Friday, April 24, 2020

Coronavirus T.I.M. News Hub - week 17

Telecom traffic
Media events
Telecom demand & supply
Media demand & supply
Telecom impact
Media impact
Telecom relief funds
Media relief funds

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Coronavirus T.I.M. News Hub - week 16

Telecom traffic

COVID-19 update: AT&T's core network traffic increases at a lower rate
Fall of the roaming empire: telecom groups face revenue loss as travel collapses
DNA's customers use the most mobile data in Europe and reach the top of mobile data usage worldwide
Turkcell's data usage up 35% since late March
Altice Portugal reports 60% growth in fixed telephony traffic
Safaricom fixed internet use rise 70% as customers stay at home during pandemic
Irish telcos agree Covid-19 measures with govt to keep customers connected
Internet capacity remains sufficient - says the updated BEREC summary report
NBN uploads soar during COVID-19 lockdown
Melita records considerable increases in fixed voice, internet, TV usage since Covid-19 crisis start

Media events

Tour de France postponed to August and September
New Federal Coronavirus Guidelines Specify When Movie Theaters Could Reopen
PGA Tour targets June return without spectators
‘Contagion’ Director Steven Soderbergh Leads DGA Committee on Resuming Production
There will be no Comic-Con this year for the first time in 50 years

Media supply and demand

Discovery throws free content for families onto its streaming apps
Roku sees higher active account numbers in Q1 but withdraws FY outlook amid pandemic
ITV Hub sees 82% year-on-year jump in consumption hours in Q1
YouTube sees news content viewership increase by 75%
Virgin Media offers 17 more channels for free to all TV customers
Euskaltel, R and Telecable clients add 100 free films to TV offer

Telecom impact

Dish cuts jobs as coronavirus impacts business: report
Vodacom to spend ZAR 500 mln in 2 months to bolster network capacity and resilience during lockdown
Shaw Communications announces temporary layoffs in response to Covid-19 pandemic
NBN Co launches USD 150 mln COVID-19 relief, assistance fund
Poland watchdog postpones 5G auction
Telefonica Germany to reopen shops in 14 states
Orange confirms that its Annual General Meeting will be held on 19 May and adapts its dividend policy
Orange announces cut to 2019 dividend due to Covid-19

Media impact

ESPN Asks Talent For A 15% Pay Cut, Sees Lower Ad Revenues, Viewer Impressions
L.A. Times to Furlough Workers as Ad Revenue ‘Nearly Eliminated’
Cinemark Launches $250 Million Debt Sale
Can AMC Theatres Afford to File for Bankruptcy During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Walt Disney Co. Enters New $5 Billion Credit Agreement
Amazon to hire 75,000 more workers to cope with demand
Axe swings over Dentsu salaries as holding company fights economic battle
Publicis Groupe Discloses $500 Million Cost-Cutting Plan As It Issues Q1 Results Early
Job losses, pay cuts and furloughs hit Omnicom,  CEO tells staff in memo
Canal Plus ‘won’t pay’ final Top 14 rights fee instalment
Report: Covid-19 “devastating impact” on TV advertising
Foxtel ‘fails to make’ A$12m A-League rights payment
Troubled AMC Theatres Plans to Raise $500 Million in Private Offering
Facebook and news agency AFP launch new initiative against Covid-19 misinformation in France


COVID-19 mobile app available to governments for a symbolic euro
UK Becomes First To Use Apple, Google COVID-19 Tracing App
Apple and Google say their coronavirus-tracking tech will remain 'opt-in' only, and governments won't be allowed to require people to use it
NHS in standoff with Apple and Google over coronavirus tracing
COVID-19 Tracker Is Now Available On Android Phones Via Google Play
Google unveils Maps, Search and YouTube features in India to help people combat coronavirus
Apple just released a tool that shows how well people in your area are staying home. Take a look.
Apple releases aggregated mobility data from Apple Maps to help track Covid-19 measures
Human-fronted contact tracing essential: Singapore COVID-19 app lead

Telecom relief funds

AT&T supports nurses, physicians with three months of free FirstNet service
Cisco starts new financing programme to support customers, partners
MTN Group provides ZAR 250 mln relief package to tackle Covid-19 pandemic
BT outlines commitments to supporting NHS during Covid-19 crisis
Hrvatski Telekom donates HRK 4 million to help fight coronavirus
Bell acquires 1.5 mln protective face masks for frontline healthcare workers in Canada

Media relief funds

Verizon Media Donates $10M In Ad Credits, Launches 'Yahoo Life'
Google will donate $1 million to San Francisco Bay Area families impacted by COVID-19, with another $1 million coming from Sundar Pichai
Google creates Journalism Emergency Relief Fund to support local news
Journalism Emergency Relief Fund - How to apply
Netflix, AMACC launch MXN 25 mln industry support fund
Netflix Expands Hardship Fund to $150 Million as Crews Remain Anxious About Coronavirus Shutdown
World Rugby unveils $100m global relief package
NUJ proposes windfall tax on tech groups to support news media through Covid-19 crisis

Friday, April 10, 2020

Coronavirus T.I.M. News Hub - week 15

Telecom traffic
Telecom retail impact
Other telecom impact
Media consumption
Media events
Video supply
Media and internet impact
Telecom and internet metadata
Telecom support plans
Media and internet support plans
Pharma news
Macro news

Friday, April 03, 2020

Coronavirus T.I.M. News Hub - week 14 - UPDATED

Network traffic
Network build-outs (5G and FTTH)
Telecom retail stores
Telecom support programs
Media events (B2B and B2C)
Media staff and salary cuts, profit warnings
Media support programs
Macro and politics