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ITV launches ITV AdLabs

ITV has announced the launch of ITV Adlabs – a new enterprise and strategy to bring together all of ITV Commercial’s innovation. Unveiled at the ITV Palooza by Commercial MD Kelly Williams, and Deputy Commercial MD Simon Daglish, ITV AdLabs will exist to bring ITV’s customers closer to the development pipeline as new innovations are […]

November 24, 2021

DTG mandates HbbTV

The DTG has released D-Book 12.6 – the latest update to the universally-deployed standard in UK Digital Television. Created with industry, continually reviewed, and updated annually, the D-Book sets out the technical interoperability requirements for digital terrestrial and hybrid delivery television in the UK, underpinning Freeview, YouView, Freesat, EE TV, BT TV and TalkTalk TV. […]

October 28, 2021By Colin Mann

GB News to launch June 13th

GB News, the news channel which includes Discovery among its backers, has confirmed it is to launch on June 13th. A tweet from the service says: ‘GB News will launch on Sunday 13th June at 8pm with a special programme “Welcome to GB News”’. The channel, positioned as an alternative to BBC News and Sky […]

May 26, 2021By Colin Mann

Arqiva to deliver GB News

Arqiva has been selected by GB News to deliver its new channel, which will deliver 6,500 hours a year of unique British news content. The provider of broadcast transmissions and infrastructure will distribute GB News to all major UK platforms including Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, YouView and Freesat, reaching more than 96 per cent of […]

January 29, 2021

Ex-Freesat CEO: FTA rebrand needed

Seasoned broadcast executive Emma Scott, former CEO of UK free-to-air digital satellite platform Freesat and previously responsible for the launch of DTT service Freeview, has suggested that there is an opportunity for a rebrand of such services in the era of multiple streaming services. The UK has connected platforms Freeview Play and YouView in addition […]

November 11, 2020By Colin Mann

DTG releases D-Book 12.5

The DTG has released the latest version of the D-Book, the only standard universally deployed in around 6 million TV receivers each year. Created with industry and updated annually, it sets out the technical interoperability requirements for digital terrestrial television in the UK, underpinning Freeview, YouView, Freesat, EE TV, BT TV and TalkTalk TV. Each […]

November 3, 2020