Our Mission

MESA Europe is proud to represent those companies charged with advancing the efficient creation, production and distribution of content, across all distribution platforms and formats.

The MESA Mission

  • To support service providers in building efficiencies in the creation, production and distribution of media and entertainment.
  • To foster end-to-end collaboration among entertainment service providers, their customers and trading partners.
  • To promote its members and provide face-to-face meeting opportunities.
  • To provide tangible benefits to members including: media, events, industry advocacy and collaborative work groups.

The Mission in Europe

To support all of the above, plus….

  • To build a strong communication and co-operation path between European and US based organisations involved in the creation, production and distribution of entertainment content.
  • To create strong national groups in the leading market territories of Europe in order to ensure local interests and needs are fully supported.
  • To create a strong voice for a number of special interest groups within the industry, helping to co-ordinate communication and industrywide collaborative initiatives.
  • To bring together and work with like-minded associations and industry groups to ensure maximum impact.

Latest Headlines

  • 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 […]

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