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Proposals to improve BBC iPlayer for audiences by making programmes available for longer and offering more box sets and archive titles have been submitted to Ofcom.

The BBC is proposing that programmes should be available on BBC iPlayer for at least 12 months after they are first shown; selected returning titles should be available as full box sets of all series; and BBC iPlayer should showcase more content from the BBC archive.

The proposals have

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ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, today announces that it has signed an exclusive UK and Ireland licensing agreement with Amobee, a global digital advertising technology company, for end-to-end programmatic buying and selling of premium video inventory on the ITV Hub.

This will enable ITV to launch a new, fully programmatic, premium advanced advertising platform, uniquely built using Amobee’s advertising technology which allows advertisers complete control over the purchasing of their campaigns across ITV’s premium

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Grabyo, the leading cloud video platform trusted by the world’s major broadcasters, sports federations and rights holders, today releases its new advanced video editing tool: Grabyo Editor. 

Grabyo Editor is a browser-based editing tool for creating short video highlights and social videos in seconds. Editor’s intuitive interface enables professional-quality output, inclusive of transitions, audio edits and titling without the need for specific hardware, software licenses or extensive training.

Built for the demands of digital teams,

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Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, announced today that it has now integrated BARB’s new Dovetail audience measurement across its delivery platforms. This enables participating broadcasters and operators to more accurately measure reach across multiple devices to better understand their audience and potentially increase advertising, carriage and subscription revenues.

By supporting BARB’s Dovetail measurement solution, we can enable our customers to better measure full viewership and reach in the

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The Deloitte and Enders Media & Telecoms 2019 conference took place in London today with a stellar line up of speakers including Carolyn McCall, the CEO of ITV, Alex Mahon, the CEO of Channel 4, Sophie Turner Laing, the former MD of Content at Sky and now the CEO of Endemol Shine Group, Tony Hall, the Director General of the BBC and Jeremy Darroch, the Group Chief Exec at Sky.

450 senior attendees came together

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