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Channel 4 today relaunched its Video-on-Demand (VoD) service, All 4, with a fresh new visual identity, a new iOS app and an invitation for selected registered users to trial All 4 +, a paid-for upgrade which runs programmes without ads in commissioned content.

The visual identity rebrand, developed by Channel 4’s in house agency 4creative and branding agency DixonBaxi includes a new All 4 logo – a 2D version of the classic Channel 4 logo

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ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, has today released its financial and performance results for 2018 and reports that long-form online video views on ITV Hub, Hub+ and other ad-supported platforms have increased 32% from 337 million hours in 2017 to 446 million hours last year. ITV Hub, the company’s AVOD service, now has 27.6m registered users – up from 21.3m in 2017. Its SVOD service, Hub+, now has 265,000 paying users (a tripling in

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The BBC and ITV are in the concluding phase of talks to establish a strategic partnership to bring a new streaming service, BritBox, to UK audiences. The broadcasters are have agreed a joint vision for the service and are now working on a formal legal agreement.  They anticipate that other partners will be added to BritBox and both will speak to regulators and the wider industry about their proposals.

BritBox will be an original streaming

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Bitmovin, a world leader in online video technology, announces that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is using the Bitmovin Encoder to speed content preparation and maximise quality for selected live and UHD content on Catch Up TV and Video on Demand (VOD) services.

The Bitmovin solution enables the broadcaster to make live shows from the BBC’s TV channels available rapidly on satellite provider set-top boxes (STBs), so flagship programmes can be seen soon after the

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Last month, Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, UKTV, announced that it had added elements of machine learning and AI – specifically in terms of personalisation, content recommendation and building up taste profiles – to its iOS, Android and Amazon FireOS VOD apps.

AI is a hot topic in the industry right now and I wanted to learn more, so I spoke to Oliver Davies, UKTV’s Director of Digital Product, about these product enhancements. Here are four

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The Board of UKTV has announced that Darren Childs has decided to step down from his role as CEO of UKTV, Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster. He remains in his post until 1 July and the Board, will in parallel, explore new leadership options for the next phase of UKTV’s growth.

During the eight years he led UKTV, the company has grown its commercial share of viewing by 42% (1), driven a 66% increase in revenues

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Qvest Media, the systems architect and ICT integrator, has been commissioned by Austrian public broadcaster ORF to equip the station with new studio automation systems. Qvest Media will be integrating automation solutions tailored to the broadcaster’s work processes for the control of five studios at the ORF centre in Vienna.

As the general contractor, Qvest Media will be taking care of all tasks relating to the planning, delivery and implementation of new hardware and software

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