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Regarded as one of the most influential sitcoms, Seinfeld will find a new home on All 4 from 7 February 2020, as part of a streaming deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT).

Originally airing between 1989 to 1998, Seinfeld stars Jerry Seinfeld as a stand-up comedian whose life in New York City is made even more chaotic by his quirky group of friends who join him in wrestling with life’s most perplexing, yet often trivial

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Reporting to Rufus Radcliffe, Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Direct to Consumer, Bala, who joins in May 2020, will lead the transformation of ITV’s group-wide data and Ai strategy, evolving and consolidating the organisation’s data assets, raising the overall data capability and accelerating the adoption of AI to fuel growth.

Bala will head up a team, providing both data science to create new value, and analytics to power experimentation across ITV’s commercial teams,

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BBC iPlayer has broken 4 billion requests to stream programmes for the first time ever, ending the year with an all-time record high of 4.4 billion requests.

The 2019 performance is up around 12 per cent on the previous year.*

December was BBC iPlayer’s best month of all time, achieving a record-high 447 million requests in total. The top episode of the month was the returning Christmas special of Gavin and Stacey, which recorded

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ITV Studios today announces the appointment of Lisa Perrin, as the new Managing Director of its International production business. Perrin joins the company from Endemol Shine Group (ESG) where she held the position of CEO Creative Networks.

Reporting directly to Julian Bellamy, Managing Director ITV Studios, Perrin will be part of the senior management team, overseeing the day to day running of ITV Studios’ leading production labels outside the UK and US, developing business

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Channel 4’s CEO, Alex Mahon has today announced that Jonathan Allan has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer as part of a restructured leadership team which brings together all the key operational functions into a newly expanded COO’s office.

In the new role, Allan– who is currently Chief Commercial Officer – will oversee a number of departments including: All 4, Communications & Corporate Affairs, Consumer & Strategy, Content Management, Finance, HR, Nations

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New research from Parks Associates finds that TV sets still dominate home entertainment, accounting for over one-half of all video consumed by US broadband households each week. 360 View: Digital Media and Connected Consumers reveals consumers report spending on average nearly 20 hours per week watching video on a TV, compared to nearly four hours on a mobile phone. Consumers also increased the total amount of time spent watching video from 2018 to 2019, a

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Did we ever establish any good collective monikers for the two decades that have just passed? The Noughties never really caught on and the last ten years have largely gone without name. No matter what they were called, however, these were seminal times for our industry. In 2001, for example, the BBC first live-streamed the Wimbledon men’s final in the sports section of its website. Sure, it was an awful user experience with the video

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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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