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    Luke Gaydon on April 22, 2014

    It's official: U.S.-based digital company AOL is launching its popular AOL On Network Web portal in the U.K. – a platform that houses AOL's curated and original video offerings. With a host of premium content relationships to boot, the AOL On Network is tapping its international content relationships and has signed major U.K. content partners including Channel 4 and ITN. Read More →

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    Luke Gaydon on April 3, 2014

    The U.K. has enjoyed plenty of great sport in recent months, from the gripping final days of the Six Nations rugby, to the start of the new Formula One racing season and of course the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, which saw some fantastic results for Team GB. As these events demonstrated, sports programming really needs to be live to achieve greatest impact, with viewers sitting on the edge of their seats, awaiting that crucial decision which could mean win or lose for their team. That said, the need for a 'live' experience certainly does not apply for all types of TV programming. Read More →

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    Luke Gaydon on March 25, 2014

    This February marked Facebook's milestone tenth anniversary. The social media giant has truly transformed across the past decade, but perhaps the most interesting element of its evolution has been the way it has adapted to meet the changing ways we're consuming video content—and the way Facebook itself is accelerating those changes. Read More →

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    Luke Gaydon on March 6, 2014

    Accumulating more than three billion video and audio on demand (VOD) requests throughout the year, BBC iPlayer—one of the U.K.'s most popular VOD players—had a very successful 2013 indeed. Read More →

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    Luke Gaydon on February 13, 2014

    The media 'big bang' caused by the colliding worlds of TV and the Internet is still in full-swing. Read More →

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    Luke Gaydon on January 28, 2014

    This January, BSkyB formally launched its new targeted TV advertising service, Sky AdSmart. Forty major brands backed the launch—including venerable marketers such Tesco, RBS, Audi and Polo. While greater ad relevancy is something we're growing used to as online consumers, targeted advertising for TV is a whole new ball game. Read More →

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    Luke Gaydon on January 3, 2014

    Grimsby, a British town in Lincolnshire, made broadcasting history this November with the launch of 'Estuary TV' – the first of the U.K.'s new network of such channels being launched under the 'Local TV' brand. Kicking-off with a news bulletin about regional sports teams, the new channel offers a blend of ultra-local news, sports, entertainment, and politics – including a regular slot for quizzing regional Members of Parliament on pressing, local matters. Read More →