by Sam Warner
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18th December 2020
by Sam Warner

2020 has been a significant year for the UK’s BVOD industry. It’s been a year in which the public service broadcasters (PSB) have faced the challenge of coronavirus, impacting both audience behaviour and content pipelines, as well as a year that has brought increased scrutiny over PSB standing in an increasingly digital, and global, media…

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11th December 2020
by Archie Booth
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11th December 2020
by Archie Booth

In this piece, we explore the ways in which the pandemic has impacted on TV schedules and VOD releases, look into how broadcasters and streaming services have adapted, and lastly, share thoughts on what this could mean for 2021. How has the pandemic impacted TV schedules and VOD releases? Peaky Blinders, Call the Midwife, Love…

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23rd November 2020
by Alex Gibson
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23rd November 2020
by Alex Gibson

“Is it really that time of year again?” It may be hard to believe, but another Black Friday looms, albeit markedly different to those of years gone by. Despite the radically unconventional retail landscape, Brits still plan to spend £6 billion at the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this year. An area that we…

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30th October 2020
by Alex Gibson
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30th October 2020
by Alex Gibson

Sweat-inducing treadmill sprints and eye-popping deadlifts have long been the escape from life’s stresses for millions. The gym is a sanctuary for a broad cross-section of society, from those determined to psyche themselves up for a working day, or wind down away from the house. For some, the community around them induces cheer and motivates;…

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9th October 2020
by Megan Strachan
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9th October 2020
by Megan Strachan

Disney+ has now been available in the UK for six months, after a perfectly timed launch in March that coincided the start of a nationwide lockdown. Many subscribed to entertain themselves and their family while confined to their homes with some new-found free time. Data from our syndicated research tracker ScreenThink shows a strong start…

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2nd October 2020
by Natalia Kumar
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2nd October 2020
by Natalia Kumar

Back in April, we explored how PVOD (releasing films straight to VOD for a premium price) had been trialled by a minority of studios prior to the COVID pandemic. At the time, the threat of cinemas boycotting films prevented it from really taking off. However, in the wake of the pandemic, the closure of cinemas…

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18th September 2020
by MTM team
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18th September 2020
by MTM team

A decade ago the arrival of the smartphone changed the world, and these devices have become a fulcrum in all of our lives. So much so that today, it is estimated that of the 5.3bn people on earth aged over 15, around 5bn have a mobile phone. Incredible. However, after 10 years of double digit…

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11th September 2020
by MTM team
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11th September 2020
by MTM team

The new Director-General, Tim Davie gave his introductory speech last week. Whilst some thought his sentiments were bold, others welcomed the proposed changes with open arms.  We take a look at five of his key messages, and explore the universal challenges facing UK broadcasters. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to fund programming  “Looking to the future,…

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28th August 2020
by Marina Graham
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28th August 2020
by Marina Graham

Until recently, it seemed like TikTok was unstoppable. During Covid-19, the video-sharing platform became a social media sensation that took the world by storm, surpassing 2 billion downloads and setting a record for app installs in a single quarter. However the last few weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster for TikTok fans and creators alike,…

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