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“Sport is Now Less Important”: Is Sport’s Dominance of TV Coming to an End?

Mon, Nov 21, 2016 | by Nardit Mosacho


An influential recent survey indicating that interest in sport is declining amongst the young Millennials has sent shockwaves through the industry, but even so the quote in the title is surprising when you realise it comes from Sky’s Group CEO, Jeremy Darroch. Is this the end of the sporting era?

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Topics: VR, Ampere Analysis, Content, content rightts, Industry, NBC, Olympics, rights holders, sky, Sport, sports rights, viewing figures

In the TVLS 2016 Hot Seat: Graeme Hutcheson, Head of Sky AdSmart, Sky UK

Mon, May 16, 2016 | by Andy Stout


Graeme Hutcheson – is Head of Sky AdSmart, Sky’s revolutionary new platform that serves different ads to different Sky households watching the same programme based on a variety of targeting attributes. From May to August last year, Sky claims that channel switching during ‘AdSmart’ ads was 33% lower than the norm, and those figures are likely to only have progressed further since.

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Topics: Big Data, Events, Industry, sky, Sky AdSmart, TVLS, TVLS 2016

Televisium - When Content and Context Harmonize to Produce Next Generation TV Services

Mon, Mar 7, 2016 | by Efrat Fenigson


If Content is still truly King, then that King is growing every day.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, DRM, Amazon, BT sport, COMPASS, competition, Connected Sentinel, Content, context, contextual experience, Industry, Multiscreen, Netflix, primetime, RiGHTv, sky, telcos, TVaaS, TVE

What a Digital Single Market Means for Europe's Media | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Mon, Jul 27, 2015 | by Christine Maury-Panis


While the wider political situation in Europe can best be described as fluid as the repercussions of the Greek financial crisis continue to ripple outwards, one story from recent weeks could hold significant resonance for the broadcast industry: the awarding of pan European Olympic sports rights to Discovery-owned Eurosport for €1.3bn.

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Topics: OTT, Amazon, Digital Single Market, Discovery, DSM, EU, Europe, European Union, Eurosport, Geo-blocking, Industry, Netflix, Rights, sky

Hot TV News: Reality-TV and Twitter; Football Broadcast Rights on Sale; Sony Hacks Back

Thu, Dec 18, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


Just ahead of the holidays, lots of fast-moving action on the news front. A Nielsen report showed the intense nature of audience tweeting during live airing of TV shows. On the pitch, Premiership League broadcast rights were about to be auctioned, with the domestic price of each match estimated at £7 million. After receiving terror threats against theatres, Sony Entertainment cancels the release of "The Interview".

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Topics: OTT, audience, broadcast, broadcast TV, BT, Content, Engagement, enhancement, footbal, football, Hot TV News, Industry, live TV, Nielsen, Premiership League Rights, reality-TV, sky, Sony, TV, Twitter

Latest TV industry news Viaccess-Orca

Tue, Nov 18, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


The latest industry news, on both sides of the Atlantic, could create ripples for quite some time. In the United States, President Barack Obama's call on the FCC to adopt strong net neutrality rules was the latest drama in the ongoing rift which shapes the way content is provided to billions of homes. In Europe, Sky's announcement that it had completed its consolidation with Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, raised questions about the effects this move could have on both content rights and the use of TV everywhere solutions.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, Broadband, BSkyB, Cable TV, Comcast, Content, digital rights, FCC, Industry, net neutrality, pay TV operators, PayTV, Satellite, sky, Verizon


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