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Aerial Direct undergoes digital transformation

Aerial Direct, the business telecoms provider, has announced its complete data restructure and digital transformation in a move to enhance its strategic decision making and customer service. Aerial Direct faced an issue that is commonplace among telecoms businesses. The company held data across disparate systems, making it difficult to see a clear view of their […]

March 9, 2023

Research: Converged TV changes ad strategies

Research carried out by advertising platform Innovid, in partnership with marketing and retail professionals community Ascendant Network, highlights how advertising strategies have changed to reach and engage with audiences across linear, connected TV and digital. The report, The Future of Converged TV: How Advertisers Are Adapting the Video Mix to Reach and Engage with Audiences […]

February 9, 2023

Donelan retains DCMS brief

Michelle Donelan, appointed as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in outgoing UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s first Cabinet, is to carry on in the role under new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Unlike some of her predecessors in the role, Donelan has relevant professional experience. Before going into politics, she worked […]

October 26, 2022By Colin Mann

MPs criticise Dorries’ ‘fake’ claims stance

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK’s House of Commons has published a Special Report on the failure of the former Secretary of State Nadine Dorries MP to reconsider evidence she provided on her participation in the Channel 4 documentary Tower Block of Commons. Giving evidence to the Committee in May 2022 […]

October 20, 2022By Colin Mann

MPs to probe connected tech cybersecurity threat

Members of the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee are to investigate the dangers posed by hostile and criminal actors to connected technology, a branch which ranges from virtual assistants, smart appliances and wearable devices to smart homes and cities. Despite being used in homes, cities, businesses, and hospitals, research has […]

October 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Donelan sets out DCMS priorities

Michelle Donelan, the newly-appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has declared herself to be “absolutely over the moon” about her new role. In a Facebook post, she said that she had sat with [Prime Minister] Liz Truss in Cabinet for the last 10 months and that she shared Donelan’s priorities […]

September 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Sky announces £10m fund to address digital exclusion

Sky has announced a new goal to tackle digital inequality and provide support to a quarter of a million digitally excluded people through a new £10 million (€11.9m) fund. The new programme – Sky Up – aims to support people to succeed in a digital age, ensuring that those who are most at risk of […]

April 11, 2022

Cinedigm closes acquisition of DMR

Cinedigm, a streaming technology and entertainment company, has closed the acquisition of Digital Media Rights (DMR), a specialty streaming, advertising, and content distribution company. The acquisition closed on March 28th with a purchase price of $16.4 million (€14.7m), payable in instalments. The company paid the first payment of $8 million in cash at closing, which […]

March 30, 2022

Committee Chair slams further Ofcom appointment delay

Julian Knight, Chair of the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has criticised the extension to the deadline for applications for the post of Chair of broadcast and comms regulator Ofcom. “The search for the next Chair of Ofcom goes on in a recruitment process that would put a reality TV […]

January 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Nielsen plans more accurate metrics

Audience measurement, data and analytics specialist Nielsen is enhancing its national television measurement by measuring viewing in a more precise manner, allowing for a future where audience estimates are based on individual ads rather than commercial minutes. It says the enhancement to Nielsen Individual Commercial Metrics will help pave the way for true comparability across […]

November 22, 2021