ATOAI Convention to take place in Kumarakom from September 1821 2017

first_imgAdventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) will host its 13th Annual Convention at Backwater Ripples Resort in Kumarakom, Kerala, from September 18-21, 2017. The theme of the convention is ‘Emerging Pathways’ and it will accentuate on turning India as the adventure capital of the world. The convention will have key stakeholders of the industry including representatives of the government, tourism boards and other players.last_img

3 Ways Alternative Data Offers Mortgage Lenders a Competitive Edge

first_img Alternative Data Lenders TransUnion 2016-02-10 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Origination Share As new credit populations emerge in the housing market and competition among lenders heats up, other data avenues must be considered to accommodate new borrowers.A survey of 317 lenders from TransUnion showed that there is still a significant amount of unrealized opportunity for lenders to use alternative data, or any information that is not captured in a traditional credit score, or data points that are incremental to the credit bureau report, including property, tax and deed records, checking/debit account, and payday lending information, among other sources, to reach more creditworthy consumers.”Evolving consumer behaviors and the post-recession economy have created new markets and a necessity to reach consumers in new ways. Some borrowers are shut out of traditional credit offerings, and others are not scored using all available data,” the report stated. “To stay competitive, lenders are increasingly exploring new ways to fill the unmet needs of consumers who do not meet traditional standards of creditworthiness.”TransUnion’s survey concluded that by using alternative data, lenders can:Open opportunities in new marketsExtend reach to more creditworthy borrowersImprove the competitive position of a variety of lendersrises.The survey found that 75 percent of lenders said it is increasingly difficult to find and gain new customers, while nearly the same amount indicated that the challenges from the low interest rate environment is encouraging more competition for a pool of consumers who receive multiple credit offers.Of those surveyed, 87 percent noted that they decline at least some credit applicants because they cannot be scored and do not meet risk guidelines when assessed with strictly traditional credit bureau information. However, 83 percent of lenders that use alternative data to score credit applicants report seeing tangible benefits and 64 percent have already seen positive results in the first year of using the method.“Competition for new borrowers has not been this fierce in the lending space since prior to the recession. Our survey results and core performance data point to a new lending environment,” said Steve Chaouki, EVP and the Head of TransUnion’s Financial Services Business Unit. “Millions of previously unscorable consumers—now scorable by way of alternative data, which is not traditionally found on a credit file—could have access to new loans. Importantly, many of these borrowers are expected to be good risks and welcome additions into lender portfolios.”Click here to view the full report.center_img February 10, 2016 707 Views 3 Ways Alternative Data Offers Mortgage Lenders a Competitive Edgelast_img read more

Where to go on holiday next 5 travel gurus share their top

first_imgOur top travel tip: “We knew we wanted to go to South East Asia and the cheapest flights to the region from the UK were to the island of Bali, so that was that, we booked our flights to Bali and off we went! We spent the next four weeks there, exploring beautiful beaches in Uluwatu, climbing a volcano and watching our favourite sunrise to date, over the famous Mount Agung, as well as visiting wondrous waterfalls and lush green rice terraces in Ubud. RelatedWorld’s most travelled man: The Fred Finn interviewSo you thought you were well travelled?10 Questions with MyDestination.comCo-founder of MyDestination.com on Air Force One, how Sharm el Sheikh is overrated, and why Brazil is going to be the next big thingIs it safe to travel to Turkey in 2017?Bookings for holidays to Turkey, one of the long-time favourite destinations for British travellers, were reportedly down by at least one-third this summer*. Are concerns about the country justified? The Independent’s travel correspondent Simon Calder tackles the key questions for Skyscanner users and provides his tips on travel to Turkey… Photo credit: Marco Saracco Photo credit: benstevens “Visiting Turkey was one of the most memorable experiences of my life” There are lots of different ways to experience the Norway in a Nutshell cruise, but wherever you choose to start your journey from (Oslo, Bergen, Voss or Flåm), we recommend opting for the extended adventure and making stops en route. Stop off in Flåm and book a safari through the UNESCO protected fjords, in an open boat. A local guide will tell you all about the small surrounding villages and waterfalls. Download the Skyscanner app Jessica Rooks (@travelwithmeko) booked a bucket-list tour of Europe, combining days on the beach with city tours. She made her best travel memories ticking off the sights of Greece, Italy and Morocco… all while pregnant. Jack and Becky (@twotickets.toanywhere) have been travelling the world for more than 15 months and have visited 35 countries together. They picked a cheap long-haul flight and have made their best memories exploring and island hopping. “After an amazing time in Bali, we took the speedboat over to the neighbouring Gili Islands to see what else Indonesia had to offer. We took advantage of the beautiful white sandy beaches, went snorkelling with turtles in the crystal-clear waters, and enjoyed some of our most incredible sunsets with a cold cocktail in hand. Next on our agenda was the island of Lombok. We spent our last few days discovering its jungle and secluded beaches, taking surfing lessons and really experiencing the Indonesian way of life.” To help you plan your next adventure, we asked five travel gurus to share their very best travel stories. These are the trips and experiences that you need to book now and we’ve got the top tips to help you make them a reality… Fly to Mykonos from only £64 Fly to Istanbul from only £104Find hotels in Istanbul ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map “Everything I saw in that part of Norway during November was just amazing! I went on a Norway in a Nutshell cruise, and I felt like I experienced all four seasons in that one trip. I didn’t mind spending my birthday alone; that travel experience in Norway was enough to make my birthday a happy one. It was definitely one of the most amazing long weekend trips I’ve had.” Get your hot-air balloon fix from April to June or September to October for the calmest conditions. Book a sunrise flight to see the dramatic landscape at its best – this may come with a higher price tag but the experience will be greater than any amount of Turkish lira. Photo credit: Gyula Gyukli “We booked two tickets to Bali and never looked back” Fly to Norway from only £25Find hotels in Flåm Faye Douglas (@fayedougg) travelled to Turkey with friends and stumbled across an experience she’ll never forget.center_img Find hotel dealsCheck-inCheck-outGuests12345678910Rooms12345Search hotels As Southeast Asia sits along the equator, whichever island you visit, you’re pretty much guaranteed warm weather, so plan your trip around the rainfall levels instead. January to March and June to September will give you drier days, so you can pack in all those activities and leave the umbrella at home. “My friends and I recently travelled to Turkey, stopping in Istanbul for a few days to visit the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar, then carrying on to Göreme via Kayseri Airport. Göreme is the most surreal place I have ever visited, with boutique cave hotels, beautiful Turkish lamp and tapestry shops, skies filled with hot-air balloons, and it’s very own fairy chimneys, all packed into one charming little village. From 6am you can hear the flames firing outside your room – the sky is full of these huge beautiful hot-air balloons floating above. My friends and I were booked in for a ride the following day and I can honestly say that floating through the sky watching the sun rise over this beautiful landscape will stay with me forever. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.” Find your hire car “I ended up touring Europe after searching for flights ‘everywhere’ on Skyscanner“ Find hotels in Mykonos Photo credit: Getty “Taking a boat tour to snorkel on the island of Mykonos was the best way to start exploring these crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Then, in Santorini, we witnessed some of the most amazing sunsets and blue churches on the side of the hill. Wanting to experience city life in Greece, too, we ended up in the historical city of Athens. We hiked all the way up to the top of the Parthenon in 30-degree heat with no shade. We took lots of breaks, but nothing could stop us from seeing that mythical structured building.  “Then my pregnancy cravings were calling for something else – authentic Italian food! Italy is one of our favourite countries and it stole our hearts. It was such an exciting feeling to run through the city of Rome showing off the Roman ruins and Colosseum to our daughter. Then, in Marrakech, we quickly learnt a new meaning of “hustle and bustle” in the Jemaa el-Fnaa market. We witnessed snake and monkey performers, women giving henna tattoos, rug and clothes sellers, as well as Moroccan oils being sold. Each stall had its own unique way of inviting buyers in. Later, we even went on a wild adventure trotting through the desert on a 6-foot camel – while I was 26 weeks pregnant, and with a toddler! And we immersed ourselves in Moroccan culture, dressed like the locals and even sipped Moroccan tea with them.” Our top travel tip: Fly to Bali from only £296 Our top travel tip: Sim Cabasang (@psymerslacker) set off on a solo adventure to Norway and found the best way to discover the whole country in one trip. Ready to create your own travel stories? Search ‘everywhere’ below and get exploring. Find hotels in Bali “While travelling solo in Norway, I experienced all four seasons in one trip” “It was in November 2013 when I was trying to find a travel destination one week before my birthday. I went onto the Skyscanner website and probably unintentionally selected ‘everywhere’ as a destination. After doing a little research, the next thing I know, I was booking a flight to Bergen, Norway. And off I went! When you get to Mykonos, hire a moped to help you get around the winding roads and back streets. Then to get to those harder-to-reach secluded spots, catch a kaiki (a small boat), which will ferry you to Platis Yialos, a beach that remains relatively quiet in comparison to the other beaches, even in peak season. The clear calm waters there are great for water sports too. All flight and prices mentioned in this article are estimates of the cheapest prices based on Skyscanner’s flight search tools. These are subject to change and were correct at time of writing on 15 April 2019. Our top travel tip: last_img read more

Orphanides case back in court

first_imgLarnaca district court on Thursday heard arguments for mitigating the sentence on businessman Christos Oprhanides, who back in May was found guilty on four counts of bouncing cheques worth €400,000 to an advertising company.The court set September 26 for sentencing.Orphanides’ lawyer presented several arguments for mitigation, including the fact that since the verdict, his client has repaid the advertisers.He cited Orphanides’ health problems, and argued that jailing his client would complicate his efforts to reach a settlement with his other creditors.The lawyer asked for a suspended jail sentence.The director of the now-defunct Orphanides Supermarkets chain is being hounded by several creditors.In October 2015 Orphanides and his wife were found guilty of bouncing cheques worth some €20,000 to one of their supermarket suppliers – the first time the businessman had been held accountable for his company’s bad debts.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoBon VoyagedCelebrity Mega Yachts That Are Out Of This World – Step AboardBon VoyagedUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

July coffee hours announced for state Rep Holly Hughes

first_img16Jul July coffee hours announced for state Rep. Holly Hughes State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, invites residents of the 91st House District to meet with her during coffee hours for the month July to discuss state and local issues of interest.District office hours for Rep. Hughes will be Friday, July 24th in Ravenna, Norton Shores, Fruitport, and Whitehall.Additional details regarding Rep. Hughes’s district office hours are as follows:Friday, July 248 to 9 a.m.Ravenna Round Table12396 Stafford St., Ravenna, MI 49451Friday, July 2410 to 11 a.m.Toast N’ Jams3462 Henry St., Norton Shores, MI 49441Friday, July 2411:30 to 12:30 p.m.Village Inn340 N. 3rd Ave., Fruitport, MI 49415Friday, July 241:30 to 2:30Gary’s Restaurant906 E Colby St., Whitehall, MI 49461No appointment is necessary for district office hours. Residents unable to meet Rep. Hughes during the above scheduled times can contact her office toll free at 877-633-0331, or via email at HollyHughes@house.mi.gov.### Categories: Hughes Newslast_img read more

VanderWall announces new grant opportunity for local beekeepers

first_img07May VanderWall announces new grant opportunity for local beekeepers Categories: VanderWall News State Rep. Curt VanderWall today said a new grant is available to help local beekeepers prevent bears from raiding their apiaries.VanderWall, of Ludington, helped secure the grant funding during the state budget process last year after hearing from local beekeepers who were having problems with bears.“Black bears are known to wipe out apiaries. They eat all of the honey and brood, kill the colony and damage equipment in the process,” said VanderWall, of Ludington. “These grants are a great resource for beekeepers in areas where bears are known to be a problem.”Many food crops depend on bees for pollination, but Michigan honey bees have been dying off at alarming rates since 2006.“Commercial and hobbyist beekeepers are incredibly important to the success of Michigan’s agriculture industry, especially our fruit farms,” VanderWall said. “Between honey production and the role they play in crop production, pollinators contribute an estimated $1 billion in value to Michigan’s agricultural economy each year.”VanderWall said beekeepers planning to install electronic bear fences could be eligible for matching funds of up to $250 per location from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.Information about electronic bear fence options is available at michiganbees.org/bears. Download a grant application by vising RepVanderWall.com and clicking on “apiary grant form” at the top of the page.###last_img read more

Rep Coles committee hears about underground corridor proposal connecting the Lower Peninsula

first_img16May Rep. Cole’s committee hears about underground corridor proposal connecting the Lower Peninsula to the U.P. Michigan Technological University students explain senior design projectMichigan Technological University students discuss their senior design project to design an underground utility corridor crossing the Straits of Mackinac.State Rep. Triston Cole this week welcomed students from Michigan Technological University to discuss their senior project to design an underground utility corridor crossing the Straits of Mackinac.Students Michael Prast, Jeremy Dziewit, Gavin Bodnar, Aaron Crapsey and industry advisor James A. Morrison attended a joint House-Senate Transportation Committee meeting to give a presentation about the concept, design and construction of the senior design project.The mission of the senior design project was to design a single, dedicated tunnel to accommodate all utilities crossing the Straits of Mackinac.“The Michigan Tech senior design project is a great example of showing transportation alternatives that can impact northern Michigan,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “Reducing utility costs and promoting economic development in northern Michigan are advantages of this tunnel.”If considered, the Michigan Tech students estimated a total cost of $570 million and would take seven years to complete.#### Categories: Cole Newslast_img read more

Sports celebrity channel Trace Sports will launch

first_imgSports celebrity channel Trace Sports will launch in the UK on Sky’s pay TV platform later today.The sports lifestyle channel will air exclusive content in the run up to the Olympic Games, including 100 Days To Go as well as lifestyle magazine show Number 5, which is presented by Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand. It will be available from 21:30 tonight in Sky’s Entertainment Extra package.Rob Webster, director of Sky’s commercial group, said, “We’re delighted to welcome Trace Sports to our pay TV line-up. With a fresh and distinctive approach to sports broadcasting, Trace will offer Sky’s customers a new and interesting perspective on the lives of our sporting heroes. This will be a big summer of sports for Sky customers, in HD, 3D and on the go and Trace will only extend the choice and quality available to Sky customers.”Trace Sports is available in 70 countries and operator Trace plans to reach over 30 million subscribers by the end of 2012.last_img read more

TiVo has partnered with PayPal to offer its users

first_imgTiVo has partnered with PayPal to offer its users the ability to purchase products featured in interactive advertisements on the TiVo user interface.After setting up an account, users will be able to instantly purchase products using the remote control. The solution will be made available to TiVo’s MSO customers, which include Virgin Media in the UK and Ono in Spain.“In today’s fragmented TV viewing world it is harder than ever before for advertisers to reach their audiences, and it’s important to find creative ways to get in front of viewers,” said Tara Maitra, senior vice-president, general manager, content and media sales, TiVo. “TiVo’s interactive ads allow advertisers to grab the attention of viewers in unobtrusive ways and on the viewer’s terms. By teaming with PayPal consumers will be able to instantly purchase products with just a few clicks of the remote after an easy, one-time account setup. PayPal’s expertise in online payments, customer service, and working directly with merchants and sellers makes the entire payment process easy and trustworthy and will create a valuable experience for TiVo users and advertisers.”last_img read more

The BBC is launching a new video player that will

The BBC is launching a new video player that will allow Android smartphone and tablet users to use iPlayer when Adobe removes its support for the Flash Player plug-in on the devices.The broadcaster previously used Adobe Flash to stream content from its catch-up platform to Android devices. Next week it will release the BBC Media Player for Android. The player will work on newer Android devices running the JellyBean operating system and will be compatible with earlier operating systems, including the most widely used Gingerbread and FroYo.“We want people to have the best experience possible when they’re watching BBC TV programmes or listening to BBC radio programmes. This means, amongst other things, making them available on as many devices as is practical,” said Chris Yanda, executive product manager at BBC Future Media. read more

Russian pay TV operator NTV Plus has launched a di

first_imgRussian pay TV operator NTV Plus has launched a discount offer on its services for purchasers of Thomson DSI-4000NTV set-top boxes.Subscribers living in Russia that can receive signals from the Eutelsat W4 satellites who buy a Thomson receiver will receive a discount of RUB4,700 (€116) on NTV’s services. The offer will be valid from November 22 until March 31 next year.last_img

Broadband users in the US watch an average 17 hou

first_imgBroadband users in the US watch an average 1.7 hours of video on their mobile phones each week, with 29% watching content in this way monthly, according to research firm Parks Associates.The new stats, released to coincide with Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, claim that the number of people in North America who watch mobile video and TV shows on mobile devices at least weekly will increase to 173 million by 2017.Parks also tips smartphone ownership in North America to top 300 million by the end of 2016.“Since 2008, revenues from voice services for the top-four US mobile network operators (MNOs) have declined 6%, while data revenues have grown 129%,” said Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research, Parks Associates.“Mobile data revenues will be key to offsetting stagnant growth in voice revenues. Most major MNOs worldwide are transitioning or have already adopted tiered or shared usage-based data plans, and they will continue to experiment with pricing models to optimise the revenue-generation potential of mobile data access.”last_img read more

Sky has agreed to sell a controlling stake in Sky

first_imgSky has agreed to sell a controlling stake in Sky Bet to CVC Capital Partners, in a deal that puts an £800 million (€1 billion) valuation on its online betting and gaming business. Sky said that the deal will let an enlarged Sky “focus on the significant opportunity for growth in pay TV across the five markets in which it now operates.”Under the terms of the deal, Sky will receive £600 million in cash on completion and a further deferred consideration of up to £120 million.Sky will retain an equity stake of approximately 20% in Sky Bet and will continue to be represented on the board. As part of the deal, Sky has also entered into a long-term brand licence agreement with Sky Bet.Sky said that the £800 million total valuation for Sky Bet is roughly fifteen times the business’ EBITDA for the 12 months ended 30 June 2014.“In the last ten years, we have successfully grown Sky Bet from a start-up to one of the leading online betting and gaming companies in the UK. This transaction will allow us to focus further on the substantial growth opportunities in our core international pay TV business while realising significant value for our shareholders,” said Sky Group CEO Jeremy Darroch.Sky Bet’s management team, under the leadership of managing director Richard Flint, will remain with the business under the new ownership structure. All Sky Bet’s employees will move across into the new entity, and the business will remain headquartered in Leeds, said Sky.The deal comes less than a month after BSkyB completed its takeover of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, with the new combined company known simply as Sky.last_img read more

The Slovakian government is to sell off its 49 st

first_imgThe Slovakian government is to sell off its 49% stake in Slovak Telekom via an IPO on the Bratislava and London stock exchanges.The government body that holds Slovak Telekom shares, the Property Fund of the Slovak Republic, will offer all of its stake in the form of shares to be listed in Bratislava and Global Depository Receipts and shares to be listed in London.Slovak Telekom, which is 51% owned by Deutsche Telekom, has 1.163 million fixed line subscribers, including a pay TV base of 468,000 customers and a broadband base of 422,000 customers. Slovak Telekom has a fibre-to-the-home network that passes 364,000 homes. The operator also has an extensive base of mobile customers. The share sale will prioritise retail investors in Slovakia who submit early orders, who will also qualify for a 5% discount.Deutsche Telekom is not offering any shares as part of the IPO.Citigroup and JP Morgan are acting as joint global co-ordinators and joint bookrunners and Erste Group and Wood & Co. are acting as joint lead managers.“By integrating services across our own fixed and mobile networks we have transformed Slovak Telekom into one of Central Europe’s most exciting telecommunications companies and Slovakia’s only truly integrated quad-play provider,” said Miroslav Majoroš, CEO of Slovak Telekom.“Through significant capital investment, improved efficiency and enhanced capability we now have an integrated offering enabling us to deliver higher value services and premium content through triple and quad-play bundles. The IPO will mark an important next step in our development and bring greater visibility to the value we intend to create.”last_img read more

Twitch the Amazonowned video platform for games

first_imgTwitch, the Amazon-owned video platform for games enthusiasts, logged more than 21.04 million unique viewers during the E3 videogame conference last month.Announcing the stats, Twitch said that it logged a peak of 840,000 concurrent viewers – 16 times the number of physical attendees at the E3 conference in Los Angeles.It also said that 11.99 million hours of E3 content was watched – including eight press conferences and 85 gaming segments featuring 75 upcoming titles.Twitch, which Amazon agreed to buy for US$970 million (€870 million) in cash last August, was the exclusive broadcasting platform for the E3 show.last_img

Polish broadcaster TVNs new onlineonly series We

first_imgPolish broadcaster TVN’s new online-only series Web Therapy, which premiered on the Player.pl platform on October 21, has attracted over 300,000 views, breaking the company’s record to date.Fremantle Media-produced Web Therapy, starring Polish Oscar-winning actress Agata Kulesza, is the first of a series of online productions unveiled by TVN at MIPCOM last month.Piotr Ochalski, Player.pl programing director, said: “TVN’s original online productions are developed specifically for today’s young media consumer. Unusual interest in ‘Web Therapy’ is a confirmation for us that producing content exclusively for player.pl is what our viewers expect. We will not stop at this one production. We are already working on next online original productions including a polish version of the hit show ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ and the first Polish reality show dedicated to the online audience, ‘Start U Up!’”last_img read more

Liberty Globalowned German cable operator Unityme

first_imgLiberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia has set out plans to complete its transition to digital TV by next year, after securing the support of the regional media authorities of North-Rhine Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Wurttemberg.Unitymedia said that Hanau, near Frankfurt-am-Main in Hesse, will be the first city in its network to be completely digital.Separately, Unitymedia has lowered the price of its double and triple-play packages. Those signing up to its 2play MAX 400 or 3play MAX 400 offerings, which include 400Mbps intenet access, will benefit from discounts of €10 a month over the term of their 24-month contract.last_img

Jan Frykhammar Ericsson has warned that its third

first_imgJan FrykhammarEricsson has warned that its third quarter results will be “significantly lower than company expectations”, a week after it said it would cut 3,000 jobs in Sweden.Announcing its preliminary Q3 results, Ericsson said that negative industry trends from the first half 2016 have “further accelerated”.It noted weaker demand for mobile broadband – especially in markets with a weak macro-economic environment like Brazil, Russia and the Middle East – and said that capacity sales in Europe were also lower following completion of mobile broadband projects in 2015.Sales declined by 14% year-on-year to SEK 51.1 billion (€5.25 billion), driven by slower development in its ‘Segment Networks’ division – which provides network infrastructure needed for mobile and fixed communication – where sales dropped by 19%.Operating income fell by a massive 93% year-on-year to SEK300million, including restructuring charges of SEK 1.3 billion.Meanwhile the company’s gross margin declined to 28%, compared to 34% a year earlier, following lower volumes in Segment Networks, lower mobile broadband capacity sales, and higher share of services sales.“Our result is significantly lower than we expected, with a particularly weak end of the quarter, and deviates from what we previously have communicated regarding market development,” said Ericsson president and CEO Jan Frykhammar.“The negative industry trends have further accelerated, affecting primarily Segment Networks. Continued progress in our cost reduction programs did not offset the lower sales and gross margin.”Frykhammar, who stepped in as interim CEO in July following the departure of previous chief executive Hans Vestberg, warned that current trends are “expected to continue short-term”.He said that Ericsson would continue with its ongoing cost programme and “implement further reductions in cost of sales to meet the lower sales volumes.”Ericsson last week announced it would reduce its Swedish headcount from 16,000 employees to 13,000 as part of its cost-saving efforts.Roughly 1,000 jobs will be cut in production, 800 in research and development and approximately 1,200 in other operations – including sales and administration.last_img read more

BT Sport is partnering with Snapchat in the UK on

first_imgBT Sport is partnering with Snapchat in the UK on social coverage of Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final.Snapchat’s ‘Our Story’ coverage of the Juventus vs. Real Madrid match will include clips and match footage from BT Sport to complement the Snaps submitted from fans in the stadium, the teams, and people watching at home.BT said that the commercial partnership will give Snapchat’s UK users a new way to experiencing the game, and claimed it is “the first deal of its kind with a European broadcaster around football”.Jeremy Rosenberg, head of advertising partnerships, BT Sport said that social media has played “a big part in BT Sport’s Champions League success”.“We believe these Stories complement our innovative live match coverage, and we hope to give new audiences a distinctive and engaging experience.”Ben Schwerin, VP partnerships, Snap Inc, said:  “We’re always thrilled to work with innovative partners like BT Sport to develop our sports coverage in the UK, in Europe and worldwide.”last_img read more

Sky Deutschland has chosen Yospaces dynamic ad in

first_imgSky Deutschland has chosen Yospace’s dynamic ad insertion platform to make money from live channels on its Sky Go mobile TV service.Yospace’s technology will allow addressable advertising to be served across Sky Deutschland’s live sports streams, including The Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League.  Ad stitching will enable it to replicate the experience of linear TV, according to Yospace.Yospace said that its platform has been proved to be robust enough to support huge audiences on a regular basis, across a full season of top tier football coverage.Boris Haug, vice-president product, brand solutions and operations at Sky’s commercial arm Sky Media, said: “Dynamic Ad Insertion empowers us to monetize Sky Go reach, that isn’t considered in linear TV AGF ratings, but represents a growing part of the total reach of Sky live sports events. Besides, it offers targeting opportunities and exact measurement that is far more sophisticated compared to TV. Yospace happens to be an innovative technology partner that can even handle peaks like Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund reliably.”Tim Sewell, CEO of Yospace, said: “This announcement marks an expansion of Yospace’s involvement with Sky, having worked with Sky in the UK since 2015.  We are delighted to be adding Sky Deutschland to our growing list of major broadcast customers around the globe.  It’s fantastic that Yospace is recognised, yet again, as the world’s leading provider of dynamic ad insertion technology.”last_img read more