OTT TV zone
The BBC's governing body has proposed that the broadcaster's cherished Red Button services for TV be combined with the BBC Online service, which provides public service content to around 22mn people each week.
Just over half (52%) of the EU's 2,700 video-on-demand services are available in another EU country, according to public service body the European Audiovisual Observatory, which warns that this may make it hard for the national regulations of some countries to be observed by providers.
UK telco TalkTalk signed up 150,000 subscribers for its YouView TV packages in the first quarter of this year, bringing its total TV customer base to over 230,000, with 12,000 being signed up each week.
You’ll be hard pressed to have missed the hype surrounding Netflix’s new House of Cards series. A high-profile ad campaign has accompanied its launch, including blanket coverage on London’s Underground, among other places.
“Events, dear boy, events.” British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan’s oft-quoted answer when asked what he most feared as a politician seems worth dusting down when considering the departure of the BBC’s Director-General George Entwistle less than 2 months into his job.
It was allegedly Lord Leverhulme, the British soap tycoon, who complained that half his advertising budget was wasted. The trouble, he said, was that he didn’t know which half. Advertisers like to think they have improved measurement in the past hundred years, but now there is a new risk.
Netflix strikes exclusive deal with Disney/ABC
BT Sport channels free with BT broadband
Telefónica launches Movistar TV
OgilvyEntertainment: "Every brand has a story to tell"
BT Sport signs with Ultimate Fighting Championship
AT&T launches Digital Home in 15 markets
Freesat: “Consumers want one easy place to access all content”
Giles Cottle, Head of Strategy at Freesat, on the...
April 10th, 2013
EE: “Traffic management does not deserve the bad press it has attracted”
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April 5th, 2013
Dailymotion: “It is very important for us to tailor the approach of a Smart TV application”
Vincent Martin, VP Distribution & Business Development at Dailymotion,...
March 28th, 2013
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By Dr. Ofer Weintraub
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March 13th, 2013
By Spyros Sakellariou
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March 8th, 2013
By Jamie Beach