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  • SDI CEO to deliver Opening Keynote at sell-out MESA Europe Workflow Management Forum

    Published February 19, 2019

    Mark Howorth, CEO of SDI, one of the world’s leading specialist suppliers to the media and entertainment industry, is to open this year’s Content Workflow Management Forum, which will once again be co-located with the ever popular Localisation Technology Showcase. Drawing on his near three decades of industry experience and leading from the front in […]

  • Sky Italia fined €7m for ‘misleading’ subs on soccer? (Advanced TV)

    Published February 19, 2019

    Italy’s Antitrust Authority has fined Sky Italia €7 million for failing to provide “clear and immediate” information to potential subscribers that it did not have all Serie A’s games in its football package this season. From this season, streaming platform DAZN has been airing three out of the ten weekly matches, leaving Sky Italia with […]

  • BBC First to launch in Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia (TBI Vision)

    Published February 19, 2019

    BBC Studios’ premium drama channel, BBC First, is due to launch in Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia for the first time from April 1, 2019. BBC First will be available via A1 Telekom Austria Group’s subsidiaries A1 Croatia, A1 Slovenia and one.VIP in Macedonia. Viewers can tune-in through A1’s pay TV and Xplore TV over-the-top services […]

  • Red Bee Media opens R&D facility in London (Digital TV Europe)

    Published February 19, 2019

    Red Bee Media has opened a new R&D facility located in their hub in Broadcast Centre, west London. Red Lab, London houses a private cloud platform for remote testing, as well as meeting and collaboration space for broadcast and network engineers and solution architects – an approach to R&D that led to the creation of […]

  • Ericsson sets 5G battle-lines ahead of MWC19 (Mobile World Live)

    Published February 19, 2019

    Ericsson unveiled a batch of 5G-focused products for MWC19 Barcelona, as its president of Europe and Latin America, Arun Bansal (pictured), claimed the vendor was outstripping rivals in signing commercial 5G contracts. The company has ten commercial agreements with operators in place: four in the US; four in Europe; and two in the Asia Pacific […]

  • Cisco VNI: 5.5bn mobile users by 2022 (Advanced TV)

    Published February 19, 2019

    At the inception of Cisco’s Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast more than a decade ago, mobile (or cellular) traffic represented less than five per cent of total IP traffic crossing global networks. Today, the role and reliance placed on mobile networking has dramatically increased. There has been worldwide rise in mobile access for consumers […]

  • Czech Prima launches VOD service (Broadband TV News)

    Published February 19, 2019

    The Czech national commercial broadcaster TV Prima has launched a paid-for VOD service that offers viewers selected shows and series in advance of their screening. According to Digital Rozhlas, the service is available either at https://www.iprima.com/videopujcovna or directly via TVs and set-top boxes connected to the internet with the support of HbbTV. The content it […]

  • Panasonic’s new OLED and LCD lines offer HDR10+ and Dolby Vision (Digital TV Europe)

    Published February 19, 2019

    Panasonic is making HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos available across its 2019 lines of OLED and LCD TVs, apart from its entry-level 4K LCD series. Panasonic’s four 2019 OLED series TVs – the GZ2000, GZ1500, GZ1000 and GZ950 – and its flagship 4K LCD series TV for this year, the GX920, will all be […]

  • 2020 will be a summer of 5G sport (CSI Magazine)

    Published February 19, 2019

    Live sport is set to be transformed by 5G mobile technology, says a new survey of mobile operators and media companies by Ovum for Amdocs. Commercial 5G network deployments, meanwhile, are accelerating. Amdocs surveyed mobile operators from across Europe and the globe to question their ambitions to offer 5G services at major sports events. Immersive […]

  • Canal Digital Adopts Agile Development and SAFe to Delight Subscribers with New OnePlace Features Enabled by 3SS (MESA Europe)

    Published February 19, 2019

    3 Screen Solutions (3SS), leading provider of software solutions for set-tox box (STB) and multiscreen digital entertainment, announces that it has helped Canal Digital AS to transform its business by introducing agile software and product development methodologies. Launched in February 2018, Canal Digital’s OnePlace service delivers next-generation UHD entertainment on STBs and PVRs, based on […]

  • beIN, content allies seek US intervention over BeoutQ piracy (Rapid TV News)

    Published February 18, 2019

    The US Government is being urged to intervene with Saudi Arabia over the continued theft by pirate broadcaster BeoutQ of US sports and entertainment content, by a group of aggrieved parties. Qatar’s beIN Media and its Miramax film studio have made a detailed submission to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) about […]

  • Calling all AI makers, EU’s €20m developer playground is now live (Silicon Republic)

    Published February 18, 2019

    Launched in January, the AI4EU project aims to make Europe a one-stop shop for all things AI, uniting many different research strands. When it comes to the development of artificial intelligence (AI), it seems all goals are not equal on a global scale, with superpowers such as the US, China and Russia all becoming world […]

  • UK officials believe Huawei 5G security risks can be managed (Telecompaper)

    Published February 18, 2019

    The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has concluded that it is possible to limit the risks of using equipment from Chinese company Huawei in 5G mobile networks, reports the Financial Times citing two unnamed people familiar with the decision. One source familiar with the discussions said that the UK decision would “carry great weight” […]

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