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Woven Digital Selects IRIS.TV to Help Launch Programmatic Content Solution

written by: Richard Kastelein
Woven Digital Selects IRIS.TV to Help Launch Programmatic Content Solution
IRIS.TV and Woven Digital are excited to announce their partnership in conjunction with the launch of Woven’s Programmatic Content Solution across it’s exclusive partner network.There are few demographics more challenging for advertisers and content providers to reach than males between the ages of 18-25, especially when it comes to keeping their attention, being relevant and doing it all in one place. Because of that, recommendation engine and big data solutions company IRIS.TV and Woven...

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OTT Experts Visual Unity Get Boost as 3TS Capital Partners Invests 7.2 million US$

written by: Richard Kastelein
OTT Experts Visual Unity Get Boost as 3TS Capital Partners Invests 7.2 million US$
Leading OTT platform and multiscreen solution provider, Visual Unity just announced an investment of US$7.2 million (€5.2 million) by 3TS Capital Partners, the growth capital technology fund. This investment will strengthen Visual Unity’s delivery of end-to-end OTT solutions on a global scale. Tomas Petru, Visual Unity’s Founder and CEO, said: "This is an exciting time for Visual Unity, with 3TS taking a key role in the future success of our company. Our robust, end-to-end product is...

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ESPN to Deliver Coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Digital Platforms

written by: Richard Kastelein
ESPN to Deliver Coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Digital Platforms
ESPN is preparing for its most ambitious multiplatform coverage to date with the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Across all digital platforms, ESPN will dedicate a full month of 24/7 news, analysis, commentary and interactivity around the world’s biggest sporting event live from Brazil via WatchESPN and ESPN3 in the US and globally through ESPN’s multi-language, multiplatform soccer brand, ESPN FC. “All sports fans will come together for the World Cup in Brazil, and there’s no better time – and no...

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Euronews and FilmOn Sign Deal

written by: Richard Kastelein
Euronews and FilmOn Sign Deal

Euronews, one of the most trusted names in European news coverage, is now available for free viewing on FilmOn. The channel is, as its description states, “the most-watched news channel in Europe, bringing a neutral and objective international view of the world.” Commenting on the deal, FilmOn CEO Alki David said: "We are extremely proud to welcome euronews to the FilmOn platform and we are delighted that such an impressive broadcaster has chosen to partner with us in this way...This deal...

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Sky and Virgin Media cut new distribution agreement

written by: Richard Kastelein
Sky and Virgin Media cut new distribution agreement
Sky and Virgin Media have agreed a new five year plus agreement for the distribution of Sky’s content to Virgin Media’s TV customers. Through the agreement, Virgin Media will continue to offer its customers an extensive selection of Sky’s leading entertainment channels, as well as content from Sky Movies and Sky Sports. In addition to its current portfolio of Sky channels, Virgin Media will also offer its TV customers Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports 4 HD, and Sky Sports F1 HD, with Sky Sports News...

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Turner to launch free-to-air channel TruTV in UK

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Turner to launch  free-to-air channel TruTV in UK
TruTV, part of Turner Broadcasting, will air as a 24-hour channel in the coming months on free-to-view services with Pay-TV services likely to follow. Turner UK's director of general entertainment Jemma Yates said the channel was "compulsive viewing." "The channel invites the audience into the worlds of real people in real life situations and gives them a chance to experience the often dynamic, amazing and always entertaining situations that ensue." Already a hit channel in the US (with...

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Walmart launches new movie sharing experience - Share My Movies by VUDU

written by: Richard Kastelein
Walmart launches new movie sharing experience - Share My Movies by VUDU
Written by Amit Balan, senior director of VUDU for Walmart
When Walmart acquired Silicon Valley-based VUDU more than four years ago, we set out to transform the way you owned movies in the digital age together – from providing free VUDU digital copies with most new movie releases sold at Walmart, to our in-store and online Disc-to-Digital service that allows you to convert the physical movies you already own into a digital copy you can watch on virtually any device. Today, we’re bringing a...

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Rabbit TV Announces Launch of Streaming Live TV Channels Amidst Aereo Controversy

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Rabbit TV Announces Launch of Streaming Live TV Channels Amidst Aereo Controversy

As Aereo defends its live TV streaming service in front of the Supreme Court, Rabbit TV today announced a similar feature added to its popular eMedia guide, giving its 3 million+ users easy access to nearly 100 live TV stations over the web, including popular US stations like The CW, PBS, Ion, Univision, Telemundo, This, and MeTV, to name a few. The offering also incorporates international channels like Eurosport, RT, and ZDF, along with popular news, shopping and variety channels such as...

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Report: The Connected Home and Multi-Device Video: The Big Picture

written by: Richard Kastelein
Report: The Connected Home and Multi-Device Video: The Big Picture
Digital TV Europe in conjunction with AirTies has recently published a free report called The Connected Home and Multi-Device Video: The Big Picture. Multiroom TV – the distribution of pay TV services to multiple TV screens within each home served – has become an established feature of most service providers’ offerings. DTVE surveyed 235 senior industry participants from 61 countries to find out how they viewed multiroom and multi-device delivery of video services and what challenges they...

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Report: Americans now spend more time on Internet than TV

written by: Richard Kastelein
Report: Americans now spend more time on Internet than TV
According to a recent study by eMarketer, digital media (online, mobile and "other") accounted for 43.4 percent of time spent with major media - way up from 38.5 percent in 2012 and is expected to reach 47.1 percent in 2014. In 2013, time spent with digital media among US adults surpassed time spent with TV for the first time and it was mobile driving the shift. This year, that trend will continue, according to new figures from eMarketer, as time spent with mobile devices continues to grow...

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Report: Making the cloud work for TV

written by: Richard Kastelein
Report: Making the cloud work for TV
The ‘cloud’ is not just about OTT but crucial IT concepts like virtualization and hosting and the use of vast and ‘elastic’ compute and storage resources. Using this kind of cloud can make Pay TV operators more agile, with benefits across nearly every part of their operation. Like OTT, this ‘cloud’ could be another game-changer and this report outlines why, addressing the impact on multiscreen TV, data analytics, video processing, the production environment, the STB and the UI. It investigates...

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RadiumOne Enters Australian Market

written by: Richard Kastelein
RadiumOne Enters Australian Market
Changing the face of automated media buying, RadiumOne officially launches in Australia today – introducing the local market’s first programmatic advertising operating system that bridges both linear broadcasting and digital currencies.

Already well-established in the US and UK, RadiumOne is breaking the mould with its promise to make programmatic more meaningful for Australian advertisers. The company offers advertisers, agencies and rights holders a complete end-to-end programmatic...

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