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iPlayer ‘complete revamp’ in face of SVoDs

iPlayer ‘complete revamp’ in face of SVoDs

The BBC is preparing a complete revamp of iPlayer as it prepares for more global SVoD competition. The BBC now says it expects iPlayer to eventually become the main way…

Viacom, Virgin Media extend content partnership

Multichannel programmer Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and UK multiplay operator Virgin Media have agreed a new multi-year distribution deal in the UK and Ireland spanning TV channels, on-demand rights…

Dish TV India, Amazon hybrid STB

Dish TV India, Amazon hybrid STB

DTH provider Dish TV India has collaborated with Amazon Prime Video to offer Prime Video app to its Dish TV and d2h subscribers on its upcoming hybrid set-top box. The…

Australia: ABC iview joins Foxtel VoD services

Foxtel and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) have announced an expansion of their long-standing relationship, with ABC iview to join the suite of on demand services available through Foxtel’s IQ3…

Ex-DG: BBC ‘hobbled’ by policy makers

Ex-DG: BBC ‘hobbled’ by policy makers

Mark Thompson, President/CEO New York Times, has suggested that the BBC, where he was Director General between 2004 and 2012, has suffered at the hands of British policy makers over…

ITV exec: “3rd age of TV”         

Neil Mortensen, Director of Audiences, ITV, has suggested that TV is now in its third age, characterised by TVs connected to the Internet, time-and place-shift our viewing, with more choice,…

Report: APAC online video to reach $50bn

The Asia Pacific online video industry will generate $27 billion (€24.4bn) in advertising and subscription revenue this year, up 24 per cent Y/Y from 2018, according to a new report,…

Research: SVoD penetration in APAC above Western Europe

Research by Ampere Analysis looks at the rise and rise of SVoD in the Asia-Pac region and, in particular, in Australia and New Zealand. Subscription TV homes in Australia and…

Rugby World Cup: 30% to use catch-up

Rugby World Cup: 30% to use catch-up

A study by GlobalWebIndex, a supplier of audience insights to the global marketing industry, has found that 30 per cent of fans already anticipate they will use ITV Hub to…

BBC’s Moore: Commissions reflect changing viewing habits

Recognising that the TV industry is in an age of changing viewing habits, Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, has unveiled a raft of new commissions for BBC One at…

BBC ‘strong-arms indies’ over iPlayer extensions

The BBC has vexed a number of television production companies after attempting to extend iPlayer shows from one month to one year – without raising the licensing fees they pay…

Ofcom: Half UK homes SVoD subs

Around half of UK homes now subscribe to TV streaming services, according to Ofcom’s Media Nations 2019 report that reveals major shifts in the nation’s viewing habits. The number of…

Ofcom OKs iPlayer changes

Ofcom OKs iPlayer changes

Ofcom has confirmed that the BBC can go ahead with planned changes to BBC iPlayer, subject to certain conditions and guidance. The BBC intends to change BBC iPlayer from a…

New Comedy Shorts to debut on iPlayer

New Comedy Shorts to debut on iPlayer

Four new Comedy Shorts have been announced by BBC comedy commissioning, promising a mix of comedy genres, tastes and styles. This year’s Comedy Shorts are titled: Brain In Gear, Lazy…

France.tv on Google smart speaker

France.tv on Google smart speaker

France.tv, the live TV and catch-up service from French PSB group France Télévisions, is now available across all the connected devices compatible with Google home assistant, including the new Nest…

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