European media mergers and acquisitions nearly doubled in 2010 – and will bounce even farther back in 2011, thanks to regulatory relaxation,… Read more »
UK music sales are still growing – but a slowdown in online sales has reduced that industry growth to its slowest since digital’s boost firs… Read more »
With 2010 a wrap, industry watchers keep on predicting a hot 2011 for M&A and IPO activity. The latest is Dow Jones (NSDQ: NWS) VentureSourc… Read more »
2010 was the year the music industry got its way, when the graduated-response method of dissuading piracy was adopted by parliament.
But no… Read more »
A Forrester Research report released Monday received a ton of attention for its suggestion that TV and internet usage in the U.S. had reache… Read more »
The UK radio industry’s Rajar group has released another set of stats it says shows growing consumption of its programming via online platfo… Read more »
How many people in Britain buy a newspaper every day? It’s a question of ten asked and rarely answered with any authority.
I found myself f… Read more »
Why let the apparent lack of a business model stand in the way of Jeremy Hunt’s vision for a first ever UK local TV ecosystem? An Oliver & O… Read more »
Nothing like a hard dose of reality, administered by data. On Wednesday morning, media advisory Oliver & Ohlbaum bombarded guests at a brief… Read more »
The pay-TV market is nearing a subscriptions plateau – but YouView doesn’t yet look like stealing current operators’ customers.
An Oliver &… Read more »
Having watched the rise of Britain’s Mail Online over the last year, tongues are wagging that, in 2011, it could overtake The New York Times… Read more »
Deloitte’s biannual survey of UK technology companies shows heightened optimism for mergers and acquisitions in the year ahead, with cloud s… Read more »
KPMG surveyed a total 4,312 UK consumers from YouGov’s panel in September, for its Media and Entertainment Barometer (release).
Here are th… Read more »
All media bar newspapers and magazines are now on a global advertising growth up-curve toward 2013, when the internet will nearly match the… Read more »
Compared to the past three years, newspapers in Q3 had its first positive — or perhaps, “less worse” is more accurate — ad revenue news in… Read more »
More than a tenth of The Times’ core readers who have internet access have now paid to subscribe to the paper’s website or its web-and-prin… Read more »
Media advisory firm Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates’ CEO Mark Oliver presented these fascinating survey results, detailing the challenge of char… Read more »
Pro-TV agency Thinkbox recently compiled Tellyport, a piece of research examining video-on-demand consumption in 3,000 of “the most digitall… Read more »
In a broadcasting industry plagued by, yet obsessed with, what some concede is faulty audience measurement, the BBC is taking it upon itself… Read more »
Early days for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Marketplace app store indicates that games are by far the most popular category among paid apps,… Read more »
Newspaper readership varies widely across Europe. In France, for example, consumption is so low, at 46 percent of French, that the governmen… Read more »
Digital ad salespeople from News International, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT), The Guardian and Facebook are amongst those going down in the estima… Read more »
Just how connected and technologically advanced of an audience are we? Sure, DVRs are becoming more and more commonplace and it may be intui… Read more »
Nielsen has uncovered a glitch in its system that led it to under-report the amount of time users spent on websites and is investigating the… Read more »
Most agencies and big marketers still think of digital advertising as a “cheaper” medium that’s best suited for direct-response ads, rather… Read more »
Independent.co.uk enjoyed the biggest month-on-month rise in average daily browsers among national newspaper websites in September, while gu… Read more »
One circulation metric that wasn’t down year-over-year for U.S. newspapers during the first half of 2010: the total number of subscribers to… Read more »
Increased interest in e-editions wasn’t enough to keep U.S. newspapers from another circ decline but it did help slow the bleeding. Circulat… Read more »
The major prognosticators covering online ad spending are bullish about next year. Here’s why: Online ads are back to reaching new heights,… Read more »
ZenithOptimedia is revising up its forecast for 2010 global ad spend, from +3.5 percent to +4.8 percent.
Its 2011 forecast is up, too, from… Read more »
The internet is still proving the medium most likely to attract new marketing pounds, especially during austere times.
The balance of compa… Read more »
» As expected, Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) Television Group has acquired a majority stake in UK production company Shed Media. [The… Read more »
Search-ad sales increased 19 percent year-over-year during the most recent quarter, marking the third consecutive quarter of double-digit gr… Read more »
TubeMogul, which provides online video analytics and other video tools to publishers and advertisers, has raised $10 million in its latest f… Read more »
Spending on online ads during the first half of 2010 in the UK returned to double-digit growth, increasing 10 percent from the previous year… Read more »
It was only last month that eMarketer said Facebook’s ad sales for the year would likely total $1.2 billion. In a report today on the state… Read more »
Facebook sends 13 times more clicks to news sites than Twitter in France, according to European internet monitor AT Internet Institute…
T… Read more »
So much for that “vinyl revival”. UK sales of music on the ridged discs are now back to falling. Read more »
Two posts by Hogeschool Utrecht professor Piet Bakker show different outcomes for freesheet newspapers in Europe…
In France, the 20 Minut… Read more »
It seemed that some publishers were reaching a point at which their long-developed websites would be regarded as poor earners, with more ear… Read more »