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  • Back To The Future … Of Television

    Graham Lovelace, asi’s Media Technologies Director, peers into his Ultra HD crystal ball and shares his predictions on TV tech in 2017 The future of TV is Closer Than We Think. Quite literally. Nearly 60 years ago a cartoon appeared in the Chicago Tribune predicting the future of television. This… Read more

  • BBC to revamp iPlayer

    BBC Director-General Tony Hall has said the corporation needs to reinvent its on-demand iPlayer service to make the leap from a catch-up service to a “must-visit” destination in its own right in the face of rapid growth by its competitors such as Netflix. In a wide-ranging New Year message to… Read more

  • ProSiebenSat.1, TF1, Mediaset in digital media alliance

    German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group is continuing to internationalise its online video business and is building up a strategic partnership with its European media partners TF1 Group (France) and Mediaset (Italy) in the field of multi-channel networks (MCN). Both media corporations are investing in ProSiebenSat.1’s premium MCN – Studio71 –… Read more

  • James Cridland: The great radio switchoff

    Next week in Norway, they’re starting the process of switching FM transmitters off: if you want to keep listening, you’ll find most channels will only be on DAB+ (and online and on the telly). But: that’s not the only transmitter switchoff happening in radio. AM radio is being switched off,… Read more

  • Nielsen Partners with Japan’s Video Research

    Japanese firm Video Research is partnering with Nielsen to measure digital video viewing and advertising reach, and analyse cross-media ad impact. Video Research will invest in Japan-based Nielsen Digital, while Nielsen invests in specialist digital subsidiary, Video Research Interactive, reports www.nikkei.com . Both should be substantial minority stakes, and the… Read more