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Sky and BBC Studios have today announced an agreement to bring a new range of BBC comedy and drama box sets to Sky and NOW TV customers.

From next month, customers will be able to binge on hundreds of hours of content, newly available on Sky and NOW TV under the trusted UKTV channel brands of GOLD and ALIBI.

The box sets include iconic British comedies like The Vicar of Dibley and Only Fools and

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Following a record 2018 in which You.i TV booked more new business than in all other years combined, the company today announced significant additions to fuel further success within its fastest-growing market segment. You.i TV has added two veteran Heads of Sales – Lara Lerville in Europe and Ghali Belghali in the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions – to accelerate international sales, which accounted for more than 30% of the company’s revenues last

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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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IBC has announced that Brave Bison CEO, Claire Hungate, has accepted the role of guest chair of the IBC2019 Content Steering Group (CSG), a collection of industry experts and thought leaders including BBC Studios, Google, Endemol Shine Group and Discovery, who will set the agenda for the September event and provide industry insight for year-round online platform IBC365.

Hungate is an outstanding business innovator, who during her eighteen years of industry experience has consistently stayed

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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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