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  • FIFA red card for beoutQ (Advanced Television)

    Published July 12, 2018

    In light of the continued illegal use of the World Cup football broadcast signal by pirate operation BeoutQ, the game’s governing body FIFA has engaged counsel to take legal action in Saudi Arabia and is working alongside other sports rights owners that have also been affected, to protect its interest. “FIFA urges the authorities of […]

  • BBC announces two new VR projects (TBI Vision)

    Published July 12, 2018

    The BBC has announced two new virtual reality projects for the BBC VR Hub, which will shine a light on the past by focusing on the suffragette movement and the Berlin Blitz. “Make Noise” is a VR experience inspired by the suffragettes that lets viewers follow Emmeline Pankhurst’s advice and “make more noise”, via a […]

  • Video sharing platforms – who makes the rules? (European Audiovisual Observatory)

    Published July 12, 2018

    Last week’s announcement that Instagram has launched IGTV makes it clear that video sharing platforms (VSPs) are the season’s hot topic. But what rules do they have to respect? How can Europe be the legislation sheriff of this Wild West of content sharing platforms, including YouTube? And what of Facebook? The European Audiovisual Observatory’s publication […]

  • Sky shareholders rejoice as Comcast tops Fox offer (Telecoms.com)

    Published July 12, 2018

    The bidding war for Sky is hotting up, with Comcast barely pausing for thought before trumping the latest acquisition offer from Fox. Sky’s share price has almost doubled since 21st Century Fox first made a bid to acquire the rest of it, back in Dec 2016. Sky shareholders’ wildest dreams were realised when Comcast eventually […]

  • 3P studio scales with EFS ‘Scale Out’ storage (Editshare News)

    Published July 12, 2018

    Boutique post-production house 3P Studio – one of the few women-led post houses in Australia – has invested in the XStream storage platform from storage and tapeless workflow solutions provider Editshare, which is based at Basingstoke in the UK. Founded as a freelancing business by Haley Stibbard, 3P has become a powerhouse, with a portfolio […]

  • Only 20% of organisations are confident they are GDPR-compliant (Silicon Republic)

    Published July 12, 2018

    GDPR has caused a seismic shift in how organisations manage their data and privacy professionals around the world are dealing with the repercussions. Privacy management firm TrustArc carried out a survey of 600 privacy-focused professionals in the beginning of June 2018. Survey participants had responsibility for privacy as a significant element of their job, at […]

  • UK cities must tackle “digital divides” to compete globally (Prolific North)

    Published July 12, 2018

    A report by the think tank “Centre For Cities” (supported by Telefónica UK) says that many UK cities are falling behind digitally, which means businesses may struggle to compete both nationally and internationally. The study examines the take-up of fixed and mobile connections and it recommends that cities need more powers and resources from the […]

  • ‘Alternative Video’ gains ground on traditional TV programming (TV Technology)

    Published July 12, 2018

    On the same day that the Emmy Awards announce nominations for 2018, a new report suggests that viewers increasingly watch “alternative content” on Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat and other video websites – and that such habits constitute another of the numerous threats to traditional pay-TV. Parks Associates, in the report “360 Deep Dive: Alternative Content Consumption”, […]

  • UK makes vows about national infrastructure (Telecoms.com)

    Published July 11, 2018

    The UK National Infrastructure Commission has published an assessment that says the national infrastructure needs to get better. The report covers a broad swathe of infrastructure categories, from energy to transport to mitigating climate change, but the chapter one concerns “Building a digital society’”. You can read that section (and others) HERE but it seems […]

  • Com Hem expects boxless TV to be main service (Digital TV Europe)

    Published July 11, 2018

    Swedish cable and pay-TV operator Com Hem expects its boxless TV offering to become the main service in the future, as consumer habits change, while its Android-based TV Hub service is now sold by both its Com Hem and Boxer brands. CEO Anders Nilsson said the company is developing its box-less ComBo offering “to turn […]

  • Digital Catapult names 10 early-stage VR and AR companies on Augmentor programme (Broadcast Tech)

    Published July 11, 2018

    Digital Catapult has named the ten early-stage virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) companies that have been offered places on its 10-week Augmentor programme. The programme provides technical and business mentorship, access to immersive production facilities and the opportunity to pitch their ideas at an investor showcase in September. The ten named companies will […]

  • MediaKind – the new identity for Ericsson Media Solutions (MESA Europe)

    Published July 10, 2018

    MediaKind – a global media technology leader – has launched today. The new identity for Ericsson’s Media Solutions business, MediaKind draws on Ericsson’s 150-year heritage of bringing communities together. It is designed to embody the concept that media should inspire and unite humankind, through pioneering fixed and mobile communications. It brings together several media technology […]

  • Countdown to Data & Analytics Workshop – final chance to secure your place

    Published July 10, 2018

    MESA Europe is to host a Data & Analytics workshop in London on 16th July, as a prelude to launching a ‘special interest group’ for members, rights owners and distributors. The event is attracting a range of organisations who will share the perspectives during the day. Following a live interview with Falko Mortiboys, Head of […]

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