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Studio, online businesses rise but ITV hit by ad slump in first half of year

Major Businesses Editor 26-07-2017
ITVloveisland 26july2017It may be basking in the glow of sunshine from the summer hit Love Island, which has just been recommissioned, but ITV has been burned over the first half of 2017 from weak advertising sales.

Cost pressure drives TV brands to shift their demand to larger panel sizes

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 26-07-2017
Global shipments of LCD TV panels totalled 123.35 million units for the first half of 2017, a dip of 0.1% compared with the same period a year ago, according to research from WitsView.

Alticast beefs up EMEA profile with new hires

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 26-07-2017
End-to-end systems integrator Alticast has strengthened its EMEA presence with the appointments of Brian Koo as MD of Europe and of Frederic Gounard as vice president of sales, Europe.

Turner Brazil tapes Witbe to test OTT streams

Infrastructure Gabriel Miramar-Garcia 26-07-2017
Turner Brazil has selected Witbe and Brazilian partner SDC Engenharia to test and control the performance, availability and integrity of its over-the-top (OTT) streams.

Augmented reality to become a real opportunity

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 26-07-2017
Augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) present many opportunities for application enhancement and new monetisation opportunities, but the technologies are still a long way from being an everyday feature, says Futuresource Consulting.

ZoneTV turns to Ooyala to enable custom TV packages

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 26-07-2017
ZoneTV has tapped online video platform provider Ooyala for media logistics tools to automate the curation of content of a customisable suite of linear TV channels.

TV news consumption spikes in 2016

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 26-07-2017
News consumption in the US was up by double digits year-over-year in 2016, mostly via TV, according to research from the Video Advertising Bureau (VAB).

Saudi retains ban as Qatar’s beIN Sports returns to UAE screens

Broadcast Rebecca Hawkes 26-07-2017
Saudi Arabia is maintaining its prohibition of beIN Sports, despite the UAE’s decision to lift the ban on the Doha-based broadcast network.

MVI leases Thaicom capacity for Laos pay-TV platform

Satellite Rebecca Hawkes 26-07-2017
Thai broadcaster MV International (MVI) has leased transponder space from regional satellite operator Thaicom to launch a pay-TV platform in Laos.

Arabsat bundles Tunisian channels in one frequency

Satellite Rebecca Hawkes 26-07-2017
All Tunisian channels broadcast on Arabsat are to be offered at one dedicated frequency on the BADR-4 satellite.

teleSUR takes HD feed worldwide

Broadcast Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 26-07-2017
Venezuela-based channel teleSUR has launched a high definition (HD) feed as it celebrates its 12th anniversary.

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