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  • Rights, Asset & Data Management Forum – Maximising Revenues through Efficient Workflow Management

    Published July 26, 2016

    Getting the best financial return from global title sales has never been so important, and neither has it ever been so complex! The explosion in delivery channels, boosted by the emergence of OTT, has created a surge in demand for entertainment content around the globe, often opening up market territories that were previously not attractive […]

  • BT Openreach escapes sell-off (Advanced Television)

    Published July 26, 2016

    Openreach, BT’s infrastructure business, has escaped being split from the telco under detailed plans, proposed by UK regulator Ofcom, to make digital communications work for everyone. However, it faces major reform, with the recommendation that it become a distinct company with its own Board. Plans that were announced earlier in 2016 – to deliver a […]

  • Ericsson CEO ousted as profits plunge (Silicon Republic)

    Published July 26, 2016

    Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg is to step down immediately from the role after revenues and profits plunged and a turnaround plan that saw 8,000 job cuts failed to deliver. Vestberg had been CEO of Ericsson since 2010. The company’s Chief Financial Officer Jan Frykhammar will take the reins of the company as interim CEO. Chairman […]

  • CME maintains positive momentum (Broadband TV News)

    Published July 26, 2016

    Romania and Slovakia were ad growth engines for Central European Media Enterprises (CME) in the first half of this year, while Bulgaria returned to growth in the second quarter. Other highlights in the company’s latest results include 6% growth in carriage fees and subscription revenues in H1 and operating income in H1 more than doubling […]

  • Standardised legal document to boost London broadband (Olswang)

    Published July 26, 2016

    International law firm Olswang and the City of London Corporation have worked together to produce a new standardised legal document to speed up the process for businesses to get superfast broadband. The new “Digital Infrastructure Wayleave Agreement” will see businesses’ waiting time for superfast broadband installation reduced from as much as a year to a […]

  • Programming costs weigh on TF1 (TBI Vision)

    Published July 26, 2016

    In terms of market capitalisation, French commercial broadcaster M6 overtook larger rival TF1 at the end of last week, as the latter’s shares dropped sharply on poor second-quarter results. TF1 saw its second-quarter operating profit fall from €57.3 million (£48m) to €22 million (£18.5m) year-on-year. Coming on top of a €19.2 million (£16.1m) operating loss […]

  • Wuaki.tv iOS OTT app enables pay-per-view (Rapid TV News)

    Published July 26, 2016

    Spanish-based OTT platform Wuaki.tv is releasing a new iOS app that enables users to pay for content on-the-go. Aiming to drive video consumption towards mobile devices, the video-on-demand service enables access to the pay-per-view section, which was previously only available for the browser platform and smart TVs. The new app includes a better search engine […]

  • Channel 5 launching ‘Best Of’ channel (TVB Europe)

    Published July 26, 2016

    Channel 5 is set to launch a “best of” channel early next month, to be called My5. The free-to-air channel, will broadcast the “…best content from the breadth of the Channel 5 family,” and will replace Channel 5+24. It will take the most-watched content from its namesake VOD service, as well as programming across Spike, […]

  • Italians watched most TV in W. Europe in 2015 (Advanced Television)

    Published July 26, 2016

    IHS Markit has published findings from its study on TV viewing times across the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The report examined changes in television viewing behaviour across broadcast and digital platforms. Italians watch more TV than any other country in Western Europe the report says, more than four hours per-person per-day in 2015. […]

  • Kentish Town has fastest broadband in London (Broadband Choices)

    Published July 26, 2016

    According to research by property agent Savoy Stewart, the fastest domestic broadband in London is in Kentish Town, which gets average download speeds of 35Mbps. Speeds in the city’s centre are sluggishly behind Kentish Town, the research reveals, while Soho and the City sit towards the bottom with 9Mbps and 10.3Mbps respectively. Other areas that […]

  • EBU awarded right to manage .radio TLD name (EBU)

    Published July 25, 2016

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is proud to announce that the .radio Community Top Level Domain name (TLD) has been formally delegated to EBU by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN). The EBU will administer the .radio TLD in consultation with other sister organizations. This will be undertaken for the benefit of […]

  • France Télévisions enhances channel playout with Harmonic and LORA Solutions technology (Mediakwest)

    Published July 25, 2016

    Video delivery infrastructure company Harmonic and French turnkey specialist LORA Solutions have provided France Télévisions with a comprehensive scheduling and playout system that enables efficient, highly automated preparation and delivery of the broadcast channel Nouvelle Calédonie 1ère. Installed at France Télévisions facilities in New Caledonia, the French island territories in the South Pacific, the integrated […]

  • Amazon to launch streaming partner scheme in Europe (Digital TV Europe)

    Published July 25, 2016

    Amazon Video is planning to launch its streaming partners programme in Europe for the first time, according to details revealed in a string of company job posts. The move will see Amazon extend its December-launched US channels initiative – which has seen it partner with major TV networks and content makers like Showtime, Starz and […]

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