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    File sharing leaves $275 billion hole in industry

    During the first six months of 2014, more than 500 million unique IPs shared files globally, accounting for more than 17 billion downloads and $275 billion dollars of unmonetised demand, according to a new study from Tru Optik, a big data start-up. The report, Digital Media Unmonetized Demand and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Report, outlines by category, company…

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    Netflix begins Time Warner Cable charges

    In the latest addition to their streaming overheads, Netflix confirmed it has started to pay Time Warner Cable for better bandwidth access. Time Warner now joins US ISPs Comcast Communications, Verizon and AT&T, in receiving the “fast lane” charges from the streaming giant, which is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 50 million…

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    90% of broadcast execs found on LinkedIn

    Research undertaken by Whiteoaks purports to disprove common industry opinion that no-one influential in the broadcasting world uses social media. The study reveals influential industry professionals are present and active on LinkedIn, the one social media site that has been recently recognised by B2B Marketing to generate leads, revenue and strengthen brand image. Headline findings…

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  • Special report: ABN & the future of African broadcasting

    George Twumasi, 
Deputy Chairman and CEO, ABN

    In this special guest post, George Twumasi, the visionary force behind ABN (African Broadcasting Network), looks at the wider significance of African broadcasting, & the role next-gen broadcasting technology can play in the continent’s future.  In the past, Africa’s television broadcasters and media practitioners have had very little influence, if any, in shaping Africa’s image either…

  • Saatchi & Saatchi: “Google will create the next president”

    Tom Eslinger,
Worldwide Director of Digital and Social,
Saatchi & Saatchi

    Special IP&TV News feature interview Am I alone in finding the following a little bit… scary? Discussing the future of marketing and advertising with Saatchi & Saatchi’s Worldwide Director of Digital and Social Tom Eslinger, I ask precisely where he thinks things are heading in his professional domain… “Superpersonalisation based on data,” he shoots back,…

  • Informa: The next stage of interactive advertising

    Guest post from Laurence Coldicott, research manager, Informa Telecoms & Media  Interactive Advertising fundamentally changes the way brands and pay-TV broadcasters can reach the consumer. In the age of multiscreen, the tech-savvy consumer is expecting something more gripping than traditional linear advertising. The Next Generation Advertising day is a new feature of this year’s OTTtv World…

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