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  • asiCast 50 – Tom Denford on P&G’s transparency action plan

    In this 50th asiCast, Brian Jacobs interviews Tom Denford, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of the independent media consultancy ID Comms, on the significance of the speech to the A.N.A. by Mark Pritchard of P&G a few weeks ago. Tom wrote a piece on the subject entitled ‘The week that… Read more

  • Agenda for the 2017 asi APAC Television & Video Conference released

    Innovation and Accountability: Cross-Platform Video Measurement Comes of Age 11th-12th May 2017 at the InterContinental Singapore Hotel, Singapore Booking for this year’s APAC Television & Video Conference is now open. asi Conferences are an essential forum for the industry to discuss what the priorities are for video measurement, to share… Read more

  • Sky Q unveils voice search

    UK pay-TV service Sky is adding voice search and new personalisation features to its Sky Q platform, which it says will make it quicker and easier for people to access to the movies, shows and sports they love to watch. With voice search, viewers can find TV by pressing and… Read more

  • US Advertisers Call Internet Giants to Account

    The US’ Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has called on seven digital giants to follow the example of Google and Facebook and replace their ‘walled garden’ approach to measurement with independent audits by the MRC. The ANA named Amazon, Foursquare, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat and Twitter, who it says should… Read more

  • Fox+ to roll out across Asia after Philippines launch

    Fox has introduced its Fox+ video streaming app in the Philippines, ahead of launch across seven more countries in the Asia Pacific this year. The subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service will offer over 11,000 hours of movies and TV series in HD from the Fox studios, and episodes of popular series… Read more

  • Lies, damned lies and statistics about TV consumption

    While in no way wishing to accuse the mainstream press of being ‘the enemy of the people’ (I’ll leave that to others more powerful than me), there is a tendency of some parts of the media to jump to conclusions about the future of broadcasting based on dubious statistics. Only… Read more