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7th June 2019
by Clarissa Mayhew
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7th June 2019
by Clarissa Mayhew

Coffee, croissants and the capabilities of cloud At a specially-convened breakfast seminar in May, MTM gathered leading buyers and sellers of cloud technology solutions from across the broadcast industry to discuss the opportunities and challenges of migrating media workflows to the cloud. Since 2014, the cloud industry has grown by an average of 45% per…

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31st May 2019
by MTM team
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31st May 2019
by MTM team

Game of Thrones ended last week and after 8 seasons, 73 episodes, 4,354 minutes and 5,863 deaths, it produced a lot of data. This week at MTM, we pull apart the numbers underpinning the largest TV show in all the kingdoms. Let Down Despite the gory conclusions, on aggregate fans were disappointed by the final…

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17th May 2019
by Megan Strachan
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17th May 2019
by Megan Strachan

A new report commissioned by BAFTA, and based on an analysis of a year’s worth of TV programmes in the UK, found that among non-news content, references to climate change were fewer than those for “cake”, “beer” or, predictably, “Brexit”. Important though those things all undoubtedly are, it seems odd that a topic as significant…

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26th April 2019
by Clarissa Mayhew
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26th April 2019
by Clarissa Mayhew

The disruptive impact of OTT video services such as Netflix and YouTube remains a hugely topical issue for many media executives. But in the meantime, as the TV industry works out how to respond, Silicon Valley’s largest players have been busy expanding their presence in another media sector, one that is hugely popular with the…

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12th April 2019
by Marina Graham
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12th April 2019
by Marina Graham

In a society dominated by depressing headlines and negative sentiments about everything and everyone, it’s become increasingly difficult to find moments of optimism. The recent upsurge in the popularity of true crime documentaries may seem like further contributions to a gloomy, bleak picture of society today. However, the reality seems to be much more positive…

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29th March 2019
by Duncan Smith
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29th March 2019
by Duncan Smith

The future of free-to-air television (FTA) in the UK was the subject of MTM’s latest Forum event in London last week. Free-to-air television has been the cornerstone of British viewing and the Public Service Broadcasters’ (PSBs) – FTA channels still account for the significant majority of UK TV viewing across multiple genres. The expansion of…

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15th March 2019
by Duncan Smith
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15th March 2019
by Duncan Smith

BritBox, a subscription video on-demand (SVOD) service providing the best of British TV content, is coming home, after Caroline McCall, CEO of ITV, announced the BBC and ITV are in the concluding stages of discussions to launch in the UK. With Alex Mahon of Channel 4 stating that there are ‘positive and constructive discussions’ underway…

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8th March 2019
by Tim Part
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8th March 2019
by Tim Part

Housebuilding. It takes a lot of effort, but the process is simple enough. Buy land; build house; sell to new homeowner. “Location, location, location” is how you decide where to build and how to buy. But with many houses to choose from, it’s what’s inside when you view the property that makes or breaks the…

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22nd February 2019
by Alex Milne Turner
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22nd February 2019
by Alex Milne Turner

In the media and entertainment sector, cloud technology is everywhere. Broadcasters, OTT streaming services, and pay-TV providers use cloud to streamline video workflows and processes, and for content storage. Amazon Web Services, the market leader in cloud technology, accounts for over 40% of Amazon’s total profits. However, large US-based Subscription Video-On-Demand (SVOD) services, like Amazon…

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14th February 2019
by Megan Strachan
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14th February 2019
by Megan Strachan

February 14th typically gives advertisers the opportunity to appeal to consumers’ romantic side, marketing products and services through the themes of love, romance and togetherness. Digital banking company Revolut, however, ruffled a few feathers when it released a series of poster adverts using customers’ data to comment on their spending habits. One particular poster featuring…

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