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Synamedia unveils research to define fans by attitudes to sports piracy

Security Editor 04-06-2020
In what it says is the first global study of its kind, video software provider Synamedia has unveiled a series of reports designed to broaden understanding of global sports piracy in order to protect the value of sports rights.

Premier League agrees repayment deferral from Sky Sports

Pay-TV Joseph O'Halloran 04-06-2020
Leading pay-TV sports news services in the UK are reporting that English Premier League (EPL) football clubs have come to an agreement with pay-TV broadcaster Sky to defer repayment of broadcast rights fees due to games being cancelled because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
PremierLeague Liverpool Hendo Trent 29May2020

Game on for fuboTV on Xbox

OTT Editor 04-06-2020
In what is the company’s first app on gaming consoles, FaceBank Group’s fuboTV live TV streaming service is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices.
fubo xbox 4June2020

Applicaster lays down Quick Brick Framework

Infrastructure Editor 03-06-2020
Claiming to be turbocharging video app development, OTT video applications creation, delivery and management firm Applicaster has launched Quick Brick, a new development framework available within its Zapp SaaS app development platform.
Shrink Time Zapp 3June2020

BBC unveils beta of Beeb new voice assistant

Infrastructure Joseph O'Halloran 03-06-2020
Nearly three years after it first announced work in the area and just under a year that it had a working product, the BBC has announced that it is ready to start testing more publicly the Beeb voice assistant by making available a Beta version.
beeb logo 3June2020

Tru Optik enters ad targeting partnership with Deep Root Analytics

Ad Tech Editor 03-06-2020
OTT and connected TV identity resolution technology provider Tru Optik is to integrate Deep Root’s proprietary audience-based segments – political, public affairs and corporate advocacy - within its political data cloud solution and offer access to political audience-based segments.

Watch Brasil takes leap with Jump personalisation technology

Infrastructure Joseph O'Halloran 03-06-2020
Using machine learning and business analytics, streaming provider Watch Brasil has deployed the Jump Data-Driven Video Deep Recommender solution to enhance content discovery and personalised recommendations.

Fred Media acquires two new kids’ series from Nine Network

Deals Joseph O'Halloran 03-06-2020
Adding nearly 175 hours to its kids’ catalogue, Melbourne-based global content distributor and rights holder Fred Media has acquired popular kids’ TV shows Brainbuzz (197 x 30’) and Smashhdown! (150 x 30’) from Nine Network.
FredMedia Brainbuzz 3June2020
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