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YouView names new CEO

UK digital TV platform YouView has named Susie Buckridge as its new CEO. She will take up her post in the New Year following the departure of long-serving CEO Richard Halton. Buckridge was responsible for partnerships and commercial affairs at YouView before rising to become director of product and, more recently, working with Halton and […]

YouView looking to AI and voice to enhance discovery

YouView, the UK digital TV joint-venture platform used primarily by BT and TalkTalk TV customers, aims to tap artificial intelligence and voice-based navigation to identify who is watching and present content based on who is watching and factors such as the time of day, according to Sion Wynn Jones, product director, YouView. Speaking at the […]

VOD 365 launches on-demand channels on YouView

VOD 365, which provides branded OTT TV channels via Freeview, Freesat, mobile and smart TV devices, is to launch documentary and sports on-demand channels Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel Network on YouView, the joint venture platform of UK broadcasters and industry groups that is used by BT and TalkTalk for their TV services. The two […]

Kids VOD service Ketchup TV launches on YouView

Kids video-on-demand channel, Ketchup TV, has debuted on the YouView platform in the UK. The Ketchup TV Player went live yesterday offering a range of pre-school programmes, including Bob the Builder, Miffy, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Thomas and Friends, Fireman Sam and Maya the Bee. “Ketchup TV is a great addition to our already […]

YouView chief Halton to leave at end of year

YouView chief executive Richard Halton is to stand down at the end of this year to pursue new opportunities. The UK hybrid digital TV platform, which is jointly owned by BT, TalkTalk, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva, said that Halton, who led YouView from launch, had decided the moment was right […]

YouView data reveals changing UK TV usage habits

UK hybrid digital-terrestrial and IPTV platform YouView has unveiled the findings of analysis of viewer behaviour that reveals some surprises about the changing ways in which viewers are interacting with services. YouView has delivered eight billion streams of content since the rollout of the updated platform a year ago. Some 73% of users have recorded […]

YouView now on three million devices in UK

UK hybrid IP/broadcast digital TV platform YouView is now present on over three million set-top boxes and digital devices across the UK, according to the organisation. The passing of the three million milestone comes seven months after YouView upgraded its software across its set-top box base. The YouView platform is used by BT, Talktalk and […]

BT unveils new-look TV app

BT has launched a new-look BT TV app for smartphones and tablets. The new app is available to all BT TV customers at no extra cost, and enables viewing of live channels and on-demand programmes to which they subscribe. The app enables functionality such as allowing viewers to pick up a programme at the point […]

YouView taps Amazon’s Alexa for voice controls

YouView is piloting Amazon’s Alexa voice service in a bid to bring voice controls to its connected set-top boxes.  YouView claims to be one of the first developers worldwide to work with the new Alexa Video Skill API, and said it aims to make it easier for viewers to interact with YouView’s content and apps. Ultimately, […]

YouView develops AdSmart-style targeted advertising

YouView is working on a project to offer addressable linear or dynamic ad insertion, according to the UK TV platform’s commercial projects director Simon Cook. Speaking at TV Connect in London this morning on a panel titled ‘big opportunities for data in creating business value’, Cook said that YouView is working with shareholders to provide […]

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