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The UK’s public service broadcasters – the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, S4C – have today come together to ask the Government to work with them to support freelancers working in the broadcasting industry during this unprecedented period.

In a joint letter to the Chancellor signed by all the PSBs, the broadcasters highlight the value of freelancers to the success of the UK’s Creative Industries and urge the Government “to provide a package

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ITV has announced business continuity plans to address the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The broadcaster assures viewers that news and popular TV shows like Coronation Street and Emmerdale will remain on air. Daytime linear TV viewing, as well as OTT consumption on ITV Hub, has increased.

Carolyn McCall, ITV’s CEO, today gave an overview of ITV’s response to the coronavirus crisis:

“This week has seen an escalation in the impact of the coronavirus with the

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Usually attended by over 90,000 delegates and 1,600 exhibitors from 160 countries, NAB, the OTT industry’s premier exhibition and conference, which was due to take place in Las Vegas in April, has been cancelled this year over fears of the spread of the global coronavirus pandemic. 

Announcing the news on the event website, NAB’s President and CEO, Gordon Smith, said,

Dear NAB Show community, 

As you know, we have been carefully monitoring coronavirus

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ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, has published its 2019 financial results which show strong growth across a range of the company’s activities. 

  • Content production revenues (via ITV Studios) rose 9% to £1.8bn YOY
  • Long form online viewing broke 500m hours served for the first time (506m compared to 447m in 2018) accompanied by a 6% increase in dwell time and 28% increase in monthly active users
  • ITV Hub registered user accounts were up to

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BBC Studios, the principal commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, today announce plans to launch the BritBox streaming service in Australia. 

The ad-free subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service will bring Australians an unrivalled collection of great British TV shows, and will build on the successful launch and operation of the service in both North America (USA and Canada) and most recently in the UK.

BritBox is anticipated to launch

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ITV has announced Rhys McLachlan will become their new Director of Advanced Advertising.

McLachlan was previously Head of Global TV Strategy at Amobee, the global digital advertising technology company with whom ITV signed an exclusive UK and Ireland licensing agreement with last year.

Since announcing the Amobee deal, ITV has been working closely with Amobee to design, develop and integrate the technology to power ITV’s new programmatic TV platform, Planet V.

Reporting to Kelly Williams,

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Channel 4 today announces the appointment of Bede McCarthy as Head of Product, All 4. 

Reporting to Chief Product Officer Dave Cameron, Bede will be responsible for creating Channel 4’s’s digital product experience on All 4 in order to drive additional consumption as part of the channel’s mission to accelerate digital growth.

He will lead All 4’s talented team of product specialists to shape future product strategy and deliver customer value via a product roadmap

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“Glass to glass” is an elegant phrase which describes the process by which a piece of content goes from the first screen (the camera lens) to the last (the screen on which a viewer watches a piece a clip, TV show or movie). This description, however, masks a world of complexity in the number of steps it takes for content to move from creation to consumption.

By my calculation, there are around thirty links in

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1980

My uncle’s house in Peterborough. 4 adults, 7 children, 1 baby. A weekend of watching Indian movies on VCR late into the night. The video recorder was hired. The remote control was wired, connected by a two metre cord to the machine. Delicious midnight feasts: samosas, bhajis, chutneys, curry, real Coca Cola (not diet). Pretending to be asleep on the sofa afterwards just so I could stay downstairs for longer.

1995

My first real

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