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  • Save the Date: MESA Europe pre IBC Breakfast in Amsterdam on Friday 15th September

    Published August 17, 2017

    MESA Europe has today announced that it will be organising a breakfast briefing, prior to the opening of the RAI doors, on Friday 15th September. The event will be hosted by DMC, recently acquired by TVT, at its facility in Amsterdam, with transport to the RAI laid on immediately after the session and prior to […]

  • Immersive Audio and Speech Recognition to Feature at Transforming Home Entertainment Summit

    Published August 17, 2017

    The third annual Transforming Home Entertainment Summit, hosted by MESA Europe, is gathering momentum, with more speakers announced today. Added to the already exciting line up of products, technologies and innovative business approaches that are helping to transform the entertainment sector, and will be discussed during this day long conference, will be Immersive High End […]

  • Sony DADC diversifies via Consumer Sales initiative – signs strategic partnership with dreamGEAR (MESA Europe)

    Published August 17, 2017

    Leading supply chain services provider Sony DADC has announced its Consumer Sales business unit – a fresh initiative designed to diversify the business and position the group as the No. 1 provider of retail services for entertainment, consumer electronics, accessory brands and media. The new business unit has announced a strategic partnership agreement with dreamGEAR, […]

  • Grenfell Tower charity football match to be shown live on Sky and Freeview (Cable.co.uk)

    Published August 17, 2017

    A charity football match to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in London is to be shown live on Sky and Freeview on Saturday, Sep 2. The #Game4Grenfell will feature former footballers, celebrities and special guests. It is being hosted by Queens Park Rangers at the club’s Loftus Road stadium, the closest league […]

  • AWS Elemental chosen for NOWO Portugal OTT (Broadband TV News)

    Published August 17, 2017

    Portuguese telecoms provider NOWO has launched a unified headend that uses video processing solutions from AWS Elemental, the video processing company has confirmed. The headend powers both digital cable and over-the-top video services. AWS Elemental VP EMEA John Nemeth said: “We’re pleased to see AWS Elemental processing solutions playing such a critical part in enabling […]

  • EE integrates Alexa into STBs (CSI Magazine)

    Published August 17, 2017

    EE TV has become the first UK set-top box provider to offer a hands-free control option via Amazon Alexa – one of the first service providers worldwide to do so. EE continues to innovate with its TV service, together with its technology partner Netgem. The latest outcome is the integration of Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa […]

  • Disney strikes back: The Mouse to compete with Netflix (Cheatsheet)

    Published August 17, 2017

    Media innovation and Disney go hand in hand, so a recent announcement that Disney would be creating its own streaming service wasn’t a huge surprise. What was interesting is that the Mouse had signed a deal with Netflix not so long ago. However, it appears that Disney was simultaneously beta-testing its own platform. Named DisneyLife, […]

  • Sorenson ignites European expansion (Rapid TV News)

    Published August 17, 2017

    Sorenson Media’s Spark platform enables the targeted replacement of linear broadcast TV ads on internet-connected smart TVs. The Spark Platform also provides second-by-second analytics capability, to enable broadcasters to improve their programming, promotions and advertising yields. The London and Munich offices will be home to key sales, business development, professional services, operations and marketing staff […]

  • Turner scores UEFA rights (Advanced Television)

    Published August 17, 2017

    Turner and UEFA, the governing body of European football, have agreed a three-year multi-platform deal for the exclusive presentation of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in the US, beginning with the 2018-19 season. Timed to coincide with this multi-year rights agreement, Turner has also announced plans to launch a new standalone premium […]

  • The European football scene: How broadcasters handle coverage (SVG Europe)

    Published August 17, 2017

    Despite the popularity of the English Premier League across the world, European leagues and cup tournaments still hold audiences in their respective countries. The broadcasters with television rights in those nations handle the coverage in different ways to suit their audiences (and their budgets). Irish national public broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) is responsible for […]

  • ‘Coronation Street’ creator to be remembered in Salford exhibition (Prolific North)

    Published August 17, 2017

    The life and career of Tony Warren is to be remembered in a new exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. Warren created “Coronation Street” for Granada TV in the 1960s and remained a consultant on the ITV drama until his death last year. The exhibition – “Four Miles from Manchester” – is based on […]

  • Eurosport for Amazon in Germany and Austria (Advanced Television)

    Published August 16, 2017

    Discovery Communications has struck a streaming deal with Amazon in Germany and Austria that brings Amazon Prime members access to Eurosport’s premium live HD sports content, including exclusive Bundesliga live on Friday nights across Germany. Eurosport goes live on Amazon Channels on Aug 16. In what the broadcaster describes as “…a fantastic deal for sports […]

  • RTS Cambridge Convention: ‘A World of Opportunity’ (4rfv)

    Published August 16, 2017

    The Royal Television Society (RTS) has unveiled the line-up for the RTS Cambridge Convention 2017: A World of Opportunity. The biennial event, which takes place in Cambridge from Sep 13-15, will see the industry’s most senior figures converge to discuss how, in a year in which the UK will start to forge its own new […]

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