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  • The VSI Group Reopens Studios Worldwide (VSI)

    Published May 21, 2020

    All VSI facilities throughout the EMEA region have now resumed in-studio recordings, including all seven of our locations in the FIGS territories. We have welcomed back staff at 22 of our global facilities and for our operations in LA and Buenos Aires, where government-mandated lockdowns are still in place, our teams continue to record remotely. […]

  • Entertainment Industry’s Coronavirus Hit Estimated at $160 Billion Over 5 Years (Hollywood Reporter)

    Published May 21, 2020

    Advertising revenue growth will be affected most in absolute dollar terms, but theatrical will see the biggest relative hit at 11 percent, with Ampere Analysis forecasting a $24.4 billion growth loss. The global entertainment sector is set to “lose $160 billion of growth” as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic over the next five […]

  • Euskaltel starts national expansion with Virgin brand (Broadband TV News)

    Published May 21, 2020

    Spain’s Euskaltel has embarked on its national expansion plan. Employing the brand Virgin telco, it aims to eventually reach the 85% of the Spanish market it does not currently operate in. Speaking in a virtual press conference, Euskaltel Group’s CEO, José Miguel García described the move as “a landmark event in the Euskaltel Group’s history […]

  • Google goes for connected TV with YouTube Select (Rapid TV News)

    Published May 21, 2020

    Noting that helping creators connect with their audiences is its top priority, increasingly on connected TV platforms, Google has launched the YouTube Select global content solution. Described as a ‘reimagination and unification of solutions like Google Preferred and prime packs’, the new solution is said to offer more flexibility to reach the audiences that creators […]

  • My TF1 to close MyTF1 VOD (Broadband TV News)

    Published May 21, 2020

    Tf1 is to shutter its video-on-demand service MyTF1. The French commercial broadcaster is planning to close the store by the end of July and is said to be in talks with Canal Plus to take on the rights to the content, some of which extends beyond the proposed closure date. The service has been struggling […]

  • BBC exploring BBC Four global subscription service plan (Digital TV Europe)

    Published May 21, 2020

    The UK’s BBC is “exploring potential commercial opportunities” around turning its culture-skewing channel BBC Four into a global subscription service. The future of the arts and culture channel has been in doubt over recent months as the UK broadcaster attempts to balance budgets, while its editor Cassian Harrison recently took a nine-month attachment at commercial […]

  • SPI/FilmBox, Red Bull Media House further 4K/Ultra HD content supply (Rapid TV News)

    Published May 21, 2020

    Leading content provider SPI/FilmBox has struck its second content acquisition deal with multi-platform media company Red Bull Media House for its 4K and HD channels including FunBox UHD . In the new deal, the general entertainment channel which presents content devoted to nature, travel and lifestyle in native Ultra HD, will now offer Red Bull […]

  • Tricolor and Sony Pictures Television extend partnership (Digital TV News)

    Published May 21, 2020

    Russian service provider Tricolor and Sony Pictures Television have extended their relationship for a further two years in a deal that gives Tricolor rights to broadcast over 120 films, including titles in the Ultra HD format. The audience of Tricolor’s UHD Cinema TV channel now have access to movies including Venom, Zombieland: Double Tap, Bad […]

  • Rob Smith leaves BBC Studios in LA, Valerie Bruce promoted (TBI Vision)

    Published May 21, 2020

    Rob Smith, general manager of BBC Studios (BBCS) in LA, has stepped down after nine months in the position. Smith, who joined the company in September last year, will be succeeded by Valerie Bruce, who is being promoted into the role from EVP and commercial director of BBCS in LA. Before joining BBCS, Smith was […]

  • Sky unveils new originals for Sky Docs & Sky Nature (Advanced TV News)

    Published May 21, 2020

    Sky has announced nine new Sky original documentaries and factual shows ahead of the launch of its new factual channels, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature. The new feature length documentaries and series include definitive biographies of Stephen Hawking with unrivalled access to his friends and family, and Tina Turner with exclusive access to the star […]

  • NAGRA NexGuard Forensic Watermarking Wins Two Future Best of Show Awards at NAB Show Express (Multichannel)

    Published May 20, 2020

    NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, today announced that its latest NexGuard forensic watermarking solutions won multiple top honors at the NAB Show Express Special Edition Best of Show Awards 2020, presented by Future’s B2B media technology group. NexGuard ClipMark, an industry-first […]

  • 5G Will Transform the Media Landscape and Enable Over US$69 Billion in Revenues to Cloud Gaming and Cloud Video by 2024 (PR Newswire)

    Published May 20, 2020

    While 2019 has seen the first deployments of 5G in the consumer domain, 2020 will be the year of large scale commercial 5G rollouts across the globe. In line with this, 5G generated revenues for cloud-based entertainment services is forecasted to rise sharply until at least 2024. As newly forecasted data by global tech advisory […]

  • BBC eyes linear return for youth-skewing BBC Three, doubles budget to £80m (TBI Vision)

    Published May 20, 2020

    BBC Three, the UK online network behind hits including Fleabag and Normal People, could be set to return as a linear channel four years after it was controversially moved to become online-only. The BBC is “considering the case” for reviving the channel and will double its programming budget to £80m ($100m) over the next two […]

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