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  • asiCast 52 – Julie Petersen on APAC 2017

    In this asiCast, Julie Petersen the CEO of Man Media discusses with Richard Marks the challenges facing the TV market across the APAC region. Julie will be chairing the second session of this year’s APAC Television & Video Conference which looks at the developments affecting the advertising market. When she… Read more

  • Digital UK chief: ‘Don’t believe Silicon Valley OTT hype’

    Jonathan Thompson, Chief Executive of Digital UK, the body which supports digital terrestrial TV in the UK and provides operational support for the Freeview DTT platform, has suggested that Silicon Valley’s view of the broadcasting sector is based on “flimsy evidence and half-truths”, warning of the risk of wrong public… Read more

  • BARC India Plans EKAM Cross-Media Measurement Suite

    TV audience rating body BARC India is rolling out a suite of digital measurement products called EKAM (Sanskrit for ‘one’), to provide the industry with a single platform for measurement across TV and digital. EKAM is designed to allow analysis and comparison of different platforms and their offerings, integrating data… Read more

  • Internet closes in on TV as Asia Pacific ad revenues hit US$170BN

    Advertising revenues in 14 Asia Pacific markets grew by 6.8% to reach US$170 billion net in 2016, with the Web overtaking TV as the favoured medium in some, according to a Media Partners Asia (MPA) report. MPA said the growth compares with 8.5% expansion in 2015, and forecasts ad spend… Read more

  • YouTube TV Goes Live in Google’s Biggest Swipe at Comcast Yet

    YouTube TV has arrived, and with it the potential to change how television works. Google-owned YouTube’s first foray into true cable-like television takes to the internet equivalent of the airwaves in select cities today: 40-plus channels of entertainment, news and sports for $35 per month, the so-called skinny bundle. So… Read more