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Did we ever establish any good collective monikers for the two decades that have just passed? The Noughties never really caught on and the last ten years have largely gone without name. No matter what they were called, however, these were seminal times for our industry. In 2001, for example, the BBC first live-streamed the Wimbledon men’s final in the sports section of its website. Sure, it was an awful user experience with the video...

Proposals to improve BBC iPlayer for audiences by making programmes available for longer and offering more box sets and archive titles have been submitted to Ofcom. The BBC is proposing that programmes should be available on BBC iPlayer for at least 12 months after they are first shown; selected returning titles should be available as full box sets of all series; and BBC iPlayer should showcase more content from the BBC archive. The proposals have...

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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 to...

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 service”, that Amazon Prime,...