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BBC Study: Consumers unconvinced by VR future

The BBC has revealed it undertook a research programme into VR encompassing market sizing, a mix of existing ‘media needs’ research and a longitudinal ethnographic study. The Corporation recruited teens and adults from across the UK who were interested in VR but had little experience with it, giving each of…

Vodafone consumer IoT this year

Vodafone has committed to launching consumer IoT this autumn, with the solution being trialled by the Group’s CEO Vittorio Colao as its Q1 results were revealed. The operator…

YouTube to redirect “terror” searches

YouTube to redirect “terror” searches

YouTube has revealed plans to redirect users searching for “violent extremist propaganda” and instead offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the…

Video services analytics market to hit $3.7bn in 2022

ABI Research forecasts the market for analytics within pay-TV services will grow by 105 per cent in the next five years, from $1.8 billion (€1.55bn) this year to…

Musk promises 24hr rocket turnaround

Musk promises 24hr rocket turnaround

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is already proving to be an amazing company, thanks to increased reliability of its rocket launches and now multiple successes in the landing and refurbishing…

Sinclair, Nexstar agree spectrum share

In preparation for the approval of next-generation broadcast standard ATSC 3.0 by the Federal Communications Commission, as well as the implementation of national television station ‘repacking’, Sinclair Broadcast…

Glastonbury, election boost live iPlayer requests

Glastonbury, election boost live iPlayer requests

Big events such as the general election, the Glastonbury festival and the One Love Manchester benefit concert, have made June a massive month for live viewing on BBC…

Italy ends Q1 with 16m fixed broadband lines

The number of fixed broadband lines in Italy with speeds higher than 10 Mbps has surpassed 16 million units (+770,000 year-on-year) in the first quarter of 2017. Data…

Eurosport extends Tour de France deal to 2023

Eurosport extends Tour de France deal to 2023

Eurosport has sealed a new deal with the European Broadcasting Union and Amaury Sport Organisation that ensures cycling fans across Europe will be able to watch every minute…

Streaming Video Alliance releases new tech specs

The Streaming Video Alliance (the Alliance), an industry forum comprised of leading companies from the online video ecosystem, has announced the immediate availability of two new technical specification…

Vimeo names Sud CEO

Vimeo, the ad-free open video platform and an operating business of IAC, has annoucned the appointment of Anjali Sud as Chief Executive Officer. Previously General Manager and Senior…

VoD ratings added to Nielsen media planning solution

VoD ratings added to Nielsen media planning solution

Nielsen has announced today that syndicated VoD Content Ratings from nine leading US networks, including Turner and Discovery, will be featured as an enhancement to Nielsen Media Impact,…

Médias Monde partners with Wochit

France Médias Monde has announced a partnership with Wochit, the cloud-based video creation platform, as part of its expanding digital strategy. The partnership will better enable France Médias…

Brightcove brings TVNZ to Chromecast

Brightcove brings TVNZ to Chromecast

Brightcove, a global provider of cloud services for video, has enabled TVNZ, New Zealand’s leading free-to-air broadcaster, to launch its video streaming service on Google Chromecast. “We want…

Viu adds Asian movies; AirPlay & Chromecast support

Viu, pan-regional OTT video service by PCCW Media Group, has added a library of Asian movies through collaborations with tvN Movies and Now Baogu Movies on Demand. The…

Malaysia: Chinese Super League goes OTT with Sportsfix

Sportsfix, the new Asean focused OTT live streaming sports platform, has acquired the rights to the Chinese Super League (CSL) in Malaysia. Sportsfix delivers local, regional and international…

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