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  • Pre-Release Title Security, a key focus at MESA Europe Content Protection Summit

    Published October 20, 2016

    The theft of or accidental leaking of content during the post production phase remains a serious concern across the industry, and although, at this stage, while editing is largely unfinished, the movie or TV episode is often in final form. Any security breaches, however small, can have serious financial consequences for both the content owner […]

  • Newstag to create crowd-curated newsreel service (RealScreen)

    Published October 20, 2016

    Award-winning Stockholm-based video news service Newstag has plans to launch a business-to-business news service designed to offer publishers and telecommunications companies bespoke, broadcast-quality ready-to-air news programmes. Announced at MIPCOM 2016, the “newsreel” will offer tailored news bulletins using professionally-produced video content curated by the audience. The service will use big data and machine learning to […]

  • TeraVolt and 3 Screen Solutions bring bobbles to life via MX1 (Broadband TV News)

    Published October 20, 2016

    TeraVolt and 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) – both based in Germany – have been selected to design, engineer, develop and integrate apps and management systems for the pan-European video entertainment platform, which was recently launched via DTH and OTT. TeraVolt specialises in strategy and design of next-generation TV products while 3SS provides customised software […]

  • Viacom renews Virgin deal (TBI Vision)

    Published October 20, 2016

    UK pay-TV platform Virgin Media has renewed its deal with Viacom, securing carriage for channels that include MTV and Nickelodeon for an unspecified multi-year period. In addition to the MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon linear channels, the deal covers catch-up and box set rights. Virgin Media and Viacom, owner of Channel 5, have agreed a […]

  • Hybrid TV opens big-data window for free-to-air TV (Rapid TV News)

    Published October 20, 2016

    Building on the exponential growth of data generated by each connected user, free-to-air services are preparing to improve audience knowledge through the HbbTV standard. At the HbbTV Symposium held in Madrid this week, Freesat CTO Matthew Huntington said, “Hybrid television opens a whole new game for television: big data management. So far, TV has measured […]

  • Vimeo launches TVOD service (TVB Europe)

    Published October 20, 2016

    Vimeo has launched a transactional TV service on its global television store, which was launched this week at MIPCOM in France. Lionsgate and Starz have penned deals to provide content to the new service. Vimeo TV Store is designed to let premium studios sell their shows on a pay-per view basis to viewers in more […]

  • The Farm installs Marquis Broadcast solution (4rfv)

    Published October 20, 2016

    Post-production house The Farm has installed Marquis Broadcast’s Workspace Parking solution at its Soho-based London facility. Postproduction support engineer Richard Clark said, “We have implemented Workspace Parking, the Marquis ‘set and forget’ solution, to keep up-to-date copies of Avid ISIS workspaces on nearline storage to act as one of our disaster recovery solutions. “Previously we […]

  • Amazon sets sights on UK broadband (IT Pro)

    Published October 20, 2016

    Amazon may be about to launch a broadband service to rival the likes of Sky, BT, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. A “person briefed on the discussion” told The Information that the online retailer’s speedy delivery service could soon be ported to computers too, making Amazon a seller of everything. The broadband connections would be sold […]

  • How TV content is meeting – or missing – subscriber preferences (Connected Media News)

    Published October 20, 2016

    A deep dive by Ampere Analysis into its proprietary consumer research in the UK and US highlights gaps between content availability and subscriber preferences on Netflix and Amazon Prime SVOD services. Analyst Alex Varatharajah said, “Leading SVOD platforms have done well in building broad content catalogues to cover consumer genre preferences. “Although many are heading […]

  • Sky Insights Day: Formula 1 production across Deutschland, Italia and UK (Sports Video Group)

    Published October 19, 2016

    Since the three constituent parts of Sky in Germany, Italy and the UK came together as part of Sky Europe two years ago, the broadcasters have been looking for synergies that would enable them to save money and work more effectively. The obvious place to start was Formula 1, which all three broadcast, and at […]

  • Integrated media production: creating a safe space for successful innovation (EBU News)

    Published October 19, 2016

    After a two-day visit to BBC News Labs, Digital Development Director James Montgomery told members of the EBU Integrated Media Production Strategies (IMPS) programme, “Innovation isn’t easy, particularly in organisations under financial or competitive pressure, which is the case for most EBU members. But it is important. It’s neither optional nor marginal. It needs to […]

  • Neil Ballantine to bolster Deluxe EMEA Executive Leadership Team (Deluxe Entertainment Services

    Published October 19, 2016

    Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has announced the appointment of Neil Ballantine as Managing Director of the company’s EMEA Media Services Division, which forms part of the Deluxe global Delivery Operations offering. Ballantine will be responsible for managing all Deluxe Media Services operations in the EMEA region, including content services, access services, digital distribution, restoration and […]

  • ProSiebenSat.1 taps Accedo for VOD services (Digital TV Europe)

    Published October 19, 2016

    ProSiebenSat.1 has tapped technology outfit Accedo to provide the platform for seven on-demand services associated with its linear channels. Accedo’s AppGrid cloud-based platform is supporting VOD services for ProSieben, Sat.1, kabel eins, sixx, ProSieben MAXX, SAT.1 Gold and kabel eins Doku. Each service has a strong emphasis on live TV, featuring a live stream of […]



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