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

  • The Future for European Broadcasters & International Supply Chain Efficiencies draw MESA Europe Focus prior to IBC

    Published August 14, 2018

    MESA Europe has today announced the speaker line-up and the topics that will come under review at its annual pre-IBC breakfast briefing, taking place in Amsterdam on the morning of 14th September. Former Director of Technology and Innovation at EBU and Chair of the World Broadcasting Unions Technical Committee will draw on his extensive experience […]

  • Netflix CFO to step down (Digital TV Europe)

    Published August 14, 2018

    Netflix Chief Financial Officer David Wells is to step down. To ensure a smooth transition Wells, who joined Netflix in 2004 and has served as CFO since 2010, will stay until a successor takes the role. The search for a new candidate will include both internal and external applicants. “It’s been 14 wonderful years at […]

  • EU copyright regulations: What is coming down the road? (Silicon Republic)

    Published August 14, 2018

    MEPs voted in June of this year to approve the new EU copyright legislation but pushback from the public saw them decide to reopen the debate in September. Article 13 (upload filtering) was objected to by many, due to the changes it could spell for digital content creators and user-generated content, while Article 11 (the […]

  • 1bn+ connected TV devices worldwide (Advanced Television)

    Published August 14, 2018

    According to research from Strategy Analytics, more than one billion connected TV devices are now in use worldwide. Connected TV devices allow users to stream OTT video content to the television screen and include the sub-categories of Smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, game consoles and digital media streamers. Smart TVs have consistently gained market share […]

  • Viacom International creates digital studios unit (Digital TV Europe)

    Published August 14, 2018

    Viacom International Media Networks has named Brendan Yam to head up a new digital studios unit, as vice-president and general manager. Viacom Digital Studios International (VDSI) will focus on creating, distributing and monetising digital content for Viacom’s brands outside of the US. The move marks an upping in Viacom’s investment in short-form, digital content, aimed […]

  • Kudelski sells SmarDTV device business to Neotion (TVB Europe)

    Published August 14, 2018

    Kudelski Group has announced the sale of its SmarDTV device business to a new company: SmarDTV Global, an affiliate of Neotion. The deal involves Kudelski’s Conditional Access Module (CAM) and Set-Top Box (STB) businesses. According to Kudelski, upfront cash consideration for the transaction amounts to $20 million (£15.5m/€18m), subject to customary closing adjustments, with the […]

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