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  • Countdown to the Post IBC Review & OTT Sports Content Workflows

    Published September 18, 2018

    As the doors of IBC close, MESA Europe’s attention turns to its Post IBC Show Review and Focus on OTT Sports Content Workflows in London on 2nd October. Organisations joining the speaker programme are: Arqiva Brave Bison BT Cognizant Convergent DAZN EIDR Google Ski TV Stream AMG Testronic Zone Digital Among the topics to be […]

  • BT extends UKTV catch-up (Broadband TV News)

    Published September 18, 2018

    BT is to include a greater selection of UKTV catch-up content, following a new agreement with the broadcaster. It also ensures continued access to UKTV’s suite of channels that includes Dave, Gold, W, Alibi, Good Food and Eden. The channels have been carried on BT TV since launch. BT Consumer division Content and Business Development […]

  • Ofcom ponders how to rid the internet of horridness (

    Published September 18, 2018

    Nobody’s in favour of censorship but freedom comes at a price, right? This is essentially the premise for a discussion paper on online content from the UK regulator Ofcom. Entitled “Addressing harmful online content”, the document has been published alongside some research into people’s concerns about online content. Its aim is to initiate a public […]

  • Intertrust adds ContentArmor forensic watermarking to ExpressPlay DRM (MESA Europe)

    Published September 18, 2018

    Intertrust, a leading provider of Digital Rights Management (DRM) products and services, has announced a partnership with global video forensic watermarking provider ContentArmor. ExpressPlay DRM customers can now add ContentArmor’s forensic watermarking product as an option. The advanced forensic watermarking technology allows copyright holders to identify the source of unauthorised distribution. Forensic watermarks are a […]

  • Qvest Media and Carrosserie Akkermans to expand partnership (MESA Europe)

    Published September 18, 2018

    Systems architect and ICT integrator Qvest Media and media vehicle bodywork construction specialist Carrosserie Akkermans are to enter an exclusive partnership for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The two companies have jointly developed media vehicles for applications such as television, events, sports broadcasts or live reports and now they will pool their respective […]

  • Arqiva highlights ‘opportunity to experiment with blockchain’ (MESA Europe)

    Published September 18, 2018

    The broadcast infrastructure firm Arqiva is encouraging the industry to join the decentralised TV rights database pilot run by music blockchain start-up JAAK, which is set to launch during H2 2019. Arqiva Director of Strategy for Satellite & Media Nick Moreno announced the initiative during Monday’s TechTalk on Blockchain at IBC. He told delegates that […]

  • Naspers to unbundle MultiChoice (Advanced Television)

    Published September 18, 2018

    The global internet and entertainment group Naspers has announced its intention to list its video entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and simultaneously to unbundle the shares to its shareholders. The new company will be named MultiChoice Group and will include MultiChoice South Africa, MultiChoice Africa, Showmax Africa and Irdeto. Naspers CEO Bob […]

  • UEFA to develop its own streaming service (TVB Europe)

    Published September 18, 2018

    In an interview with Spanish website Palco23, UEFA’s Marketing Director Guy-Laurent Epstein revealed that football’s governing body is looking to develop a streaming platform to give more coverage to areas of the sport, such as women’s football, that don’t get as much coverage as men’s football. He stressed there are no plans to take the […]

  • MBC Studios launches to grow TV, film production in mid-East (Gulf News Television)

    Published September 18, 2018

    MBC Group announced Monday the launch of MBC Studios, which will increase quality film and television production in the region, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia. Peter Smith – previously President of international home entertainment at Universal Pictures International and President of NBC Universal International – has joined the new subsidiary as Managing Director. […]

  • What EU copyright law means for media, tech companies and users (Hollywood Reporter)

    Published September 17, 2018

    Supporters of the Copyright Directive, which the European Parliament passed last week, claim it will force online giants like Google and Facebook to share revenues with content creators. For internet activists, media industry wonks and copyright legislation fans (if such a species exists), these are heady days. The European Parliament has approved a major overhaul […]

  • Virgin Media launches dedicated 4K UHD in UK (Mediakwest)

    Published September 17, 2018

    Paris-based Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced it has been selected by Virgin Media as its technical partner for the launch of Virgin TV Ultra HD – the UK’s first dedicated UHD entertainment channel. The channel, which launched on Monday, will be available for Virgin Media’s Full House and VIP customers who […]

  • Kaltura powers the Fastest Growing Cloud TV Service Worldwide, VOOT by Viacom18 (MESA Europe)

    Published September 17, 2018

    Video technology provider Kaltura has announced that Viacom18’s VOOT Cloud TV service is using Kaltura to support explosive growth, with more than 37 million active users across mobile, web and smart TVs, accessing over 50,000 hours of content and 100 million app downloads. Powered by the Kaltura TV Platform, the VOOT service continues to scale […]

  • FOCUS ‘World Film Market Trends’ – free online (European Audiovisual Observatory)

    Published September 14, 2018

    The European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) produces FOCUS exclusively for the Cannes Marché du Film and each year, participants receive their own copy of FOCUS. These past issues represent a unique market research resource for film professionals, journalists and academics. FOCUS World Film Market Trends takes the pulse of the international film industry. In a single […]


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