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UKTV has announced that its on demand app, UKTV Play, is now available on Apple TV where its vast catalogue of shows can be easily discovered. The service is also integrated with the all-new Apple TV app which brings together different ways to watch TV, as well as universal search and Siri, so users can easily find and play shows seamlessly on their iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.

UKTV Play boasts a diverse catalogue

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Disney has announced an impressive slate of headline titles for its new Disney+ direct-to-consumer service, launching in the US in November 2019. Titles such as the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, classic Disney and Pixar animations and a host of family-friendly Fox titles – including 30 seasons of the Simpsons – as well as Original films and TV shows. Based on its ongoing tracking of SVOD catalogues globally, Ampere Analysis has prepared this exclusive comparison

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TiVo, the global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, has announced the launch of TiVo’s CubiTV™ for Android TV. CubiTV for Android TV is a modular, cost-effective, easy to deploy, pre-integrated solution that enables operators to seamlessly begin their journey with Android TV Operator Tier and leverage the ecosystem benefits. TiVo will publicly demonstrate CubiTV for Android TV at the 2019 Connected TV World Summit in London this week (27th-28th March).

CubiTV for Android

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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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Do you remember the first time you heard about video-on-demand? My introduction to the concept was in 1998 when I was working at Nettec PLC, an early internet consultancy, and I visited the offices of a potential client, Bryan Morrison, a music producer and agent, in London. A silver-haired, straight-talking cockney, fond of smoking big cigars, Bryan had represented, amongst others, Pink Floyd in the 1960s and, latterly, Wham! and George Michael. Now, during the

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