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  • Disney must offer £14 a share for Sky, says UK takeover body (TBI Vision)

    Published August 16, 2018

    The UK Takeover Panel has confirmed that Disney must offer at least £14 (€16) a share for Sky, if its upcoming acquisition of Fox assets is completed. If Disney completes a deal to buy 21st Century Fox’s TV and film assets – which includes a 39% stake in Sky – it will be forced to […]

  • Dalet OnePlay transforms automated studio production (MESA)

    Published August 16, 2018

    Solutions and services provider for broadcasters and content professionals Dalet has announced OnePlay, a new-generation studio automation solution designed to modernise live productions, increase audience engagement and open new revenue opportunities. Dalet OnePlay leverages the Dalet Galaxy five MAM, NRCS and workflow orchestration capabilities, to enable more efficient and collaborative productions, as well as a […]

  • Jan Böhmermann to receive Rose d’Or ‘Entertainer of the Year’ award (EBU)

    Published August 16, 2018

    German satirist and TV host Jan Böhmermann will be named “Entertainer of the Year” at the 57th Rose d’Or Awards ceremony in Berlin on 13 Sep. The award, given by organisers the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for the second time, recognises the contribution to the world of entertainment of one talented individual, over the past […]

  • Com Hem launches 1.2Gbps broadband (Digital TV Europe)

    Published August 16, 2018

    Swedish cable operator Com Hem launched its 1,200Mbps (Gigabit) broadband service this week, which initially will roll out to 600,000 households in Stockholm, Borås, Falun, Gothenburg, Gävle, Jönköping, Linköping, Malmö and Uppsala. According to the operator, new towns and regions will be added on a regular basis. Com Hem is currently upgrading its HFC network […]

  • DAZN launches two sports channels on Sky Italia (Broadband TV News)

    Published August 16, 2018

    DAZN is launching two sports channels on Sky Italia, on the Eutelsat Hotbird position of 13 degrees East. The broadcasts are encrypted with NDS/Videoguard and are only intended for business-to-business distribution (to Set Sports bars). This is the same arrangement as between Sky Deutschland and DAZN. However, Sky Italia subscribers can sign up for DAZN […]

  • Facebook buys rights to La Liga games in India (The Guardian)

    Published August 16, 2018

    Facebook has bought the rights to show Spanish top-flight football in the Indian subcontinent, in the latest move by a US technology company into sports rights. The company has signed an exclusive agreement to show La Liga games – featuring Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and other stars – for the next three years. Facebook will show […]

  • ‘Audiences will not notice object-based audio until it’s not there’ (PSN Europe)

    Published August 16, 2018

    Forget “360” sound – if immersive audio is going to mean anything significant in the coming years, it won’t be because Pink Floyd remixes mess with your head in a museum… No disrespect is meant to the superb use of Sennheiser’s AMBEO platform at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London during the exhibition “Pink […]

  • Net Insight selected for Austria Stadia Media Network (In Broadcast)

    Published August 16, 2018

    Streaming, media transport and resource scheduling provider Net Insight has announced that MTI Teleport has built a media network for Sky Austria, based on the new terabit capacity router Nimbra 1060. The new media network connects 12 football stadia throughout Austria with Sky Austria’s premises and MTI Teleport’s Network Operation Centre, for the Austrian Football […]

  • IBC TV rolls out live IP remote news production (In Broadcast)

    Published August 16, 2018

    IBC TV, the official channel of the highly influential IBC show, will once again roll out a fully IP-connected live production workflow driven by EVS technology. This year, IBC TV and EVS will go a step further in showcasing the latest live production technologies, as the entire network will operate using the SMPTE 2110 standard. […]

  • Galway company Telegael expands to include audio description (Telegael)

    Published August 15, 2018

    August 15 marks the official launch of Audio Description (AD) services by the Galway (Ireland) company TMI, which is part of the Telegael Group. AD is an extra sound track on a TV show or film, with a narrator describing the images, landscape and characters currently on screen. People with visual impairment or who are […]

  • Blackmagic releases DaVinci Resolve upgrade (Broadcast)

    Published August 15, 2018

    Blackmagic Design has released a full upgrade of its professional editing, VFX, motion graphics, colour correction and audio post production software, DaVinci Resolve 15. It adds a new Fusion page, with more than 250 tools for 3D compositing, and includes a major update to Fairlight audio. The full upgrade is now available as a download […]

  • Pro Plus tops TV revenues in SE Europe (Advanced Television)

    Published August 15, 2018

    In terms of revenue, Slovenia’s Pro Plus was the leading commercial TV broadcaster in Southeast Europe in 2017, according to a report by the regional portal Media Daily. The Top 20 in the area includes eight TV channels from Serbia, four from Croatia, four from Bosnia and Herzegovina, three from Slovenia, and one from Macedonia. […]

  • 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 […]

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