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DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) and Motion Pictures Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs), together with member studios, retailers, and service providers, have approved and released four updated supply chain specifications for digital distribution of film and TV. The specifications were developed and reviewed jointly by the three organizations through the Digital Supply Chain Alliance announced earlier this year. The new updates are designed to expand support for international distribution to ensure...

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Eleven Sports, the OTT service which holds the rights to stream football from Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga leagues, as well as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is facing closure just four months after launching in the UK according to the Guardian. Eleven Sports, which is currently available on web and mobile devices, has been unable to secure distribution deals on BT, Sky and Virgin Media. This prompted the UFC to trigger an exit...

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Do you remember the first time you heard about video-on-demand? My introduction to the concept was in 1998 when I was working at Nettec PLC, an early internet consultancy, and I visited the offices of a potential client, Bryan Morrison, a music producer and agent, in London. A silver-haired, straight-talking cockney, fond of smoking big cigars, Bryan had represented, amongst others, Pink Floyd in the 1960s and, latterly, Wham! and George Michael. Now, during the...

As viewers – especially younger audiences – turn their backs on linear TV, DR is repositioning DRTV from being a catch up service to a destination in its own right, targeting users that missed not just a particular show but DR’s linear channels altogether. DR is relaunching DRTV in 2018 and the ambition is to retain its position as the Danes’ most trusted content provider and to become the #1 VOD service in Denmark. This...

All 4’s unique proposition combines a vast catalogue of premium TV boxsets with live broadcast channels, 30 day catch up and a growing collection of exclusive shows, all completely free and available on over 20 different platforms. s. With this offering come some unique – and some not so unique – product challenges. This talk will provide an insight into how Channel 4 approaches those challenges and shares some of the success stories, along with...

Liberty Global is the world’s largest TV and Broadband company with over 25 million customers in 30+ countries. This talk will follow its journey of developing an ambitious new TV experience for a diverse audience in a rapidly evolving industry landscape where exciting new features like voice and personalisation vie for the attention of very traditional TV viewers.

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