Richards stands down as Ofcom Chief Executive

Ed Richards, Chief Executive of UK comms regulator Ofcom, is to stand down from the role at the end of December 2014. He will continue to lead on all operational, financial, economic, competition and policy matters until that date. Patricia Hodgson, Ofcom Chairman, said Richards had been an “outstanding” Chief Executive. “Under his leadership, Ofcom has helped to deliver superfast […]

Kantar Media unveils first Twitter TV ratings

Audience measurement specialist Kantar Media has unveiled the UK’s official Twitter metric for measuring Twitter TV audience engagement. Developed with Twitter as part of a global partnership announced last year, the new Kantar Twitter TV Ratings tools will be available from mid-October. The new tool, bringing together geofiltered UK Twitter data with the audience research expertise of Kantar Media, enables […]

Mobile video complements TV

Independent video advertising platform BrightRoll has released findings from a first-of-its-kind study – BrightRoll Insights: Mobile Video Advertising Strengthens TV Media Investments – aimed at offering practical advice on how brand marketers and agencies can leverage TV and mobile video to reach consumers cost-effectively where they are consuming media. “While TV still has the broadest reach among mass media channels, […]

Sky increases Roku investment

Sky has made a further $0.7 million equity investment in OTT streaming platform Roku. This follows the total investments of $12.2 million made by Sky in Roku in July 2012 and May 2013, and is to provide financing for Roku’s operations and activities. 21st Century Fox, which holds a 39.14 per cent controlling stake in BSkyB, has also made a […]

LatAm TV Everywhere growth

A report from global business intelligence firm Dataxis has identified 12 operational TV Everywhere (TVE) platforms in the seven main countries of Latin America –Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. By the end of the first quarter of 2014, the TVE market in the region showed a boost in distribution as a result of agreements between content providers […]

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