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  • Facebook to build third data centre outside the US – in Denmark (Silicon)

    Published January 19, 2017

    Facebook is to open a data centre in Denmark, the third such facility it has built outside the US, which is to be powered entirely by clean energy. It was revealed last year that the social network had purchased land in Odense, the country’s third largest city, and the Danish government said then the deal […]

  • US consumers unworried by digital piracy damage (Advanced Television)

    Published January 19, 2017

    A survey commissioned by Dutch digital platform security specialist Irdeto has found that 74% of US consumers concede producing or sharing pirated video content is illegal. Conducted online by YouGov, the survey also reveals that 69% of respondents believe that streaming or downloading pirate content is illegal; which does not prevent them from pirating content. […]

  • 5G internet: ‘beginning of the fourth industrial revolution’ (CNBC)

    Published January 19, 2017

    Next-generation 5G mobile internet technology marks the beginning of the “fourth industrial revolution,” the CEO of Turkey’s leading telecoms player Kaan Terzioğlu told CNBC. Turkcell has been working on 5G technologies since 2013 and this week completed a test in partnership with Ericsson, using the next-generation internet. Terzioğlu did not give a timeline for when […]

  • Horrid Henry takes his troubles to India, as Zodiak partners Amazon (Rapid TV News)

    Published January 19, 2017

    Amazon India has sealed a content deal with Zodiak Kids, which will take all four series of the popular children’s animation Horrid Henry to India.  Produced for UK channel CiTV by Novel Entertainment, Horrid Henry centres on a boy who feels that life just isn’t fair. Amazon Prime Video India director and country head Nitesh […]

  • AIMS appoints Barella and Warman as new board members (Connected Media News)

    Published January 19, 2017

    The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) members have elected Scott Barella and Andy Warman to the organisation’s board of directors. They will help lead the effort to foster adoption of a set of common, ubiquitous, standards-based protocols for interoperability over IP in the media and entertainment industry. Utah Scientific CTO Scott Barella has served […]

  • Adtran reaps rewards of vectoring ramp-up at DT (Light Reading)

    Published January 19, 2017

    Broadband equipment maker Adtran is poised for impressive growth in sales this year, says a leading analyst, thanks partly to renewed investments in vectoring technology by Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, one of its largest customers. Adtran CEO Tom Stanton said: “The solid fourth quarter and full-year performance was a result of strong growth in our domestic […]

  • Brexit causing ‘anxiety’ about consumer confidence, says Liberty Global’s Fries (Digital TV Europe)

    Published January 19, 2017

    Liberty Global chief Mike Fries has said he is concerned about the possible economic knock-on effect of Brexit on consumer confidence in the UK, particularly if firms begin to scale down investment in the country. Interviewed by CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Fries said that Liberty Global had no plans to scale […]

  • Kudelski Group expands cybersecurity division (VideoNet)

    Published January 18, 2017

    The Kudelski Group has acquired Dallas-based M&S Technologies, a specialist provider of cyber and network security solutions. M&S will broaden the technology capabilities and client portfolio of the Kudelski Group’s cybersecurity division. The deal follows the acquisition of Milestone Systems in Minneapolis, in 2016. Kudelski Group Chairman and CEO André Kudelski said: “Providing global cybersecurity […]

  • Onsight finds buyer for Post arm (Broadcast Tech)

    Published January 18, 2017

    Onsight’s post-production business has been sold, in a pre-pack administration deal to a new company that has Chief Executive Simon Craddock as a director. Covent Garden Post Production, renamed Onsight Limited and backed by debt finance and private equity firm Resolve Invest, bought the post-production assets, goodwill and trading name on Dec 16, through administrators […]

  • HbbTV advances in Czech Republic (Broadband TV News)

    Published January 18, 2017

    The Czech national transmission company Ceske Radiokomunikace is readying several new features for HbbTV users, including multiscreen functions, using devices such as mobile phones and tablets. One possibility may be the use of QR codes. The new features will be adopted by the major Czech broadcasters as soon as the first quarter of this year. […]

  • Facebook’s first start-up incubator bound for Paris (Silicon Republic)

    Published January 18, 2017

    The suitably-named Station F in Paris has been chosen by Facebook for its first ever full start-up programme, with some of the first businesses already named. On the site of an old train station, the Xavier Niel-backed Station F will soon host Facebook Garage. The tech giant’s first full attempt to incubate a group of […]

  • Mediaset to revamp pay-TV strategy (Digital TV Europe)

    Published January 18, 2017

    Mediaset is to rethink its pay-TV strategy, making channels and content available to other operators and opening its domestic digital-terrestrial pay-TV platform to all third-party content players interested in a “quality pay” proposition. The Italian media group also said it intends to launch a next-generation advertising-supported VOD platform in October and to create a raft […]

  • 3 Screen Solutions develops ran FIGHTING App for Amazon Fire TV (MESA Europe)

    Published January 17, 2017

    Leading provider of customised software solutions and services 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) has announced it developed the ran FIGHTING app for Amazon Fire TV, which went live in December 2016. Since the launch of the 3SS-developed ran FIGHTING Samsung TV app, 3SS has delivered a complementary app for Amazon Fire TV and extended the Samsung […]

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