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ITV sells Friends Reunited for £150m less than buying price

ITV has sold Friends Reunited for £25m to publisher Brightsolid Limited, after buying the pioneering social network for a total of £175m back in 2005. Brightsolid is owned by DC Thomson, Dundee-based publisher of comics such as the Beano. Friends Reunited will become part of Brightsolid’s publishing portfolio, which includes a good match in findmypast.com, which operates the official 1901 and 1911 census websites.

07/08/2009  |  Full story...

Top 5 television broadcasters: UK

Ranked by total videos viewed online, Jan 2009

Digital Strategy data- Top 5 television broadcasters: UK. Ranked by total videos viewed online, Jan 2009

Source: comScore: http://www.comscore.com

17/03/2009

Virgin Media to offer ITV catch up

Virgin Media is to provide an "ITV Player" channel offering catch up episodes taken from ITV channels 1, 2, 3 and 4, writes Brand Republic. Episodes will be available for seven days and ITV will feature over 40 hours of programming each week, including popular shows such as Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Viewers will also have access to an archive service featuring 500 hours of programming over 6 months old. A selection of ITV's HD programming will also be available to viewers on demand. Subscribers to Virgin Media TV will also be able to watch ITV content directly on their computers. Under the 4-year deal ITV will receive a fixed revenue share.
Virgin Media already provides content from the BBC, Channel 4, Bravo, Living and Virgin1 on its catch up service. Total views reached 357m for the first nine months of last year and averaged 45m per month in the final quarter of 2008.
From Brand Republic: http://www.brandrepublic.com, 08/01/2009
Virgin Media: http://www.virginmedia.com

08/01/2009

ITV to re-brand online catch-up service

ITV is planning to rename its online "Catch Up TV" service to the "ITV Player", writes Marketing Week. The service was launched in March 2007 and provides access to popular ITV shows such as Coronation Street and the X Factor. The news follows the announcement of a new deal between ITV and Google to serve AdSense text ads alongside search results on ITV.com. Google already powers the site's search listings which have seen traffic grow from 500,000 queries in August 2007 to almost 5m in November 2008. In total ITV.com receives an average of 5.2m monthly users.
From Marketing Week: http://www.marketingweek.co.uk, 05/12/2008
ITV: http://www.itv.com

05/12/2008

78% of UK web users viewed online videos in June 2008

New figures from comScore Video Metrix show that over 27.4m UK internet users (or 78% of the UK's internet population) watched 3.2bn videos during June, writes Netimperative. The average British online viewer saw 117.7 videos during the month - the highest figure of any country tracked by comScore Video Metrix (including the US, Canada, France and Germany).

Google sites (including YouTube) dominated UK online video views, accounting for nearly 50% of all videos watched, followed by BBC sites (1.4%) and Microsoft sites (0.8%).

YouTube served 1.4bn videos during the month. The average online video lasted 3.0 minutes.

From Netimperative: http://www.netimperative.com, 17/09/2008
comScore: http://www.comscore.com

Top UK Online Video Properties* Ranked by Videos Viewed - June 2008

Digital Strategy data - Top UK Online Video Properties* Ranked by Videos Viewed - June 2008

Total UK - Age 15+, Home & Work Locations**
* Rankings based on video content sites; excludes video server networks. Online video includes both streaming and progressive download video.
** Excludes videos viewed from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.

Source: comScore Video Metrix
comScore: http://www.comscore.com

Top UK Online Video Properties* Ranked by Total Unique Viewers - June 2008

Digital Strategy data - Top UK Online Video Properties* Ranked by Total Unique Viewers - June 2008

Total UK - Age 15+, Home & Work Locations**
* Rankings based on video content sites; excludes video server networks. Online video includes both streaming and progressive download video.
** Excludes videos viewed from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.

Source: comScore Video Metrix
comScore: http://www.comscore.com

17/09/2008

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 join forces for on-demand service

BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 have come together to form a new commercial joint venture which will contain on-demand TV content from all three broadcasters, writes Brand Republic. The service (dubbed "Kangaroo") will feature over 10,000 hours of content including catch-up episodes and older archive programming. Some content will be available for free, with other programmes available to hire or download permanently for a fee. The service will also earn revenues through advertising. All revenues will be shared equally regardless of which partner owns the original content. Kangaroo still needs formal approval from the BBC Trust and from each broadcaster's board.
From Brand Republic: http://www.brandrepublic.com, 27/11/2007

27/11/2007

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