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  • The Future for European Broadcasters & International Supply Chain Efficiencies draw MESA Europe Focus prior to IBC

    Published August 14, 2018

    MESA Europe has today announced the speaker line-up and the topics that will come under review at its annual pre-IBC breakfast briefing, taking place in Amsterdam on the morning of 14th September. Former Director of Technology and Innovation at EBU and Chair of the World Broadcasting Unions Technical Committee will draw on his extensive experience […]

  • Netflix CFO to step down (Digital TV Europe)

    Published August 14, 2018

    Netflix Chief Financial Officer David Wells is to step down. To ensure a smooth transition Wells, who joined Netflix in 2004 and has served as CFO since 2010, will stay until a successor takes the role. The search for a new candidate will include both internal and external applicants. “It’s been 14 wonderful years at […]

  • EU copyright regulations: What is coming down the road? (Silicon Republic)

    Published August 14, 2018

    MEPs voted in June of this year to approve the new EU copyright legislation but pushback from the public saw them decide to reopen the debate in September. Article 13 (upload filtering) was objected to by many, due to the changes it could spell for digital content creators and user-generated content, while Article 11 (the […]

  • 1bn+ connected TV devices worldwide (Advanced Television)

    Published August 14, 2018

    According to research from Strategy Analytics, more than one billion connected TV devices are now in use worldwide. Connected TV devices allow users to stream OTT video content to the television screen and include the sub-categories of Smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, game consoles and digital media streamers. Smart TVs have consistently gained market share […]

  • Viacom International creates digital studios unit (Digital TV Europe)

    Published August 14, 2018

    Viacom International Media Networks has named Brendan Yam to head up a new digital studios unit, as vice-president and general manager. Viacom Digital Studios International (VDSI) will focus on creating, distributing and monetising digital content for Viacom’s brands outside of the US. The move marks an upping in Viacom’s investment in short-form, digital content, aimed […]

  • Kudelski sells SmarDTV device business to Neotion (TVB Europe)

    Published August 14, 2018

    Kudelski Group has announced the sale of its SmarDTV device business to a new company: SmarDTV Global, an affiliate of Neotion. The deal involves Kudelski’s Conditional Access Module (CAM) and Set-Top Box (STB) businesses. According to Kudelski, upfront cash consideration for the transaction amounts to $20 million (£15.5m/€18m), subject to customary closing adjustments, with the […]

  • Accedo launches AI project with AWS and ITV (Broadband TV News)

    Published August 14, 2018

    Accedo has announced a project with the British broadcaster ITV to use Artificial Intelligence to automatically generate cover artwork. The project is to be tested with a focus group of ITV users and will follow a prototype developed on top of the Amazon Web Services cloud platform. It will leverage the emotional triggers of viewers […]

  • Tech firms fear regulation nightmare if UK MPs get their way (The Guardian)

    Published August 14, 2018

    Facebook, Twitter and Google could face their worst regulation nightmares if the recommendations of the UK Parliament’s report into “fake news” come to pass. Based on a leaked version, published on Friday by the former campaign strategist for Vote Leave, the report is expected to call for the creation of a new legal framework for […]

  • Pro Sound Awards return – entries now open! (Pro Sound News)

    Published August 14, 2018

    PSNEurope has announced that the Pro Sound Awards are back for 2018, with the annual ceremony returning to London’s Steel Yard venue on Nov 22. Now in its sixth year, the event will once again provide the perfect platform for a night of industry celebration and unparalleled networking opportunities, as the great and good from […]

  • Award-winning BBC documentary heads to Liverpool (Prolific North)

    Published August 14, 2018

    The award-winning BBC Two documentary series “Hospital” is to head to Liverpool for its next outing. Series four will be filmed across several Trusts in Liverpool, where the hospitals opening their doors include The Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital. Conversations with other key hospitals and healthcare providers in the city about their involvement […]

  • Cinegy introduces Platform One (4rfv)

    Published August 13, 2018

    Cinegy, based in Munich Germany and Washington DC, has introduced Platform One, with XenData, its integrated 2U MAM and storage server. Optimised for video applications, Platform One marks the company’s first appliance product offering. Cinegy software is pre-installed on the server platform, ready for configuration with the assistance of Cinegy Professional Solutions. Cinegy Head of […]

  • Two Irish language features set to begin production (IFTN)

    Published August 13, 2018

    TG4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann (BSÉ)/The Irish Film Board, and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) are collaborating in the Cine4 Development Scheme, a new joint-funding initiative to support the development and production of feature films in Irish. Open to live-action, feature-length, drama film projects in the Irish language, the Cine4 Development Scheme aims to […]

  • Caravan to produce ‘New Order’ doc for Sky (TBI Vision)

    Published August 13, 2018

    British factual indie Caravan has been commissioned by Sky Arts to produce a feature-length documentary film on one of the UK’s most iconic bands. The premier of “New Order: Decades”, on Sep 22, will mark 40 years since the band’s first TV appearance. Part concert, part documentary, it follows the band’s preparations as they re-stage […]

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