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  • Register now for MESA Europe’s Post NAB & MIPTV Review in London

    Published April 24, 2018

    With just over a week to go until MESA Europe’s Post NAB & MIPTV Review, there are still some places left at the event, so register now to secure your attendance. Following the success of its past industry show reviews, MESA Europe’s now annual Post NAB Review will take place on the morning of 3rd […]

  • BBC opens its sound effects library (Broadcast)

    Published April 24, 2018

    The BBC has opened its huge archive of 16,000 sound effects for non-commercial users, free of charge. The Sound Effects are all BBC copyright but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the RemArc licence, which users must agree to before downloading. Permission for commercial use may be granted […]

  • Liverpool enters race for C4 location (Advanced Television)

    Published April 24, 2018

    Liverpool has announced it is to submit a “compelling bid” to host Channel 4’s new national headquarters. The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram have joined forces to lead the bid – claiming: “Channel 4 would find a soulmate in Liverpool” – with a move that would […]

  • YouTube ‘took down 8m videos in 3 months’ (Broadband TV News)

    Published April 24, 2018

    YouTube has revealed it removed over 8 million videos in the last three months of 2017. Publishing the first quarterly report following the release of its “Community Guidelines”, the streaming site said the majority were either spam or people attempting to upload adult content. The published figures do not include content removed for breach of […]

  • Top 10 pay-TV operators ‘to lose US$20bn by 2023’ (Digital TV Europe)

    Published April 24, 2018

    According to Digital TV Research, the world’s Top 10 pay-TV operators by revenue will experience losses of $20 billion (£15.5bn/€16bn) between 2017 and 2023. Over the forecast period, the pay-TV revenue share for the Top 10 operators is also expected to fall from 53% to 48%. Looking at the global pay-TV industry, Digital TV Research […]

  • Vodafone ‘nears deal’ for Liberty Global cable networks (

    Published April 24, 2018

    Vodafone could agree a deal to take control of Liberty Global’s cable networks in Germany and Eastern Europe for €16.5 billion (£12.8bn/€14.7bn) within the next two weeks, according to the Financial Times. The two firms have been engaged in discussions for the best part of three years, with talks first held in 2015 about a […]

  • Samsung ‘making TV series just for VR’ (Engadget)

    Published April 24, 2018

    With all the immersive games, films and documentaries available, there are plenty of interesting VR experiences for the headset. Wanting to make sure you’ll never run out, Samsung has announced its “Pilot Season”. According to the company, it’s a “…new initiative aimed at infusing exclusive original episodic Virtual Reality content into the Samsung VR Video […]

  • QYOU triples global distribution in 6 months (Business Insider)

    Published April 24, 2018

    World-leading curator of premium “best-of-the-web” video for multiscreen distribution QYOU Media has announced that its programming formats now reach a global addressable audience of more than 300 million consumers. This marks a threefold increase in distribution reach in six months, fuelled by significant partnerships across Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. QYOU Media CEO and […]

  • Netflix to raise another $1.5bn (Advanced Television)

    Published April 23, 2018

    Netflix has announced plans to raise a hefty $1.5bn (£1.16bn/€1.3bn) through a bond offering and said it will use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including new content. With a stock market value of $142bn (£110bn/€127bn) and the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 this year, Netflix has often touted its “thick” equity cushion as […]

  • AMP Visual TV renews Gold sponsorship with SVG Europe (SVG Europe)

    Published April 23, 2018

    AMP Visual TV has renewed its Gold sponsorship with SVG Europe, reiterating its commitment to OB coverage of sporting events. AMP Visual deputy MD and Chief Commercial Officer Stéphane Dery said: “The sports segment is on the top of AMP Visual’s TV strategy. With a fleet of 34 OB trucks, our approach is also to […]

  • Dailymotion selects OpenIO SDS (Mediakwest)

    Published April 23, 2018

    OpenIO, an innovator in object storage and server-less computing, has announced that the European provider of user-generated and premium video content Dailymotion has selected OpenIO SDS as a crucial infrastructure component. OpenIO SDS will store Dailymotion’s multi-petabyte content archive and will support the challenge of its strategy to focus on premium content. The OpenIO storage […]

  • Twin Pines Reconstructs 16th Century Seville (In Broadcast)

    Published April 23, 2018

    Madrid-based VFX studio Twin Pines is the creative force behind the visual effects for the successful TV series “La Peste” (The Plague), a Spanish super-production by Movistar+ which broke viewing records and saw one-in-five binge watch the series in a matter of days, selling rights all over the world and clocking in as the costliest […]

  • Registrations open for ‘Northern Waves’ conference (Connected Media News)

    Published April 23, 2018 will takes place on May 31 in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. The conference will bring together the TV community to discuss the latest developments in TV technology and its impact on the businesses around it. The event is endorsed and supported by leading broadcasters and pay-TV operators in Scandinavia. Topics for discussion during the […]


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