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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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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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Sky and Amazon seal Prime deal

SVoD service to made available via set-top boxes following years of wrangling. Sky and Amazon have agreed a multi-year European distribution deal for their OTT services Now TV and Prime Video. From today, Prime Video launches on Sky and Now TV devices across Europe, giving Sky customers with Prime subscriptions […]

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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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The challenges of long-term archiving

Eric Bassier, senior director product marketing at Quantum, outlines the long-term challenges of looking after your irreplaceable content. One of the biggest issues facing the media industry is protecting and maximising its invaluable content. The original copy of the first Star Wars film isn’t simply a piece of data, it’s much more […]

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