Alibaba launches new technology for broadcasting ahead of Tokyo 2020

Alibaba launches new technology for broadcasting ahead of Tokyo 2020

Alibaba has built on its partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as official cloud service provider by launching a new broadcasting solution for the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) through its cloud computing division. It was announced on September 19 on stage at Alibaba’s cloud computing conference in Hangzhou by Simon Hu, senior vice president […]

CCI and SpotX ink deal to provide Japanese broadcasters with programmatic solutions

CCI and SpotX ink deal to provide Japanese broadcasters with programmatic solutions

Cyber Communications Inc. (CCI) and SpotX have inked a deal which will see the adtech platform bring its programmatic solutions to television networks in Japan. The deal will see the country’s main broadcasters like Nippon Television Network Corporation, TV Asahi Corporation, Tokyo Broadcasting System, Fuji Television Network and TXN Network adopt SpotX’s solutions for video […]

Roku launches its ad-supported streaming channel to all

Roku launches its ad-supported streaming channel to all

TV and movie streaming firm Roku has brought its free streaming service to the web in the US, meaning that anybody with a PC, mobile phone, or tablet can access the service. The Roku Channel was launched back in September to offer free, ad-supported movies and TV shows to Roku device owners. Now, those without […]

Tencent Video crowned as market leader in China, beating out Youku and iQiyi

Tencent Video crowned as market leader in China, beating out Youku and iQiyi

Tencent Video has been named the leader in China’s subscription over-the-top (OTT) video market, beating out rivals like Baidu’s iQiyi and Alibaba’s Youku. According to figures released by eMarketer, 24% of digital video viewers in China will subscribe to Tencent Video in 2018, and is set to surpass 29% by 2020. Meanwhile, Youku’s subscriber base […]

Immedia works with JD Sports to launch music & entertainment platform JD-X across in-store & mobile

Immedia works with JD Sports to launch music & entertainment platform JD-X across in-store & mobile

Multichannel in-store and digital production company Immedia is working with JD Sports (JD), the leading UK trainer and sports fashion retailer, to create a new multi-stream music entertainment platform, JD-X, available to customers in-store and via its mobile app JD Sports. JD-X is a 24-hour music and entertainment service which officially launched at the weekend […]

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery welcomes in-game pets

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery welcomes in-game pets

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is the first mobile game where players can create their own character and experience life as a Hogwarts student. In the narrative adventure with RPG elements, players will create a personalised student avatar, attend classes, learn magical skills, and form friendships or rivalries with other students. In the game, players make […]

Disney and OmniVirt launch 360° video ad campaign for Aladdin on Broadway

Disney and OmniVirt launch 360° video ad campaign for Aladdin on Broadway

To promote Broadway musical Aladdin, Disney has partnered with OmniVirt to launch a 360 degree video advertising campaign. As part of the campaign, viewers can watch the show’s premiere musical number ‘a friend like me’ in a 360 degree format. Digital overlays of text are placed around the video sphere which share interesting facts behind the show. For […]

Rovio Entertainment and Everton Football Club kick off World Cup celebrations with new YouTube series

Rovio Entertainment and Everton Football Club kick off World Cup celebrations with new YouTube series

 Rovio Entertainment kicks off its latest animated series set to air exclusively on YouTube during this summer’s World Cup tournament in Russia. Starting on June 9th, with new episodes airing every Wednesday and Saturday for five weeks, the ‘Angry Birds: BirLd Cup’ features two teams of kids divided into ‘Team Red’ and ‘Team Chuck’, […]

SmarTone experiments with programmatic OOH campaign in Hong Kong’s train stations

SmarTone experiments with programmatic OOH campaign in Hong Kong’s train stations

SmarTone has launched a programmatic out-of-home campaign in train stations (MTR) in Hong Kong through local free-to-air broadcaster Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB)’s OTT platform, myTV Super. According to the Hong Kong-based telecom, this campaign is the first of its kind in the country to tap into myTV Super’s data management platform, which allow brands to […]

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