MIPCOM 2012 – Cannes. Rightster Studios has agreed an exclusive deal with Viral Spiral to produce Original Series featuring Harry and Charlie.
ITV is to become the exclusive distributor for the Shazam audio recoginition functionality on the UK market.
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has said the connected TV market is far from fully developed and presents itself as having it all to play for.
Sony is releasing a software update for its PlayStation 3 devices to allow broadband users to stream content on-demand from ITV Player and Channel 4’s 4oD service.
ACT ANNUAL CONFERENCE – BRUSSELS. Industry figures yesterday expressed their concerns regarding the uneven application of state aid rules across Europe, the struggle to deal with piracy and strengthen copyright protection and convergence issues.
HD versions of ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 will be made available on the Sky platform this autumn, the broadcaster announced Tuesday.
ITV has named Paul Dale as its new chief technology officer. The former CTO of Malaysian pay-TV operator Astro has previously worked for both the BBC and BSkyB and will now lead ITV’s newly formed Technology and Platforms directorate, with responsibility for transmission, broadcast services and platforms.
ITV is launching a simulcast streaming service for the iPhone. Content from ITV1 and ITV2, including the World Cup, will be simulcast through the application that will go live on June 11, 2010.
BSkyB has said it intends to retain its 7.5% holding in ITV for the medium term.
An ongoing dispute between ITV plc and the Scottish commercial network STV has spilled over into VOD rights.