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  • New Speakers Announced for MESA Europe’s Post IBC & OTT Sports Event

    Published September 20, 2018

    With less than 2 weeks to go to MESA Europe’s Post IBC Review & Focus on OTT Sports Content Workflows, a number of additional speakers have been confirmed this week. Latest organisations to join the speaker line-up are Google, BT, beIN Sport, Ski TV International and Stream AMG. Other speaking participants announced previously include DAZN, […]

  • BTI Studios appoints Anders Krogsgaard as MD Nordic Dubbing (MESA Europe)

    Published September 20, 2018

    BTI Studios has announced the appointment of Anders Krogsgaard as the new Managing Director of BTI Studios Nordic Dubbing. This follows the resignation of Anja Pajor, previous MD of BTI Nordic Dubbing and founder of Dubberman, which was acquired by BTI Studios in 2015. BTI Studios has flourished in the Nordic dubbing industry under the […]

  • Telefónica calls for machines to become more human (Telecoms.com)

    Published September 20, 2018

    At Ovum’s “Digital Futures” event, Telefónica Chief Digital Officer Chema Alonso talked about the importance of making our interactions with technology more intuitive and natural. An expert in cognitive intelligence, Alonso heads up the team within Telefónica that is dedicated to artificial intelligence and its commercial use. His keynote at the event was entitled “‘How […]

  • Russia 2018 will take Centre Stage at FIFA Football Conference (FIFA)

    Published September 20, 2018

    Coaches and technical directors from nearly 200 member-associations and all six confederations will take part in the FIFA Football Conference in London on Sunday, Sep 23. The event, which will be opened by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and moderated by FIFA Legends Alex Scott and Clarence Seedorf, will comprise an introductory session in which FIFA’s […]

  • Bond team announces Boyle’s replacement (Prolific North)

    Published September 20, 2018

    Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the 25th James Bond film, following Danny Boyle’s departure late last month. The surprise choice was announced by Barbara Broccoli Daniel Craig and Michael G. Wilson, who said: “We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond […]

  • 30% rise in Russian film releases with the arrival of the digital age (European Audiovisual Observatory)

    Published September 20, 2018

    The European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) report “Key Trends of Russian Cinema” was presented on Wednesday at the International Content Forum and KINO EXPO in St. Petersburg. Carried out for the EAO by Nevafilm Research, it provides a comprehensive analysis of the development of the Russian film industry between 2013 and 2017. It examines data on […]

  • All Flamenco 4K expands into France (Broadband TV News)

    Published September 20, 2018

    The 24/7 Spanish 4K channel All Flamenco has secured distribution on Orange in France. In what is the first step in its international expansion, All Flamenco is now offered in Orange’s bouquet of Spanish channels, which also contains Antena 3, Star TVE, Atreseries, Canal 24 horas, TV3 Catalunya, ETB Sat and TVG, for €6 (£5.20) […]

  • MAC advice ‘will cost VFX houses millions’ (Broadcast Tech)

    Published September 20, 2018

    UK Screen Alliance has reacted strongly to this week’s recommendation by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) that the immigration skills charge (ISC) is extended to cover European Economic Area (EEA) migrant workers. The ISC adds £1,000 a year to the visa costs for these workers and UK Screen Alliance believes applying the ISC to EEA […]

  • Open Broadcast Systems’ bespoke decoder delivers Gaelic sport (TVB Europe)

    Published September 20, 2018

    Open Broadcast Systems has supplied a bespoke decoder to deliver Gaelic sport to viewers across Ireland. The decoder delivers four simultaneous satellite feeds for production company Nemeton TV, which is using the decoder to decrypt and decode satellite feeds from Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) sporting matches held across the country. The feeds are received via […]

  • ITV hires Britbox exec for SVOD push (TBI Vision)

    Published September 20, 2018

    ITV has hired Britbox exec Reemah Sakaan to push subscription VOD for the company in the UK. ITV CEO Carolyn McCall revealed the plans during the company’s Capital Markets Day in London earlier this week: “ITV will in future drive profit from three separate sources — advertisers, broadcasters/platforms and consumers,” she said. Sakaan was previously […]

  • Does Ofcom proposal to regulate social media have merit? (Silicon Republic)

    Published September 20, 2018

    The UK telecoms watchdog Ofcom, has outlined a blueprint for regulating social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Google. It proposes that the operations of tech companies can be regulated in the same way as the mobile phone and broadband industry in the UK. The proposed blueprint coincides with research by Ofcom showing that around […]

  • Sky, Netflix join for ‘Ultimate On Demand’ (Advanced Television)

    Published September 19, 2018

    Netflix is coming to Sky Q and with it a new Sky subscription pack: Ultimate On Demand, which will be the UK’s biggest on demand TV service, bringing together Sky Box Sets – which boasts 400 of the best UK and US series – and the full Netflix service, with its range of global entertainment. […]

  • Viacom’s Bakish highlights three-pronged digital strategy (Digital TV Europe)

    Published September 19, 2018

    Viacom is to take a three-pronged approach to the direct-to-consumer business, including plans for an advertising-supported “front door” branded offering, but has no plans to launch any kind of premium “Netflix-style” service, according to CEO Bob Bakish. Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild event in London on Wednesday, Bakish said that Viacom is looking at […]

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