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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.

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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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ITV has presented a mixed bag of results in its latest financial performance report, published this morning. Advertising revenues were down 5% in the first half of 2019 falling from £890m to £849m. ITV Studios revenues also declined by 6% from £803m to £758m.

On the upside, however, the broadcaster’s domestic SVOD service, ITV Hub+, has almost doubled its subscriber base from 265,000 in 2018 to over 500,000 by July 2019. Online viewing (the total

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ITV and the BBC have now signed an agreement to launch BritBox in the UK in the fourth quarter of this year.  This is a bold, new step for ITV and BBC as they seek to work together to offer something fresh and distinctive to the public.

  • BritBox will be competitively priced at £5.99 per month in HD and across multiple screens and devices, which is less than other streaming services. 
  • BritBox will be full

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DAZN, the leading global live and on-demand sports streaming service and Discovery, the global leader in powering people’s passions across all screens, have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD made available to DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Eurosport, the number one sports destination in Europe, holds exclusive Pan-European rights to some of the world’s biggest sporting events, including:  Grand Slam tennis championships; cycling’s 

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