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  • EBU: Trust between traditional and new media widening (TVB Europe)

    Published May 23, 2017

    A report from the European Broadcasting Union has found that levels of trust in traditional media across Europe has risen over the last year. The EBU’s “Trust in Media 2017” report claims that broadcast media remains the most trusted media throughout Europe. Radio is the most trusted, by 59% of EU citizens, closely followed by […]

  • French Open: Netco Sports updates ‘My Roland-Garros’ app (SVG Europe)

    Published May 23, 2017

    Devised by mobile solutions developer Netco Sports, the “My Roland-Garros” spectator app enables visitors to make the most of their French Open experience, with access to a wealth of background information and additional material. Among its features, the app makes it possible to access the latest results, information, events, advice and offers. “You’ll never miss […]

  • Ampere: Over 55s fail to see attraction of SVOD (Digital TV.net)

    Published May 23, 2017

    Over 55s are not tuning in to subscription video-on-demand – even though they have embraced catch-up on-demand services from free-to-air broadcasters, according to research by Ampere Analysis. A study of TV viewing habits in 13 countries by Ampere reveals that, in the UK, just one in 10 people aged 55-64 viewed Netflix in the past […]

  • Amazon launches subscription TV in UK, Germany (TBI Vision)

    Published May 23, 2017

    Amazon has launched its Amazon Channels offering in the UK, Germany and Austria, allowing Prime users to add live and on-demand TV as part of their subscription package. Amazon Channels launches with a line-up of more than 40 channels in the UK and more than 25 in Germany and Austria, with Amazon promising more additions […]

  • Media Move updates heading for MPS (Broadcast Tech)

    Published May 23, 2017

    BT Media & Broadcast will showcase Media Move, a fully managed file delivery service for the media production industry, at the forthcoming Media Production Show in London. New features include the ability to automatically download files in the background: which allows files to be auto-sorted into the right project folders. A mobile app is also […]

  • Eurovision Connect awards highlight best public media promos (Eurovision)

    Published May 23, 2017

    The 2017 “Eurovision Connect” awards took place in Ljubljana on May 22, organized in collaboration with RTVSLO. The ceremony was part of an annual event that pays tribute to the best in public service media advertising. Around 170 media marketing professionals from across Europe gathered for the awards as part of the 2-day Eurovision Connect […]

  • Apple and Nokia agree to settle in ‘mother of all patent disputes’ (Silicon Republic)

    Published May 23, 2017

    Tech behemoths Apple and Nokia have agreed to settle all litigation relating to a dispute over intellectual property. Under the agreement – the terms of which remain mostly confidential – Apple will make an undisclosed cash payment to Nokia and in return Nokia will provide certain network infrastructure products and services to Apple. President of […]

  • BT announces: ‘No bonuses, 4,000 job cuts and a poor outlook’ (Commstrader)

    Published May 23, 2017

    BT has faced a trying year so far and these difficulties have culminated in a hugely downgraded outlook, 4,000 job cuts and bonus problems for senior management. These issues seem to arise as a direct result of the scandals that took place at BT’s Italian sector, which have led to some serious write-downs. Though the […]

  • BHS expands infrastructure with PlayBox technology (4rfv)

    Published May 23, 2017

    BHS Telecom in Dubai has expanded its broadcast playout infrastructure to a total of 100 AirBox Neo systems, supplied by UK-based PlayBox Technology. Located across service providers’ facilities in Europe, as well as the Mediterranean region, each AirBox Neo server is equipped with TitleBox Neo interactive graphics. BHS Telecom CEO Hamid Rahmani said: “Our broadcast […]

  • BT: ‘IPTV can lead to a fully-connected population’ (Advanced Television)

    Published May 23, 2017

    BT Head of Policy Helen Burrows has called for the UK government to take policy decisions that, she suggests, would lead to a more connected society, building on the UK telco’s IPTV network. Delivering a keynote address at the IDATE Digiworld Summit in London, Burrows noted that despite broadband availability of around 95% in the […]

  • BT Sport to give away free VR headsets (Rapid TV News)

    Published May 22, 2017

    Days after announcing that it was to provide what it claims is “…unprecedented coverage” of the forthcoming UEFA Champions League final in 4K and 360° VR, BT Sport is giving away free Google Cardboard VR headsets to fans. The coverage of the clash between Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid and Juventus on Jun 3 will see […]

  • Five firms win Ireland’s first 5G licenses in €78m auction (Silicon Republic)

    Published May 22, 2017

    Imagine, Airspan, Vodafone, Three and Meteor have successfully bid for the 3.6GHz spectrum band in Ireland. The five firms have been identified as the winners of the first slices of 3.6GHz spectrum – the band critical for some 5G services – after bidding €78 million (£68m) between them. All spectrum licenses awarded by the Irish […]

  • Utilising Consumer data to shape strategy – one of the topics at this year’s HITS Europe Summit

    Published May 18, 2017

    MESA Europe’s annual HITS Summit, taking place in London on 21st June, will centre around the  increasingly crucial role of data and its management in impacting workflow  efficiencies  as well as  re-shaping delivery  and distribution approaches and enhancing both content discovery and consumer engagement. During one of the panel sessions  a number of leading consumer analytics specialists […]

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