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  • Audience Analytics and Blockchain: 2 topics to feature at HITS Europe Summit

    Published May 24, 2018

    With just four weeks to go to the HITS Europe Summit in London, the speaker programme is taking shape, and registrations are building strongly. Among the various topics coming under the spotlight during the day, audience analytics will be just one of the highlights. During one of the panel discussions, a number of senior industry […]

  • NBC Universal, Havas Group and Endemol Shine discuss the future (IBC 2018)

    Published May 24, 2018

    As is fitting for the home of technical invention and innovation, IBC2018 will present a broad range of ambitious and timely elements, to engage, inform and inspire the content creators and owners from around the world who will visit the RAI, Amsterdam from Sep 13-18 2018. This must-attend event includes inspiring conference themes that will […]

  • UK Chancellor: ‘Full-fibre network by 2033’ (Advanced Television)

    Published May 24, 2018

    UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has targeted full-fibre to the premises (FTTP) connections being available to 15 million premises by 2025 and committed to delivering a nationwide FTTP network by 2033. Delivering a speech at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Annual Dinner 2018, Hammond said that the government is in agreement with […]

  • Apple TV 4K rental option for Canal+ subscribers (Streaming Media Europe)

    Published May 24, 2018

    New and existing Canal+ customers will soon be able to choose between the company’s standard set-top box or an Apple TV 4K. Customers choosing the Apple TV will rent it for €6 (£5.20) per month. Going with an Apple TV will also allow households to connect a second box. “The move is intended to attract […]

  • ‘Creativity meets Technology’ at Futurescope 2018 (IFTN)

    Published May 24, 2018

    Animation Ireland and Animation Skillnet have announced that the two organisations will come together to host a series of panel discussions at Futurescope 2018 on May 31 in Dublin. The “Creativity meets Technology” theme will explore topics such as: “IP development for a changing distribution and consumer landscape”; “The future of interactive medical education”; “Creative […]

  • BT launches Plus fibre, announces 4G convergence plans (Digital TV Europe)

    Published May 24, 2018

    BT has launched BT Plus, its new converged fibre and 4G plan, which offers fast connections in and out of the home in a single bill. BT Plus will give customers “superfast” or “ultrafast” fibre speeds and a free upgrade to the fastest 4G speed available on their network. According to BT, “…ultrafast plans come […]

  • Philip Bloom: Google ‘stole my videos’ (BBC News: Technology)

    Published May 24, 2018

    Google has enraged a leading UK film-maker by using his footage in a corporate video that later leaked online. The technology company used material from more than half a dozen of Philip Bloom’s films to make a provocative presentation about ways it could exploit users’ data in the future. Mr Bloom makes a living from […]

  • Orange Slovakia to launch exclusive sports channels (Broadband TV News)

    Published May 24, 2018

    Orange is preparing to launch exclusive sports channels in Slovakia, showing such competitions as the UEFA Champions League. According to Digitalni Radio, the move is being handled by O2 Czech Republic, which has already asked the Slovak regulator RRTV, via its O2TV subsidiary, for a satellite licence for the new channels. It adds that O2 […]

  • Liverpool Studios ‘to support more than 2000 jobs’ (Prolific North)

    Published May 24, 2018

    A report from Ekosgen looks at the economic impact of Liverpool Studios, as the city seeks to become the new regional home for Channel 4. It claims the £50m (€57.5m) redevelopment of the former Littlewoods building in Liverpool could support more than 2000 jobs in the city. It concludes that the Capital&Centric development will create […]

  • Avenia supports HiNet OTT Expansion (4rfv)

    Published May 24, 2018

    OTT and IPTV software solutions provider Anevia, headquartered in France, is to supply its NEA-DVR software to HiNet, the data communications business group of Chunghwa Telecoms, which is the largest telecommunications company in Taiwan. It will add additional network capacity to Chunghwa’s content delivery infrastructure. Anevia won the deal following a highly competitive selection process. […]

  • DTG hosts UHD Plugfest for UHD TV and content industry (Digital TV Group)

    Published May 23, 2018

    The DTG and Deutsche TV-Plattform UltraHD Plugfest is to take place at the DTG offices in London from Jun 19 – 21. This three-day event will bring UHD industry leaders together to explore interoperability. Plugfest welcomes participation by the wider industry, to work in collaboration towards the common goal of providing QoE for consumers. Participants […]

  • First SES showcase of 8K Television (SES)

    Published May 23, 2018

    SES will broadcast an 8K television signal via its satellite system for the first time, during the annual “SES Industry Days”, held in Luxembourg on 23 and 24 May. Relying on the DVB-S2X standard, which enables greater efficiency, the transmission will be carried on a single 36 MHz transponder on ASTRA 3B. At a resolution […]

  • Audio-Technica strikes deal with Sweden’s Luthman SMTTS (PSN Europe)

    Published May 23, 2018

    Audio-Technica has announced the appointment of Luthman SMTTS AB as its new distributor in Sweden, effective Jun 1. Founded in 1990, Luthman is the largest distributor of MI/consumer and professional audio products in the Nordic region, with more than 60 international brands on its roster, including Gibson, Apogee, AVID, RCF, H&K Audio, Focusrite and TC […]

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