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  • Protecting Live Sports Content – to feature at MESA Europe London Security event

    Published October 17, 2017

    The topic of live sports content piracy will come under the spotlight at MESA Europe’s upcoming Content Protection Summit, taking place in London on 15th November. Sports piracy has seen dramatic growth in recent years, driven by the growth in OTT and streaming services on the one hand and the rising cost of viewing over […]

  • BTI Studios Provides AD and Subtitles for Loving Vincent

    Published October 17, 2017

    BTI Studios has provided audio description (AD) for the visually impaired and subtitles for the hard of hearing on behalf of Altitude Film Distribution for an extraordinary new film that uses Vincent van Gogh’s paintings as the inspiration for an animated drama documentary about the end of his life. AD is a scripted narrative track […]

  • BBC premières Blue Planet II in UHD (Advanced Television)

    Published October 17, 2017

    At MIPCOM in Cannes, BBC Worldwide premièred “Blue Planet II” in Ultra HD – the latest landmark series from the Corporation’s Natural History Unit. Head of the Natural History Unit Julian Hector and Executive Producer James Honeyborne introduced the series to MIPCOM delegates in the Sony UHD Theatre. Filmed over four years, covering every continent […]

  • Netflix hits new high as Q3 subs soar (Rapid TV News)

    Published October 17, 2017

    It may have announced a price hike but it seems that, at present, nothing can stand in the way of growth for SVOD leader Netflix, whose shares have rocketed after a very strong Q3. For the quarter ended 30 Sep, global streaming revenue rose 33% year-on-year, driven by a 24% increase in average paid memberships […]

  • Plepler: HBO will benefit from ‘distribution revolution’ (Digital TV Europe)

    Published October 17, 2017

    HBO stands to benefit from changes taking place in the content distribution landscape and the value of its brand will be more relevant than ever in the future, according to Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler. He made the claim on stage at MIPCOM, where he was presented with Variety magazine’s “Vanguard” award. Plepler added that, […]

  • Broadband firms keep investing but need ‘better regulation’ (Cable.co.uk)

    Published October 17, 2017

    Infrastructure providers say they will keep investing in the UK’s broadband networks following a government watchdog’s call for “urgent action” but they say better regulation is needed to help overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of better broadband infrastructure. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) last week warned that the UK risks “falling behind […]

  • Lagardère Studios buys Aito (TBI Vision)

    Published October 17, 2017

    Paris-based Lagardère Studios has acquired a majority stake in Finnish formats producer Aito Media Group. While Aito is best known for factual entertainment shows such as “Finland’s Smartest Person”, “The Redneck Auction” and “The Night Patrol”, it has also moved into scripted, with around a dozen shows in development. Lagardère Studios Distribution will now handle […]

  • 214m 5G connections in Europe by 2025 (Mobile World Live)

    Published October 17, 2017

    More than 30% of Europe’s mobile connections will be running on 5G networks by 2025, according to a GSMA study. The industry body’s latest “Mobile Economy” report forecasts there will be 214 million 5G connections by 2025, one of the largest 5G markets in the world and second only to Asia Pacific. The first commercial […]

  • Megahertz delivers HD satellite OB vehicle to Tinopolis (SVG Europe)

    Published October 17, 2017

    Systems integrator Megahertz has delivered a new HD satellite/production OB van to Tinopolis Cymru. The new production vehicle captures two hours of live local interest and welsh-focused content per day for S4C’s primetime “Prynhawn Da” live 5-day-a-week magazine show. This means that the entire Welsh language programme can be anchored as a live outside broadcast, […]

  • Broadcasters warn of reduction in local content (Broadband TV News)

    Published October 17, 2017

    Commercial broadcasters are warning that proposals by the European Commission to impose cross-border levies will lead to less localisation by broadcasters and fewer jobs in the sector. In a joint statement, issued by the ABBRO, ACT, ARCA, COBA, EGTA, VÖP and VPRT, the broadcasters say Article 13 of the new Audiovisual Directive, as drafted, would […]

  • Caringo Announces Swarm Integration with Reach Engine (Business Wire)

    Published October 17, 2017

    Caringo has announced the integration of Caringo Swarm hybrid cloud object storage with Reach Engine by Levels Beyond intelligent content platform. This seamless integration is designed to power a new era of content creation and curation, by ensuring digital assets are instantly available on-demand while securely tracking, preserving, and rapidly scaling the asset library. Caringo […]

  • Capita’s former chief joins Foundry as CEO (Broadcast tech)

    Published October 16, 2017

    Foundry in London has appointed Craig Rodgerson as its CEO. Rodgerson starts immediately and will be responsible for leading Foundry’s strategic direction of building and developing its product offering. An experienced software and technology services senior leader, Rodgerson joins Foundry from global software and services provider Capita, where he was CEO of Capita IT Services. […]

  • Live OTT solution for Mediatech in Hong Kong (Connected Media News)

    Published October 16, 2017

    Stockholm-based Net Insight has announced that Mediatech, a leading solutions provider for the professional video market and Net Insight’s partner in Hong Kong, is implementing Net Insight’s Live OTT solution Sye for the delivery of live sports in Hong Kong. The order from Mediatech includes both software and professional services. Net Insight CEO Fredrik Tumegård […]

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