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A new research report from Grabyo has found the global market penetration of OTT services has hit 38%, with growth accelerating across all consumer segments. 

The 2019 report comprises data from 9690 consumers across the UK, United States, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Australia and highlights that OTT platforms are a more popular choice for video viewing than pay-TV services in every territory. 

The study found that Netflix has hit 54% global market penetration, which

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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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TV Time, a leading TV and film tracking and insights platform, has announced the acquisition of Mediamorph. Mediamorph’s Content Value Management (CVM) cloud platform powers the largest entertainment companies in the world. The acquisition will fuel the growth of both Mediamorph and TV Time and drive increased customer value through data-driven solutions. 

TV Time provides cross-platform, global consumer insights around television and movies to multinational media companies and content creators. TV Time’s first-party

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Alchimie, the international content aggregation and dynamic digital distribution company, today announces the acquisition of UK based OTT provider, TVPlayer. The acquisition will accelerate Alchimie’s move into the UK, Europe’s most developed SVOD market, by introducing new UK distribution channels via the TV Player platform for Alchimie’s extensive portfolio of premium factual content. 

With a special focus on The Natural World, Crime, Current Affairs, History and children’s content, Alchimie’s 40,000 hour catalogue has the depth

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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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DAZN, the world’s largest sports streaming service, is now available to Comcast customers on Xfinity Flex and will be available over the Internet to millions more on Xfinity X1 this fall, marking DAZN’s first distribution deal with a major U.S. video and internet provider.

We’re thrilled to give our Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex customers access to DAZN’s live and on-demand programming starting this fall just in time for some of the most highly

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Apple has announced that its new streaming service, Apple TV+, will launch November 1 in over 100 countries and regions. Apple TV+ will go live with a lineup of original shows, movies and documentaries, including “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “See,” “For All Mankind” and “The Elephant Queen.” The service will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at tv.apple.com, for $4.99

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Amazon, in collaboration with several of the industry’s most recognizable brands, today announced a lineup of more than 15 new Fire TV Edition products for customers around the globe, including the world’s first Fire TV Edition smart TV with built-in far-field voice control, the first OLED Fire TV Edition smart TV, and the first-ever Fire TV Edition soundbar.

Customers have told us how much they use and love Fire TV Edition smart TVs in 

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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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