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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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On January the 7th, the BBC announced plans to reinvent its iPlayer service with the aim of “…making it a destination in its own right, with box sets, live programming and archive titles that champion quality UK content and offer great programmes for longer.

A related consultation document recognises that in the future, “BBC iPlayer will be the main way that audiences watch BBC television programmes and not just a catch-up

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Not a complete guide but here’s some of the material that we cover when a new starter joins VOD Professional.

A new recruit, Juliana, joined us here at VOD Professional last month and on her first day, I gave her an overview of the online video industry. I do this with all our new starters and to date, the briefing has come in the form of an unstructured two to three-hour brain-dump covering things like

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