Digital TV News: ITV

Everyone TV reveals Freely UI and features
Feb 5, 2024 – Everyone TV has announced that Freely will launch in Q2 2024, and has offered a first glimpse at the UI and features of the streaming service. Vestel has been added as a smart TV partner.
News categories: Everyone TV, Vestel, Sarah Milton, Carl Pfeiffer, Atinc Ogut, Digital TV, Smart TV, Streaming, Terrestrial, UK, UX

Contentwise selected for ITVX recommendations and personalization
Jan 23, 2024 – ContentWise has been selected by ITV to enhance the UX personalization of ITVX. The ContentWise UX Engine, a machine learning platform, was launched into production on ITVX in early November 2023.
News categories: Contentwise, ITV, Paolo Bozzola, Deep Bagchee, Big Data, Digital TV, Streaming, UK, UX

Everyone TV unveils Hisense as first smart TV partner for Freely
Dec 13, 2023 – Everyone TV has announced that its new streaming service, Freely, will be built into the next generation of smart TVs, with Hisense as the first partner to offer the service.
News categories: Everyone TV, Hisense, Amy Rowcliffe, Deep Halder, Howard Grindrod, Arun Bhatoye, Digital TV, Smart TV, Streaming, UK, UX

TalkTalk rolls out TV Hub to fibre broadband customers
Dec 14, 2023 – TalkTalk's fibre broadband customers are now able to get the TalkTalk TV Hub. The TV box launched earlier this year as a limited release for Full Fibre customers and is now being rolled out more widely.
News categories: TalkTalk, Matthew Poole, Android TV, Digital TV, Fibre, IPTV, Set Top Box, UK

ITV launches linear addressable advertising in YouView homes
Oct 11, 2023 – ITV has announced the launch of linear addressable advertising across ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and ITVBe in YouView homes, opening up addressable targeting for advertisers in live broadcast viewing.
News categories: ITV, Omnicom, Ben Allen, Adam Turner, Advertising, Broadcast, Digital TV, Middleware, UK

JVC Roku TV models launch in the UK at Currys
Oct 4, 2023 – Roku has announced a range of Roku TV models with Currys-owned brand JVC. Combining quality hardware with the Roku OS, the TVs deliver a seamless streaming experience at competitive prices.
News categories: Roku, Currys, Bart Bomers, Paul Slater, Digital TV, Smart TV, TV OS, UK

Barb upgrades API with BVOD, SVOD, video-sharing and non-TV device data
Sep 20, 2023 – Barb has upgraded its API to include all data available in its panel viewing file, including non-linear viewing on BVOD, SVOD and video-sharing services plus viewing on PCs, tablets and smartphones.
News categories: Barb, Jim Jarrett, Advertising, Big Data, Digital TV, UK

UK PSBs developing broadband-delivered free TV service
Sep 18, 2023 – Britain's broadcasters are developing a free TV service that will deliver live TV over broadband. Set for launch in 2024, the Freely service will be built-in to the next generation of smart TVs.
News categories: Everyone TV, Jonathan Thompson, Tim Davie, Dame Carolyn McCall, Alex Mahon, Maria Kyriacou, Digital TV, Smart TV, Streaming, UK

Project launched to improve entertainment metadata management and delivery
Sep 13, 2023 – Fabric is collaborating with IMDb, FOX, Paramount, ITV, EIDR and Xperi on the Authenticated Data Specification (ADS) Accelerator Project, aiming to improve the management and delivery of accurate metadata for content.
News categories: Fabric, Tuncay Pervaz, Big Data, Digital TV, IBC2023, Worldwide