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  • BBC launches VR app with new documentary (Advanced Television)

    Published February 22, 2018

    The BBC is to launch “Damming the Nile VR”, a two-part virtual reality news documentary series that explores the water politics of the river Nile. Produced by BBC VR Hub and BBC News, the two-part series is available now, through a new BBC VR app on the Oculus Gear VR store. The BBC says that […]

  • How do deposit systems safeguard Europe’s film and video content? (European Audiovisual Observatory)

    Published February 22, 2018

    Europe’s film and TV archives are the treasure chests of the continent’s audiovisual memory. They contain invaluable works of cultural heritage but also help copyright owners to establish proof of ownership in case of doubt. But what does the regulatory framework around depositing audiovisual works in Europe’s archives actually stipulate? How do the “deposit systems” […]

  • French watchdog outlines plans for 4K UHD TV DTT platform (Digital TV Europe)

    Published February 22, 2018

    The French media regulator, the CSA, has outlined plans to develop a new digital-terrestrial multiplex that will facilitate the launch of 4K UHD TV channels and other new services. The new multiplex will serve as an experimental platform for DTT broadcasters and will be a showcase for UHD TV services, according to the CSA. The […]

  • Winners of inaugural NewTek UK education awards announced (Live Production)

    Published February 22, 2018

    NewTek has announced the recipients of the first-ever “NewTek UK Education Awards”. Launched in October 2017, the awards recognise excellence in creating engaging videos or live streams by students and staff at colleges and universities, using NewTek technology. The awards were open to any UK educational establishment, faculty or student. The winners are: Best Video […]

  • Swisscom enters tussle for 5G (Mobile World Live)

    Published February 22, 2018

    Swisscom, the largest IT infrastructure host in Switzerland, has outlined plans to launch mobile 5G before the end of 2018, making Switzerland one of the first countries to make the service available. Despite the bullish goal, the company said the first compatible handsets are unlikely to be available before 2019 and added that the timeline […]

  • France Télévisions ‘Live from PyeongChang’ features new studio (SVG Europe)

    Published February 22, 2018

    France Télévisions has 130 people in PyeongChang, who work closely with a 70-strong team in Paris to deliver Olympic content to viewers on France 2 and France 3. One of the highlights is a new studio that has multiple positions, robotic cameras to minimise the size of the studio, and a circular design that allows […]

  • Campus in Dublin embodies CEO Satya Nadella’s ‘One Microsoft’ vision (Silicon Republic)

    Published February 22, 2018

    An Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, TD, has officially opened the new €134m (£115m) One Microsoft Place campus in Leopardstown, south Dublin. The building will be home to 2,000 employees with 71 different nationalities. It will also house the new €5m (£4.35m) DreamSpace innovation and education hub that it is envisioned to equip 100,000 […]

  • German DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV to launch on Astra (Broadband TV News)

    Published February 22, 2018

    German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast has confirmed that it will launch a DTH satellite version of its DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV on Astra (19.2° East). Satellite households will be able to access the offer from the end of March. Freenet TV will now reach viewers through a second distribution platform with a similar channel […]

  • One million unique browsers use BBC voice app (TVB Europe)

    Published February 22, 2018

    The BBC’s full voice service for smart speakers has recorded one million unique browsers since its launch in December according to Director, Radio and Education James Purnell. In a blog post, Purnell reveals Radios 1, 2 and 4 have proved the most popular services with listeners. Purnell reveals the corporation is now working on launching […]

  • BTI Studios appoints John Koscheka as EVP OTT Operations (MESA Europe)

    Published February 21, 2018

    BTI Studios, one of the world’s biggest media localization companies, providing dubbing, subtitling and access services in any language, has announced the appointment of John Koscheka as its new Executive Vice President of OTT Operations. Over-the-top content (OTT) – media content delivered via the internet – is a form of content delivery that plays an […]

  • Woodward steps down from ‘The Sharp Project’ and Space Studios (Prolific North)

    Published February 21, 2018

    Susan Woodward is to step down as Chair of MCDA – the company responsible for “The Sharp Project”, Space Studios Manchester and the redevelopment of One Central Park. Woodward has been at the heart of the growth of the creative and digital industries in the city for decades, having previously been MD of ITV Granada. […]

  • Spanish police conduct major anti-piracy operation (SatSupreme)

    Published February 21, 2018

    Spain’s paramilitary police, the Guardia Civil, has blocked 23 websites that were distributing pirated series and films. According to the law enforcement agency, the move is part of a major anti-piracy operation named Cascada, which aims to combat illegal content distribution platforms that don’t comply with Spanish copyright laws. The blocked sites include popular sites […]

  • Date Change announced for MESA Europe’s Post NAB Review

    Published February 20, 2018

    MESA Europe’s Post NAB Review will now take place on the 3rd May 2018 in central London. This now regular annual event in the MESA Europe calendar provides an opportunity for delegates to hear first hand key highlights and takeaways from the April show in Las Vegas. Speakers will represent a cross section of industry […]

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