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  • Travelxp 4K goes on-air with BBright (SVG Europe)

    Published October 12, 2017

    BBright, a leading solution provider for Ultra HD deployments, has announced that content provider Travelxp has launched its 4K HDR services over satellite in Europe, using BBright UHD-TS playout. A venture of Media Worldwide Limited in London, Travelxp 4K features hundreds of “best of breed” travel programmes from around the world. After several months of […]

  • Griffith praises Premier League piracy campaign (Broadband TV News)

    Published October 12, 2017

    Sky COO Andrew Griffith has praised the work of the Premier League in combatting online piracy. The next rights auction for the lucrative UK football rights will launch later this year, with Sky facing competition not only from BT but, potentially, Google, Apple, Amazon and Netflix. However, there is concern that the availability of illegal […]

  • Akamai innovations bring the predictability of broadcast TV to online video (MESA Europe)

    Published October 12, 2017

    At Akamai Technologies’ annual EDGE customer event – which takes place at the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas this week (Oct 11-13) – the largest and most-trusted cloud delivery platform outlined how its solution set can help customers achieve a long-elusive goal: the predictable delivery of high quality online video to broadcast-scale audiences, with highly […]

  • Further support for Irish film & TV industry (4rfv/IFB)

    Published October 12, 2017

    Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has welcomed the announcement of an additional €1.5 million (£1.3m) for Ireland’s film, television and animation sector. This is an overall increase of 9%, bringing the capital budget for 2018 – which is invested in film, television and animation projects – to €14.2m (£12.35m). Ireland’s creative sector […]

  • Kudelski agrees patent and technology deal with Roku (Digital TV Europe)

    Published October 12, 2017

    Digital security firm Kudelski Group has agreed a patent, cross-license and technology collaboration agreement with streaming device maker Roku, one of the world’s leading providers of streaming set top boxes. The deal gives each company the freedom to use the other’s patent portfolios and establishes a future framework for the companies to incorporate Kudelski’s security […]

  • Studios partner for ‘Movies Anywhere’ (Advanced Television)

    Published October 12, 2017

    In a move that links the existing UltraViolet digital content ownership system with Disney’s Movies Anywhere cloud-based digital movie service, five Hollywood studios and four major digital retailers are teaming up for a fresh digital movies initiative. Movies Anywhere aims to bring the movies people love together in one place, to create a simple, seamless […]

  • Enterprise City ‘to be the most connected work neighbourhood’ (Prolific North)

    Published October 12, 2017

    Enterprise City, which is being built on the former Granada Studios site in Manchester, has launched a “chance encounters” app, as part of its goal to become the most connected workplace neighbourhood in the country. Using Ungroup’s “Happi”, the app – called Dot – will be a progressive communication tool, to connect every tenant. It […]

  • SVOD players ‘must drop prices to compete’ (TBI Vision)

    Published October 12, 2017

    To succeed in Central and Eastern Europe, SVOD operators need to reduce the price of their services, according to Andrey Kolodyuk, founder of CIS-based OTT TV provider Divan.TV. At the Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe conference in Budapest, Hungary, Kolodyuk said that SVOD players should focus on local programming and bundle their service with […]

  • Vivacom takes on Tezemo (Rapid TV News)

    Published October 12, 2017

    In the first deployment for the end-to-end communications and management system provider for stakeholders in TV channel distribution, Tezemo has announced a contract win with Bulgarian telco Vivacom. Following 18 months of development and testing, Tezemo claims to be the first online management system that is designed specifically for all the stakeholders in a channel […]

  • More than 33,000 young people watch iPlayer illegally (TVB Europe)

    Published October 11, 2017

    33,000 people in the UK aged 18-25 were caught watching live or catch-up TV on BBC iPlayer without a TV licence over the past 12 months, according to figures from TV Licensing. According to TV Licensing research, 82% of students in the UK use the BBC iPlayer, making it the most popular catch-up service among […]

  • IPV to demonstrate cloud-based editing capabilities (Connected Media News)

    Published October 11, 2017

    Media management technology specialist IPV will present its latest advanced production management and remote editing tools at NAB Show New York. Visitors will discover how IPV’s in-demand Curator platform can make the use of the cloud a reality for production and creative services, through its unique proxy-based workflows. They will also gain valuable insight into […]

  • Ofcom gives thumbs up to European in-flight broadband network (Cable.co.uk)

    Published October 10, 2017

    A broadband network that will serve airline passengers across Europe has reached a milestone in its construction. UK regulator Ofcom has licensed satellite firm Inmarsat to use UK masts, as part of its European Aviation Network (EAN), which will deliver seamless Wi-Fi on board European aircraft. EAN is the first dedicated aviation network to use […]

  • UKTV restructures acquisitions & channels teams (TBI Vision)

    Published October 10, 2017

    British channels group UKTV has created five Channel Director posts, in a restructure that looks to have knock-on effects for some key executives. Emma Ayech, Luke Hales, Gerald Casey, Adam Collings and Vicky Walker all get promotion in the rejig – effective immediately – and UKTV says the changes are reflective of “…a major increase […]

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