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Ofcom completes Channel 5 sale review

Ofcom has published its ‘change of control’ review following the sale of Channel 5 to Viacom. Ofcom is required by law to carry out a ‘change of control’ review if there is a change of ownership of Channel 5. Ofcom’s review considers the effect, or likely effects, of the change of control of Channel 5 on the time allocated to […]

New Chromecast from Google

Google has confirmed it is to launch a new version of its popular Chromecast HDMI dongle. Google said it is building an “ecosystem of different endpoints” with version two of Chromecast seen as one of a spectrum of endpoints that will include other Chromecast devices. Google said that the more advanced hardware capabilities of the new version of the devices […]

Spain’s TV ad market up 9.9%

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The Spanish TV advertising market has experienced an impressive growth of 9.9 per cent to September to €1.319 billion against €1.199bn for the same period last year. Combined, Mediaset, owner of Tele 5 and Cuatro among others, and Atresmedia, owner of Antena 3 and La Sexta among others, took 86.2 per cent of the TV ad market. Mediaset is the […]

Videology integrates Nielsen segments with BARB data

Videology – the video advertising platform – has announced a direct platform integration of Nielsen UK data, including the TV segments built from Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) TV panel data, that enables cross-screen planning, buying, delivery and measurement.  This will provide a single-source solution for advertisers to execute scalable cross-platform campaigns that can be optimised for bottom line results. […]

MTG Q3 boosted by pay-TV

Sweden’s MTG has posted a higher than expected Q3 core profit and said it still expected higher sales and operating margin for its Nordic pay-TV business this year. Operating profit excluding associated companies and non-recurring items rose to 215 million Swedish crowns ($29.5 million) from a 162 million a year ago. In a statement, the company said: “This was another […]

TVPlayer now live on Amazon’s Fire TV

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With the UK launch of Amazon’s Fire TV, OTT platform TVPlayer has become one of a top selection of entertainment apps to feature on the platform from launch. Following the hugely-successful launch on Amazon Fire tablets, TVPlayer has now been reimagined for the big screen. Users can easily find TVPlayer within the Fire TV Appstore, whether through their remote control […]

£3m boost to tackle digital piracy

The fight against digital piracy and counterfeit goods in the UK has been boosted by £3 million of new government funding to the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU). Minister for Intellectual Property (IP), Baroness Neville-Rolfe announced the government’s funding commitment to the national crime unit at the Anti-Counterfeiting Group Conference in London. The unit has now […]

UK couple held on pirate device charge

Detectives from the UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) have arrested two people in the north-west town of Bury on suspicion of selling devices illegally containing hundreds of thousands of chart-topping karaoke tracks and videos. The pair were arrested by officers from the City of London Police unit with support from Greater Manchester Police following a referral from recorded […]

Comcast broadband subs near TV customers

Comcast added 315,000 subs to its high-speed internet service as its reported earnings came in slightly ahead of expectations. The increase lifts the number of Comcast broadband subscribers to 21.6 million and suggests it could soon eclipse the number of subscribers to the company’s cable television service. Comcast has 22.4 million cable video subscribers, a number that is shrinking as […]

iiNet opposes copyright infringement action

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Australian ISP iiNet is opposing a request from Dallas Buyers Club LLC – the owners of rights in the film of the same name – to reveal details of people they suspect of infringing copyright on their film. Dallas Buyers Club has applied to the Federal Court for iiNet and a number of other providers to provide such information. Writing […]

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