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ITV has announced the launch of its new addressable advertising platform – Planet V. Unveiled on stage tonight at the company’s biggest commercial event of the year, the ITV Palooza at the Royal Festival Hall, by ITV’s Managing Director (Commercial) Kelly Williams and Deputy MD Simon Daglish, the fully programmatic, premium advanced advertising platform will launch at the beginning of 2020.

Planet V will allow advertisers and agencies control over the purchasing of their campaigns

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Sky and the BBC have agreed a new partnership that will see the two broadcasters collaborate across content and technology.

Content collaboration

As part of the wide-ranging partnership, the BBC iPlayer app and connected red-button service will today launch on Sky Q, Sky’s next generation TV platform, offering Sky customers the full BBC iPlayer and red-button experience.

Sky viewers have long been able to enjoy BBC content on-demand via an integrated catch-up service across Sky+

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BritBox, the streaming service created by BBC and ITV, today opened for business, bringing the greatest collection of British boxsets with the finest homegrown talent to viewers for £5.99 a month in HD and across multiple devices.

BritBox has signed a partnership deal with Channel 4 for British TV boxsets from All 4 and British films from Film4. The three-year deal will see 1000+ hours from All 4 – with a range of comedy, drama

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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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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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I remember a morning, sometime in 2001, when I got into the office to find a couple of my colleagues, standing in the kitchen, having an animated conversation about “it”.

It’s a hoverboard,” speculated one. “Finally!

It’s an urban delivery network that uses pipes!”, replied the other. 

The speculation about “it” blazed across the internet and news media for the rest of that day; jet-propelled “Moon Boots” and an

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Around half of all UK homes now subscribe to TV streaming services, according to a major Ofcom report revealing rapid shifts in the nation’s viewing habits.

The number of UK households signed up to the most popular streaming platforms – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV and Disney Life – increased from 11.2m (39%) in 2018 to 13.3m (47%) in 2019.

With many homes using more than one service, the total number of UK streaming

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