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  • Bolt on track captures that ‘One Moment’ (Mark Roberts Motion Control)

    Published December 1, 2016

    Mark Roberts Motion Control sister company in LA, Camera Control Inc., recently filmed the most technically difficult job they have ever undertaken. The shoot was for OK GO’s “One Moment” music video. The group, famous for their painstakingly rehearsed choreography, pushed the limits of motion control, which resulted in a visually stunning single high-speed shot. […]

  • UK will cover Brexit shortfall from EU TV schemes (TBI Vision)

    Published December 1, 2016

    The UK Treasury has pledged to underwrite any shortfall in EU funding for content companies when Brexit is enacted. There has been widespread concern and confusion among UK producers about the status of projects receiving Creative Europe funding when the UK exits the European Union, which will happen following the result of June’s national referendum. […]

  • Virgin claims UK’s best and most advanced TV service (Rapid TV News)

    Published December 1, 2016

    Virgin Media’s return to TV has reached new levels with a step-change in its TV offer: the launch of an advanced STB; a revamped TV-anywhere app; a new TV tablet and the introduction of a media store. The new Virgin TV V6 box is described as “…the company’s smallest, smartest and fastest box yet” and […]

  • Irish Taoiseach and Tim Cook to discuss €13bn Apple taxes (Silicon Republic)

    Published December 1, 2016

    The complicated relationship between Ireland, Apple and the EU will be discussed between Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Apple CEO Tim Cook when the duo meet in Cupertino today (Dec 1). The main topic of conversation, no doubt, will be the hefty tax bill (€13bn/£11bn ) that the tech giant owes Ireland. The Taoiseach […]

  • Ofcom to probe Britain’s telecoms giants over landline pricing (

    Published December 1, 2016

    UK Regulator Ofcom has delivered a damning verdict on the likes of BT and Virgin Media and announced plans of a detailed review of pricing to ensure landline customers get value for money. The analysis by the telecoms watchdog reveals all major providers have ramped-up their landline rental charges significantly in recent years, by between […]

  • YouTube adds support for 4K live streaming (Broadband TV News)

    Published December 1, 2016

    YouTube will launch 4K live streaming for both 360-degree videos and standard videos tonight (Dec 1 – 9pm EDT/3am GMT/4am CET). The video platform will start with the live streaming of the “Game Awards”, which will be live streamed in 4K resolution. YouTube says it will use up to 60fps, putting them at an advantage […]

  • TF1 takes majority stake in social-media platform (TV Europe)

    Published December 1, 2016

    TF1 has picked up a majority stake in MinuteBuzz, the French social-media platform with nine million subscribers and two billion videos screened since the start of this year. The French broadcast group says the deal will “unlock editorial and commercial synergies” between the two companies, as it seeks to “address the demand from major brands […]

  • Vimond receives Villsauen 2016 Award (Vimond)

    Published December 1, 2016

    OTT technology provider Vimond Media Solutions has received the “Villsauen 2016 Award” from Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The award was presented to Vimond CEO Helge Hoibraaten by Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland, who described Vimond as “a shining example of innovation.” Villsauen means “wild sheep” and the award is named […]

  • Lift-off for £150m digital venture platform (Insider Media)

    Published December 1, 2016

    A £150 million (€175m) venture platform established to provide investment to digital technology businesses across the UK has secured backing from a trio of financial institutions. Legal & General Capital, Woodford Investment Management and the British Business Bank have invested in Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV), which will provide “evergreen, patient capital” to digital start-ups to […]

  • UK ISPs to send piracy warning letters from early 2017 (ISP Review)

    Published November 30, 2016

    After years of waiting, the UK government’s long-held plan to force major broadband ISPs to issue warning letters to customers suspected of having engaged in online copyright infringement looks set to get underway from early 2017. The controversial Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (VCAP), which forms part of the wider Creative Content UK initiative, is “voluntarily” […]

  • Swedish ISPs win piracy case (Broadband TV News)

    Published November 30, 2016

    The Stockholm District Court has ruled in favour of ISPs Telenor Sweden and Bredbandsbolaget, in a case about video piracy. The court said that internet service providers are not complicit in crimes carried out on the web and so do not have to block sites such as The Pirate Bay and Swefilmer. A statement said, […]

  • Ericsson says new solution cuts network build time in half (Wireless Week)

    Published November 30, 2016

    Ericsson has unveiled a new solution that is claimed to cut network build-time in half for operators. Dubbed “Accelerated Network Build,” Ericsson said it is based on its cloud-based Network Deployment Delivery Platform toolkit, which streamlines the build process and delivers several technical innovations. The solution utilises a two-phased deployment approach – including an offsite […]

  • MESA Europe Announces its London Post CES Review in January

    Published November 29, 2016

    The annual CES Show takes place in early January in Las Vegas, and as always will be the key global showcase for the latest developments in consumer  electronics technologies . This year, following this event, MESA Europe hosted a briefing in London, where key insights and takeaways from the show  were shared and discussed. Due […]



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