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  • Research: Families who choose TV packages together see more value (Advanced TV News)

    Published August 15, 2019

    TV companies battling to preserve the shared experience of scheduled TV viewing in an era of 24/7 streaming and personalised viewing need more than binge-watching contracts and no-sleeping agreements to keep customers. Recently, Netflix introduced a binge-watching contract for couples and families to regulate the way they watch TV together. However, research from Lancaster University, […]

  • Amazon outstrips Netflix on content marketing spend (Rapid TV News)

    Published August 15, 2019

    Amazon Prime Video has surpassed Netflix for the most spending on content advertising by an OTT company for the first half of 2019, with Netflix coming in second and Hulu in third, according to an analysis by Mediaradar. In contrast, Netflix was the biggest spender in the first half of 2018, followed by Amazon Prime […]

  • Sky to offer pay-per-view Bundesliga matches (Telecompaper)

    Published August 15, 2019

    Sky Deutschland plans to introduce pay-per-view matches for Germany’s top football league, the Bundesliga, Bloomberg reports. People familiar with the matter said the pay-TV provider aims to launch the offer with Onefootball in time for the start of the season on 17 August. Sky made no mention of the plans in its official statement on […]

  • Sky launches the new Sky Go app (TVB Europe)

    Published August 15, 2019

    Available this summer on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire devices and Amazon app store.  Sky TV has launched the new Sky Go app, combining and improving the existing Sky Q and Sky Go app features. These include simple, one-touch destinations in a new UI, a ‘Browse’ page aggregating content by theme and genre from all channels, […]

  • Report: Broadband usage patterns provide clues to cord-cutting (Advanced TV)

    Published August 15, 2019

    Subscribers’ broadband usage patterns can be predictors of cord-cutting, according to the Q2 2019 OpenVault Broadband Industry (OVBI) report by OpenVault, a provider of industry analytics and technology solutions for broadband operators. The report highlights how a study of thousands of US subscribers who shifted to broadband-only packages during the first half of 2019 exhibited […]

  • Sky AdSmart ‘increases engagement by a third’ (Digital TV Europe)

    Published August 15, 2019

    Addressable TV can increase ad engagement by 35% and cut channel switching by 48%, or almost a half, according to a five-year study of Sky AdSmart from the pay TV operator. According to the study, facial recognition analysis showed that when addressable ads are on TV, viewers’ attentiveness to the screen could be as much […]

  • Friday deadline in Altice-Free retrans dispute (Broadband TV News)

    Published August 15, 2019

    The heated retrans fee dispute between Free and Altice has taken a new turn. According to a report in Le Figaro, Altice, which is looking for compensation for its three free-to-air channels BFMTV, RMC Découverte and RMC Story, has told Free to stop distributing its channels from this Friday (August 16). The Patrick Drahi company […]

  • New UK MVNO to boost services for Britain’s hard of hearing (Total Telecom)

    Published August 14, 2019

    The new MVNO will launch across EE’s 4G networks in the UK. A new mobile virtual network operator has launched in the UK, aimed at providing enhanced services to Britain’s hard of hearing community. Audacious will offer enhanced services for the 10 million people in the UK who suffer with moderate to severe hearing loss, […]

  • Viacom, CBS confirm merger (Rapid TV News)

    Published August 14, 2019

    At last it’s official: media giants CBS and Viacom have entered into a definitive agreement to create a combined company global, multi-platform, premium content company that the two parties say will be one of the most important content producers and providers in the world. The all-stock merger creates a combined company to be known as […]

  • Disney Hires Luke Bradley-Jones to Run its Streaming Service in Europe and Africa (Variety)

    Published August 14, 2019

    Disney has hired Luke Bradley-Jones to run its Disney Plus streaming service when it launches in Europe and Africa. Bradley-Jones will join Disney from Comcast-owned Sky, where he was chief marketing officer. As SVP, direct-to-consumer, and general manager Disney Plus in Europe and Africa, Bradley-Jones will be based in London. He will report to Jan […]

  • FCC’s Pai approves T-Mobile, Sprint merger (Engadget)

    Published August 14, 2019

    The proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile is inching ever closer to being complete, after the Department of Justice gave its conditional endorsement last month. Now, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is formally recommending that the agency’s commissioners approve the deal. Pai said that after the FCC reviewed the details of the merger, “the […]

  • RSG Media presents latest technologies & platforms at IBC (RSG Media)

    Published August 13, 2019

    The following statement has been issued by RSG Media ahead of IBC: We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person to demonstrate how RSG Media can monetize your IP, grow audiences, and optimize your Ad-Sales revenue. RSG Media will be at IBC2019 showcasing how we have leveraged IBM Watson’s Machine Learning and […]

  • Signiant Expands its SDCX SaaS Platform to Dramatically Simplify Fast, Secure Intercompany Content Exchange (Signiant)

    Published August 13, 2019

    At IBC2019, Signiant Inc, a long-time leader in intelligent file transfer, will introduce new capabilities to its SDCX (Software-Defined Content Exchange) SaaS platform to simplify secure content exchange between companies. These capabilities will first appear in the company’s newest product, Signiant JetTM, which makes it easy to automate and accelerate the transfer of large files […]

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