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Sky expands content and tech partnership with Channel 4

Comcast-owned pay TV operator Sky and broadcaster Channel 4 have extended their strategic partnership with a new deal covering content and advertising technology. The arrangement, which expands on a similar agreement struck last year, includes a multi-year carriage deal renewal that offers Sky customers access to exclusive programming from Channel 4’s VOD service All 4, […]

Ofcom prominence measures “warmly welcomed” by UK PSBs

British PSBs have responded to Ofcom’s proposed measures to aid PSBs in the streaming era.  On Thursday, July 4, broadcast regulator Ofcom announced its measures to ensure “that PSBs continue to deliver high-quality content for UK viewers and listeners”. These include improving the prominence of PSB content on major viewing platforms, a renewed focus on […]

Ofcom sets out new PSB measures in face of “unprecedented challenges”

UK regulator Ofcom has announced a new set of measures to improve the chances of PSBs against the threat posed by international streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.  In an announcement made on July 4, Ofcom detailed that it is setting out a “package of measures, including recommendations to Government, to support PSB […]

Channel 4 unveils Project Agora for targeted VOD advertising

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has unveiled new targeted advertising capability that will be launched commercially this autumn. Showcasing the technology, codenamed Project Agora, at a  Channel 4 Upfronts event at London’s Roundhouse, chief commercial officer Jonathan Allan said that the Channel 4-developed technology will enable advertisers to match their own custom audience segments across […]

All 4 boss to leave Channel 4

All 4 head Richard Davidson-Houston is to leave Channel 4 after 12 years. Davidson-Houston oversaw the transformation from the largely catch-up focused 4oD into All 4 in 2015. During that time, All 4 saw a period of record growth in digital viewing and digital revenues. All 4 is now available on more than 20 platforms […]

Channel 4 relaunches All 4, expands ad-free trial

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has relaunched it video-on-demand service, All 4, and is inviting more registered users to trial a paid version of the offering that removes ads from commissioned content. The revamped All 4 includes a new iOS app that has been rebuilt and is designed to be more reliable, intuitive and engaging. The […]

Channel 4 takes on streamer with new slate

Channel 4 director of programmes Ian Katz has launched a slate of programming for 2019, which he believes will stand out against major streaming platforms. The list of programmes adhere to C4’s ‘Dial up the Difference’ strategy according to Katz, which sees the broadcaster make “mischievous”, “noisy” content that highlights “the big issues and arguments […]

Channel 4 launches ‘Dynamic TV’ ad targeting

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has launched Dynamic TV, a data-driven video-on-demand advertising initiative that enables different ads to be served to viewers. The ad system will use first-party data from Channel 4’s more than 18 million registered viewers, delivering bespoke ads based on location, weather, time of day, date and demographics. These ads can be […]

Freeview to launch ‘one-stop-shop’ app for UK television

UK TV platform Freeview is due to launch a new mobile app on January 22, 2019 that it says will act as a “one-stop-shop” for the nation’s most-watched content. The free-to-use app will let viewers stream live channels from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and access on-demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All […]

Channel 4 and Facebook team up for weekly news show

Channel 4 has partnered with Facebook for a weekly news show, months after the social media giant rolled out its Watch platform globally.  Uncovered is to launch on Facebook Watch, and will provide in-depth news and analysis from C4 News’ team of domestic and international correspondents who will tackle under-reported series, focusing on a single major […]

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