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SVOD: how much is too much?

Subscription VOD is no longer a two-horse race and is increasingly becoming a battleground for eyeballs. Oscar nominated films, prize winning TV series, the finest acting talent migrating from the big to the small screen have all helped propel SVOD into millions of UK living rooms.  Netflix and Amazon Prime […]

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SMPTE enhances online support for industry professionals

SMPTE (the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) has announced a range of new measures that will provide additional remote support for its members while they continue to work from home during the various regional lockdowns in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    The professional development and technical support being […]

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55% of VFX industry say they could work remotely for a year

A survey of vfx workers and vfx houses by technical support outfit Escape Technology, shows that 55% of respondents say they could now sustain remote working forced by the COVID-19 crisis for eight months to a year. The survey found that social distancing has rapidly sped up the growth of remote […]

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ITV launches ITV Hub Shout Outs following viewing surge

ITV Commercial has unveiled a new ad proposition, ITV Hub Shout Outs, to enable advertisers to “inform and support the public” during the COVID-19 pandemic outside of linear TV campaigns.  Shout Outs will offer advertisers an alternative to full-length commercials on the broadcaster’s on-demand streaming service, ITV Hub, instead delivering […]

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BBC iPlayer enjoys most popular two days ever

The BBC said that its iPlayer service enjoyed a record day last month as it unveiled a raft of new releases. It said that on Monday March 23rd, the day of Boris Johnson’s lockdown broadcast, drove 20.4 million requests to stream programmes on the service, the first time over 20m […]

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Streaming vs. Coronavirus: Industry Update During the Pandemic

The Global pandemic of 2020 caused by the outburst of COVID-19 coronavirus has affected the lives of millions of people and their businesses. Most industries have experienced a significant impact due to quarantines initiated in countries all across the World. International travel, restaurant business, apparel, automotive, luxury products all have […]

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With the shift to non-linear content viewing, traditional TV networks and new-age content owners are both exploring OTT video streaming.

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Netflix and chills – the state of streaming amid pandemic

On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a global pandemic. At the time of writing, 125 countries and territories had been affected by the flu-like illness, leading many countries’ governments to announce drastic social distancing and self-isolation measures to slow down the spread of the […]

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Content aggregator Alchimie launches OTT sports channel

Europe-based digital content aggregator and distributor Alchimie has announced the launch of a new sport-focused over-the-top channel, Unbeaten.  With a focus on sports-related news and entertainment programming, Unbeaten will feature a range of original shows on football, basketball and MMA among other sports, as well as archive content. It debuts […]

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