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Study: Vertical video is on the up

YuMe, a partner for video advertising leadership and innovation, has released areport and that reveals growing consumer awareness and preference for vertical video as both a content and advertising format.…

Apple, Facebook to drive mobile AR to 1bn+ users by 2021

The mobile AR platform war was kicked  by Mark Zuckerberg’s “We’re making the camera the first augmented reality platform.” That simple sentence, said at F8 in April, transformed what had…

16% US households own a 4K TV

Smartphones are now in 80 per cent of US homes – a six percentage point increase year-over-year (YOY) – and US consumers now own 27 million more smartphones than they…

Viacom, Altice USA ad and content distribution partnership

Viacom and multi-play operator Altice USA have agreed a multi-year partnership that includes advanced advertising and content distribution agreements. The pair will create what they describe as an “unprecedented, industry-leading…

Sky, A+E Networks extend partnership

Sky, A+E Networks extend partnership

A+E Networks and Sky are extending and strengthening their long-term partnership by securing the distribution of A+E Networks’ portfolio of leading entertainment brands to Sky’s 22.4 million customers across the…

Europe agrees content portability rules

Europe agrees content portability rules

EU citizens with subscriptions for online films and TV will soon be able to access their content while temporarily in another EU country, following a vote in the European Parliament.…

Commercial TV welcomes EU portability

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) has welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of the proposal for a regulation on cross-border portability. Once in effect, the regulation will ensure…

Online video spurs W Europe consumer spending

Online video spurs W Europe consumer spending

Critical information, analytics and solutions specialist IHS Markit expects total consumer spending on home video in Western Europe to increase with a CAGR of 3.5 per cent per year, to…

Jail sentences for DVD fraudsters

Jail sentences for DVD fraudsters

Three UK men have been jailed for a total of 10 years and seven months for selling fake DVDs following a successful investigation by Suffolk Trading Standards and the Federation…

Limelight: “High quality sports streaming will deter piracy”

Limelight: “High quality sports streaming will deter piracy”

As the Premier League enters its final week of competition, millions of fans are expected to be tuning in worldwide. But how many people will be watching the match via…