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  • Cloud Panel added to MESA Europe Content Workflow Management Forum

    Published February 14, 2019

    With a focus on ‘Leveraging the Full Benefits of Cloud Solutions’ and drawing on real life experience from those involved in making it happen, today’s announcement adds an exciting additional dimension to the programme for the event, coming up in London at the end of this month. “The Cloud has become synonymous with flexibility, agility […]

  • Discovery launches kids’ content division (Rapid TV News)

    Published February 14, 2019

    Discovery International has launched Discovery Kids Media (DKM), a new media unit created to develop, commission, co-produce and distribute kids’ animated and live-action content for both linear and digital platforms in Latin America. Among the productions that DKM will distribute are: Mini Beat Power Rockers, the No 1 show on Discovery Kids Latin America, recently […]

  • ZOO Digital Joins The Trusted Partner Network (Inbroadcast.com)

    Published February 14, 2019

    ZOO Digital has joined The Trusted Partner Network (TPN), the new international standard for content security. The TPN aims to promote content security best practice in the global TV and movie industry by creating a single, central directory of vendors who have undergone a security assessment in line with its standards. It is a joint […]

  • Netflix has ‘surpassed Canal+’ in France (Digital TV Europe)

    Published February 14, 2019

    Netflix has surpassed Canal+ in France in numbers of subscribers, according to local reports. According to newspaper Le Figaro, citing figures circulating at a meeting at the country’s ministry of culture, the SVOD giant now has over five million subscribers in the country, taking it past pay TV leader Canal+’s last reported subscriber total of […]

  • EU reaches compromise on controversial online copyright reform (Telecompaper)

    Published February 14, 2019

    The EU institutions have reached a political agreement on the reform of copyright law. After the compromise agreed by the European Parliament, Council and Commission, the updated directive only needs formal approval from the Parliament and Council to become law. The EU states will then have two years to implement the changes in national law. […]

  • Apple TV set for April launch (Advanced Television)

    Published February 14, 2019

    Apple is reportedly preparing to launch its long-awaited streaming service in April. A star-studded unveiling is set to take place at the Steve Jobs Theater in California on March 25th, where the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and JJ Abrams – who are all involved with various Apple originals – will be in attendance. […]

  • Brightcove picks up Ooyala’s Online Video Platform (Broadband TV News)

    Published February 14, 2019

    Brightcove has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the online video platform (OVP) business belonging to Ooyala. Brightcove is acquiring Ooyala’s OVP technology, including video content management and publishing platform Backlot, Analytics, Live, and its underlying IP and associated patents. As part of the deal, Brightcove will acquire substantial portions of Ooyala’s engineering, support, and […]

  • Facebook expands ways to monetise video content (Advanced Television)

    Published February 14, 2019

    Patrick Walker, Facebook’s Director of Media Partnerships, EMEA, has delivered a Keynote at the VidCon event in London, where he presented the social network’s ‘Creator Strategy’ following the launch of Watch in August 2018. Walker talked about how Facebook is developing social video experiences that encourage interaction between fans and creators, as well as building […]

  • SVoD Viewing Could Catch Traditional TV by 2023 (Multichannel News)

    Published February 13, 2019

    Netflix will continue to dominate, but prediction is based on rising tide of other services. Subscription video on demand (SVoD) is projected to pull even with broadcast TV globally in hours viewing per day by 2023, according to a new report from Rethink Technology Research, with Netflix getting a big chunk of that influx. Rethink […]

  • TVSquared Partners with TiVo for Deterministic Attribution (Yahoo Finance)

    Published February 13, 2019

    TVSquared Adds Deterministic Data to the ADvantage Analytics Platform for Even More Sophisticated TV Attribution TVSquared Adds Deterministic Data to the ADvantage Analytics Platform for Even More Sophisticated TV Attribution TVSquared, the worldwide leader in TV attribution, has added TiVo’s deterministic TV viewership segments to ADvantage. Incorporating TiVo’s television viewership segments within the analytics platform […]

  • Vodafone teams up with WDR for 5G TV trial (Digital TV Europe)

    Published February 13, 2019

    Vodafone Deutschland has teamed up with public broadcaster WDR to test the delivery of media library content over 5G, enabling viewers to receive 4K resolution video over wireless networks. The goal of the trial is to test the resilience of delivery of high-resolution content to mobile devices. For the purposes of the trial, WDR is […]

  • Facebook and Google news should be regulated, Cairncross Review says (BBC News)

    Published February 12, 2019

    A regulator should oversee tech giants like Google and Facebook to ensure their news content is trustworthy, a government-backed report has suggested. The Cairncross Review into the future of UK news said such sites should help users identify fake news and “nudge people towards news of high quality”. The review also said Ofcom should assess […]

  • Amazon is buying home mesh router startup, Eero (TechCrunch)

    Published February 12, 2019

    Amazon is about to expand its smart home offerings in a big way. The company just announced its intention to acquire Bay Area-based home mesh router startup, Eero. It’s a pretty clear fit for the online retailer as it pushes to make Alexa a feature in the connected home. The move also makes sense for […]

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