ITV launches Adlabs

ITV’s commercial arm has revealed a new ad business. Dubbed ITV Adlabs, the new enterprise will “bring together all of ITV Commercial’s innovation”, covering Digital Products, Digital Partnerships and Strategic Insight. ITV said that Adlabs will provide greater reach for products that have been developed by ITV’s commercial team, such as Dynamic Creative advertising on […]

Rugby Super League goes FTA in UK with Channel 4

Channel 4 has acquired the rights to the Rugby Super League. The two-year deal will see the competition broadcast on free-to-air television for the first time in its 26 year history.  Starting with the 2022 season, kicking off in February, Channel 4 will broadcast ten live matches each season. The remaining rights are held by […]

Thema Rus expands Love Nature in Russia with MTS distribution

Canal+ International Group company Thema Rus has launched Love Nature on Russia’s MTS TV-services.  Love Nature, which as the title suggests presents a variety of nature and wildlife-focused documentary content, will be available as a 4K linear TV channel to MTS subscribers via IPTV and on the KION multimedia platform.  This is the latest expansion […]

Mirada hits one million Android TV Operator Tier deployments

Digital TV integrated software solutions provider Mirada has reached a milestone of one million Android TV Operator Tier deployments. In announcing the achievement, Mirada praised Android TV as the ‘gold standard’ in the industry, and said that it is fast becoming the platform of choice for operators due to its functionality and user interface. According […]

IBC 2021 cancelled

The organisers of the IBC show have confirmed that the 2021 in-person event will not go ahead.  The Amsterdam show was scheduled to take place between December 3-6, but questions started to be raised when the Dutch government launched a series of lockdown measures in response to mounting Covid-19 cases in the country.  These lockdown […]

ITV faces risks from cost inflation and Britbox, warns Berenberg

UK commercial broadcaster ITV faces significant risks from advertising pricing inflation and lack of progress with Britbox, despite strong results for the year to date, according to an analysis by Berenberg. The analysts noted that ITV’s numbers for the fourth quarter are “much stronger than expected”. They noted that the momentum built in Q3 continued […]

Vestel partners with Simply.TV for metadata services

TV maker Vestel has signed a multi-year EPG agreement with metadata specialist Simply.TV. The deal will see Simply.TV provide metadata services to all Vestel-produced smart-TVs across more than 50 countries. Simply.TV has been tasked with migrating Vestel’s complete EPG operations within a few weeks for more than 50 territories with interfaces powered by rich and […]

Unions call on FTC to derail US$8.45 billion Amazon-MGM deal

Four major US unions have urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block Amazon’s deal to buy movie studio MGM. Amazon agreed an US$8.45 billion deal to acquire MGM earlier this year. The deal would represent Amazon’s second biggest-ever acquisition, and would see the studio behind shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Vikings fall […]

Alpha Networks promotes Devezeaux to CEO

Video distribution software solutions provider Alpha Networks has announced the appointment of Guillaume Devezeaux as its new CEO. Effective immediately, Devezeaux is taking over Victor Badin, who will now assume the role of chief financial officer following the new organisation of the Group. Devezeaux joined Alpha Networks in 2008 as its head of product development. […]

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