All posts by Sarah Tierney

New European SVOD analysis

A new report by the European Audiovisual Observatory shows that subscription VOD service revenue in Europe grew by 128% annually between 2011 and 2016.  Key findings from the report include: 1. SVOD drives the on-demand market Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) is the driving force behind the growth of the premium on-demand market, with SVOD representing 66% of ...

Colony acquired by Fantastec

I am pleased to announce the acquisition of Colony Ltd by Fantastec Sports Technology Ltd (Fantastec).  This is the first acquisition by Fantastec, a new sports technology innovator. Fantastec utilise new and emerging technologies such as VR/AR, wearable tech, AI, blockchain and now OTT VOD to develop products and platforms which enable globally distanced fans ...

Colony ranked in Startups 100 2017

For the second year running, Colony has been named in the annual index of the 100 most innovative and exciting new businesses in the UK.  Delighted to announce that Colony has been included in the Startups 100 2017, the annual list of the UK’s 100 most promising new businesses by Startups.co.uk and AXA Business Insurance. The longest ...

Colony team recognised as “pioneers” at forefront of British digital

Delighted to announce Colony’s Head of Product & Front-end Development Patrick Kunka has been named in BIMA Hot 100 2017, the “definitive list of the individuals who are shaping the future of Britain’s digital industry”. Patrick joins Colony CTO Richard Davis, who was recognised in the BIMA Hot 100 2016. I was also delighted to be honoured ...

The evolution of TV news – capturing millennial audiences

Last night, BAFTA brought together a panel to debate the evolution of TV news and, in particular, how to ensure that traditional broadcasters are reaching millennial audiences. In mid-2015, Ofcom reported that, between 2008 and 2014, TV news consumption by people aged 16-34 dropped by 29%, with these viewers increasingly turning to non-traditional news outlets such as ...

The state of the UK film industry – 2016 in review

Over the last week, newspaper headlines have reported new British Film Institute (BFI) figures showing that UK film production broke records in 2016. It’s encouraging data, but dig a little deeper and it tells a story of two halves: a boom in inward investment by major franchises and Studio-backed titles; and sharp declines for domestic and independent ...

Colony tech featured in new O’Reilly publication alongside Bloomberg, Walmart Labs and Google’s Angular 2

Isomorphic Javascript is often referred to as “the holy grail of web application development” as it runs the same code on the browser client and web application server. Colony’s core back-end application is built upon a unique and highly innovative isomorphic architecture, providing numerous technical, productivity and user experience benefits. Last year, we were contacted by ...

10 minutes with Harper’s Bazaar…

Back in July, I was featured in Harper’s Bazaar Work It Out column in which Jo Glynn-Smith meets working women to discuss the secrets to their success, and tips on maintaining a successful work-life balance… Describe your role We Are Colony is a global streaming platform that connects passionate fans to great films and exclusive extra content from ...

More Awards news for Colony

Global film streaming platform Colony recognised in Everline Future 50, The British Small Business Awards, The Digital Entrepreneur Awards, The Screen Awards, TMT Media Awards, The Drum’s DADI Awards, The Drum Online Media Awards, First Women Awards, BIMA Hot 100 and Startups 100 2016.  At the start of the year, Colony was named in the Everline ...

We Are Colony named in Future 50 2016

Everline Future 50 recognises We Are Colony as “a film streaming platform the likes of which has never been seen before by the video industry”. Delighted to announce We Are Colony was named in the Everline Future 50 Awards last night: the “definitive analysis of game-changing new UK businesses”, recognising the 50 most disruptive British ...

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