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  • France: 30% have used SVOD in last year (Advanced Television)

    Published October 18, 2018

    According to the last SVOD Barometer conducted by Médiamétrie, 30 per cent of French online users aged six years and older used an SVOD service during the past 12 months, which is 10 points higher than in December 2017. This means that an estimated 13.6 million people watch series, films, documentaries or cartoons via a […]

  • Novator makes bet on V-Nova (Rapid TV News)

    Published October 18, 2018

    V-Nova has successfully closed a funding round with Novator Partners in a deal that also sees the London-based investment company’s chairman Thor Björgólfsson join the leading video compression solutions firm’s board. The investment in V-Nova, for which no specific figure has been released but is said to amount to multi-millions of pounds, will see use […]

  • 4K TV production smoothed with dock10 network (TVB Europe)

    Published October 18, 2018

    UK TV television facility dock10, has announced a major investment to build a new broadcast network to support the future of television production. Incorporating innovative technology and design, this network is being developed around the demands of next-generation media and workflows, specifically 4K UHD, HDR and VR and AR. Connected to the new 200Gbps network […]

  • dock10 invests in Ultra High Definition and HDR production network (Prolific North)

    Published October 18, 2018

    dock10 is rolling out a 200Gbps high speed broadcast network to support the next generation of 4K and HDR (high dynamic range) production. The network will link its 10 television studios, galleries and post-production operations. dock10 CEO Mark Senior explained: “At dock10 we are passionate about delivering the highest possible standards, and alongside developing our […]

  • Ross Video partners with Studio Network Solutions (4rfV)

    Published October 18, 2018

    Ross Video has partnered with Studio Network Solutions (SNS) and unveiled an exclusive line of storage products. The Ross EVO Signature Series is designed and built by SNS exclusively for Ross Video, and will be integrated into Ross news, live event, playout, and asset management solutions. The EVO Signature Series will further extend Ross Video’s […]

  • Clear Sky Initiative leads piracy fight (Broadband TV News)

    Published October 18, 2018

    Almost two in three Ukrainians (59%) are unwilling to pay for legal content on the internet, according to the head of Clear Sky Initiative Kateryna Fedorova. Over a quarter (27%) say will not do so because they may find it for free. Speaking at the International Content Protection Summit 2018 in Warsaw, Fedorova added that […]

  • Interxion: ‘100Gbps is the new normal for data centres’ (Silicon Republic)

    Published October 18, 2018

    The explosion in data is creating new design challenges for data centre operators, Interxion cloud chief Harm Joosse told Silicon Republic’s John Kennedy. Joosse, who is Director of business development and cloud platforms at Interxion, said that data centre operators are pondering the future size, shape and scale of data centres, including novel approaches – […]

  • Tele2 raises FY outlook again as Q3 sales grow 9% (Telecompaper)

    Published October 18, 2018

    Tele2 has again upgraded its full-year outlook again, after a strong set of third-quarter results. Revenue rose 7% to SEK 6.538 billion (£583m/€670m), led by growth in Kazakhstan and Croatia and a return to mobile service growth in Sweden. On a like-for-like basis, revenue rose 4%, mobile end-user service revenue was up 5% and adjusted […]

  • British Masters trials 8K VR (Broadcast Tech)

    Published October 18, 2018

    The British Masters golf tournament in Walton Heath last week was the setting for a proof-of-concept trial of 8K VR. Wearing a VR headset, viewers could move around a live 8K, 360-degree view of the 18th hole and watch the action from any angle. While this is all par for the course with VR, the […]

  • Formats watchdog fires warning shot at MIPCOM organisers (TBI Vision)

    Published October 17, 2018

    In an exclusive report, TBI Vision says that International format protection group FRAPA has issued an open letter to Reed Midem, putting pressure on the MIPCOM organiser to address China’s controversial place at the international TV market. The letter, which has been shared with TBI, comes in response to China being named “Country of Honour” […]

  • BT Sport Films introduce ‘Brothers in Football’ (BT Sport)

    Published October 17, 2018

    BT Sport has announced that “Brothers in Football”, the next film in its award-winning series of original BT Sport Films, will premiere at 9pm on Saturday 10 Nov on BT Sport 1, to coincide with the Centenary of Armistice. A century ago, Corinthian FC of London were to many the world’s greatest side – sporting […]

  • Screen Training Ireland seeks Skills Development Executive (IFTN)

    Published October 17, 2018

    Screen Training Ireland (STI), based in Dublin, is accepting applications for the newly-created job position of “Skills Development Executive – Film & TV Drama Production”. STI is the national training and development body for Ireland’s film and television industry. It was established in 1995 to provide ongoing training and career development opportunities for professionals working […]

  • Latest update on MESA Europe’s Security Event

    Published October 16, 2018

    It’s now just over a month to go to MESA Europe’s Content Protection Summit and the programme and attendance is building strongly. Data security breaches are now commonplace across all industry sectors, attracting huge media attention and unwanted negative publicity. In addition to the disruption that inevitably follows, the impact on trading partners, suppliers and […]

  • Ampere Analysis: Netflix & Amazon views up, Facebook declines (Advanced Television)

    Published October 16, 2018

    Ampere Analysis has released market research data revealing that Netflix has extended its lead over Facebook as the second most popular online video service. The research also shows that, over the last month, internet users are most likely to have watched a video on YouTube which has the largest reach in all countries except the […]

  • EBU: ‘EC code of practice fails to tackle fake news’ (EBU)

    Published October 16, 2018

    The EBU is urging the European Commission (EC) to ensure online platforms and advertisers put in place effective procedures and policies to tackle the scourge of fake news. The Sounding Board of the multi-stakeholder Forum on Disinformation – of which the EBU is a member – has delivered a damning verdict on what it calls […]

  • 8K TV shipments to hit 400k+ units in 2019 (TVB Europe)

    Published October 16, 2018

    According to a report from business information provider IHS Markit, of the 226 million TVs expected to ship in 2019, more than half will be ultra-high definition (UHD) models, the majority of which will be 4K. However, the report says 8K TVs from major global TV brands will launch at the end of 2018, kicking […]

  • Netflix hires former C4 commissioner (TBI Vision)

    Published October 16, 2018

    In an exclusive report, TBI Vision confirms that Netflix has hired former Channel 4 commissioner Lucy Leveugle for its London outpost. The exec will serve as a London-based factual entertainment commissioner for the platform, which set up its UK office earlier this year with the appointment of Canal+ docs boss Diego Bunuel. Leveugle, who will […]

  • HbbTV Association enlarges membership (Telecompaper)

    Published October 16, 2018

    The HbbTV Association said it has attracted seven new member companies in the past 12 months. They include US internet company Google, European pay-TV broadcaster Sky, Italian public broadcaster RAI, Greek public broadcaster ERT, Italian technology products provider Kineton and Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Skyworth. With the latest additions, the HbbTV Association’s membership base rises […]

  • Mediaset ‘to hand Premium operations to Sky by November’ (Broadband TV News)

    Published October 16, 2018

    Mediaset is apparently wasting no time in the reorganisation of its Premium business. The Italian DTT platform is in the process of handing control of its operations to Sky, though editorial responsibility would remain with the media giant. The process began in March, when an agreement was reached to carry selected Sky channels on Mediaset […]

  • Creative Europe MEDIA announces TV programming funding presentation (IFTN)

    Published October 16, 2018

    Creative Europe MEDIA has announced a special event focusing on its TV Programming Scheme, to be held at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) on Oct 25, starting at 10am. The presentation will be given by Matteo Solaro – Creative Europe Unit Head of the Scheme at the EACEA in Brussels. The TV Programming Scheme offers […]

  • Broadcast Solutions hires new UK and Ireland rep (Radio Today)

    Published October 16, 2018

    Broadcast Solutions has appointed Ashley Cochrane to the position of Sales Manager for the UK, Ireland and Central Europe. He recently held the position of Senior Sales Executive at UK company ES Broadcast, where he was responsible for product and system integration sales and leading the dedicated sales team. “Broadcast Solutions is an innovative and […]

  • EAO Report: ‘One third of EU AV media services are locally adapted’ (European Audiovisual Observatory)

    Published October 16, 2018

    The European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) has just published “Audiovisual Media in Europe: Localised, targeting and language offers”, a 70-page report based on data gathered from the Observatory’s MAVISE database. It looks at the origins of linear and pay-on-demand audiovisual services and their circulation, from three complementary angles. The first focuses on localised services, reflecting the […]

  • Final Frame adds 24/7 digital servicing centre (Broadcast Tech)

    Published October 15, 2018

    London-based post and restoration house Final Frame has launched Room 1 Media, a 24/7 digital bureau servicing centre. Housed in Final Frame’s new Covent Garden facility, Room 1 Media provides high-end QC, deliverables, transcoding and secure fast uploads. Final Frame has invested £750k (€860k) in infrastructure, monitoring, transcoding, hardware, software and personnel. Room 1 Media […]

  • UK PSBs call for prominence rules to tackle tech giants (Digital TV Europe)

    Published October 15, 2018

    The UK’s public service broadcasters have asked the government to guarantee the prominence of their linear and on-demand services in the face of mounting pressure from global giants such as Netflix. In an open letter, published in “The Guardian” newspaper and signed by the heads of the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV and […]

  • Made in Manchester documentary marks 60 years of ‘Blue Peter’ (Prolific North)

    Published October 15, 2018

    Radio indie Made in Manchester is producing a fast turnaround documentary to mark 60 years of the iconic UK children’s programme Blue Peter. “Happy Birthday Blue Peter” is presented by Barney Harwood – Blue Peter presenter number 35 – and will air on BBC Radio 2 on Oct 16 at 9pm. Executive Producer Ashley Byrne […]

  • Speaker Programme Builds for MESA Europe’s Security Summit

    Published October 11, 2018

    With 5 weeks to go to MESA Europe’s 5th Annual Content Protection Summit in London, the speaker programme is taking shape, with a number of exciting speakers now announced, covering a range of content/ cyber security and anti-piracy topics. Among the organisations so far confirmed to speak at the event are BBC, ITV, 21st Century […]

  • Netflix content quota in Europe may lead to TV buying spree (The Hollywood Reporter)

    Published October 11, 2018

    Employees at Netflix and Amazon Prime better get into the habit of reading subtitles, because the US streaming giants may be about to become a lot more European. The Directive passed by the European Parliament on Oct 2 – set to be formally adopted in December – requires that 30% of content on all VOD […]

  • Global abandons TV operations (Broadband TV News)

    Published October 11, 2018

    The company behind UK radio brands Capital and Heart has closed its TV stations. Global – which also runs the LBC and Smooth radio stations – had operated the TV versions for the past six years, capitalising on the increasing national profile of their stations. Capital TV and Heart TV were withdrawn from Freesat on […]

  • Deutsche Telekom targets 2020 5G launch (Telekom.com)

    Published October 11, 2018

    At a conference of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges said that availability of devices will play a key part in determining DT’s domestic 5G launch strategy. He added the operator is working towards a switch-on in 2020. “5G is not simply an additional network; it is an essential element […]

  • BBC warns cost-cutting could impact services (Digital TV Europe)

    Published October 11, 2018

    The BBC says it has completed nearly a third of its current £800m (€920m) cost-saving target but warns that further reductions are “increasingly difficult” without cutting services. In an efficiency report titled “A Simpler BBC” the UK public broadcaster claims that it will have to make “difficult choices” and push even harder to make £800m […]

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