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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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Mark Thompson: PSBs must invest in digital

Former DG draws on experience of overseeing New York Times’ transformation. Mark Thompson has urged broadcasters to invest in their digital players and criticised the government’s PSB review for “feeling like a stuck record”. Drawing on his experience as chief executive of the New York Times (NYT), the former DG […]

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Shift in ad spend from linear TV to digital to accelerate

Integral Ad Science (IAS), a global player in digital ad verification, has released its 2021 Industry Pulse Report. Surveying over 200 ad industry experts, IAS found that issues around digital video and connected TV, programmatic, and social rocketed to the top of the ad industry’s priority list. Based on the IAS 2021 […]

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What’s Coming Down the Privacy Pipeline?

Weeks after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the presidential election, the future of consumer privacy in the United States is still up for grabs. California voters upped the ante on federal privacy law by passing Proposition 24 last month, which amended the California Consumer Privacy Act with a more comprehensive policy, […]

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OTT Video Subscriber Loyalty Up as Churn Drops During Pandemic

During a pandemic, consumers gravitate toward experiences they trust. New data from Parks Associates finds the overall annual churn rate for OTT services, representing those subscribers who have canceled a service as a percentage of the current subscriber base, dropped from 46% in 3Q 2019 to 38% in 3Q 2020. […]

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Channel 4 eyes digital future with five-year strategy

Channel 4’s ambition to transform itself into a digital PSB took a step forward last week with the launch of its Future4 strategy. The Future4 strategy sets five-year targets, which include doubling All 4 viewing, growing digital advertising to be at least 30% of total revenue, and earmarking non-advertising for […]

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