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    Freesat expands editorial vision with Showcase 2.0

    Freesat, the subscription free TV service, has unveiled the latest version of Showcase, its editorially-driven TV recommendations service on Freetime. Showcase is one of the key features of Freesat’s Freetime service. It offers recommendations of programmes to watch that are selected by Freesat’s dedicated in-house editorial team, and is available online, on the Freesat app,...
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    Sky Deutschland: “We changed the way we acquired content”

    Alice Mascia, 
Vice President Strategy, 
Sky Deutschland
    IP&TV News caught up with Alice Mascia, Vice President Strategy, Sky Deutschland, to hear about the genesis of the broadcaster’s hugely successful Snap service. IP&TV News: Hi Alice. Please tell us about the concept of Sky Snap? Alice Mascia: In December 2013, we launched Snap – Sky’s new standalone online media library. It offers more than...
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    What was the word on 4K at IBC?

    Emma Hosgood reports from IBC 2014 I have just got back from my very first IBC with an array of notes, promotional brochures and branded freebies, overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge you are able to pick up there. Prior to visiting I was already fascinated by the hype surrounding 4K/UHD. Here’s what I managed to...

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  • What was the word on 4K at IBC?

    Emma Hosgood reports from IBC 2014 I have just got back from my very first IBC with an array of notes, promotional brochures and branded freebies, overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge you are able to pick up there. Prior to visiting I was already fascinated by the hype surrounding 4K/UHD. Here’s what I managed to…

  • BuzzFeed: building video for the social web

    Will Hayward, 
Vice President, 
Europe, 
Buzzfeed

    “The wonderful thing about social is that you can’t trick it,” explains Will Hayward, European VP for viral specialist extraordinaire (and increasingly significant player in online video) BuzzFeed. “When we lived in the era of search, you could trick it. But the era of social is driven by sharing. That means you need to think about…

  • ‘Life in the fast lane’ How net neutrality became glamorous

    Since its first Tonight Show screening earlier this summer, well over 5 million people have viewed John Oliver’s net neutrality monologue on YouTube. It’s certainly a bravura performance, but what else is behind peering’s unlikely ascent to the status of cause célèbre? Are public fears well-founded? Or might things be less black and white (and accordingly less glamorous),…

ABN & the future of African broadcasting

Adsmart: “This is a significant strategic play for Sky”

Vimeo & the search to reinvent video

TV’s future and the road to 2020

What will Apple’s HomeKit mean for tomorrow’s connected home?

What five things need to happen for Ultra HD to take off?