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NAB Show takes on IBC Show
BBC Three viewing fell by nearly 90%
Media spending decline expected to recover

The coronavirus pandemic may have accelerated the adoption
and usage of online services. However, a study of the first
television channel to turn off transmissions and move
exclusively online suggests that the audience did not
necessarily follow. That is despite being aimed at viewers
aged 16-34, who might be more likely to view online. Not
showing programmes that they might want to watch on a
channel aimed at that age group may even have encouraged
them to alternative online video services. William Cooper Editor NAB SHOW TAKES ON IBC SHOW The NAB Show, which was cancelled in 2020 as a result of the
coronavirus pandemic, has been moved from April to October
2021. That puts the Las Vegas show just a month after the
IBC Show in Amsterdam, despite claims by the National
Association of Broadcasters to have avoided direct conflicts
with other events. It seems like a strategic gamble for high
stakes. Read more... BBC THREE VIEWING FELL BY NEARLY 90% BBC Three viewing minutes fell by 89% since the broadcast
channel ceased broadcasting and went online only in early
2016. A study shows that the channel, with a target audience
of those aged 16-34 years, appears to have failed to attract
anything like equivalent viewing online. Compared to the
year before it ended broadcast transmission, viewing of BBC
Three programmes, including those shown on other BBC
channels, was down 72% in 2019. Read more... MEDIA SPENDING DECLINE EXPECTED TO RECOVER Consumer habits can take a lifetime to learn but just a
lockdown to lose. The entertainment and media world in 2020
has become more remote, more virtual, more streamed, more
personal and for now at least more centred on the home than
anyone anticipated at the start of the year. The annual
Global Entertainment and Media Outlook from PwC records a
decline of $120 billion in sector revenue but forecasts a
recovery in 2021 and a return to growth with an accelerated
transition to digital media. Read more... BBC director general faces difficult future Samsung leads television streaming devices AT&T considers DIRECTV options ITV and BBC invest in BritBox Australia A quarter of American viewing is online Netflix trials shuffle play feature MULTISCREEN INDEX The quarterly Multiscreen Index offers an invaluable
overview of multichannel pay-TV providers around the world
and provides an index of the top 100 services by digital
subscriber numbers, with top 10 rankings worldwide, by
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