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    Ex-Apple exec joins to strengthen Euro expansion

    Leading European OTT has appointed ex-Apple iTunes executive Sébastien Janin as the Head of the International Business Development. This latest hire is another milestone in’s strategic action to reinforce its European roll out by employing best of breed, talented professionals. Janin brings to over 20 years of experience in the VOD field...
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    Full shortlist revealed for 2015 TV Connect Awards

    World-leading connected entertainment event TV Connect has unveiled the full shortlist for the 2015 TV Connect Awards. Each year, the TV Connect Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and achievements in the connected entertainment industry. This year saw a record number of entries, while the ceremony itself (on April 29th) will take place at London’s iconic Gherkin....
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    Channel 4 replaces 4oD with all-in-one ‘All 4’ service

    Channel 4’s new digital service All 4 will launch on Monday 30th March, supplanting the 4oD brand across all platforms. All 4 makes all Channel 4 content fully mobile – whether live or on-demand – via 3G/4G streaming. The all in one digital hub will host all of Channel 4’s linear channels, digital content and other online services...

Analysis & Opinion

  • How to make a video viral: inside the Unruly laboratory

    Daniel Best

    A few years ago, the brilliant Onion-esque British satirical blog The Daily Mash ran the following story: Boss demands successful viral video for boring project A boss has demanded that his staff create a wildly successful viral video for a boring business idea. Bill McKay, managing director of Midlands-based Premier Boiler Services, has instructed his…

  • Ovum on HBO Now: “Building an OTT audience is very tough”

    Ed Barton

    How disruptive will HBO Now prove to the wider pay-TV ecosystem? IP&TV News asks Ovum analyst (and TV Connect chair) Ed Barton… IP&TV News: What have you been able to learn from the launch of HBO Now on iTunes? What was notable about this announcement? Ed Barton: It’s worth remembering you’ll still be able to…

  • Amrish Kacker: an overview of the Asian OTT market

    Amrish Kacker

    Guest post from Amrish Kacker (Partner, Head of Asia-Pacific Analysys Mason) When you look at wireless traffic in Asia, a very large proportion of it is video. The numbers vary but it could be anywhere between 40-50% of the data traffic. A lot of this could be free video – things like YouTube and so…

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