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Facebook acquires QuickFire Networks

Facebook has acquired video infrastructure specialist QuickFire Networks in a move that reflects the growing importance of video to the social networking site. An announcement on QuickFire’s website from Craig…

SeaChange boosts OTT social with Timeline deal

Multiscreen video software SeaChange International has increased its ability to extend social news to multiscreen television service providers by agreeing to acquire California-based SaaS company TLL, LLC which does business…

Strong mobile ad-spend growth in 2015

Strong growth in mobile advertising spend, increasing momentum in the mobile payments sector, and the rising influence of Asian companies on the global mobile media landscape are among over ten…

Spain: Kantar Media launches Twitter TV ratings

Audience research company Kantar Media has launched Kantar Twitter TV ratings, the first measurement tool to analyse social media TV audiences in Spain.  It is the result of a global…

Walking Dead viewing record for Fox UK

Walking Dead viewing record for Fox UK

The Walking Dead Season 5 has proven to be a ratings-hit for Fox UK, breaking several viewing-figure records for the channel and achieving its biggest ever audience numbers. Consolidated data…

Twitter: Second-screen users ‘meerkating’

TV viewers engaging with a second screen at the same time as watching broadcast television are ‘meerkating’, according to Dan Biddle, Head of Broadcast Partnerships at Twitter UK. Addressing a…

Grabyo garners $2m funding from global sports stars

Grabyo garners $2m funding from global sports stars

Real-time video specialist Grabyo has raised $2 million in funding from an array of major sports stars on the back of accelerating customer demand, ongoing momentum in social video and…

Mood Media partners with Shazam

Mood Media, the global player in Experience Design, has formed partnership with Shazam that includes the official launch of Shazam In-Store, a location-based mobile marketing product. Shazam-In Store, part of…

Facebook and Avanti: Not so fast!

One online blogger accurately summed up the much-reported ‘fact’ that London-based satellite operator Avanti had struck some sort of deal with social media giant Facebook. The comment said: “Odd that…

John Lewis Xmas ad not so Shazam-tastic

John Lewis Xmas ad not so Shazam-tastic

John Lewis is widely regarded as the ‘King of the Christmas ad’, known for using tracks (generally covers) from young singers. This year is no different, with the track of…