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  • Bitmax Signs Media Management and Licensing Services Deal With Here Media (Bitmax)

    Published April 18, 2019

    Today, Bitmax, the Hollywood-based digital media management and licensing company, announced a multi-year deal to provide digital media processing and licensing services for Here Media, a worldwide film and TV creator and distributor. Here Media is part of the successful portfolio of entertainment products run by industry icon and Academy-award winning producer Paul Colichman. As […]

  • Spain claims biggest FTTH network in Europe with over 77% of homes passed (telecompaper)

    Published April 18, 2019

    Spain’s Ministry of Economy has published its latest annual report on broadband coverage in the country. This shows that access to at least 100 Mbps improved by 5 percent points in the year to June 2018, to 81 percent of the population, while 85 percent have access to at least 30 Mbps. The government aims […]

  • Lucas Bertrand launches storefront insights and analytics (Rapid TV News)

    Published April 18, 2019

    After research indicated that distribution revenue from could be significantly increased with better visibility, management and optimisation of film and TV assets on VOD stores, Lucas Bertrand has announced Looper Insights. Developed in-house exclusively for the film and TV industries, Looper Insights’ proprietary technology allows IP owners to see, manage and optimise their titles, enabling […]

  • Intel Announces Omnitek Acquisition (In Broadcast)

    Published April 18, 2019

    Intel Corporation has acquired Omnitek in a move which will see its FPGA Video and Vision Offering strengthened. Omnitek’s technology enables customised, high-performance vision and artificial intelligence inferencing capabilities on FPGAs for customers across a range of end markets. Its IP addresses demanding application requirements in areas such as video conferencing, projection and display, medical […]

  • Allegro DVT introduces real-time AV1 encoder IP for 4K/UHD video (Digital TV News)

    Published April 18, 2019

    Allegro DVT, a leading provider of video semiconductor IP solutions, today announced the availability of its AL-E210 multi-format video encoder hardware IP which adds support for the new AV1 video format developed by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia). AOMedia was formed in 2015 by industry leaders such as Google, Netflix, Intel, Microsoft with the […]

  • Launch of HBO’s Game of Thrones season 8 triggers global piracy frenzy (Digital TV Europe)

    Published April 18, 2019

    The scale of the global content piracy problem was again underlined this week with the news that the first episode of the new season of Game Of Thrones was pirated almost 55 million times in the first 24 hours after launch, according to analytics firm Muso. By comparison, the show attracted 17.4 million viewers via […]

  • Sports operators spending 15% of budget on OTT (Advanced Television)

    Published April 18, 2019

    According to the findings of Where the Money is Going: The Future of Sports Entertainment, a global analysis of the economics of OTT sport from sports media technology services specialist Delatre, sports operators worldwide are now spending 15 per cent of their total budgets on OTT, meaning that by 2021, more than $6.8 billion (€6.1bn) […]

  • Netflix promises greater transparency after beating earnings expectations (TBI Vision)

    Published April 17, 2019

    Netflix bosses have promised to reveal more data around the viewership of its programming after reporting a 22% revenue rise for Q1, 2019. Chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that the streamer would be rolling out more specific and granular data over the next few months, “First to our producers, then our members, and of course, […]

  • Apple capitulates to end war with Qualcomm (KNect365)

    Published April 17, 2019

    Qualcomm and Apple agreed to settle all the ongoing litigations with the iPhone maker paying the chipset maker an undisclosed amount and signing a six-year licensing agreement. On Monday, Qualcomm and Apple went to court over the allegation that Qualcomm has been abusing its monopoly position to over-charge for its chips. The stakes could have run up […]

  • Live TV added to UKTV Play (CSI Magazine)

    Published April 17, 2019

    Multi-channel broadcaster UKTV has introduced live streaming to its video on demand service. Viewers are now able to watch channels including Dave, Drama, Yesterday, Really and Home, live on the UKTV Play website. The channel streams will also be available on UKTV Play’s mobile and TV apps in the coming months. Detailed programme information is […]

  • Netflix facing subscriber slowdown (Broadband TV News)

    Published April 17, 2019

    Netflix says its anticipating subscriber numbers to slow, despite posting another record take-up. The streamer says 9-point-6 million people signed up between January and March (with 1.74 million in the US and 7.86 million internationally). However, it’s warning the growth rate may not be maintained in the next quarter with new competition on the horizon […]

  • DAZN sells Perform; focuses on streaming (Advanced Television)

    Published April 16, 2019

    Stats, a specialist in sports AI, has combined with Perform, the global sports content company. The transaction was enabled by an investment from Vista Equity Partners. DAZN Group, Perform’s owner, will receive a combination of cash and a significant minority stake in the newly formed company Together US-based Stats and European-based Perform will combine Stats’ […]

  • Report: Continued convergence of linear and digital TV (Advanced Television)

    Published April 16, 2019

    FreeWheel, a Comcast company and advertising management solution, has published its Q4 2018 Video Marketplace Report (previously the Video Monetisation Report), which shows the line between linear and digital TV is increasingly disappearing, as the TV and premium video landscape evolves. In Europe, confidence in premium video continues to grow, with overall ad views in […]

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