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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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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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Errors in The Crown may prompt tighter rules for streaming services

Streaming services such as Netflix could be subject to tighter regulation after a row over inaccuracies in The Crown, ministers have suggested. John Whittingdale, the media minister, said that international platforms may be required to obtain a special licence to operate in the UK, to ensure they abide by minimum standards. There […]

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Common Sense launches its own OTT platform

Common Sense Networks—a for-profit affiliate of nonprofit media org Common Sense Media—is getting into the content game with the launch of its own children’s over-the-top (OTT) streaming network. Rolling out early 2021, Sensical is a free ad-supported service that will be available as an app through iOS and Android devices, […]

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OneFootball acquires Dugout

In a move that it says will form the world’s largest owned and operated digital football media business, football media platform OneFootball has acquired digital media company Dugout. It says the acquisition will put fans at the heart of the football ecosystem, bringing Dugout’s global video expertise, network and distribution […]

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Tubi Ad Revenues Poised To Eclipse Broadcast Network’s

Revenues for free, ad-supported, video-on-demand streaming service Tubi have doubled since Fox acquired it earlier this year, and its ad sales are growing so fast that Fox’s top financial executive this week predicted it will surpass the company’s broadcast network revenue in the next “two-to-three years.” “Broadcast network revenue will […]

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TV advertising: industry bosses discuss the market’s future

Mediatel’s Steven Scaffardi speaks with key figures from the broadcast media world to discuss how they have dealt with the coronavirus crisis – and what comes next for commercial TV Steven Scaffardi (Chair): Good afternoon and welcome everybody to this special virtual roundtable debate for the Future of TV Advertising UK […]

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TV’s conundrum

So here we are, more than a month into lockdown and with no clear exit strategy, and media owners are wondering what on earth it all means for their businesses and the advertising clients that feed them. Now, in a world already characterised by two horribly over-used words – uncertainty […]

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

Streaming piracy up by over 50 per cent during lockdown

New figures show the amount of UK viewers watching content illegally has risen by over half during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. According to MUSO, which monitors piracy trends, in the last week of March, there was a 57 per cent increase in visits to film piracy sites compared to the […]

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