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  • Netflix reveals new European series (Euronews)

    Published April 19, 2018

    Digital broadcaster Netflix has announced plans to expand its programming in key European countries. It has unveiled seven new series – including its first in the Netherlands, a coming-of-age horror set in Amsterdam. The online provider will also introduce fresh content from France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. “Luna Nera” is about women suspected […]

  • Strategy Analytics: ‘mobile essential for live TV services’ (Digital TV Europe)

    Published April 19, 2018

    Mobile screens are “essential for live TV services” thanks to improved displays, faster mobile connection speeds and more generous data plans, according to Strategy Analytics. In a research report, the firm said that smartphones should be prioritised as an alternative screen to consume live TV services – not just a device for accessing content “on […]

  • BT Sport Director of Mobile Strategy named (Broadcast)

    Published April 19, 2018

    EE’s Matt Stagg has been appointed to head BT Sport’s mobile division, in a new role as Director of Mobile Strategy, to “highlight the importance of mobile to the broadcaster’s ambitions”. Stagg was formerly Head of Media and Broadcast at the mobile operator EE, which is also part of the BT group. Stagg is to […]

  • Sky emerging as a ‘convergence heavyweight’ (Telecoms.com)

    Published April 19, 2018

    The convergence business model is a difficult one to crack, though some might argue that Sky has the easier path to connected riches and it is starting to pick up the pace. Revenues for the nine-months to end-March stood at £10.1 billion (€11.6bn), a 5% uplift compared to 2017, adding 480,000 new customers across the […]

  • HSE24 owners said to ‘favour sale over IPO’ (Broadband TV News)

    Published April 19, 2018

    The US investment group Providence is moving ahead with plans to sell German home shopping TV network HSE24. Providence has selected Apax, BC Partners and Pamplona as second-round bidders Reuters reports, with reference to several people close to the matter. The suitors will attend management presentations next week, with a view to getting ready for […]

  • British and Indian Governments support tech partnership (Prolific North)

    Published April 19, 2018

    A tech partnership between The Landing at MediaCityUK and T-Hub in Hyderabad has been supported by the British and Indian Governments. The aim is to bring innovation and growth to British companies, through collaboration. As part of the deal, the two areas will work on an “Innovation Bridge Programme”, through two specific schemes: Market Access […]

  • Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of European privacy law (The Guardian)

    Published April 19, 2018

    Facebook has moved more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of European privacy law, despite a promise from Mark Zuckerberg to apply the “spirit” of the legislation globally. In a tweak to its terms and conditions, Facebook is shifting the responsibility for all users outside the US, Canada and the EU from its international […]

  • From LP to UHD – 60 Years of Sonopress (Sonopress)

    Published April 19, 2018

    The international media service provider Sonopress celebrates its 60th anniversary this month. In Gütersloh, on Apr 22 1958, a company was founded that has since developed into one of the most innovative and successful replication service providers. What began in a small workshop in the late 1950s with six record presses is now one of […]

  • Milk VFX and Electric Theatre Collective join Sohonet at FMX 2018 (Broadcasting & Cable)

    Published April 18, 2018

    Experts in connected cloud services for the media and entertainment industry Sohonet announced on Wednesday that leading industry figures from Electric Theatre Collective (ETC), Milk Visual Effects, Amazon Web Services, Pixit Media and Teradici will join Sohonet’s Virtual Workstations panel during FMX, Europe’s premier conference for the digital visual arts. The panel, on Apr 25 […]

  • X Factor Italy delivers with RTS intercom (SVG Europe)

    Published April 18, 2018

    For the 11th edition of “X-Factor Italy”, broadcasting specialist One TV has fielded a newly-constructed outside broadcast truck, complete with a comprehensive RTS intercom solution. The system was designed and built by One TV’s parent company and Italy’s largest broadcast systems integrator, Professional Show. The OB truck has OMNEO media networking architecture at its heart, […]

  • Ofcom to investigate RT impartiality (Advanced Television)

    Published April 18, 2018

    The UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has opened seven new investigations into the due impartiality of news and current affairs programmes on the RT news channel. The investigations form part of an update by Ofcom into the licences held by TV Novosti, the company that broadcasts RT. Ofcom says that, until recently, TV Novosti’s overall compliance […]

  • Video sharing platforms: shared revenue, shared responsibility? (European Audiovisual Observatory)

    Published April 18, 2018

    A free public conference organised by the French Ministry of Culture and the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) – Video Sharing Platforms: shared revenue, shared responsibility? – is to be held in Paris on Tuesday, Jun 5. The EAO will bring together industry experts, professionals and European decision makers in two discussion panels, to debate the […]

  • Post NAB & MIPTV Review London: 3rd May

    Published April 17, 2018

    The doors of NAB 2018 in Las Vegas and MIPTV in Cannes closed at the end of last week, following several days of showcasing innovation in new products and technologies, together with industry debate on the future direction of the broadcast and content markets. In one morning session MESA Europe members and invited guests will […]

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