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15th November 2018
by MTM team
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15th November 2018
by MTM team

84 percent of pay-TV executives expect competition for paid-for video services to increase dramatically over the next five years As TV and OTT converge, the pay-TV industry is evolving towards a platform-agnostic model, transitioning into a paid-for video market Service providers are embarking on the next stage of digital transformation and innovation, encompassing accelerated improvements…

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15th November 2018
by MTM team
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15th November 2018
by MTM team

The sports broadcasting landscape in the UK has entered a period of significant change. The big commercial players – Sky Sports and BT Sport – have rationalised their spending on rights, as have the public service broadcasters. Amazon entered the world of Premier League broadcasting this year, having won ATP and US Open Tennis rights…

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15th November 2018
by MTM team
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15th November 2018
by MTM team

Red Dead Redemption 2, an expansive, epic open world video game exploring America’s wild frontiers, was released to widespread critical acclaim on Friday. It comes from Grand Theft Auto developers, Rockstar Games, but is rather more slow paced and sumptuous than its urban, adolescent brother. It is a vivid transportation to 19th century American heartlands….

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15th November 2018
by MTM team
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15th November 2018
by MTM team

Over the last few months, MTM has given a lot of our time and attention to talking about young people and the media. This reflects a deep interest among the wider media industry in how young audiences consume content. But we thought it remiss of us not to consider our older friends too. After all,…

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15th November 2018
by MTM team
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15th November 2018
by MTM team

A generation of young people are growing up in an uncertain world, characterised by global instability, terrorist threats, economic uncertainty and political division. It’s no surprise then that Gen Z are looking for stability in this tough, unpredictable climate; as a recent study points out, 60% of Gen-Z feel pressure to be successful and make…

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15th November 2018
by MTM team
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15th November 2018
by MTM team

Children are at the heart of the voice technology revolution: they are the first generation for whom talking to technology is the new normal. A recent survey revealed that some 57% of smart speakers are purchased to entertain children, while another found that 70% of 8-17’s had used voice technology in the past year. Here are 8 key things…

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27th July 2018
by Clare McAndrew and Florrie Hodgkinson
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27th July 2018
by Clare McAndrew and Florrie Hodgkinson

Once upon a time, there was Pay TV. This month, a report by Ofcom declared there are now more UK subscribers to streaming services than to traditional Pay TV.  Unsurprisingly, Netflix leads the way in the field of OTT services, with an estimated 9.1 million UK subscribers. Their UK platform currently offers 3,600 film titles…

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20th July 2018
by Alex Milne Turner
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20th July 2018
by Alex Milne Turner

Football has not returned to its initial place of residence. Instead, it has boarded the Eurostar and is heading direct to Paris Gare du Nord. Unfortunately, this nation’s appearance at a major tournament ran a course similar to others: initial cynicism, begrudging acceptance, rising hope, over-inflated expectations, and then the inevitable and crushing disappointment at…

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13th July 2018
by Matthew Macaulay
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13th July 2018
by Matthew Macaulay

The MTM team had a fantastic time attending and contributing to this year’s Children’s Media Conference, which proved to be one of the most interesting and varied yet. Three MTMers produced and moderated panels at CMC on a diverse range of topics including: the role of new technologies in kids entertainment, disruption in the kids…

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6th July 2018
by Jade Rea
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6th July 2018
by Jade Rea

It’s been a big week for the digital giants. The big disruptors – who have between them completely re-shaped the media landscape in the last decade – are now making significant moves into new(ish) territories in the quest for growth. Facebook: TV and sport In a bid to compete with YouTube, Instagram (part of the…

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Digital Culture Report 2017