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  • the Financial Times 16 April 2014


    Toby Syfret was quoted in an article regarding Ofcom announcement of plans to review the 'wholesale must-offer' obligation placed on BskyB in relation to its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels. He commented " We now have a very different landscape, where BT can take on Sky...a more general solution is required if Ofcom decides to retain a remedy at all."

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  • the Financial Times 11 April 2014


    Douglas McCabe was quoted in an article regarding Kiosked, a Finnish start-up company who are implementing their  technology on several UK newspapers, which scans content on a web page to work out  the most relevant advertisements to display. Douglas said that online publishers have "no choice" but to move beyond traditional display ad formats, adding that the UK market for affiliate marketing is worth about £1 bn a year and growing at a double-digit pace. "You can't simply keep using what is effectively a display advertising print model in digital." 

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  • the Financial Times 6 April 2014


    Franҫois Godard was quoted in an article discussing  the competition between Al Jazeera's sports network, recently rebranded beIN Sports, and Canal Plus, the Vivendi-owned  broadcaster, over Champions League broadcasting rights in France. " It's very open...beIN Sports can be aggressive." Regarding the results of the recent auction for the rights to matches from France's top domestic leagues in which Canal Plus came out on top, Franҫois highlights political restraints saying " beIn was not going to upset the French establishment - that is not the way you do soft power," adding that the Champions League auction does not involve such sensitivities, meaning beIN could bid more "aggressively".

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  • this is Money 4 April 2014


    Ian Maude was quoted in an article regarding JustEat, the online takeaway ordering service, and their listing the previous day when they became the first to list on the LSE's High Growth Segment. He drew parallels with the technology crash of 2000 saying, " the one thing that makes me nervous is when people say it's different this time."

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  • the Wall Street Journal 4 April 2014


    Rukshan Mehra was quoted in an article to discuss the recent Vodafone announcement of £1 billion earmarked for investment in their UK division over 2014, describing the market as outperforming its European peers with a much lower rate of revenue decline at -3% and improving consumer confidence. Enders Analysis research was also cited to offer context for the operator's recent perfomance in the UK where it ties for second place in overall market share and is seeing revenue decline at -6%, well below the market average

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  • Bloomberg TV 3 April 2014


    Ian Maude appeared on Bloomberg TV to examine Amazon's entry into the streaming media player competition as it launches Fire TV. 

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  • BBC 1 April 2014


    Douglas McCabe was quoted in an article about the potential closure of the publication of Nuts. "Men's magazines have been falling for some time. One reason is the migration of the readership online. Also, to put it in macro terms, magazines are much more a female consumption format." He said male readers were veering away from the "cheeky, slightly smutty" magazines like Nuts, but still opting for men's magazines like GQ or Esquire, which provided more quality writing.

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  • the Times 1 April 2014


    Ian Maude was quoted in an article on the acquisition of SecondSync by Twitter. He said " when you talk to broadcasters now they increasingly quote SecondSync stas at you. Twitter is the natural home for SecondSync and Twitter is pushing hard to integrate itself into the television industry."

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  • Los Angeles Times 26 March 2014


    Douglas McCabe was quoted in an article about Rupert Murdoch sons' leadership roles at News Corp. and Fox. He said " what Rupert Murdoch has done is ensured that a Murdoch is firmly and entirely in control of both of his media companies." adding that  "this is very much about family control of the business."

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  • CNBC 26 March 2014


    Heloise Thomson was quoted in an article discussing browser-based puzzle game 2048's appeal. She said "the growth is really impressive. I think just two weeks in, it could be the next Flappy Bird," adding that " when you create a game like Flappy Bird, you create an impossible obstacle and people want to rise to the challenge. It is a great model to have for the game. 2048 has the same kind of feeling, it is elegant and an impossible challenge."

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  • the Guardian 26 March 2014


    Toby Syfret was quoted in an article about broadcasters dropping down their contribution to the YouView set top box venture. He said " the costs have always been phenomenally high and the manufacturers aren't really interested in making the boxes more cheaply," adding that " YouView has no real future for the public service broadcasters in terms of helping them with the free-to-air platform so they need to rethink their strategy."

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  • Businessweek 26 March 2014


    Douglas McCabe was quoted in an article about Lachlan Murdoch's role at News Corp. and 21st Century Fox Inc. He said " Lachlan appears to have been catapulted above," he added " he genuinely does seems to have a great interest in the publishing side of the business."

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  • the Independent 23 March 2014


    Gill Hind was quoted in an article about Leading Britain's Conversation radio (LBC) competing with BBC radio stations. She said "LBC should be a credible alternative to the more sport-focused 5 Live. However, it will need to find the correct national/London balance to ensure it doesn't alienate some of its existing listeners while attracting those from outside the capital." 

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  • the Independent 20 March 2014


    Claire Enders was quoted in an article about the Creative UK event hosted on Tuesday 18 March. It says that she "has done more than most to champion the UK's creative and media sector - from television and film to books and music." At the event, she stated that "UK creative industries account for £71bn a year, or 5.2 per cent of GDP, and have grown 19% since 2010, much faster than the economy as a whole." 

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  • the Financial Times 20 March 2014


    Alice Enders was quoted in an article discussing the UK film industry. She said "the US industry is more stable because it has a broader production base."     

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  • UT San Diego 17 March 2014


    James Barford was quoted in an article discussing Vodafone's agreement to buy Spain's Ono for 7.2 billion euros ($10 billion) as it seeks to expand operations across Europe. He said "it's a little bit the tail wagging the dog in terms of justifying such a high cost" adding that "there's an assumption that 'quad play' is essential, but there really isn't evidence that consumers have a strong desire to buy the fixed line and the mobile services together." 

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  • the Economist 13 March 2014


    James Barford was quoted in an article about the European mobile market. He estimated "mobile-service revenues in France fell by 11% last year and by 6% in 2012." 

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  • the Financial Times 13 March 2014


    Douglas McCabe was quoted in an article discussing the future of TV news. British news broadcasters are facing a battle for younger viewer's attention. He said "news is just ubiquitous - it surrounds us like wallpaper." 

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  • MediaTel 10 March 2014


    Douglas McCabe was quoted in an article discussing the launch of Blendle, the "iTunes for magazines", in the Netherlands. He said that while the initiative is an interesting solution for a market like the Netherlands, it is unlikely that it would do as well in the US and the US. "There's such an ubiquity of free content in the UK that it's going to be much harder to sell to the consumer" he added.  

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  • the Financial Times 7 March 2014


    Claire Enders was quoted in an article about BBC's decision to cut costs by taking off-air its channel BBC Three. She said "it's much easier to take tens of millions out of really significant budgets, like television, than out of radio and online." 

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