BARB releases first hybrid viewing figures
British TV audience monitor BARB has released the first beta-test data from Project Dovetail, its programme to create a hybrid of traditional TV viewing panels and device-based measurements.
The TV Player Report shows only on-demand viewing, 353.3 million minutes logged in its first week and a new metric—'average programme streams'- which records the average number of devices watching across the duration of a show.
iPlayer to adapt to the binge-watching age
A boost in BBC drama budgets will support a shift to providing full series to iPlayer for viewers to 'binge watch' as viewing habits change.
Director-general Tony Hall said the BBC will experiment with issuing 'bigger and bolder series' in one go, producing more drama following a successful trial of issuing Peter Kay’s entire BBC1 sitcom Car Share online before it was broadcast.
Spectral Edge's 'Phusion' to help colour-blind watch TV
IBC2015 visitors will be able to see a demonstration of a colour-remixing technology from Spectral Vision which makes video easier to watch for colour-blind viewers without reducing it to pure greys.
The Eyeteq system reduces three RGB colours to two through a process called 'Phusion', and has now been added to the STMicroelectronics’ ‘Cannes’ chipset for integration with set-top boxes.
DTG Staff | 08.09.2015