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  • Soccer World Cup 2018: global audience to hit 3.4bn (Hollywood Reporter)

    Published June 14, 2018

    Business has never looked better as the globe’s biggest sporting event kicks off in Russia, despite corruption scandals and the absence of Team USA. Soccer’s premiere tournament, the 2018 World Cup, was supposed to be a disaster. Scandal – corruption allegations against soccer’s global governing body FIFA and doping charges levied at Russia, this year’s […]

  • Internet pioneers denounce EU copyright proposal (Silicon Republic)

    Published June 14, 2018

    The EU vote on a major change to copyright law is set to take place on Jun 20-21 and more than 70 internet pioneers have signed a letter speaking out against Article 13 of the EU’s latest proposal. The group includes Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle. […]

  • Haymillian opens new facility in South Africa (MESA Europe)

    Published June 14, 2018

    Global provider of localisation and production services Haymillian has announced the opening of a regional office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Haymillian Africa will be the local sales, project management and customer support headquarters for the African continent. In addition to regional customer support, Haymillian Africa will provide employment opportunities for local voice-over artists and dubbing […]

  • Splice to open 30-room post facility in Cardiff (Broadcast)

    Published June 14, 2018

    The East London post house Splice is to set up a major new £1million (€1.15m) post-production facility in Cardiff. The 30-room facility is the post house’s first move outside the capital and is on a larger scale than its headquarters in Perseverance Works, Shoreditch. According to Splice Director Damian Dolniak, the driver for setting up […]

  • DAZN secures exclusive Serie A rights (TVB Europe)

    Published June 14, 2018

    On-demand and streaming service DAZN has won the multi-platform rights to Italy’s Serie A for the next three years. According to reports, Perform Group (DAZN’s owner) has paid €600m (£520m) for the rights to 114 top-tier Italian football matches a season, between 2018 and 2021. The deal includes the Saturday night match at 8.30pm and […]

  • BrightBlue and Amino team up for IPTV service (Broadband TV News)

    Published June 14, 2018

    UK-based technology solutions provider Amino has entered a partnership with BrightBlue, Germany’s new turnkey IPTV service provider. Amino delivers the technology behind the multiscreen IPTV service that was unveiled at ANGA COM 2018, targeting small and medium-sized fibre-optic, cable and VDSL network operators. The white-label product contains more than 150 TV channels, more than 150 […]

  • Vewd enables iVideoSmart on smart TV devices (Digital TV News)

    Published June 14, 2018

    OTT global market leader Vewd and the “No OPEX and No CAPEX” solution provider iVideoSmart have partnered to provide content creators, broadcasters, and publishers a fast and easy path to expand their reach through streaming video. As part of its vision to help video owners distribute their content everywhere, iVideoSmart has integrated “Vewd Snap”, which […]

  • Parks: Over 265m global OTT homes by 2022 (Advanced Television)

    Published June 14, 2018

    An industry report from research firm Parks Associates shows that the number of households worldwide with an OTT video service subscription will exceed 265 million by 2022. The popularity of OTT video services – including Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu – has driven a steady increase in adoption of smart TVs and streaming media players since […]

  • Channel 4 claims UK first with Google AI partnership (Digital TV Europe)

    Published June 13, 2018

    Channel 4 has integrated its All 4 on-demand service with Google Assistant, across Google’s family of Home devices. This step means that All 4 viewers can use Google Home and Google Home Mini devices to ask the Google Assistant to play shows from All 4 on Chromecast. Channel 4 Head of distribution and platform partnerships […]

  • Studio Technologies expands global presence (MESA Europe)

    Published June 13, 2018

    Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fibre-optic solutions, announces that Mark Townsend has joined the company as Sales representative for the UK and Europe. With over 30 years experience working for prominent professional electronics companies, Townsend has developed strong relationships in the industry. He is based in the UK and will focus on […]

  • Mobile video streaming to surge during Russia 2018 (Total Telecom)

    Published June 13, 2018

    Independent research on behalf of Openwave Mobility finds that 1 in 3 football fans (31%) will watch the 2018 Russia World Cup using mobile data. This is nearly twice the number that watched the 2014 Brazilian World Cup (17%). The 2018 World Cup study was conducted in the UK, Spain and Germany and is based […]

  • Departing BT chief defends strategy (Mobile World Live)

    Published June 12, 2018

    Speaking at 5G World 2018, the departing BT CEO Gavin Patterson appeared to play down reports he was pushed out of the company as a result of waning shareholder satisfaction, arguing he is leaving as the operator is “poised for growth”. In a keynote, he said: “As I enter my sixth year as CEO of […]

  • Netflix suffers global outage (Advanced Television)

    Published June 12, 2018

    Netflix suffered a global outage on Jun 11, with subscribers unable to use the service for around 45 minutes. In a statement posted on Twitter just before 11pm (UK time), Netflix said: “We are aware of members having trouble streaming on all devices. We are investigating the issue and appreciate your patience.” The Netflix status […]

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