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  • Leading Content Distribution Execs Discuss the Future at the MESA/BASE Summit

    Published August 25, 2016

    Focussing on Steering the Video Industry into the Next Decade, the panellists will talk through the evolution of the video sector as it gears up to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. In particular, industry collaboration, short and mid-term strategies for driving revenues and the importance of meeting retailer and consumer needs will […]

  • Roll out the Red Carpet: Metadata makes its mark in Hollywood (MarkLogic CTO Media & Entertainment Matt Turner)

    Published August 25, 2016

    In 280 BC, grammarian and literary critic Zenodotus ensured his staff in the Great Library of Alexandria attached a small tag to the end of each scroll, which contained information on each work’s author, title and subject. Not since then has metadata been so popular. Today, metadata is a Hollywood A-lister and plays a vital […]

  • EIDR: Making waves on European shores (EIDR)

    Published August 25, 2016

    EIDR returns to IBC in September, with a head of steam when it comes to European activity. More than half of EIDR ’s membership growth over the past 18 months has come from Europe-based companies. France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK are all represented among the membership, and their respective customer-base […]

  • CityFibre names Hull as next target for fibre roll out (Telecoms.com)

    Published August 25, 2016

    Broadband challenger CityFibre has named Hull as the UK ’s next Gigabit City, as the company plans to launch a next-generation pure fibre network in the city. In partnership with Pure Broadband, a Hull-based telecoms company, the CityFibre team aims to provide services to the region which is largely served by one provider: Kingston Communications. […]

  • US warns Europe over plan to demand millions in unpaid taxes from Apple (The Guardian)

    Published August 25, 2016

    The US has warned the European Commission that it will consider retaliating if Brussels goes ahead with plans to demand billions of dollars in unpaid taxes from Apple and other US multinational companies. The Obama administration warned the EU on Wednesday that its investigations into alleged tax avoidance by US firms, including Apple, Amazon and […]

  • SVOD momentum builds for Amazon Prime Video (Digital TV Europe)

    Published August 25, 2016

    Research from Futuresource Consulting reveals continued global growth in subscription video-on-demand, particularly for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, in addition to a raft of local competitors. The “Living With Digital” consumer survey highlights consumer preferences for digital video format adoption and the influences affecting purchasing decisions and adoption of connected devices. It reveals what it […]

  • RCS&RDS opts for Irdeto and SMiT (Broadband TV News)

    Published August 25, 2016

    Romania ’s leading cable and DTH operator RCS&RDS has chosen Irdeto Cloaked CA – integrated with the SMiT conditional access module – to deliver secure video entertainment to digital TV screens. Irdeto EMEA VP Sales, Amsterdam-based  Richard Frankland, said “Romania is a highly competitive and rapidly growing market, and RCS & RDS is on the […]

  • ITV pulls out of eOne acquisition plan (TBi Vision)

    Published August 25, 2016

    UK broadcaster ITV has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Canadian producer-distributor Entertainment One. ITV had tabled an offer of just over £1 billion (€1.2bn), which was rejected, but many had expected the listed-broadcast group to push through a deal. However, ITV today released a statement saying it had “…withdrawn its proposal to acquire eOne.” “ITV […]

  • Ang Lee to receive IBC Top Honour (TV Technology)

    Published August 25, 2016

    Director Ang Lee is going to need to clear some more space on his mantelpiece, as the two-time Oscar-winning director has been announced as the recipient of IBC ’s highest accolade, the IBC2016 “International Honour for Excellence.” “The International Honour for Excellence goes to an individual who has made a significant and valuable contribution to […]

  • Dolby Vision dilemma for 4K TV manufacturers (Advanced Television)

    Published August 25, 2016

    TV manufacturers are offering High Dynamic Range (HDR) enhancement in 4K TV sets to increase their market appeal but many still struggle to choose between one of two new standards: Dolby Vision and HDR10. According to ABI Research, as an open standard, HDR10 allows firmware updates and has the support of more manufacturers than Dolby […]

  • IBC sneak peek: DM Broadcast shows Radio Vision (RadioWorld)

    Published August 25, 2016

    DM Broadcast ’s Radio Vision Studio is a compact visual radio workstation that lets users broadcast their radio station on television or the internet. The all-in-one Radio Vision workstation is fitted with the necessary modules to allow staff to manage one or more visual radio studios — playout, streaming, commercials planning, scheduling, recording, editing and […]

  • Fifty Fifty lands first rig show for UKTV ’s W (Broadcast Tech)

    Published August 25, 2016

    Soho facility Fifty Fifty is to manage and post-produce its first rig show. “I ’ve Got Something To Tell You,” from Zig Zag Productions for UKTV channel W, features an eight-camera ISO feed and an additional mix of Canon C300, GoPro and DJI Phantom drone footage. Fifty Fifty MD Cara Kotschy said, “Richard Folley joined […]

  • BDUK superfast broadband rollout reaches “more than 4m homes” (Cable.co.uk)

    Published August 25, 2016

    The UK government ’s broadband rollout has made superfast speeds available to more than four million premises, according to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport ’s latest “Broadband Performance Indicator.” The report claims “…4,021,047 homes and businesses could access fibre at the end of June, thanks to state-funded broadband projects.” Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) […]

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