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Ooyala: OTT consumer frustration to drive change

Ooyala: OTT consumer frustration to drive change

Video streaming and monetisation specialist Ooyala has released its State of the Broadcast Industry 2018 report which maps out the challenges for content creators and distributors as they strive to…

UK consumer video spend up 7.5%

According to trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE), data from the Official Charts Company and IHS Markit suggest that consumer spend across the video category rose by…

£60m boost for UK kids’ TV  

£60m boost for UK kids’ TV   

A new multi-million-pound fund to help increase the range of children’s television in the UK has been announced by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. The £60 million (€67.5m) fund will be…

Facebook, Universal music licensing deal

Facebook, Universal music licensing deal

Facebook and Universal Music Group (UMG) have agreed what they describe as an “unprecedented” global, multi-year deal under which UMG becomes the first major music company to license its recorded…

Amazon plans YouTube rival?

Amazon plans YouTube rival?

Amazon’s feud with Google could soon escalate, as reports say it is planning to launch a rival to YouTube. Amazon, it is said, has filed two trademark requests with the…

Irdeto identifies 2018 cyber-security trends

Irdeto identifies 2018 cyber-security trends

Irdeto, a specialist in digital platform security, has published its annual predictions looking at the content delivery and security trends in media and entertainment for 2018. The e-book, Disruptive Technologies,…

Facebook reinforces commitment to transparency

Facebook has released its Transparency Report, previously called the Government Requests Report, for the first half of 2017. For the first time, it is expanding the report beyond government requests…

Eros Now collaborates with Foxxum

Eros, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced that Eros Now, its South Asian OTT entertainment platform has forged a strategic partnership with Foxxum, a provider…

Sky, BT cross-supply channel deal

In a move set to benefit consumers and customers of both pay-TV platforms, Sky has concluded an agreement with BT which means Sky customers will have their choice of sports…

OTT video ad spend up 18-fold

Findings from video ad serving platform SpotX reveal explosive growth in global OTT video advertising spend across its platform. The OTT video category includes broadcast-quality inventory from TV networks, Multichannel…