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  • Vimeo drops original content expansion for VOD service (Rapid TV News)

    Published June 27, 2017

    Despite having committed tens of millions of dollars over the last three years to offer an alternative to the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Vimeo has called a halt to its plans for a subscription video-on-demand offer with original content. The online video provider first launched a VOD service – Vimeo On Demand – […]

  • Spending on content localisation services to exceed $2.5bn by 2020 (Content Localisation Council)

    Published June 27, 2017

    Content Localisation – the preparation of TV, Film and Video titles for global distribution – is now a huge business across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and is set to get even larger. According to a recent programme of research conducted on behalf of the MESA Europe Content Localisation Council, current spending on these […]

  • Discovery and Sky fight over Bundesliga (Broadband TV News)

    Published June 27, 2017

    A dispute has broken out between Discovery Networks Deutschland and Sky Deutschland over the Bundesliga rights. The district court of Cologne has imposed a temporary injunction against Sky on behalf of Discovery “because of misleading advertising”, a Discovery spokeswoman told Broadband TV News. “For this reason, it was important and necessary for us to take […]

  • Kaspersky Lab technology protects against audio spying (Financial Express)

    Published June 27, 2017

    To help users protect themselves from the threat of audio surveillance, Russian security software firm Kaspersky Lab has developed a method to counteract unauthorised access to microphone data on Windows devices. The patented technology filters internal commands sent to, or received by, the Windows Audio service and indicates the creation of each new audio stream […]

  • Republic of Ireland approves Fox bid for Sky (TVB Europe)

    Published June 27, 2017

    The on-going saga of whether 21st Century Fox will be allowed to acquire Sky has passed a major milestone, with the Republic of Ireland government approving the merger. Ireland’s Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment Denis Naughten TD, has found that the deal would “not result in insufficient plurality for any audience in the […]

  • EditShare opens new office in Soho (4rfv)

    Published June 27, 2017

    EditShare has announced that it is to open a new office in Soho, London in July. The new facility will feature full demonstration capabilities of UHD workflows and beyond, in addition to EditShare’s development services. It will provide the local creative community a place to gain hands-on experience and expert guidance for building next-generation editorial […]

  • 6th Annual HbbTV Symposium: Call for speakers (HbbTV Association)

    Published June 27, 2017

    The HbbTV Association and the HD Forum Italian Association (HDFI) have announced this year’s HbbTV Symposium at the historic Auditorium Antonianum in central Rome (Oct 17-18, 2017). The theme “HbbTV: Technical Excellence – Commercial Advantage” will extend throughout this premier HbbTV industry event, which delivers an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, informative lectures and debates, […]

  • Google fined a record €2.4 billion by the EU (The Guardian)

    Published June 27, 2017

    Google has been handed a record-breaking €2.42 billion (£2.1bn) fine by the European Union, for “abusing its dominance of the search engine market in building its online shopping service”. European regulators gave the tech giant 90 days to stop its illegal activities or face fines of up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover […]

  • Game of VMSOs: Is winter coming for the pay-TV market? (Connected Media News)

    Published June 27, 2017

    In a study by Ampere Analysis, Virtual Multiple Systems Operators (VMSOs) are placed under the microscope. A recent entrant into the subscription OTT space, both in the US and internationally, VMSOs compete more with traditional cable and satellite TV providers than with services such as Netflix and Amazon. With low subscriber-acquisition costs and slim channel […]

  • The future’s bright, the future’s HDR (SVG Europe)

    Published June 27, 2017

    Ericsson Strategic Product Manager Playout Richard Cranefield tells SVG: “Earlier this month, along with other industry partners and our customer BT Sport, we produced a live linear broadcast of the UEFA Champions League final in 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR). HDR allows cameras to capture – and TVs to display – a much wider […]

  • One third of EU-based TV channels and on-demand services target ‘foreign markets’ (European Audiovisual Observatory)

    Published June 26, 2017

    An increasing number of audiovisual media services target foreign national markets and, typically, these tend to be recently-emerged hubs from which broadcasters and on-demand service providers circulate services. The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has just published “Audiovisual media services in Europe: Focus on services targeting other countries”. Based […]

  • Outloud Audio adopts Fortium MediaSeal file level encryption (Fortium)

    Published June 26, 2017

    Digital content security solutions provider Fortium has announced LA and New York-based Outloud Audio as a new customer for its file encryption software, MediaSeal. In the current climate of increased concern over cyber-crime, MediaSeal protects unaired TV and movie content at file level during the sensitive stages prior to release, protecting against leaks and accidental […]

  • Sonopress honoured as innovation leader in SME sector (Sonopress)

    Published June 26, 2017

    Sonopress is one of this year’s leading innovators among German SMEs. The Guetersloh-based company was awarded the 24th “TOP 100” seal, which was awarded by Ranga Yogeshwar, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and Compamedia last Friday. In the independent selection process, the company especially impressed the judges with its innovative success. One of the greatest achievements […]



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