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  • MESA Europe Sets Date for Next Content Localisation Council Meeting

    Published May 26, 2016

    The inaugural meeting of the MESA Europe Content Localisation Council was held in London on 18th May. During that highly successful first session, a number of key objectives were discussed, and priority areas for further dialogue were identified. The council attendees were very keen to  advance these initial discussions at an early stage, and as […]

  • 4 Ways to adapt your media workflow to the cloud (Sohonet)

    Published May 26, 2016

    Increasingly, M&E companies are moving their media services from existing on-premise data centres to the Cloud. The question is: “Why risk moving to cloud-based systems and workflows, when this could negatively impact my business?” There is a sense of safety in staying anchored to the ground – no one wants to be the CIO or […]

  • EuNetworks expands to MediaCityUK (Broadcast Tech)

    Published May 26, 2016

    Fibre infrastructure provider EuNetworks has expanded its Media Connect connectivity and cloud access offering into Salford’s MediaCityUK. EuNetworks said it would provide “a seamless network experience from London through to Manchester and onwards to Europe, with diversity and true scalability”. Its connections include fibre from Chiswick Park to the west of London, to Wood Lane […]

  • Irish Film Board CEO welcomes new film studios in Dublin (IFTN)

    Published May 26, 2016

    The Irish Film Board has welcomed plans to establish film studios in Dublin, which are said to be in an advanced stage of development and backed by many Hollywood studios. Windmill Lane Studios founder James Morris and film producer Alan Moloney have confirmed they are developing proposals to build studios on the former Irish Glass […]

  • New EC rules: “Quotas for Netflix, Prime” (Advanced Television)

    Published May 26, 2016

    The European Commission has proposed an update of EU audiovisual rules to create a fairer environment for all players, promote European films, protect children and tackle “hate speech” better, as well as presenting a new approach to online platforms. The proposals are part of a three-pronged plan to boost e-commerce by tackling geoblocking, making cross-border […]

  • Deluxe delivers software-defined broadcast services for MP & Silva (Rapid TV News)

    Published May 26, 2016

    Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has expanded its relationship with Asian TV and media rights distributor MP & Silva to provide an online managed broadcast delivery service. The new offering is designed to transport and deliver up to 16 simultaneous live broadcast signals containing European sports properties to Singapore, using the public internet. The deal sees […]

  • Viaccess-Orca and NexStreaming integrate solutions (Digital TV News)

    Published May 26, 2016

    Paris-based Viaccess-Orca, a global leader in the protection and enhancement of content services, has announced the integration of the NexStreaming NexPlayer SDK into Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player for secure playback within Android and iOS mobile apps, which reinforces security between DRM and player on mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. The combined solution, the Next […]

  • Netflix: “quota won’t boost Euro production” (Digital TV Europe)

    Published May 26, 2016

    Netflix has said it is already investing in European content, and that the introduction of a European programming quota will not boost production in the region. The quota is part of the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive unveiled by the European Commission. “Our members around the world love European programming, that’s why our investment in […]

  • Warner Bros International Television Production implements Vantage media processing platform (Multichannel)

    Published May 26, 2016

    Video transcoding and workflow automation solutions provider Telestream has announced the successful implementation of a Vantage transcode server, file-based content ingest platform and intelligent workflow automation system at Warner Bros International Television Production in Belgium. Working with Belgian Systems Integrator VP Media Solutions, Warner Bros has created an innovative file-based workflow at its Zaventem-based production […]

  • Traditional Broadcasting – is it still relevant? (European Audiovisual Observatory)

    Published May 26, 2016

    Are on-demand audiovisual media services on the point of dominating the audiovisual media market – so much so that they may question the business models of traditional broadcasting? That is the question which the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, will be asking during its Prague conference next month. This […]

  • BBC post-Savile culture change means staff can “speak truth to power” (The Register)

    Published May 26, 2016

    BBC Director General Tony Hall told a UK Parliamentary select committee that, in the post-Savile era, BBC staff won’t be punished for “speaking truth to power” – one of the main issues behind the canned £126 million (€166m) Digital Media Initiative (DMI). Hall said, “One of the things that struck me most about DMI was […]

  • BT breaks broadband speed records with 2Tb line (Broadband Choices)

    Published May 26, 2016

    A new trial by BT and mobile firm Huawei has produced the fastest-ever data transfer speeds – a whopping 2Tb per second, over a 727km live core fibre line between London and Dublin. As if that’s not impressive enough, BT has managed to transmit speeds of 5.6Tb on a single fibre optic cable, between its […]

  • La Liga to broadcast football match via Facebook Live (Digital TV Europe)

    Published May 25, 2016

    Spain’s La Liga is to become the first European football league to broadcast a match to the Facebook Live platform. La Liga has teamed up with technology provider Grabyo to live stream Atletico Madrid v Athletic of the Spanish Women’s First Division to Facebook on May 28. The match between third-placed Atletico Madrid and first-placed […]

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