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YouView develops AdSmart-style targeted advertising

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YouView is working on a project to offer addressable linear or dynamic ad insertion, according to the UK TV platform’s commercial projects director Simon Cook.… Read more

ITV position set to worsen, say analysts

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UK commercial broadcaster ITV’s performance looks set to worsen as a result of a Brexit-related economic slowdown and increased costs related to next year’s football… Read more

Liberty Global: the set-top box remains ‘a means to an end’

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The set-top box remains a good means to an end, but a future move to a cloud-based solution would be of interest to Liberty Global,… Read more

TV Connect 2017: CEE operators yet to make full use of data analytics

Mila Milenkovic

Pay TV operators in central and eastern Europe in the midst of rolling out non-linear OTT-based digital services have still to make full use of… Read more

Channel 4: second screen experiment failed to reach scale

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Channel 4’s second screen app experiment, 4Now, failed because the UK broadcaster couldn’t get the level of audience engagement or interaction required, according to Jonathan… Read more

TracePlay SVOD app goes live

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Trace’s delayed subscription video-on-demand service, TracePlay, has launched in the US, UK, Africa, France, Benelux, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. The service, which was… Read more

Ofcom to set UK originals quotas for BBC

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The BBC’s new regulator, Ofcom, will demand the UK’s pubcaster produces a minimum number of British-created series for its key channels every year. In its… Read more

Switzerland’s Quickline taps SeaChange for RDK-based TV platform

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Swiss cable network operator The Quickline Group has tapped SeaChange’s RDK-based platform for the launch of advanced digital TV service Quickline TV. Quickline is using… Read more

TV Connect 2017: Stofa to launch Android TV-based service with iWedia

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Danish cable operator Stofa has tapped TV technology provider iWedia to provide its Teatro-3.5 software for Android TV to operate its next-generation set-top box. Stofa,… Read more

AMC promotion for Alazard

Géraud Alazard

AMC Networks International has named Géraud Alazard as SVP of marketing. Promoted from the position of VP of Marketing for AMC Global and SundanceTV Global,… Read more

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