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  • Rushes Head of Colour joins Coffee and TV (Broadcast Now)

    Published December 7, 2017

    VFX house Coffee and TV has recruited former Head of Creative Colour at Rushes Simona Cristea as its Head of Colour, to oversee all colour grading and drive the department forward. Cristea began her career as a colourist 16 years ago and has worked in facilities as far afield as Mumbai, Warsaw and London. Her […]

  • Orange backs network to attract customers (Telecoms.com)

    Published December 7, 2017

    Orange has issued another strong statement of intent, preferring to attract customers with infrastructure investment over acquisition of rivals or purchasing expensive content. It is a novel approach to attracting customers. While rivals try to increase subscription numbers by leaning on the credentials of a breakfast-themed, past-it celebrity or by acquiring competitive businesses to absorb […]

  • Furore over Commonwealth Games video rights down under (Rapid TV News)

    Published December 7, 2017

    News Corp Australia and Fairfax Media are threatening to boycott the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, if organisers fail to relax restrictions on the use of online video during the event in April 2018. In 2014, Australia’s free-to-air TV network Seven secured exclusive multiplatform rights for the sporting spectacle, which will see more than 6,000 athletes […]

  • NBCUniversal UK Channels launch on TVPlayer (TV Wise)

    Published December 7, 2017

    NBCUniversal’s portfolio of UK channels – Universal Channel, E!, SYFY and Movies 24 – has launched on OTT platform TVPlayer as of Dec 7. The carriage agreement between NBCU and TVPlayer will bring a wealth of content to the platform, including: “Chicago Med”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Major Crimes”, “When Calls the Heart” […]

  • AlphaZero AI beats champion chess program (The Guardian)

    Published December 7, 2017

    AlphaZero – the game-playing AI created by Google sibling DeepMind – has beaten the world’s best chess-playing computer program, having taught itself how to play in under four hours. The repurposed AI, which has repeatedly beaten the world’s best Go players as AlphaGo, has been generalised, so it can now learn other games. It took […]

  • Markíza taps Hybrid for HbbTV interactive ads (Digital TV Europe)

    Published December 7, 2017

    Slovakian commercial broadcaster Markíza Group has begun offering HbbTV-based interactive advertising on its Markíza, Dajto and Doma channels. The group said it was offering commercial advertisers up to seven interactive ad types and a range of targeting methods. Markíza has tapped Prague-based Hybrid Company to deliver the technology behind the service. Hybrid Company CEO Lukáš […]

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