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  • Record breaking Rio for BBC Sport digital service (Advanced Television)

    Published August 23, 2016

    BBC Sport coverage of the Olympics Games in Rio reached 102.3 million unique global browsers, with 68.3 million coming from the UK, the biggest ever success for BBC Sport’s digital service. Across the BBC Sport website; app; Red Button+ on connected TVs; BBC Sport 360 and BBC iPlayer, record numbers engaged with the BBC’s coverage, […]

  • Netflix international subs ‘to outnumber US’ by 2018 (TBI Vision)

    Published August 23, 2016

    Netflix will have more subscribers outside of the US by 2018, according to research by IHS Markit. International subs will grow 38% this year, the researchers claim, with more than 2.8 million of these coming from the 130 new territories Netflix expanded into in January, when it went virtually global (notably excluding China). Unsurprisingly, western […]

  • Dimetis to build DVB-T2 Playout (Broadband TV News)

    Published August 23, 2016

    Broadcast and telecommunication software company Dimetis – headquartered in Diztenbach – is to build the new DVB-T2 Playout for Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg (RBB) and Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) in Germany, after winning the respective European tenders. The new playout infrastructure comprises main and backup systems, locally separated in a private cloud deployment that is used mutually […]

  • Arqiva inks Red Bull Media distribution deal (Broadcast Tech)

    Published August 23, 2016

    Arqiva has signed a deal with Red Bull Media House to distribute live video sports content to international broadcasters. As part of an exclusive multi-year occasional use partnership, Arqiva will be responsible for distributing the content and delivering it to rights holders around the world, through Arqiva teleports. Arqiva MD Satellite and Media David Crawford […]

  • IP Interoperability Zone at IBC2016 (TVB Europe)

    Published August 23, 2016

    IABM has joined forces with AIMS to deliver a major new initiative at IBC – the IBC IP Interoperability Zone. Supported by the AES, AMWA, EBU, SMPTE and VSF, the IBC IP Interoperability Zone will feature real-world demonstrations of interoperation between a large number of different manufacturers’ IP system components, all based on the JT-NM […]

  • Thirteen lucky for BBC Three: the most-requested iPlayer show (Rapid TV News)

    Published August 23, 2016

    As it continues its online-only journey, BBC Three has been given a fillip from its contemporary drama “Thirteen”, racking up three million iPlayer requests: the platform’s most requested show this year. Even though a recent report from UK commercial TV marketing body Thinkbox claims that the channel’s move to online only has contributed to a […]

  • Metrodome assets sold to 101 Films (Insider Media)

    Published August 23, 2016

    Brighton-based independent movie distributor 101 Films has acquired the assets of film distributor Metrodome out of administration. Metrodome, the company behind titles such as “The Secret in Their Eyes,” “Monster” and “The Falling,” called in the administrators on Aug 5, following a deterioration in trading performance. 101 Films Director Andy Lyons said, “101 Films have […]

  • #InternautDay: 25 years of the World Wide Web (Huffington Post)

    Published August 23, 2016

    Tuesday marks a very important day in the history of the internet: it is 25 years since the public gained access to the World Wide Web, designed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Now known as “Internaut Day,” it was on Aug 23, 1991 that Berners-Lee and CERN opened up the web to the public. Then, in […]

  • Cork antenna could have new lease of life in search for ET (Silicon Republic)

    Published August 23, 2016

    Ireland’s largest antenna, at the National Space Centre (NSC) in Cork, is calling for proposals of how best to restart the 32m-wide array, with hopes it could become a major boon in the hunt for extra-terrestrial life. Despite the equivalent of €10 million (£8.6m) being spent on its construction – making it the largest of […]

  • Ooyala unveils turnkey OTT solution (Telecom Asia)

    Published August 23, 2016

    Ooyala has partnered with Massive Interactive to introduce Ooyala AppStudio, its new turnkey OTT solution for video providers to cost-effectively build and deploy OTT app- and web-based video entertainment experiences. It promises to mitigate the expensive custom development and integration costs that are typically associated with OTT market entry. Ooyala will demonstrate Ooyala AppStudio at […]

  • UK commercial TV viewing sees lift in first half of 2016 (World Screen TV Europe)

    Published August 22, 2016

    According to research company Thinkbox, commercial TV channels in the UK have enjoyed a healthy start to 2016, with viewing up in the first half of the year. Thinkbox Research and Planning Director Matt Hill said, “TV is thriving on all screens but the importance of TV channels on TV sets cannot be overlooked. They […]

  • ARM details plans to power world’s fastest supercomputers (V3)

    Published August 22, 2016

    ARM has provided more insight into the company’s Scalable Vector Extensions (SVE) technology being developed for the ARMv8-A architecture, as it looks to become a major player in the supercomputer market. The SVE architecture is already set to be used by Fujitsu for the Post-K supercomputer, which is being built for Japan’s RIKEN Advanced Institute […]

  • Alex Zane to present New Content Showcase at MESA Europe/BASE Entertainment Summit

    Published August 18, 2016

    BASE and MESA are proud to announce that presenter, writer and comedian Alex Zane will present the exclusive, dynamic and exciting content due for release in 2017 and beyond at this year’s BASE MESA Entertainment Summit. Alex Zane is a presenter, writer and comedian. He began his career at the age of 18 when he […]

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