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Must-see content, social conversations drive TV resurgence

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Must-see TV is driving consumers back towards planning evenings around the linear TV schedule, despite the availability and convenience offered by video on demand services – according to research from Carat. The data from CCS – the agency’s consumer research and insight tool that surveys 11,000 British consumers – reveals that

Channel 5 selects Fonix for mobile services

Fonix, a specialist in mobile messaging, payments and telephony and UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 have announced a two year partnership. The deal is focused on developing engagement between Channel 5’s audience through mobile interactive services, driving returns for the broadcaster and value to the audience. Using a suite of Fonix solutions including mobile messaging and payments layered with data […]

BBC, CNN tieing for global news audiences

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Research from ComScore has revealed that the BBC’s global audience has grown by 30 per cent since 2012 to 73.4 million unique browsers – just 200,000 (0.27 per cent) short of CNN’s 73.6 million. The competition to claim the top spot in online news intensified in July as the BBC outpaced the market to overtake all other international rivals. The […]

Shazam surpasses 100m active users

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Shazam has revealed it now has more than 100 million mobile monthly active users, a 34 per cent increase year-over-year. The app has been downloaded onto more than 500 million mobile devices to date and is adding users at a rate of 13 million per month. This user base ‘Shazams’ more than 20 million times per day. “Shazam is evolving […]

Stopping Premier League piracy “impossible”

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A leading IT expert believes the Premier League will probably not be able to stop fans illegally uploading videos of goals and has questioned whether it would be legally possible. The Premier League has warned fans it is clamping down on Vines and Tweets of goals after thousands of users spread videos of goals on social media during the summer’s […]

Premier League gets tough on Vine videos

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The English Premier League has warned fans who post Vine videos of top-flight matches are in breach of copyright law. The league’s governing body said it is now working with social media providers such as Twitter to take down pirated clips. Within moments of goals being scored, Vine videos – which streams six-second looped clips appear online. They are typically […]

Forbes is Beamly CEO, B2B role for Rose

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Beamly, the social & content network for TV, has announced the promotion of Jason Forbes to the role of global CEO. Forbes was previously managing director of the company’s successful US business. Also Beamly’s co-founder and former head of BBC iPlayer Anthony Rose becomes President of a separate B2B unit, dedicated to serving industry partners.  Beamly’s current CEO and co-founder, Ernesto Schmitt becomes […]

Social media critical role in football piracy

As the opening weekend of the 2014/15 Premier League approaches, broadcasters should take note of some unexpected piracy figures from Irdeto stemming from the FIFA World Cup 2014, which found that Europe and North America broadcasters were the biggest targets for illegal streams worldwide. Irdeto’s intelligence also revealed

Millennial cord-nevers likely to remain so

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According to analysis from analyst group nScreenMedia, 19 per cent of millennials do not have pay-TV. Just 2 per cent of those say they intend to get it in the next three months. A big part of the problem for operators is that these young viewers have grown up in the interactive world of the Internet and mobile phones. The […]

Stream Web ‘content crowd’ social feed

Mobile browser Stream Web has released a new social network with their Public Stream, an anonymous social feed of what everyone in the app is sharing in real time, creating a social network for pure content discovery. Unlike other web browsers where each individual is browsing in isolation, Stream Web users come to the app to discover new content shared […]

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