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LOVEStv goes live in Spain

LOVEStv, a joint HbbTV platform created by Spanish broadcasters RTVE, Atresmedia and Mediaset, has commenced transmissions. The FTA platform – that will become an OTT service in a later phase…

UK broadcasters secure FTA TV future

UK broadcasters secure FTA TV future

The UK’s major broadcast companies have signed a new five-year agreement to accelerate digital terrestrial TV service Freeview’s transition to a fully hybrid platform, providing the best in free-to-view live…

VoD growing in France & Germany, but penetration still lags

Despite the abiding appeal of traditional linear TV, cinema, radio and offline games, many Internet users in France and Germany now devote a major part of their time to online…

Doctor Who returns to iPlayer

Doctor Who returns to iPlayer

Fans of cult drama series Doctor Who who are excited for the highly-anticipated new series this autumn are in for a treat this summer, according to the BBC, as all…

Agatha Christie drama tops iPlayer requests in April

Agatha Christie murder mystery Ordeal By Innocence has proved a hit with BBC iPlayer audiences, becoming the most-viewed programme in April. The first episode of the three-part thriller was the…

Netflix leads ‘time spent’ on TV apps

Netflix leads ‘time spent’ on TV apps

In the UK there is little visibility of comparative time spent on Netflix vs other broadcast TV channels and services, or how consumption varies across different devices and platforms because…

Gracenote boost for content search and discovery

Gracenote boost for content search and discovery

Media and entertainment metadata provider Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is helping to enhance the experience for TV viewers who use new Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (vMVPD) services. A new…

BBC tech chief: ‘We’ll become an IP broadcaster’

BBC tech chief: ‘We’ll become an IP broadcaster’

Matthew Postgate, Chief Technology and Product Officer, BBC, has admitted that the Corporation will, at some stage, transition to becoming an all-IP broadcaster, but was unable to put a definitive…

Ofcom exec: ‘Project Kangaroo veto a tragedy’

In the week that reports emerged that UK public broadcasters the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV are once again in talks to create a joint streaming service to take on…

Comcast $60bn to outbid Disney for Fox?

Comcast $60bn to outbid Disney for Fox?

Reports suggest that US media giant Comcast is planning an all-cash bid of $60 billion (€50bn) for most of 21st Century Fox’s assets, dependent on whether the US administration approves…

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