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    Virgin appoints Chief Digital Entertainment Officer

    UK service provider Virgin Media has announced the appointment of David Bouchier as its first Chief Digital Entertainment Officer. In this newly created role, Bouchier will bring together and lead the Content, Programming and Digital Entertainment teams at Virgin Media as the cable operator seeks to further develop its award winning TV and entertainment proposition….

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    Sky eyes 2016 for kids app launch

    European broadcaster Sky has announced plans to launch a dedicated kids app in 2016.   Development of the kids app for mobile devices is already underway. To build it Sky is partnering with award winning designers ustwo. Aimed at children aged 4-9 years, the app will bring together all the best age-appropriate shows available on…

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    New study asks: ‘Why do streamers love Netflix?’

    A new iModerate study of 2,500 US consumers has not only established Netflix as the resounding favourite among subscription video on demand services (a popularity reflected in its market share), but also looks at the reasons behind its pre-eminence. Variety, it would seem, is the No. 1 factor: not only does Netflix offer an array of…

Analysis & Opinion

  • Ovum: BT’s CL Robin Hood act could spell trouble for Sky

    Nick Thomas

    This week has seen Sky seek to upset BT’s big Champions League unveiling by pointing to the competition’s declining viewing figures.  It did beg the question, however, whether BT had been wise to shell out the not inconsiderable £900 million it did in the circumstances. “For BT’s overall strategy, TV is the sweetener for retaining…

  • Intel on the smart home: “Let’s not be sneaky”

    “Let’s bring the consumer services they value"

    We are all more than familiar with the quid pro quo at the heart of commercial free TV: here’s some content free of charge. In return, please watch these advertisements… It’s something we largely take for granted, but, when you do think about it, it reveals itself anew as pretty great deal, all in all,…

  • Nick Thomas: YouTube, transactions, and ‘Jennifer Aniston’s jumper’

    Nick Thomas

    Last week saw YouTube announce the launch of TrueView, which lets advertisers showcase product details and images – and gives viewers the ability to click to purchase directly. Sounds like a potentially significant innovation – but is it? IP&TV News asks Ovum analyst Nick Thomas would he thinks… IP&TV News: The notion of being able…

IP&TV News tries out 4G Broadcast at the FA Cup Final

Thomas Riedl: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

Tesco and blinkbox: what went wrong?

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?

What was the word on 4K at IBC?

What does the future hold for IPTV? (Lessons learned from Aereo)