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Roku Finishes 2020 with 51.2 Million Active Accounts

Announcement follows right on the heels of Amazons ’50 million’ announcement for Fire TV last month. Roku said it finished 2020 with 51.2 million active accounts, adding 14 million for the year.  The announcement follows Amazon’s announcement on Dec. 14 that its Fire TV platform had reached the magic 50 […]

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Quibi in talks to sell content catalog to Roku

Quibi is in advanced talks to sell its content catalog to video-streaming device maker Roku Inc as the streaming service winds down operations, the Wall Street Journal reported on.wsj.com/3pOxBNw on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. Los Angeles-based Quibi, which offered entertainment and news in episodes of 10 minutes or less […]

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Movistar, Samsung TV integration deal

Movistar and Samsung have reached an agreement to integrate all Movistar Plus TV content onto Samsung smart TVs. Samsung’s Universal Guide will now show all content from Movistar Plus enabling its viewers to have access to the platform through QLED TV models from 2018 and beyond. Samsung’s Universal Guide analyses […]

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The world is Net enough!

Netflix and its rivals are set to join a £4bn bidding war for Bond films as MGM considers selling its back catalogue. He has fought Blofeld and defeated Scaramanga but James Bond could be heading for his most dramatic assignment yet: a bidding war. The studio behind the 007 franchise is considering […]

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US to make illegal streaming a felony

The US Congress has passed a Covid-19 stimulus bill which contains an anti-piracy proposal that would punish for-profit, illegal streaming services with felony penalties of up to 10 years in jail. The proposal came from Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), who sought to increase the penalty for operating a for-profit illegal streaming service. […]

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Amdocs: “Covid to have lingering effect on media”

Looking ahead, Darcy Antonellis, Head of Amdocs Media and CEO of Vubiquity believes that with the “new normal” comes new business models in the OTT space. Antonellis comments: “While 2020 saw 29 per cent of US consumers try a new media subscription service, there is no denying the impact Covid-19 […]

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Connected TV: Unleashing creativity

Connected TV will soon evolve from an extension to the core of the most effective video advertising campaigns and Nev Hasan says it’s time to think beyond the 30 second TVC. According to McKinsey the past six months have seen corporations across the world accelerate digital transformation by several years, […]

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Facebook pours fuel on Apple privacy row

Facebook has launched a public offensive against Apple, dragging a long-simmering row between the two tech giants into the public sphere. Earlier this year, Apple announced it planned to ask users if they want their data to be shared for targeted, personalised advertising. The move is likely to hurt Facebook, […]

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Google ad practices under fire in new lawsuit

Ten US states, led by Texas, are suing Google, accusing it of taking illegal steps to preserve its monopoly over the online advertising market. The alleged moves include striking a deal with Facebook to manipulate online advertising auctions, the states said. This is the latest legal complaint facing the tech […]

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App Science launches

Connected TV insights business App Science has launched with a flagship product – Insights Report – a dashboard for brands and their agencies to audit, plan and measure campaigns with proprietary insights from App Science’s device graph of 300 million mobile devices and 110 million connected TV households. App Science […]

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