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Why Matthew Weiners' 'The Romanoffs' Will Be Everyone's Next TV Obsession

The creator of 'Mad Men' takes on a sprawling Russian family in what is shaping up to be the best new show of 2018<p>After winning a cabinet full of awards for his slow-burning drama about the New York advertising scene, <i>Mad Men,</i> Matthew Weiner has been mostly MIA since the series finished in 2015.<p>That …

TV

Google records your location even when you tell it not to

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.<p>An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that says it will prevent …

AdWords

Video streaming services changing the way we watch football

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fresh from winning the Premier League and breaking all manner of records in the process, Manchester City is giving football fans unprecedented insight into its title-winning season.<p>"All or nothing: Manchester City" is being released on Amazon Prime on August 17 as an eight-part …

English Premier League

Retail briefing: Retailers are turning employees into influencers

Digiday+ Member Article<p>Call it the SoulCycle effect. Everyone’s an influencer now, including front-line store staffers.<p>At the Vitamin Shoppe, where …

Employment

Sky Media turns to YouTube show to drive non-TV viewers

In the ongoing battle to reach more non-linear football viewers, Sky Media has launched a weekly, live-chat show, “The Football Social,” airing on …

Advertising

Top Podcasts | Discover the Best Podcasts | Discover Pods

The easiest way to find the best podcasts is to see what’s topping the podcast charts. Here are the current top podcasts, updated …

Podcasting

At last — a chance for global podcasting measurement?

James Purnell, the ultimate boss of BBC Radio, blogged late last week that ‘we need an industry chart for UK podcasts’.<p>He’s understood that the …

Podcasting

We need an industry chart for UK podcasts

We need an industry chart for UK podcasts<p>James PurnellDirector, Radio & Education<p>Comments<p><i>BBC Sounds app</i><p><b>A couple of thoughts, after weeks of loving 5Live’s World Cup Daily podcast and launching BBC Sounds.</b><p>The latter was a preliminary release. We’re getting real audience data and lots of feedback, …

Podcasting

Six podcasts to keep your kids off screens during the school holidays

If you've got kids between 8 and 18-years-old, you'll know all about Fortnite. With 40 million players, it's the latest gaming craze which has kids …

Kids

Podcast Advertising Will Be Worth More Than $600M by 2020

Digital Advertising

Here's How Fast the Podcast Industry is Growing

Podcasting

US SVOD subscriptions to reach 208 million

<b>The number of SVOD subscriptions in the US will climb from 132 million in 2017 (111.5% of TV households) to 208 million in 2023 (173.0% of TV</b> …

Barcroft: turning TV upside down

<b>By Andy McDonald</b><p>Barcroft Media has become one of the most prolific factual producers in the UK and is increasingly seeing success from developing …

Television Industry

Pick of the week: Bake Off beats off stiff competition with another hit

Resisting the double entendres is futile with this joyous spot from 4Creative.

Trailers

Three Ways to Optimize In-house Customer Research Teams

Customer research provides critical intelligence that companies simply cannot do without, and in-house research teams bring unique skills and domain …

Profit

4 Reasons Roku Is Completely Disrupting Television

<b>Television is changing.</b> Instead of getting content through traditional cable or satellite services, consumers are “cutting the cord” and streaming shows, movies and games directly to their television set from the internet. One company, Roku, is helping to lead this charge by providing customers …

Sling TV

The 15 Best Apple HomePod Hacks

While Apple initially released their HomePod back in February 2018, odds are its purpose, secrets, and utility are still relatively unknown to the …

Tech Trends

Language: 'untranslatable' words tell us more about English speakers than other cultures

When the word “hygge” became popular outside Denmark a few years ago, it seemed the perfect way to express the feeling of wrapping yourself up in a …

Language

Alex Scott to make TV history as studio pundit

Jamie Carragher

Pivoting to TV is the new pivoting to video

Two years ago it was pivoting to video, this past year it was subscriptions, now it’s TV.<p>All the media startups looking to find ad dollars from sources that aren’t Facebook or Google are announcing television deals. Today, Axios joined their ranks, announcing a limited-run series of documentaries …

Business Development

Insatiable: how offensive is Netflix's controversial new comedy?

One of the recurring images on Netflix’s new show, Insatiable, is that of the show’s heroine, Patty, played by Debby Ryan, gorging on food. “While my classmates were out losing their virginity,” she says in the first episode, “I was at home stuffing another hole.” The show’s palpable disgust for …

Binge Eating

How Smart Speakers Are Poised to Reinvent the Travel Industry

Marriott recently teamed up with Amazon to offer a hospitality version of the e-commerce giant’s Echo devices in select hotel rooms. Now, when guests want to order room service or housekeeping, they can simply ask Alexa, the voice of their disembodied personal concierge. Travelers with an Alexa …

Smart Speaker

A new Marvel show is in the works at ABC

Disney-owned network ABC was the first to have a TV show spin-off of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with <i>Agents of SHIELD.</i><p>That show is still chugging …

Shonda Rhimes

Nielsen launches local media planning tool | News | Research Live

US – Nielsen has launched a media planning tool, Media Impact, that advertisers can use to plan audience-based buying across local TV and radio.<p>The …

Digital Advertising

The7stars promotes Rose to lead expanded data, insight and analytics team

The7stars has created a head of data, insight and analytics role to lead a new 20-strong team within the indie agency.

Strategic Thinking

Targeted TV advertising gains ground in Europe | S&P Global Market Intelligence

S&P Global

New ITV boss to lead 'strategic refresh' as advertisers pull out

ITV's new boss Carolyn McCall said she will refresh the broadcaster's strategy as an advertising slowdown dented profits, despite the strong growth …

Love Island

ITV unveils strategy to do ‘more than TV’ and cut costs | Financial Times

ITV’s new chief executive Carolyn McCall said the broadcaster behind <i>Love Island</i> and <i>The X Factor</i> would do “more than TV” as it seeks to head off …

Love Island

Sky To Spend Tens Of Millions More On U.S. Procedurals As It Rebrands Sky Living Channel As Sky Witness

European pay-TV broadcaster Sky is to spend ten of millions of dollars more on high-profile U.S. procedurals after rebranding its Living channel in …

Shonda Rhimes

Save Shadowhunters fan campaign takes over London buses

The #SaveShadowhunters fan campaign shows no signs of slowing down, as passionate <i>Shadowhunters</i> fans have now taken over London buses in a bid to save …

TV