Former Sony CEO backs OTT drama initiative

Distributor DRG yesterday launched TV’s latest high-end drama house, Atrium TV, with former Sony chief Howard Stringer. The company will look to produce scripted programming for OTT platforms and telcos aiming to commission shows for their services. Atrium is positioning itself as a ‘commissioning club’, and comes from former Sony chairman Sony and ex-CBS president […]

Four-screen audience measurement highlights new viewing patterns

Eurodata TV Worldwide has used the MIPTV event in France to reveal some of the results of its first four-screen aggregated measurement initiative. The audience measurement highlighted the differences in viewing patterns in two European markets: France and the Netherlands. In France, last December, one in five watched TV online, while in the Netherlands, the […]

Go90 revamps channel offering and launches ‘algorithmic programming’

US OTT TV service Go90 has revamped the way it organises its channels and has introduced ‘algorithmic programming’ to present shows to its target audience on the basis of data gathered by the platform, Ivana Kirkbride, the service’s chief content officer, told a MIPTV audience today. “We saw that our initial eight channel approach to […]

Japan ‘on track’ to meet 4K/8K targets

Japan is on track to meet its target of take-up of UHD TV by 50% of the country’s viewers by 2020, according to Suga Masayuki. The deputy director of Japan’s ministry of internal affairs and communications said that 4K and 8K full satellite licences were issued to 19 channels operated by 11 organisations in January […]

Sky setting sights on further innovation, says Darroch

Innovation will continue to be at the heart of Sky’s business, with the company constantly seeking to renew itself and embrace change, according to company CEO Jeremy Darroch. Speaking at MIPTV in Cannes, France, Darroch said that while the whole experience of in-home entertainment has already got “so much better” in the past 10 years, […]

Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch to deliver MIPTV keynote

Sky’s group chief executive Jeremy Darroch is due to deliver a ‘Media Mastermind Keynote’ at MIPTV in April. Darroch is due to speak on the first day of the content market, Monday April 13, as part of a MipTV conference programme that is this year themed around “the millennial shift” and the move towards newer […]

Content creators must become marketing experts, says Maker Studios

Content creators will soon need to also become “marketing and branding experts” as online content continues to radically transform how consumers experience entertainment, says Maker Studios’ Erin McPherson. In a new report by TV content market organiser MIPtv and MIPcom, the chief content officer of the LA-based multichannel network, McPherson, claims that eventually we will […]

Twitter flying in for MIPTV keynote

Twitter’s chief media scientist Deb Roy will give a keynote address at MIPTV in April. Roy will speak on the Tuesday of the international TV market and will talk about what he refers to as the “social soundtrack for TV” that Twitter can provide and how the social networking platform can increase the impact of […]

YouTube signs up as founding partner for MIP Digital Fronts

YouTube has come onboard as a founding partner of the first MIP Digital Fronts – an international screenings showcase for original online video.  The MIP Digital Fronts event is due to take place on April 9 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, during the Reed Midem-organised annual MIPTV market. The event is designed to […]