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  • Viaplay selects Unified Streaming to optimise Scandinavian experience (MESA Press release)

    Published February 23, 2017

    Top Nordic OTT service Viaplay has chosen Unified Streaming, a leading provider of cross-platform video-streaming technologies, to help optimise its viewer experience across Scandinavia. Viaplay delivers SVOD, TVOD, EST, PPV, live sports and over 120 channels for TV Everywhere. Thanks to the Stockholm-headquartered company, Scandinavians can now enjoy world-class sports year-round in the climate-controlled comfort […]

  • BT Sport in ‘UK first’ with EA Sports FIFA 17 coverage (Sports Video Group Europe)

    Published February 23, 2017

    BT Sport is to show exclusive coverage of the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Series, the first time EA Sports FIFA 17 competitive gaming will be broadcast on television in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Pitting the best FIFA 17 competitors in the world, football fans will have a front row seat to the […]

  • Vodafone Spain to launch 4K TV service (Digital TV Europe)

    Published February 23, 2017

    Vodafone Spain has unveiled a new version of its TV service, which includes the country’s first 4K TV offering. Vodafone will deliver a range of services in 4K, including five channels, 4K coverage of La Liga football and Netflix content. The service embraces factual channel Odisea 4K; special events channel Festival 4K,  providing coverage of […]

  • Reducing latency for OTT live streaming by 90% (Connected Media News)

    Published February 23, 2017

    Broadpeak has announced a low-latency solution that dramatically reduces the latency when video is streamed live to connected devices. Leveraging multicast technology and managed network capabilities, Broadpeak’s solution decreases latency by 90%, allowing end-users to enjoy the same consistent video experience they are used to with IPTV, on any screen and without massive buffering. “Today’s […]

  • Online shines as UK TV advertising attracts £5.27bn in 2016 (Rapid TV News)

    Published February 23, 2017

    Despite worries that a post-Brexit vote economy would depress business, the UK’s TV industry proved more robust in 2016, with ad revenue totalling £5.27 billion (€6.23bn) for the year, according to data released by Thinkbox. This represents the seventh consecutive year that TV advertising revenue has grown in the UK. Thinkbox calculations include the money […]

  • Deluxe restoration closure: the industry reacts (Broadcast Tech)

    Published February 23, 2017

    The Deluxe Entertainment Services Group’s decision to close its UK restoration department has been met with surprise and sadness among rival firms and the wider facilities industry. Deluxe interim President Kelli Fairbrother emailed staff last week to inform them of the decision to “…deprioritise services that have less demand from the local market.” The result […]

  • Six ITV regional news studios adopt Clear-Com solutions (4rfv)

    Published February 23, 2017

    ITV regional news studios in Newcastle, Bristol, Birmingham, Norwich, Cardiff, and Jersey/Guernsey have adopted Clear-Com’s digital communications solutions as part of a major HD restructure. The system integrator IPE has designed a template system, which is now being used by the six studios. The Eclipse HX-Delta digital matrix platform is said to be unique in […]

  • ‘We make television, not content’ says ITV (VideoNet)

    Published February 23, 2017

    “We do not make content, we make television”, “We are not traditional media, we are proven media”, “There is no wastage in TV advertising – only bonus views.” These were three of the big messages from ITV, the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, as it sought to change the language of media this week. Speaking at […]

  • Eurofins signs agreement with Nokia (Broadband TV News)

    Published February 23, 2017

    Eurofins Digital Testing has signed a strategic relationship agreement with Nokia, which will resell Eurofins’ suite of automated test tools and professional testing support services for TV and video services. It will leverage Eurofins’ ability to staff and train onsite personnel, in support of the testing and QA needs of operators in North America, Europe, […]

  • UK’s House of Lords demands 30Mbps USO (Silicon)

    Published February 23, 2017

    The UK House of Lords has handed the ruling Conservatives a defeat – not over Brexit plans but for the Digital Economy Bill. The Lords voted that a universal service obligation (USO) of 10Mbps for broadband connections was simply not good enough. Their Lordships want something much more radical – approving a massive rise of […]

  • Sonopress joins Blu-ray Partners France (Sonopress)

    Published February 22, 2017

    The global media services provider Sonopress will henceforth put its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray production expertise at the service of Blu-ray Partners France, an alliance formed by leading entertainment technology companies to accelerate the further expansion of the successfully launched 4K format. At the 4K UHD Blu-ray Conference hosted in Paris by Blu-ray Partners France […]

  • Bobbles launches Indian OTT service for Europe (Digital TV Europe)

    Published February 22, 2017

    A new entertainment streaming service for fans of Indian entertainment programming has launched in Europe. Bobbles.tv has rolled out via satellite and OTT, focusing on Indian ex-pats in Europe with a package of well-known Indian channels from Sony, Star and Viacom, among others. Bobbles is run by Hamburg-based niche channels and SVOD specialist Bubbles Media, […]

  • BBC unveils plans for dedicated Scottish channel (Aberdeen Evening Express)

    Published February 22, 2017

    The BBC is to create a new Scottish channel, as part of plans which will see the “biggest single investment” in the corporation north of the border for more than 20 years. While the broadcaster has rejected the idea of a so-called “Scottish Six” news programme, the new channel – which will be on air […]

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