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Head of All 4 steps down after 12 years at Channel 4

Channel 4’s Head of All 4, Richard Davidson-Houston, has announced he is stepping down after 12 years at the broadcaster and plans to leave...

New Piracy Monitor is executive resource for everyone with an interest in protecting content

tvstrategies, the US-based consulting company with global outlook, has introduced Piracy Monitor, an information service and executive resource focused on video piracy. “This will...

HbbTV Association welcomes Arris, Irdeto, other new members

The HbbTV Association has welcomed seven new members in the past six months, including security specialists Irdeto and entertainment, communications and networking technology firm...

Global Alliance for the Measurement of Media Audiences is formed

Four media measurement bodies from around the world have come together to form the Global Alliance for the Measurement of Media Audiences (GAMMA). India’s BARC,...

We need marketing and procurement to pull in the same direction, says GroupM

Brian Wieser, the new Global President for Business Intelligence at GroupM, says the media industry needs to communicate better with procurement departments. Client CEOs and COOs must make sure their own marketing teams and procurement are aligned, using the same KPIs, to ensure the focus is on optimising spend properly.

ABI Research: Video ad tech market to near US$6bn by 2023

According to ABI Research, the video ad tech market will grow from revenue of just under US$1.7 billion in 2018 to close to US$6 billion by 2023 as digital ad spend increases and data is used more effectively.
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Italian video-tech company MainStreaming raises US$6 million

Video streaming technology company, MainStreaming, has raised US$6 million in a new funding round, which it will use to expand its reach in the...

Context still matters for clients seeking more advertising opportunities in OTT

Media agency Digital Remedy expects to see more ad-supported streaming video and is pushing clients towards trusted publishers where they can be sure of viewability and ROI. For clients ramping up their OTT video spend, context matters. Indeed, as an interim strategy, some are trying to replicate their linear plans by targeting shows and channels. Pure audience-based buying will follow.
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Disney takes full operational control over Hulu

Disney has agreed a deal with Comcast that will see it assume “full operational control” over Hulu, effective immediately. Under the agreement, either company can trigger the sale of Comcast's 33% stake in the US streaming business to Disney from January 2024 onwards.
uturesource UK eSports uptake chart by age

Futuresource: eSports revenues to break US$1bn in 2020

eSports industry revenues are set to break US$1 billion in 2020, with global audiences to be close to 800 million by 2023, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm presented the stats at the DTG Summit in London last week.

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