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  • Register Now: MESA Europe Post-IBC & Sports OTT Workflow Review (MESA Europe)

    Published September 17, 2019

    The London based Post IBC Review has been a popular feature in the annual MESA Europe calendar for some years, providing the opportunity for participants to review the key outcomes from the show and discuss the expected impact of key announcements. In 2018, the event was extended with the addition of a dedicated focus on […]

  • BritBox president: “We didn’t consider advertising” (TBI Vision)

    Published September 17, 2019

    BritBox president Soumya Sriraman has brushed aside the possibility of an ad-supported model for the platform. “We didn’t consider advertising,” Sriraman said on an IBC panel that was discussing the differences between AVODs and SVODs. She added that, “Our idea all along is that we wanted to offer the audience something complete” and that a […]

  • Average viewer will spend 100 minutes watching online video in 2021 (TVB Europe)

    Published September 17, 2019

    A new report suggests the average person will spend 100 minutes each day watching online video by 2021. According to Zenith’s Online Video Forecast 2019 report, the number will increase to 100 minutes from the current 84. Sweden and China have the most active online video viewers according to the report, with the average person […]

  • NHK to showcase UltraHD 8K screenings at MIPCOM 2019 (Broadband TV News)

    Published September 17, 2019

    Japanese public broadcaster NHK is organising a series of screenings and talks on ultrahigh-definition 8K video at MIPCOM 2019 as part of the showcase Live the Story: NHK 8K. MIPCOM takes place in Cannes, France, from 14-17 October 2019. To stage the ultra-HD showcase, MIPCOM is for the first time hosting the NHK 8K Theater, […]

  • NBCUniversal’s Streaming Strategy, Name, Programming Lineup Revealed (Hollywood Reporter)

    Published September 17, 2019

    NBCUniversal has unveiled the name, initial programming line-up and strategy behind its forthcoming streaming service. The ad-supported, direct-to-consumer platform will be called Peacock and launch in April 2020 with a line-up of more than 15,000 hours of content, including exclusive library titles like Parks and Recreation and originals including reboots of Battlestar Galactica, Saved by […]

  • DAZN unveils new virtual production facility (Digital TV Europe)

    Published September 17, 2019

    Sports streaming outfit DAZN has unveiled a new virtual production facility that it says will enhance its global broadcast infrastructure and scales-up its global production output. The facility, which taps technology outfit NEP’s production platform, makes a variety of production resources including live logging, editing, commentary, and graphic design accessible remotely from any location around […]

  • How the new SVoDs will use original content (Advanced TV)

    Published September 17, 2019

    A profile of six new SVoD players launching in the American market from late 2019 to the first half of 2020 has just been published by Ampere Analysis. Four of these new players are studio-led: Disney+, Viacom’s BET+, WarnerMedia’s HBO Max and NBCU’s streaming service. Only Apple TV+ and short-form start-up Quibi are new to […]

  • Netflix agrees distribution deal with Canal Plus in France (telecompaper)

    Published September 17, 2019

    French broadcaster Canal Plus has announced a deal that will let its pay-TV subscribers bundle Netflix as part of a new package. Customers will be able to add the package for a limited launch price of EUR 15.00 per month to Canal Plus’ entry-level pay-TV tariff, which currently costs EUR 19.90/month. The service will become […]

  • Investigative report: Arabsat transmits beoutQ’s pirate broadcasts (Broadband TV News)

    Published September 17, 2019

    A joint statement by FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, the Bundesliga, LaLiga, Lega Serie A, LFP and the Premier League has been issued following the publication of an investigative report into the operations of beoutQ. These organisations have commissioned MarkMonitor to conduct research and produce a detailed and independent technical analysis of beoutQ’s operations. The report […]

  • BBC to switch off red button text services (Advanced TV)

    Published September 17, 2019

    The BBC has confirmed it will switch off the news and sport text services on the TV red button early next year. The decision spells the end of reading headlines, football scores, weather, travel news and more on TV sets, 45 years after the launch of Ceefax. Red button text launched in 1999, taking over […]

  • SailGP wins IBC Award for innovative content creation strategy (SailGP)

    Published September 16, 2019

    AMSTERDAM – September 16, 2019 – SailGP was last night crowned the winner in the content creation category at the IBC Innovation Awards for its ambitious and ground-breaking remote production strategy. The annual awards, which took place as part of the International Broadcasting Convention Exhibition in Amsterdam, celebrate industry excellence across eight categories. Since the […]

  • Mediamorph Expands Platform for the Entertainment Industry with New Solution for More Intelligent Storefront Merchandising (Mediamorph)

    Published September 14, 2019

    Mediamorph, the leading Content Value Management (CVM) cloud platform powering the largest entertainment companies in the world, announced today at the IBC Show immediate availability of a new offering for Intelligent Storefront Merchandising. This solution tracks and intelligently automates how content is positioned on the storefront increasing monetization and ensuring compliance for the provider. Managing […]

  • What you need to know about IPv6 (GeoGuard)

    Published September 12, 2019

    What is IPv6? Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP) standard and is intended to replace IPv4. IPv6 was developed to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion. Each address has 128 bits giving trillions and trillions of unique combinations and providing the web ample […]

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