BBC partners with UK universities in major data initiative

The BBC has launched a five-year research partnership with eight UK universities in a bid to “unlock the potential of data in the media”. The collaboration is designed to create a body of research insights and prototypes – by combining anonymised BBC data with algorithms and analytics –  that can be used to make an […]

Broadpeak to showcase updated CDN solutions

CDN and video streaming services provider, Broadpeak, will showcase a range of solutions for the cable, IPTV, OTT, hybrid TV, and mobile markets at ANGA COM. Broadpeak will showcase version 1.3 of its nanoCDN technology, which is designed to let operators cost-effectively deliver live 4K content. It will also launch of version 2.3 of its […]

Agama unveils new analytics applications

Quality assurance specialist Agama Technologies is adding new analytics applications to its flagship Monitoring Solution at IBC. According to Agama, by focusing on specific use cases, such as device troubleshooting, change management and content offering optimisation, these applications enable new insights for TV operators. Operational Analytics for Devices is an application to interactively explore how […]

Kantar Media buys social TV analytics firm The Data Republic

Kantar Media, an audience research firm owned by ad giant WPP, has bought specialist social TV analytics agency The Data Republic. Kantar said that the acquisition will build on its activities in audience measurement and insight in more than 60 markets. The deal comes after Kantar said this week that, as part of its partnership with […]

Twitter buys social TV analytics firms SecondSync and Mesagraph

Twitter has acquired UK-based social TV analytics firm SecondSync and France’s Mesagraph in its latest television push. In a post on its site, SecondSync said that Twitter is the only place that hosts “a real-time, public conversation about TV at scale,” and that becoming part of the social network will allow it build on this. […]