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    iPlayer raises bar with 3.5bn programme requests in 2014

    BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio can point to a record breaking 2014, collectively registering an incredible 3.5bn TV and radio programme requests over the twelve month period. These figures were up from an already mind-boggling 3.1bn in 2013. Overall, detective drama Sherlock was the most popular iPlayer programme, with 4.2m requests, followed by Top...
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    Contextual multi-screen ads secured for Super Bowl

    Following yesterday’s news that NBCUniversal will be streaming 11 hours of continuous Super Bowl content on the day of Super Bowl XLIX, it has now been confirmed that Civolution’s Teletrax will offer TV-synced contextual multi-screen advertising for the event. What this means is that advertisers will be able to place digital and contextually relevant advertisements when there...
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    On (the) line! Report anticipates surge in OTT sports

    Weekly per-capita viewing of OTT TV sports is expected to grow from just under 25 minutes in 2015 to more than four hours in 2025, according to new TDG research. The statistic is extrapolated from the fact that adult broadband users currently spend one-fifth of their weekly TV time viewing live sports, with 72% of...

Analysis & Opinion

  • Will Amazon’s movies be any good? Ed Barton on the new producers

    Ed Barton

    The news that Amazon plans to branch off into the film business brought to mind the old joke. Q: How do you make a small fortune producing films? A: Start with a big fortune. “Amazon said they were going to aim to do sort of 12 movies a year,” points out Ed Barton (Head of…

  • Ovum applauds new dawn for Netflix and pay-TV

    TV Connect, London

    Rather than a threat, internet TV giant Netflix increasingly represents a potential complement to traditional pay-TV services, according to leading analyst firm Ovum’s new Telecoms, Media and Entertainment Outlook 2015 report. Ovum’s Telco–OTT Partnerships Tracker records collaborations between telcos and over-the-top (OTT) players, and recently identified a string of agreements between some of the smaller…

  • BFI at TV Connect: using OTT to tell the history of cinema

    ed humphrey

    “We’re licensing rather than owning rights, and we have around about 45 deals now with third party distributors,” explains Edward Humphrey, director of digital for the British Film Institute, and a keynote speaker at this year’s TV Connect. “If you wanted to launch a video on demand service that was commercial, you’d probably only need…

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