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Media and Telecoms 2018 & Beyond conference

On the 8 March 2018 Enders Analysis co-hosted the annual Media & Telecoms 2018 & Beyond conference with Deloitte and sponsored by Barclays, Linklaters and Moelis & Company. With the conference taking place on International Women’s Day it was particularly poignant to see a 50/50 gender balance on the line up. Chaired once again by David Abraham and with a stellar speaker line up, this conference was a highly informative and stimulating day. Videos of the presentations are available on the conference website.

NSPCC Dinner 2018

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Enders Dinner, which saw TMT industry titans come together to celebrate this milestone evening in support of Childline, a service provided by the NSPCC. On 19th July 2018 Claire Enders, with co-host Matt Brittin, President of EMEA Business & Operations for Google, celebrated some of the key achievements the dinners have bought to the cause over the years, engaging over 120 companies and creating a legacy for the NSPCC and Childline, raising over £12.5m to date. The dinner began with welcoming remarks from Claire and Matt Brittin, The NSPCC then presented some of their most recent triumphs and highlighted the areas that need further support. Dame Esther Rantzen, DBE, Founder of Childline, also provided her perspective on the continued importance of the work that Childline does to protect the welfare of children across the UK, thirty years after it was founded. Each year a select list of 120 CEOs, Chairmen, board members and other senior executives are invited to attend.

Women at Work 2018

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March 2018 in the centenary of the partial suffrage, Women at Work 2018 promotes the goals of professional women in the UK 

Women at Work 2018

Public Policy

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Brexit risks for the creative industries

Trade policy path to Brexit for the UK

Public Service Broadcasting

Enders Analysis is a firm believer in strong public service broadcasting which boosts the entire UK creative industry and is consumed by almost everyone. We have published a report on Channel 4 relocation.  To download this report please click on the link below:

Channel 4: relocation and dislocation 

 

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  • Channel 4
  • Freeview
  • ITV
  • Sky
  • YouView
  • Media
  • TV

Addressable linear TV advertising, where precision-targeted ads overlay default linear ads, could enhance the TV proposition for advertisers, agencies and viewers, benefiting all broadcasters

In the context of dwindling linear viewing and rocketing online video ad spends, the adoption of Sky AdSmart and similar services on YouView and Freeview could take addressable TV ads from a sideshow to a pillar of revenue

Addressable linear is a bigger and more strategic prize for broadcasters than BVOD ads. Sky holds the key to wider adoption of its AdSmart platform if it can find a way – or a price – to bring ITV Sales and/or 4 Sales on board 

  • BBC
  • Media
  • TV
  • UK Media

The BBC’s consultation on rescinding free TV licences for all those aged 75 and over, in whole or in part, has sparked a heartfelt petition from key stakeholder Age UK to restore Government funding for the elderly, which we support

The Government has put the BBC in the intolerable position of choosing between funding the remit, whose delivery is regulated by Ofcom, and free TV licences for the over-75s, a lose-lose for the BBC, its viewers and listeners

In our submission to the BBC we highlight the human impact of reduced services and/or higher monthly expenses on the 2 million single-income households, 75% headed by women, for whom the BBC is a lifeline

  • Amazon
  • Canal Plus
  • DAZN
  • Discovery
  • Iliad
  • Liberty Global
  • Mediaset
  • Netflix
  • Orange
  • Prosieben
  • RTL
  • SFR
  • Sky
  • Sky Deutschland
  • Sky Italia
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefonica
  • Vivendi
  • Vodafone
  • Media
  • Telecoms
  • TV

Across the EU4, pay-TV is proving resilient in the face of fast growing Netflix (with Amazon trailing), confirming the catalysts of cord-cutting in the US are not present on this side of the Atlantic. Domestic SVOD has little traction so far

France's pay-TV market seems likely to see consolidation. Meanwhile, Germany's OTT sector is ebullient, with incumbents bringing an array of new or enhanced offers to market

Italy has been left with a sole major pay-TV platform—Sky—following Mediaset's withdrawal, while Spain's providers, by and large, are enjoying continued growth in subscriptions driven by converged bundles and discounts

  • BT
  • EE
  • Media
  • Telecoms

BT’s Q3 results were a little mixed, with mobile particularly weak, but the company remains on track to meet/exceed its (fairly conservative) guidance for the current year, and hit (modest) consensus expectations for 2019/20

Openreach was very weak at the headline level (-9%), but stripping out an accounting effect and internal revenue the division grew by 2% by our estimates despite significant price cuts, and full fibre roll-out is progressing well

While Openreach should accelerate this year, Consumer will be hit by a price rise holiday and slowing mobile, with investors likely having to wait for existing sports rights contracts to play out to see significant profitability improvement

  • BBC
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Internet
  • Media
  • Technology
  • UK Media

The Cairncross Review has now reported on the tough question of “how to sustain production and distribution of high quality journalism in a rapidly changing technology environment”. New codes of conduct for the platforms and publishers are the Review’s key policy recommendation

In particular, the Review addresses the sustainability of public interest, including local, journalism. This news is important for democracy, but expensive to do well, not particularly popular and most sabotaged by an online ecosystem that rewards traffic over quality

This is a landmark public intervention, but implementation will be critical, even if there is no silver bullet – platforms, publishers and citizens need to rise to the challenge

  • TalkTalk
  • Telecoms

TalkTalk is delivering on its subscriber and revenue growth targets but is straining to get there. Price rises such as a £4 ‘TV access fee’ look increasingly risky

Whilst migrating to discounted high-speed helps to deliver top-line growth, margins are c. 40% lower; an unwelcome dent to already negative cashflow and stressed leverage

Both TalkTalk’s focus on revenue growth in a tight market and fibre rollout plans look increasingly unaffordable; a more modest ambition of stable revenues might allow a healthier business model to unfold