24-28 August: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

Apple TV+ is America’s least favourite SVOD

Apple TV+ has been rated as the least popular streaming service, according to a new survey.

The survey from Flixed found that compared to the other leading SVODs, Apple TV+ is seen as having the worst quality content, least amount of variety, and worst user interface. It was also the one steaming platform that was less popular than Cable TV.

Netflix was reported as the most popular streaming platform with users applauding its high-quality content and variety of its library. Other platforms reviewed include Disney+, Hulu, and Cable TV.

DPP report offers guide to rebuilding

Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has released aimed at helping media companies ‘build back better’. The Key Designs Principles report curates insights from members such as Sony, SDVI, and Zixi to offer practical guidance on how companies can rebuild post-pandemic.

DPP members can download the report on the organisation’s website and the DPP will be discussing the key findings on Thursday 27 August at 16.30 BST.

Chris Sutherland appointed COO at Big Light Productions

Chris Sutherland joins Big Light Productions, responsible for dramas such as The Man in the High Castle and Medicis, as chief operating officer.

Beginning on the 1 September Sutherland will oversee the company’s operations, strategic partnerships and financing from its London office.

Sutherland was previously director of commercial investment at The Ingenious Group, where he led the TV division which produced recent hits such as White House Farm (ITV) and Britannia (Sky).

Online TV the go-to for over half of TV consumers

A Hub Entertainment Research study has found that over half of all TV consumers turn to online sources first.

Hub’s Decoding the Default report found this had risen from 47% last year, with 23% of those people opting for Netflix first.

The study also found that users’ choice of default is primarily down to content and ease of use.