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UKTV has announced that its on demand app, UKTV Play, is now available on Apple TV where its vast catalogue of shows can be easily discovered. The service is also integrated with the all-new Apple TV app which brings together different ways to watch TV, as well as universal search and Siri, so users can easily find and play shows seamlessly on their iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.

UKTV Play boasts a diverse catalogue

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Today at the Channel 4 Upfronts event at London’s Roundhouse, Chief Commercial Officer, Jonathan Allan announced to 1,200 members of the advertising community the development of a new first in broadcaster VOD advertising.

Codenamed “Project Agora”, this Channel 4-developed technology will enable advertisers to match their own custom audience segments across Channel 4 platforms in a cookie-less, GDPR compliant way for the first time. Channel 4’s 20 million active registered viewer base offers a segmentation

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Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and ProSiebenSat.1 are entering into a groundbreaking partnership that will drive long-term growth in the addressable TV and online video advertising market in Germany. Advertisers will be able to target relevant audiences in the area of addressable TV and online video across the complete portfolio of ProSiebenSat.1 and Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, directly and individually, with just a few clicks. The portfolio includes the digital offerings of both media houses as well as

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The BBC and BT successfully made the UK’s first live TV contribution over a public 5G connection, using EE’s 5G network. On BBC Breakfast this morning, viewers will have seen BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones cover the launch of the UK’s first 5G network from Covent Garden. But they won’t have seen that his segment was also beamed back to BBC New Broadcasting House over the very same 5G network to be played out live

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Mediaset Italy has announced the acquisition of a 9.6% stake in the German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media corresponding to up to 9.9% of the voting rights, excluding treasury stocks.

Mediaset Italia and Mediaset España have have a strong relationship with ProSiebenSat.1 in the European Media Alliance (EMA) for five years. The goal of this Alliance is to develop scale economies which are crucial for the future of European TV.

Pier Silvio Berlusconi (50), Chief Executive Officer

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CANAL+ Group has announced the acquisition of M7, one of the largest independent pay-TV companies in Europe operating in Benelux and Central Europe. M7 is owned by Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. This acquisition is subject to the European Commission’s approval.

M7 is an aggregator and distributor of local and international channels via satellite and OTT platforms. It has developed a presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania

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TiVo today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. Earlier, the Company also announced a plan to split its Product and IP Licensing businesses into two separate independent companies.

We had a solid quarter with a strong focus on company execution,” said Raghu Rau, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. “Management has, and will remain, focused on driving growth with profitability by executing the previously announced five

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The top 10 service providers in the United States collectively lost over one-and-a-quarter million television subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, as reported by the informitv Multiscreen Index.

AT&T moved to the top of the table, with 22.36 million premium television subscribers in the United States, as it now combines the results for DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse. It also sustained the greatest subscriber losses, shedding 544,000 premium customers, and a further 89,000 from

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