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23-29 Mar: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Quibi secures $750m of funding ahead of launch


Quibi has raised $750 million in second-round funding, just one month ahead of its commercial launch.

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BT overhauls app to enhance second screen UX


BT has updated the BT Sport app for small screen devices aiming to enhance the viewing experience for its customers with a series of new features.

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Doubling down at Dplay and wrangling the beast


From founding an OTT startup to strategic monetisation and localising content, SVP digital and general manager at Discovery’s Dplay Winradit Kolasastraseni tells IBC365 that content is king but customer experience is a top priority.

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Facebook to pay Reuters for fact-checking initiative


Reuters has announced a deal with Facebook to fight against misinformation using its newly-launched its Third-Part-Fact-Checking Program.

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Taking the pulse of kids TV


There is more content for kids to watch than ever before. So why is the kids’ TV market still so challenging for producers and broadcasters? Tim Dams reports.

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IBC extends deadline for Technical Paper submissions


IBC has extended the deadline for submissions for Technical Papers for IBC2020 to 10 February 2020.

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Winning at OTT: Tech vs content


In the second part of the series looking at the trending OTT landscape, Alana Foster deep dives into the challenges of UX and the future of the streaming wars with industry experts.

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Super Bowl LIV ratings mount comeback for NFL ahead of rights negotiations


Super Bowl 2020 saw a slight increase in viewing figures for the American Football showpiece for the first time in four years – good news for the NFL ahead of another round of rights negotiations writes Ross Biddiscombe

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Scoring OTT goals with sports broadcasting


Eleven Sports COO Anouk Mertens discusses ambitions to expand and innovate in both the delivery and production arms of the business.

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BBC launches first multiplayer online game


BBC Children’s has launched a new free game for its young viewers, based on original IP, and putting safe environment at the forefront.