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TiVo/Google patent agreement covers YouTube TV

Entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo and Google have expanded a multi-year patent licence agreement to expressly include YouTube TV. The agreement covers Google’s use of TiVo’s patented technologies…

ATSC 3.0 players team for SFN deployment

US broadcasters Sinclair Broadcast Group, Nexstar Media Group, and Univision Local Media have reached an agreement with the leading wireless and broadcast infrastructure provider, American Tower Corporation jointly to construct…

Platinum Eagle fund from Sagansky and Sloan

Serial media entrepreneurs Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan have raised $325 million in their new Platinum Eagle Acquisition fund designed to take advantage of what they say is a particularly…

ZEEL profits up 28.5%

ZEEL profits up 28.5%

India’s giant TV broadcaster Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) reported 3-months net profit (to December 31st) were up an impressive 28.5 per cent, helped by an uplift in ad-revenues of…

Tootle receives Channel 4 investment

Tootle has announced a seven-figure investment from Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund, striking an airtime-for-equity arrangement with the car-selling platform. As part of the investment, Tootle will be able to…

ESPN: Senior management reshuffle

ESPN has announced new roles for its senior leaders as it builds on the expansion and success of its domestic and global business. Mike Morrison, whose time with ESPN began…

YouTube tightens ad and compliance rules

YouTube is introducing tougher rules for publishers who want to monetise their videos on the platform. The Google-owned site has also announced that staff will now manually review all clips…

France: Mediawan eyes EuropaCorp French TV

France: Mediawan eyes EuropaCorp French TV

A media investment consortium, which already owns AB Groupe and Apocalypse documentary producer CC&C, is set to extend its TV drama production activities with the acquisition of three more French…

Partnership for European AR players collaboration

Spending on Augmented Reality (AR) technologies will reach $60 billion (€49m) in 2020 according to Michael Porter and James E. Heppelmann in their Guide to AR in the Harvard Business…

Irish court blocks infringing websites

Irish court blocks infringing websites

The Motion Picture Association (the international branch of the Motion Picture Association of America), which represents some of the world’s biggest television and film studios, has secured a High Court…

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