Apple TV+ takes a bow; shares dip

Apple held its much-hyped launch extravaganza on March 25th from its own theatre in California, where CEO Tim Cook made clear from the outset that the event would be about new services, not devices. Apple TV+ had to wait behind the new News+ (a library of 300+ glossy magazines); Pay…

MEPs back copyright overhaul

The European Parliament has voted in favour of the new Copyright Directive designed to bring tangible benefits to citizens, all creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, and cultural…

DAZN fined €0.5m for misleading Serie A promo

DAZN fined €0.5m for misleading Serie A promo

Italy’s Antitrust Authority has fined sports OTT broadcaster DAZN €500,000 for misleading publicity and information on its 2018/2019 Italian football package. Following an investigation launched last August, the…

Forecast: Facebook, Google will dominate UK ad market

Google and Facebook’s combined share of the UK digital ad market will also continue to rise. This year, it will reach 63.3 per cent, up from 62.7 per…

Yahoo’s new studio to boost mobile content

Yahoo’s new studio to boost mobile content

Verizon Media‘s Yahoo has opened a new production studio in Paris with the aim of increasing in-house productions, and to double its mobile audience in France. “Our video…

Applicaster secures £16.7m growth funding

Applicaster, a company that aims to simplify the production, delivery and maintenance of direct-to-consumer media applications, has announced a £16.7 million (€19.5m) growth round of funding, alongside the…

Netflix drives Canada SVoD spend past CA$1bn

Overall spend on video entertainment in Canada remained flat in 2018 at CA$11.3 billion (€7.4bn). However, the Canadian consumer’s appetite for on-demand entertainment continues to grow, helping fuel…

Plume reveals AI-driven security product

Plume reveals AI-driven security product

Self-optimising Wi-Fi specialist Plume, whose smart home platform serving millions of members around the world, is continuing its rapid growth by announcing its direct-to-consumer debut in the United…

TiVo launches CubiTV for Android TV

Entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo has launched CubiTV for Android TV. CubiTV for Android TV is designed to be a modular, cost-effective, easy to deploy, pre-integrated…

FreeWheel launches DRIVE ad solution in UK

FreeWheel, a Comcast company and advertising management solution, has launched DRIVE for the UK market: a suite of unified advertising solutions for the modern TV ecosystem that gives…

Thinkbox’s Clay to head The Global TV Group

Thinkbox’s Clay to head The Global TV Group

Lindsey Clay, CEO of Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial television in the UK, has been appointed as the first President of The Global TV Group, the informal…

Simplestream supports BARB’s Dovetail

Simplestream, the specialist in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, has now integrated BARB’s new Dovetail audience measurement across its delivery platforms. This enables participating broadcasters and operators…

Geurtsen joins Insight TV

Insight TV, the UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has appointed Joost Geurtsen as Head of Global Brand Partnerships. Geurtsen will use both his extensive…

MLS selects SendtoNews as digital partner

MLS selects SendtoNews as digital partner

Digital video distribution platform SendtoNews (STN) has announced a multi-year agreement with Major League Soccer (MLS) that gives STN exclusive distribution of MLS video content to local digital…

Sky, ATX hospitality partnership

ATX Networks is supplying the critical technology behind Sky UK’s recently launched Sky Select, a commercial television service aimed at the hospitality industry that delivers unmissable content in…

CBS’s Levison appointed head of WWE Studios

CBS’s Levison appointed head of WWE Studios

Susan Levison has been named Senior Vice President and Head of WWE Studios, where she will report to WWE Co-President Michelle Wilson. WWE Studios is the organisation’s multi-platform…

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