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  • Collaboration the theme of MESA Europe’s 6th Annual Security Summit (MESA Europe)

    Published November 21, 2019

    MESA Europe hosted its 6th Annual Security Summit in Central London yesterday. The event, attended by senior level executives from across the Media & Entertainment industry, discussed the extent of the ongoing threat that piracy poses to the industry, in addition to the growing increase in cyber-attacks.  Despite the clear challenges the industry is facing […]

  • DAZN acquires exclusive rights for Wilder v Ortiz II in Germany and Spain (Digital TV Europe)

    Published November 21, 2019

    Sports streamer DAZN has picked up the exclusive rights to the highly anticipated heavyweight boxing rematch between Deontay Wilder and Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz on November 23 in Germany and Spain. DAZN will also show the fight on a non-exclusive basis in Austria and Switzerland. Boxing has been a major focus for DAZN, with an […]

  • Large OTT providers look for easier STB integration to speed rollouts (CSI Magazine)

    Published November 21, 2019

    For all the talk about payTV vs OTT, recent history is littered with examples of the two camps coming together for the benefit of companies and consumers. It is true there is added friction with cord-cutting, cannibalisation of eyeballs and viewing times, service and app fragmentation, and more channel blackouts due to carriage disputes, but […]

  • UK regulator to investigate US$4 billion Hasbro acquisition of Entertainment One (Digital TV Europe)

    Published November 21, 2019

    US toy giant Hasbro’s $4bn deal for Entertainment One (eOne) is to be investigated by the UK’s competition regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said it will explore whether the proposed acquisition, first revealed in August, would cause a “substantial lessening of competition” in the UK. The CMA’s examination will start on Friday […]

  • Eurojust, Europol and AAPA join forces to combat piracy (Broadband TV News)

    Published November 21, 2019

    Eurojust, Europol and the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA), representing the industry of protected audiovisual content, have joined forces to improve the sharing of expertise to tackle audio-visual piracy via IPTV networks. More than 70 judicial and law enforcement authorities from EU Member States and representatives from the two EU agencies discussed, during a two-day seminar […]

  • Connected TV dominates video advertising (Advanced Television)

    Published November 21, 2019

    Connected TV (CTV) continues to dominate video advertising, reveals the latest Video Benchmarks Report from asset management solution provider Extreme Reach (ER). In Q3 2019, CTV maintained its steady growth, accounting for 51 per cent of all video ad impressions served by ER’s AdBridge platform, continuing the climb from 49 per cent in Q1 and […]

  • Orange becomes the first European operator to launch its own 5G handset (Total Telecom)

    Published November 21, 2019

    The Neva Jet 5G smartphone will launch in Poland in 2019 and then across Orange Group’s European 5G networks as they switch on throughout 2020. Orange has become the first mobile network operator to launch its own-brand 5G handset, as the company further diversifies its already wide-ranging portfolio of products and services. In addition to […]

  • Happy World Television Day (TVTechnology)

    Published November 21, 2019

    It’s Nov. 21, which means that it is World Television Day (don’t worry if you forgot, no gift required). The day is meant to celebrate the International Telecommunication Union’s release of technical standards for TV 70 years ago in 1949 as well as recognize the medium’s role as a source of news, information, education and […]

  • UK commissions: Channel 5 reveals 2020 slate; BBC Three, Showtime renews ‘Back to Life’ (TBI Vision)

    Published November 20, 2019

    Channel 5 reveals slate of 2020 programmes. Access-driven documentaries, history programming, natural history and heartland factual highlight a new slate of programmes heading to Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5 in 2020. Keo Films’ Inside Extinction Rebellion (w/t; 1 x 60 minutes) has secured access to the environmental activists, who use creativity and people power to raise […]

  • Pierluigi Gazzolo to lead VIMN’s OTT and Studio businesses (Broadband TV News)

    Published November 20, 2019

    Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) appointed Pierluigi Gazzolo, currently president of VIMN Americas and EVP of Nickelodeon International, as president of OTT International and Viacom International Studios (VIS). Gazzolo will report to David Lynn, President & CEO of VIMN. In this role, Gazzolo will initially focus on accelerating the rollout of Pluto TV across international […]

  • A+E distributes Hernán, its first Spanish-language scripted series (Rapid TV News)

    Published November 19, 2019

    In what it says is a watershed moment for the company, A+E Networks International has signed a deal for the global distribution of Hernán, a scripted series jointly produced by Spain’s Onza Entertainment and Dopamine, for global distribution. Hernán is an epic drama of the conquest of continental America and the meeting of two civilisations […]

  • Disney+ hit by account hacking and password sharing (CSI Magazine)

    Published November 19, 2019

    The Disney+ video streaming service launched on November 12, starting in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands, with the company reporting over 10 million customers in the first 24 hours. Reports suggest that Disney+ accounts were put up for sale on hacking forums within hours after the service’s launch, matching the popularity of legal sign-ups, […]

  • BeIN announces launch of free channel beIN Sports Xtra (Digital TV Europe)

    Published November 19, 2019

    Qatar’s beIN Sports has announced the US launch of beIN Sports Xtra. The free English-language channel will offer live sports, news, analysis and highlights that promises to “bring viewers closer to the game”. Launching initially on the Roku Channel, the company said that of beIN Sports Xtra will utilise its existing English and Spanish feed […]

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