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  • FreeWheel Council for Premium Video Europe launches Measurement Matrix (TVB Europe)

    Published January 18, 2018

    Advocacy group FreeWheel Council for Premium Video Europe (FWCE) has launched the European Video Measurement Matrix, which aims to provide a unique overview of audience and verification metrics for the premium video industry. The Council, which is backed by Channel 4, Canal+, RTE, MTG and Sky Media, among others, has created the report as a […]

  • CANAL+ Group launches Ultra HD via SES Video (SVG Europe)

    Published January 18, 2018

    Canal+ Group – the French pay-TV operator – is to launch its satellite Ultra HD offer on a newly-designed set-top box, using an SES satellite. Canal+ Group delivers the UHD channels via ASTRA 19.2 degrees East, the leading satellite position in France. With the throughput and reach of its satellite technology, Canal+ Group can make […]

  • Ampere research: French say ‘non’ to Netflix (Broadband TV News)

    Published January 18, 2018

    Research from Ampere Analysis reveals that Netflix has yet to conquer the hearts and minds of the French. Despite a global march to SVOD viewing from the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, France solidly bucks the trend with the lowest uptake among countries surveyed. This despite one of the highest uptakes of paid TV […]

  • ATP Media trials 4K versus 1080p HDR at ATP Finals (SVG Europe)

    Published January 18, 2018

    ATP Media – the broadcast production and distribution arm of the ATP World Tour – carried out a live 4K versus 1080p HDR test at the Nitto ATP Finals in November 2017 at The O2 in London, with technology provider Gearhouse Broadcast. The test was designed to compare the two production formats side by side, […]

  • ‘Granada Reports’ Lucy Meacock to present Ray Fitzwalter Award (Prolific North)

    Published January 18, 2018

    There is just a month remaining to enter the inaugural Ray Fitzwalter Award, for investigative journalists outside of London. Presented by Granada’s Lucy Meacock, the award was launched in honour of the former “World in Action” editor and will be judged by a panel that includes ITV’s Controller of Current Affairs and Channel 4’s Head […]

  • Eurosport agrees online ticket deal with StubHub (Digital TV Europe)

    Published January 18, 2018

    Eurosport has partnered with eBay-owned StubHub, which becomes the sports broadcaster’s online ticketing partner. The deal means that fans visiting will be able to directly purchase tickets to some of the world’s biggest sport and entertainment events, via StubHub. Eurosport will provide a tailored ticket offering for visitors to Eurosport’s websites in Spain, France, […]

  • Music CEO hails ‘seismic victory’ as government backs ‘Agent of Change’ (Pro Sound News)

    Published January 18, 2018

    The British government has announced that it will dramatically strengthen planning rules, throwing a lifeline to music venues across the UK. UK Music CEO has described the news that government will back the much-lauded “Agent of Change” bill as: “…a seismic victory for all those who fought so hard to safeguard the future of music […]

  • Wolf Hall team regroups for cyberwar drama (Rapid TV News)

    Published January 18, 2018

    Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and writer-director Peter Kosminsky are in development with Channel 4 on a hard-hitting dramatic series with the working title “The Undeclared War”, set against the backdrop of cyberwarfare. The producing and directing team behind the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Peabody Award- winning series “Wolf Hall” is to reunite for what will […]

  • Orange Moldova secures convergent TV offering with Viaccess-Orca (Connected Media News)

    Published January 18, 2018

    Orange Moldova has launched a convergent offering (TV + Internet + mobile) using Viaccess-Orca’s Adaptive Sentinel conditional access system (CAS) along with set-top boxes from Hi-Global Technology and CI+ modules from Neotion. Following the recent acquisition of Sun Communications, Moldova’s leading cable operator, Orange needed to expand its service portfolio to include fixed Internet and […]

  • Picture Canning expands selection of vintage lenses (4rfv)

    Published January 18, 2018

    Facilities house Picture Canning, with offices in London, Manchester and Newcastle, has recently expanded its growing selection of vintage prime lenses. Among the collection is a set of Canon K35 prime lenses: these vintage lenses are great for a wide range of productions, from commercials, fashion shoots and branded content to music videos, given their […]

  • Nielsen adds YouTube mobile app measurement in UK, France and Germany (Digital TV News)

    Published January 17, 2018

    Nielsen has announced the introduction of advertising measurement on YouTube’s mobile app, through its Digital Ad Ratings service in the UK, France, and Germany. The service – which expands Nielsen’s current measurement coverage of YouTube ads on desktop and mobile web browsers – will now provide marketers independent and comprehensive cross-device measurement of advertising audiences […]

  • Deloitte: 18-24 UK TV viewing could drop by 15% (Digital TV Europe)

    Published January 17, 2018

    According to research by Deloitte, traditional TV viewing by 18-24 year olds in the UK will fall 10–15% in 2018 and 2019, after which the decline may slow. The UK media sector trends report mooted a “Great British switch off” among younger viewers, as demand for paid-for online media content continues to grow. Live broadcast […]

  • France takes tentative steps towards 5G (

    Published January 17, 2018

    The first standards are out and the 5G frenzy is beginning but France isn’t getting caught up in the euphoria. French telco regulator Arcep has announced it will release temporary frequency authorisations to develop 5G pilots. In this sense, the French are falling in line with the rest of the continent, as the two bands […]



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