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Alchimie, the international content aggregation and dynamic digital distribution company, today announces the acquisition of UK based OTT provider, TVPlayer. The acquisition will accelerate Alchimie’s move into the UK, Europe’s most developed SVOD market, by introducing new UK distribution channels via the TV Player platform for Alchimie’s extensive portfolio of premium factual content. 

With a special focus on The Natural World, Crime, Current Affairs, History and children’s content, Alchimie’s 40,000 hour catalogue has the depth

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ZEE5, India’s fastest growing ConTech brand today announced its partnership with Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, for the deployment of the Kaltura TV Platform Player. The Kaltura TV Platform Player provides ZEE5 with market-leading Quality of Experience (QoE), while supporting over 8,000 devices, and providing elastic scale to accommodate ZEE5’s global audience of over 76 million users. The Kaltura TV Platform Player also includes native support of advertising insertion and measurement.

With

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ITV today confirmed that a deal has been struck between Britbox and Viacom-owned Channel 5 and Comedy Central which will see hundreds of additional hours of both channels’ best British content available on Britbox from launch. The deal brings factual and entertainment content from Channel 5 plus original British comedies from Comedy Central UK.

Under the deal, box-sets from Channel 5 can appear on BritBox following a 30 day catch-up window on the My5 service. 

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JW Player, the world’s most powerful and flexible video platform, today announces the launch of an enhanced Video Player Bidding solution for all clients. Video Player Bidding provides media companies with an integrated solution to connect with high-quality advertisers and brands from across the globe. Since adding three new demand partners over the last six months, the company has seen increased ad yield, reduced latency, and fewer VPAID opt-outs for clients using the product during

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DAZN, the world’s largest sports streaming service, is now available to Comcast customers on Xfinity Flex and will be available over the Internet to millions more on Xfinity X1 this fall, marking DAZN’s first distribution deal with a major U.S. video and internet provider.

We’re thrilled to give our Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex customers access to DAZN’s live and on-demand programming starting this fall just in time for some of the most highly

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TiVo has announced that Vodafone Group is deploying TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery (PCD) to deliver engaging, highly-relevant entertainment experiences to its subscribers. Vodafone offers broadband, TV, mobile and telephone services to 640 million customers in 24 countries as one of the world’s leading mobile communications providers. 

 Vodafone is introducing PCD as part of the new Vodafone TV service in Portugal, the first country to deploy its new “Intelligent Voice Search” feature. It uses TiVo’s Conversation,

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TiVo has announced that Liberty Latin America, a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, has selected TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform to bring cutting-edge innovations to its customers in Puerto Rico. Over time, Liberty Latin America also plans to launch TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform in other markets across Latin America.

TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform enables Liberty Latin America to seamlessly transition to IPTV and deliver entertainment to customers when and where

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Imagine Communications, which provides open, end-to-end ad-tech solutions for broadcasters, content owners, MVPDs and vMVPDs, today announced that a new generation of its Landmark™ Sales solution will improve advertising management for ITV, the UK’s largest commercial television network.

In an extension of Imagine’s longstanding relationship with the network, earlier this summer, ITV completed an upgrade to the more modern, efficient and technically advanced Landmark II system, allowing it to better manage linear airtime sales across

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The world’s biggest broadcasters usually have four main revenue streams:

  • Content production – which is either commissioned independently, in partnership, or self-funded;
  • Content distribution – the content is sold to other broadcasters, perhaps in other territories, or aggregators like Amazon and Netflix;
  • Digital revenue – which comes from digital advertising (AVOD) or subscriptions (SVOD);
  • And linear advertising income which has traditionally been the biggest pot.

Together, these revenue streams form something of a virtuous circle

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